Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 7th May 2020.
Here are the major headlines.
Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has told President Muhammadu Buhari to lock down Nigeria for a minimum of two months in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
As efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus intensifies, President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the ban imposed on local and international flights by four weeks.
The Senate has asked the Federal Government to suspend the planned deployment of the fifth-generation (5G) network in Nigeria pending the resolution of all issues thrown up by the new technology.
Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has revealed that two COVID-19 patients in the state have fled the isolation centre.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the opening of five COVID-19 Donor Accounts. A further report revealed that the donor accounts are part of the existing Treasury Single Account (TSA) arrangement in five commercial banks.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives, for the approval of N850 billion loan. The lawmakers read the letter on the floor of the House during its plenary session on Tuesday.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has revealed the drug used in treating COVID-19 patients in Nigeria. Ehanire, during a press briefing on Tuesday, said Nigeria has started using Remdesivir.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a blanket waiver of import duties for medical equipment and supplies.
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu has warned Nigerians of risking another lockdown if the guidelines were not observed and there was a surge in coronavirus cases.
Delta Government has issued strong warning to residents who will go out without wearing a facemask, threatening that such persons will be quarantined at isolation centres in the State.