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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 2nd March 2020

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Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 2nd March 2020.

Here are the major headlines.

I Will Keep Fighting For Nigeria’s Unity Until My Last – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that he would keep fighting for Nigeria’s unity until his last day on earth. Speaking on Saturday at the memorial lecture of the founder of Oodua People’s Congress, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun in Lagos, he further lamented over the spate of insecurity in the country.

Coronavirus: Driver Of Italian Man, 11 Others Quarantines In Ogun State

Segun Soyoye, industrial director of Larfarge Africa Plc, says they have quarantined 39 persons who had contact with the Italian who tested positive to coronavirus in the country. The driver who brought him to Ewekoro from Lagos is also among those quarantined.

Lagos State Government Says Italian Man Didn’t Attempt Escape

The Lagos state government has reacted to viral reports that the Italian patient with Coronavirus attempted to escape from the isolation center in Yaba.

NYSC Debunk Speculations Of Postponing Batch B Orientation Over Coronavirus

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released an official statement addressing the news that the 2020 batch A orientation exercise has been postponed over the scare of coronavirus.

CAN Finally React To Reports Of Coronavirus In Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the “God who answered our prayers when Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which is deadlier, came calling is still on the throne.”

Buhari’s Aide Tackles Media Over Massive Coverage Of Coronavirus Update

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu has mocked Nigerian media houses for focusing solely on Coronavirus.

Reno Omkri Slams Buhari For Failing To Address Nigerians Over Coronavirus

Reno Omokri, a staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented the President for failing to address the nation since the record of the first Coronavirus case in the country.

Don’t Politicise Coronavirus – APC Warns Opposition Party

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has issued a warning to the opposition not to politicise the first case of coronavirus in the country. According to the ruling party, President Muhammadu Buhari led administration should be commended for acting swiftly to contain the disease.

No One Can Do Anything If I Appoint My Son As Chief Of Staff – Gov Akeredolu

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says he could very well make his son, Babajide, who worked hard during his campaign, chief of staff and there is nothing anyone can do.

PDP Chieftains In Ondo Dump Party To APC

The Ondo state chapter of the Zenith Labour Party was hit by major defection as the former deputy governor of the state, Lasisi Oluboyo alongside a former state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Col Samuel Awodeyi led a host of others to defect to the ruling All Progressive Congress.

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Nigeria To ‘Discourage’ Medical Brain Drain – Minister

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Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire
Nigeria To ‘Discourage’ Medical Brain Drain – Minister

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said the Federal Government will do all it can to prevent medical doctors from leaving the country.

The minister stated this on Friday in Abuja after inspecting work on the new cancer centre at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Ehanire revealed that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will provide the necessary incentives to make migration unattractive for the doctors.

Also Read: Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

The Health Minister admitted that medical doctors leaving Nigeria to foreign countries has become a challenge.

He, therefore, pledged that the government will do everything possible to ensure that doctors will prefer to remain and work in the country.

Ehanire advised hospital management to spend wisely, properly maintain the facilities when completed, and seek alternative sources of funding.

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Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

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Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists
Stop Giving Us Awards… Challenge Us So We Can Sit Up, Wike Tells Journalists

Nyesom wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged the Nigerian Media to stop praising public officials and giving them awards for favoritism but to hold them accountable.

Governor Wike gave the charge when the national leadership of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday.

The governor expressed that in time past, the Nigerian Press was a strong voice and conscience of the society, but wondered what has whittled down its powers.

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“What I have seen of you is that you praise us and give us award because of relationship or friendship. That’s not the way it should be. Challenge us; the people in authority and we will sit up to our responsibilities. We will have no choice than to perform and serve the people, as it should be.

The governor stated that Nigeria is in a difficult period in its history and NGE cannot shy away from performing its duties without fear or favour.

He urged them to discharge their function and be sure that they are doing what is right always.

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks
#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

Ogun State

The Ogun State judicial panel to investigate cases of police brutality in the state has reportedly received 20 petitions in two weeks since inauguration.

This was made known by the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) on Friday in Abeokuta.

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According to a statement issued by the panel’s spokesman, Femi Osipitan, Justice Olugbemi assured the people of the state of transparency and openness by the panel.

He also stated that the panel’s maiden sitting would hold on November 5, adding that subsequent sessions would be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by 10 am at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta.

 

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