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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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Welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Monday, March 1, 2020.

Coronavirus: Health Minister Provides Fresh Update On Patient In Lagos

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Monday said that the coronavirus index case in Lagos, southwestern part of the country, was responding very well to treatment at the infectious diseases hospital in Yaba. Speaking at a news conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, the minister assured that all who had contacted the patient, both in Lagos and Ogun states, had tested positive to the virus. As regards Plateau state, Ehanire said that all suspected cases in the north-central state were under close monitoring.

Kaduna Massacre: Buhari Sends Strong Message To Killers Of 50 Villagers

President Muhammadu Buhari says the the Nigerian government is determined to frustrate and defeat those who killed 50 villagers in Kaduna state on Sunday. Gunmen on Sunday killed about 50 villagers, including infants, in Giwa, Birnin Gwari, and Igabi areas of the northwest state. It was learned that the bandits attacked six villages – Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, Gidan Musa Saidu, and Unguwar Barau – in the three aforementioned areas.

Ihedioha Vs Uzodinma: Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing Till Tuesday

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of an application by Emeka Ihedioha seeking a review of its judgment on Imo governorship election till Tuesday. Ihedioha is asking the apex court to review the judgment sacking him as governor of the state. He is also urging the court to sack Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo. The Supreme Court had in January removed Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from office, and affirmed Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of the state.

Coronavirus: Nigerian Institute Discovers Potential Treatment Agent For Infection

Bio-Resources Institute of Nigeria (BION) has discovered a potential treatment agent for coronavirus (COVID-19) infections . This was disclosed by the BION President, Prof. Maurice Iwu, who led a team of scientists in Abuja, on Monday, to present the discovery to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonayya Onu, Minister of State (Science and Technology), Mohammed Abdullahi and Minister of State for Health, Dr Adeleke Mamora. “I am here to formally brief you about our drug discovery project, which has led to the identification of a potential treatment agent for Coronavirus infections,” Iwu said.

Unemployment: Dangote Refinery To Engage Over 70,000 Workers – CBN

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has said Dangote Refinery will employ over 70,000 Nigerians when on resumption of operation. According to him, the various policies of the Federal Government will ultimately reduce unemployment in the country.

Coronavirus: 43 Persons Test Negative In Plateau, Says Commissioner

Plateau state commissioner for health, Nimkong Larndam, says there is no confirmed case of coronavirus in the state. Three Chinese nationals were quarantined in Wase local government area of the state over suspicion that they may have contracted coronavirus.

Coronavirus: FIFA President Speaks On Disease Affecting Upcoming Football Friendlies

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has suggested that coronavirus (COVID-19) could affect the upcoming international friendlies at the end of March. Serie A has been thrown into chaos as the virus has rapidly spread throughout the north of Italy. “I can’t rule anything out. We don’t have to panic and personally I’m not worried, but we have to examine the situation carefully,” Infantino told the press.

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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