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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 26th March 2020

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Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 26th March 2020.

Here are the major headlines.

Coronavirus: Gov Diri Speaks On Being In Contact With Bala

Bayelsa state governor Doye Diri has reacted to the reports that say he had contact with the duo of Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed and Abba Kyari who have both tested positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Aso Rock On Partial Lockdown

Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s special adviser on media and publicity, says the presidential villa in Abuja is on a partial lockdown. The presidential aide said this on Wednesday during an interactive session with state house correspondents.

Atiku Donates N50m For Coronavirus Relief Package For Nigerians

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has donated N50 million as relief fund to support the fight against coronavirus. Atiku made the announcement in a statement personally signed by him on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Kaduna Bans Motocycle, Tricycle Operations

Hadiza Balarabe, Deputy Governor of Kaduna State says the State Government has banned the operations of motorcycles and tricycles in order to maintain social distancing precaution.

COVID-19: Wike Shuts Down All Rivers Air, Land, Sea Borders

Rivers state governor, Nyeson Wike has announced the total lockdown of the state following move by a coronavirus infected person to sneak into the state.

Edo State Governor Goes Into Self-Isolation

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has reportedly gone into self-isolation as a preventive measure against spreading Coronavirus.

Governor Fayemi Goes Into Self-Isolation

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has said that he has gone into self-isolation after he came in contact with two persons infected with Coronavirus.

Edo State Assembly Speaker Test Positive To Coronavirus

The Speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, has tested positive for Coronavirus.

Governor Bello Lockdown All Entry Point In Kogi State

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has ordered closure of all entry points (land and water) into the state in order to prevent Coronavirus from entering into the state.

Boko Haram Kills 47 Troops In Borno State

The Nigerian army on Tuesday lost no fewer than 47 troop members to the deadly Boko Haram sect in Gorogi area of Borno state after they were ambushed by the extremists.

 

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

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Sanwo-Olu Extends Lagos Curfew By 72 hours
BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the full reopening of all markets across the state to enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times.

The statement was made available by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Gawat Jubril on Tuesday.

Also Read: Lekki Shooting: Anyone Found Culpable Would Be Held Accountable – Sanwo-Olu

The Governor in the statement noted that both food markets and non-food markets can reopen every day of the week.

Recall that the state government had regulated the opening of the markets to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

In the statement on Tuesday, the Governor urged traders and their customers to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols for their safety.

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#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

Yahaya Bello

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has expressed that the nationwide #EndSARS protests across the country were politically motivated.

Bello made the statement when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday.

Bello said the protest was sponsored by politicians who are benefitting from the disruptions caused by the demonstrations across the country.

The governor said Nigerians do not need a soothsayer to tell them that the protests had a political undertone even after the government agreed to the demands of the agitators.

Also Read: Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai

“Dear Nigerians, let me tell you, what is happening today, this so-called #EndSARS is politically motivated,” he said.

“Whether anybody says it or not, I am saying it once again and you can quote me anywhere, anyday and I will prove it to you.

“Why will you demand five items and you and granted and you refuse to take it.. which struggle, agitation or uprising across the world has ever succeeded without leadership?.

“100 per cent, I agree (with the agitations of the protesters) but if you look at what is happening today, you will have no option than to classify it as politically motivated”.

According to him, it is a “ploy to set we the youths of this country against one another.”

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Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office

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Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office

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The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja has been reportedly attacked by some hoodlums.

According to reports, the orientation camp was invaded in the early hour of Tuesday, October 27.

It was reported that the hoodlums upon arriving at the NYSC camp at about 9 am today, blocked the major roads, and ordered motorists to follow another route.

Also Read: Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai

According to reports, the hoodlums were seen with mattresses, plastic chairs, rice, groundnut oil, and other items walking around the camp.

Military and police officers have cordoned off the area and there have been shooting there. A military helicopter is reportedly hovering around the area.

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