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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 25th March 2020

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Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 25th March 2020.

Here are the major headlines.

Coronavirus: Cases In Nigeria Tallys To 44

Nigeria has recorded two new coronavirus cases in the federal capital territory (FCT) and Bauchi state, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC made the announcement on Tuesday evening in a series of tweets via its twitter handle.

Coronavirus: I Will Support Total Lockdown If… – Tinubu

The former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has revealed that he would support the total lockdown of Nigeria following the coronavirus pandemic if the government observes that simple precautions to contain the spread of the deadly disease are not adhered to by Nigerians.

Bauchi State Governor Test Positive To Coronavirus

The test result of Bauchi state governor has finally confirmed that he is a carrier of the deadly coronavirus. This was made known by his Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, via a media statement on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: Senate Adjourns Plenary

The Nigerian Senate has suspended plenary until April 7 over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Upper Chamber also urged the Federal Government to devote special funds to fight the dreaded disease.

Coronavirus Supplies Donated By Jack Ma Arrives Nigeria

Medical supplies donated by Jack Ma Foundation to fight coronavirus has arrived Lagos. The supplies were brought into the country by an Ethiopian Airlines Freighter on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: Rivers State Goes Into Total Lockdown

Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, has declared a total lockdown in the state, as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.

FG Orders Civil Servants To Work From Home

The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed public servants to work from home in order to stop the spread of coronavirus. The Head of Civil Service, Yemi Esan made this known in a memo released on Monday.

Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Test Positive To Coronavirus

Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, tested positive for Coronavirus on Monday.

Borno State Bans Visit To IDP Camps

As the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, the Borno State government has banned visitors to all Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps across the state.

Lagos State Orders Closure Of Food Markets, Stores, From Thursday

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of markets in Lagos as efforts to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the State intensifies.

 

 

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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River
Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

Ben Ayade

Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has relaxed the curfew in the state from 4 pm-6 am to 6 am-6 pm.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christain Ita on Saturday.

The new time is scheduled to take effect from Saturday, October 31st.

Also Read: Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

Recall that following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state, on Friday, October 23, 2020.

“The state governor, His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade has reviewed the curfew imposed on the state and has directed that with effect from Saturday, October 31, 2020, curfew hours will now be between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am daily.

“Restriction of movement is hereby relaxed from 6 am to 6 pm,” the statement added.

 

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers
El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

Governor El-rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai has condemned the attack on police officers and police barracks in the State following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

He made this remark when he met with youth leaders from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state on Friday.

At the event, he appealed to them not to engage in any act of violence or looting.

El-Rufai vowed to prosecute those behind the looting and threat of peace in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas according to the law.

Also Read: Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

“You cannot condemn an entire profession because of the misconduct of a few. SARS is just a small unit of the Nigerian Police Force, and even among SARS, they are not all bad,” he said

“Yes, some of them might have been quite bad and killed many people, but that should not be used to frame the police in a manner that people feel justified to attack and kill policemen.

“I have seen a video where a policeman was attacked and burnt to death. For what? That policeman is a human being, creation from God, he has children, and he has a family.

“Who will look after them? The Nigerian Police is the only police we have, it Is our collective duty as citizens, as leaders to come together and help the police to be better.”

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Nasarawa Governor Sule Calls For Training Of Police Officers

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Nasarawa Governor Sule Calls For Training Of Police Officers

Abdullahi Sule

Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule has called for the training of police officers in the country to tackle the numerous security challenges affecting the country.

He made the call during an empowerment programme on Friday in Karu, Karu Local Government Area of the state.

At the event, he described the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as disheartening.

He, however, called for understanding from the youths.

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“The kind of reforms we would want is to ensure that the police is well trained and well equipped and that is why it is disheartening to see that SARS is completely dismantled,” he said.

“SARS as I understand is the unit that has been trained specifically to be able to confront armed robbery and some kind of dangers that probably other policemen have not been trained for that.

“Now that we have dismantled them, whatever form that we have, we have to go and train them again so I call on us to use the opportunity not to be throwing away the bathing water and the baby at the same time.”

 

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