Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Odogwublog roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 29th March 2020.
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
1. El-Rufai Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Saturday announced that he has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement to newsmen the governor revealed that he has gone into self-isolation.
2. See Photos From Explosion In Akure Which Destroyed Over 50 Houses
Earlier today, Odogwublog reported that a very massive bomb explosion in Ilu- Abo in Akure north local government area of Ondo on Saturday morning, destroying over 100 residential buildings, school and churches Odogwublog understands. The explosion was reportedly caused by a truck owned by a quarry company carrying explosives, the explosion created a big ditch on the Akure/Owo road.
3. Benue Records First Coronavirus Case As Ortom Orders Deputy To Undergo Test
Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday disclosed that Benue State has recorded its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus disease otherwise known as COVID-19. The Governor made this known while briefing newsmen in Makurdi, the state capital.
4. 8 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Nigeria
Nigeria has recorded 8 new cases of coronavirus in the West African country. Odogwublog reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Saturday afternoon, March 28.
5. Sanwo-Olu Back-tracks, Scraps Lagos Curfew
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Saturday backed-tracked after initially announcing the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state. Odogwublog reports that the governor had stated that the dusk to dawn curfew will begin in the state from Sunday.
6. Coronavirus: Buhari Govt To Give Stipends To Nigerians – Finance Minister
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari is considering giving out stipends to people whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Odogwublog reports that the Finance Minister made this revelation while speaking on Politics Today, a programme on Channels TV.
7. Coronavirus: Presidency Denies Plan To Pay N30,000 Stipends To Nigerians
The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N30,000 stipends to be given to every Nigerian with a verified Bank Verification Number (BVN) to cushion hardships occasioned by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Odogwublog reports that the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, had said the federal government is considering giving out stipends to people whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
8. After ‘Exposing’ Abba Kyari, Nnamdi Kanu Reveals Where President Buhari Is ‘Hiding’
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has made fresh allegations on the whereabouts of Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria. The IPOB leader in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday morning claimed President Buhari has been secretly flown to Cuba.
9. I Struggled To Breathe – Juventus Star, Dybala Narrates His COVID-19 Ordeal
A week after reports of Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) broke the internet, the 26-year-old Seria A player has narrated of the awful experience he had with the dreadful global pandemic within the few days. Dybala in a recent interview with JTV shared how he struggled with his body system following the COVID-19 test which reveals him and his fiancee, Oriana Sabatini positive.
10. COVID-19: Tonto Dike Give-Out 1500 Free Hand Sanitisers And Hand Gloves
One of Nigerians most controversial actress Tonto Dikeh has pledged free sanitizers, face masks and hand gloves to some communities. Tonto announced this via her Instagram account @tontodike on Friday.