Nigeria News Headlines 18/03/2020

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SOME NIGERIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES, 18/03/2020

Punch
Coronavirus infection: Nigeria’s third case attended UK summit with Canadian PM’s wife, says friend

Coronavirus: FG bars govt officials, workers from travelling abroad

Economic council meets Buhari, warns of recession

Oil drops to $28, dollar exchanges for N369

Lawan seeks West Bank support for Nigeria

Lawmakers begin probe into Boko Haram killings in Auno

Lawmakers probe FG’s abandoned N3.4bn solar power project

Use of electric cars dangerous for Nigeria’s economy — Reps

Reps condemn prepaid cable subscription, to probe DSTV, others

Reps propose stripping Buhari of CCT chair appointment power

Athletes express disappointment, shock as Buhari postpones NSF

ASUU strike continues as FG offers new proposals

FG releases N20bn for East-West road project

AfDB suspends two Nigerian companies for fraud

UTME: NSCDC arrests five over impersonation in Kaduna

Reduce petrol pump price, suspend stamp duty, Atiku tells FG

Tsav, experts disagree as police assign cops to ex-officers

Oshiomhole resumes, APC lifts Shuaibu, Abdulkadir’s suspension

Abiodun apologises to Osoba, berates commissioner for attacking ex-gov

Nasarawa Assembly probes SSG over N1bn school projects

200 C’River cocoa farmers lose plantations to fire

Edo begins ‘operation show your building plan’

FCT begins data capturing for retirees

Bandits kill popular twin brothers in Zamfara

(www.punchng.com)

The Nation
COVID-19: Buhari cancels trips as Nigeria gets 3rd case

Abuja doctors begin strike amid new Coronavirus case

Gombe doctors embark on indefinite strike

Senate seeks succour for aged persons

Reps summon ex-NPA boss, others over ‘unaudited financial accounts’

Supreme Court reserves ruling in Zamfara APC’s request for judgment review

Orjiakor’s appeal on arrest order stalls N488m ‘debt’ case

‘Satanic’ man jailed 40 years for defiling daughter

Fed Govt launches I-MOP for access to health services

Police to recruit 10,000 officers soon, says minister

Nigeria lost N15tr to crude oil theft in four years, says report

Mambilla hydropower project sites still fishing grounds

Cede LAUTECH to one state, Alaafin tells Makinde, Oyetola

Buhari received me as one of his sons – Diri

Kano sets up committee to tackle Pension issues

Niger loses 73 children to malnutrition

Beggars get two weeks to leave Niger

Final-year UNIBEN student drowns in Delta

Fire razes 20 shops in Offa market

New wage: Ekiti workers threaten strike

Anambra proscribes 12 private schools

Calabar garment factory to produce NYSC uniforms

Man jailed nine months for sexually abusing boy in Kano

Honour for six journalists tortured, jailed by Abacha

(www.thenationonlineng.net)

Vanguard
Coronavirus: We will do everything to protect our people – Buhari

Coronavirus: Shut all borders now — Senate, House of Reps, NMA, others

CORONAVIRUS: REP CALLS FOR TOTAL SHUTDOWN OF AIRPORTS, SCHOOLS, PUBLIC PLACES

COVID-19: Lagos suspends 2020 boat regatta

Alleged N13B Fraud: Reps threaten to arrest PPPRA boss

Court okays registration of two new pensioners’ bodies

Maintenance cost grounds waterfront patrol boats— Navy

ICPC to begin tracking of executive projects — Shodipo

59.7% OF ELECTRICITY CUSTOMERS STILL ON ESTIMATED BILLING — NERC

MAN ORON BATTLES SHIPOWNERS OVER N27M TRAINING BACKLASH

CUSTOMS BANS MOVEMENT OF CONTAINERS BY BARGES

NIWA MOVES TO REVAMP RIVER PORTS

JOS ICD: FG TAKES OVER DUNCAN MARITIME VENTURES’ N3.5BN INVESTMENT

APC CRISIS: Oshiomhole resumes, sues for peace, says no crisis in NWC

APC: President Buhari’s indifference festered crisis ― Jackson Ojo, APC chieftain

Ortom donates N50m to victims of Otukpo Main Market fire disaster

Delta Assembly passes vote of confidence on Oborevwori

ODIA OFEIMUN: ANCIENT AND MODERN WARRIOR AT 70

(www.vanguardngr.com)

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