Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 8th April 2020.
Here are the major headlines.
The Federal Government has expressed that Nigeria remains on the right path to conquer the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The Federal Government says only President Muhammadu Buhari can decide whether or not, the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT will be extended.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his message of solidarity to UK’s prime minister, Boris Johnson who was rushed into intensive care after suffering serious coronavirus symptoms on Monday, 6th April.
Following the lockdown imposed on the nation as a result of the novel coronavirus, Ekiti state government has begun the distribution of palliatives to the state residents in order to cushion the effect of the stay at home.
Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has expressed disappointment with the federal government of Nigeria’s conditional cash transfer scheme. Makinde explained that the process of identifying the poor is controversial.
The federal government of Nigeria has declared Friday, 10th April and Monday, 13th as public holidays to enable Christians celebrate Easter.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says he does not wear face mask during the joint briefings of the Presidential Taskforce Force (PTF) on COVID-19 because Nigeria is yet to develop a policy on face mask.
Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has announced the extension of the stay at home order for civil servants by another two weeks beginning from Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
The Kaduna State government says it has recorded a new case of the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases in the state to five.
The United States of America has evacuated 385 nationals from Nigeria over the Coronavirus pandemic.