Welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Thursday, March 26th, 2020.
1. Coronavirus: Don Jazzy Mocks Nigerian Leaders
With reports of Nigerian politicians testing positive for coronavirus, legendary music producer Don Jazzy has asked them to travel abroad for treatments. Don Jazzy, in an Instagram post slammed the leaders for failing to build standard hospitals in the country, but will rather travel out for treatment.
2. Governor Bello Replies Those Requesting Coronavirus Status
The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has fired back at people asking him to go for test to determine his coronavirus status. Bello received several calls including that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because he had met the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who is infected with the virus.
3. Coronavirus: Atiku Donates N50m Relief Fund As Nigeria Records More Cases
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has pledged N50 million to a coronavirus relief fund for Nigerians that have contracted the dreaded virus. Atiku made this known in a statement he personally issued on Wednesday.
4. Buhari Reacts To Death Of Senator Rose Oko
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of the Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District, Senator Rose Oko. The President noted that her voice of intelligence, as well as her advocacy stance, especially on girl-child education and health, would be sorely missed.
5. Edo Speaker Tests Positive For COVID-19
Frank Okiye, the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), the state government announced Wednesday. “The index case of coronavirus in Edo State, is the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye. He travelled to United Kingdom, he came back and went into self-isolation. He sent his sample for testing and it came out positive,” Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu told journalists.
6. Coronavirus: Edo Governor, Obaseki, Self-Isolates
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has gone into self-isolation after his close contact with the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Muhammed, and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said the governor had sent his samples for testing.
7. Men Need Sex Education More Than Women- Toke Makinwa
Controversial media personality Toke Makinwa is of the opinion than men need sex education than women, but much focus is always on women. Makinwa said this in a tweet on Wednesday. According to her, men speak on sex without facing backlashes but women get shaded when reverse is the case and topics on region suddenly come up.
8. BBNaija’s Tacha Says Hunger Deadlier Than Coronavirus
Former BBNaija housemate Tacha Akide has joined the host of celebrities reacting to the dreaded coronavirus, urging people to donate to the needy as a result of the economic situation occasioned by the disease. In a social media post, Tacha, who urged people to obey the government’s directives asking people to stay at home, asked them to eat well, as hunger kills faster than coronavirus.
9. Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed Speaks From Quarantine
Bauchi State governor Bala Mohammed who tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday assured everyone he is in good health. “As you may all know, I just tested to the coronavirus,” Mohammed tweeted, “I have been in self-isolation for the past few day, and I will remain in isolation until I get clearance from my doctors. “I am in good health and showing no symptoms.”
10. Coronavirus: Nigeria’s Sports Minister Reacts To IOC’s Postponement Of Tokyo 2020
The Youth and Sports Development Minister in Nigeria, Sunday Dare, has commended the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to Dare, “the IOC must be commended for postponing the Olympics in the best interest of the whole world. This is in response to the general calls across the globe to have it moved to a time when the virus would have abated.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.
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