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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 19th April 2020

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Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 19th April 2020.

Here are the major headlines.

Air Peace Donates Food Items To Indigent Families In Lagos

Popular Nigerian airline, Air Peace has distributed food items to several indigent families in different areas in Lagos as palliatives for Nigerians in some parts of Lagos.

Lockdown Extension: Create Feeding Centers – MURIC Tells FG

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the Federal, state and local government authorities should immediately create feeding centres so as to cushion the effect of the extension of COVID-19 lockdown.

Presidency Bans Public From Paying Condolence Visit To Abba Kyari

The presidency has released a statement banning the general public from going to the resident of late Abba Kyari, the former chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, to pay the family a condolence visit.

We Must Not Allow Kyari’s Death To Be In Vain – Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says the country must not allow the death of Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff be in vain.

Abba Kyari: Aisha Buhari Breaks Silence

Nigerian first lady, Aisha Buhari has finally reacted to the passing on of Abba Kyari, the former chief of staff(COS) to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Presidency Hails Fani-Kayode For Not Rejoicing Over Kyari’s Death

Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina has hailed Femi Fani-Kayode, for being ‘human enough’ not to rejoice over the death of Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff.

Lockdown: Returning To Work Is A Gamble – Shehu Sani

Former Kaduna senator, Shehu Sanni says returning to work without a vaccine in place against the coronavirus pandemic is a gamble.

China, G-20 To Give Nigeria, Others Debt Relief

China and G-20 countries say they will give debt relief to the world’s poorest countries known as IDA countries as classified by the World Bank.

Military Burst Boko Haram Cell In Nasarawa, Kill Four

The men of the Nigerian army has recorded more victory in its fight against insurgency as four suspected Boko Haram members were killed during a recent operation.

Masari Bans Congregational, Ramadan Lectures In Katsina State

The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari has ordered the suspension of Friday Juumat prayers and subsequently ban Ramadan lectures in the State.

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FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others

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FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others

Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.

The council also approved a total of N4.5 billion for projects in the Ministry of Education and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

Also Read: WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week

This decision was reached at FEC virtual meeting on Wednesday, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said the contract was awarded to a group of eight printers.

According to the Minister, the materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance Examination.

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Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment

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Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment
Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment

Ike Ekweremadu

The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been appointed by the International Parliamentary Congress as the Chief Coordinator for Africa.

The development was disclosed in a letter forwarded to Ekweremadu by the Secretary-General of the IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif.

Also Read: BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala Elected WTO DG

“We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect.”

This was announced in a statement by the media adviser to the Enugu West lawmaker, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja.

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Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River

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Ben Ayade Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Cross River
Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River

Ben Ayade

Governor of Cross River, Professor Ben Ayade has ordered the restriction of trucks conveying scrap in and out of the State.

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity, Christian Ita.

The governor expressed that the attention of the state has been drawn to information that looters are attempting to move stolen items out of the state as scrap.

Also Read: Army denies shooting #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate

The governor directed all transporters and motorists in the state to report anyone that approaches them to move scraps out of the state to security agents.

He also warned that any of them caught transporting looted items will be regarded as an accomplice and treated as a looter.

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