NIGERIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES, 28/03/2020

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SOME NIGERIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES, 28/03/2020

Punch
US lab unveils 5-minute COVID-19 test

Trump signs $2trn US recovery plan into law

Trump orders GM, Ford to produce ventilators immediately

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases hit 81 as NCDC announces 11 new cases

Coronavirus: Lagos nears total lockdown, fears cases may hit 39,000

Lagos to distribute foodstuffs amid coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus: NMA, CMA react as US woos Nigerian doctors, others

Coronavirus: Buhari, PDP hail Atiku, Dangote, Elumelu, others’ donations

Coronavirus: Military recalls retired doctors, nurses

FG to convert Ibadan, Abakaliki labs, others into testing centres

AfDB to lift Africa’s economies with $3bn COVID-19 bond

Nigeria may enter recession in six months –Finance minister

Dollar sells for N402 on forex sale suspension

Plan to train repentant Boko Haram insurgents illogical, unthinkable –Alatoye, Ahmadiyya National Head

Aircraft owned by Nigeria Airways sold for peanuts –Grp Capt Ojikutu (retd.), ex-military airport commandant

Blocking assets sale to Atiku my most difficult decision –Mohammed, ex-Perm sec

COVID-19: IPOB donates N50million to Biafra citizens

Coronavirus: Oshiomhole tests negative

Peter Obi kicks over coronavirus lockdown

Six coronavirus patients found on oil rig, says NPA

Airlines to provide essential flight services to FG

Zulum salutes slain soldiers, supports families with N23.5m

Makinde fires aide over false information on Facebook

Shutdown of Lagos imminent, says Sanwo-Olu

Two suspected thieves burnt to death in Plateau

Uncle kills seven-year-old twins for rituals in delta, flee

Why we opposed plan to bury 100 unclaimed corpses in our town –Ondo residents

COVID-19: Lagos task force destroys goods of traders defying ban

Gombe has less than three functional ventilators for coronavirus –Dr Zewaya, state NMA chairman

Coronavirus: Worshippers desert mosques in Lagos, FCT, Katsina, others

Lagos, Rivers, six others to use force to compel partial lockdown …as soldiers, airforce men, naval officers, police begin patrol

COVID-19: Nigerian students stranded at Seme border –Lagos

(www.punchng.com)

The Nation
Lassa fever: Death toll hits 193

Abule-Ado explosion: Buhari pays tribute to deceased Rev. Sister

Buhari mourns former State House MOPOL Commander

29 soldiers die, 61 injured in Boko Haram ambush – Army

NNPC, upstream operators earmark N11b to combat COVID-19

Our workforce not enough to battle COVID-19 – NMA

British PM, Health Secretary test positive for COVID-19

COVID-19: UK plans to evacuate Britons in Nigeria

Senators sneak into private hospitals for COVID-19 tests

We are not distributing cars yet – Reps

COVID-19: FG takes bold steps to decongest Nigerian Correctional Service – Malami

Supreme Court rejects Zamfara APC’s request for judgment’s review

DSS’ DG denies involvement in deposed Emir Sanusi’s arrest, detention

Kogi West: PDP agents fault claim of over-voting

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu gives out food packages to indigent, most vulnerable

COVID-19: Jubilation in Ekiti as Fayemi tests negative

I feel good, says Bauchi Gov after COVID-19 infection

Makinde imposes curfew as Oyo records new COVID-19 cases

Obaseki converts Stella Obasanjo Hospital, others to isolation centres

COVID-19: Imo Speaker orders Lawmaker out of plenary for sneezing

COVID- 19: CAN orders total shut down of church activities in Ogun

COVID-19: MC Oluomo distributes foodstuff to drivers, passengers

Kwara, Edo plan palliative measures for vulnerable citizens

COVID-19: Olu of Warri orders suspension of burial, marriage ceremonies

Davido’s fiancee, Chioma, tests positive for COVID-19

(www.thenationonlineng.net)

Vanguard
Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 500, 000 – WHO

TRUMP INVOKES DEFENSE POWERS TO ORDER GM TO PRODUCE VENTILATORS

COVID-19: CBN suspends forex sales, grants two weeks market holidays to BDCs

NNPC, Total, Aiteo 31 oil firms donate $30m to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria

COVID-19: NNPC donates ventilators, ambulances, others to Abuja isolation centre

Covid-19: Obasanjo donates former residence for Isolation centre

COVID- 19: Emeka Offor donates medical equipment to hospitals in Nigeria, other African countries

No stoppage of fuel supplies nationwide, NUPENG assures Nigerians

S/Court verdict: Gov Matawallen dedicates victory to Zamfara people

Court convicts ex-NNPC official over N6bn fraud

Anambra 2021: We’re yet to hear from Soludo — Anambra APGA boss

Fire guts NYSC camp in Rivers

Bayelsa gets new police commissioner

Covid-19: Kano residents in panic buying over fear of shutdown

COVID-19: Oyo records 2 confirmed cases

Covid-19: NMA donates 1,200 bottles of hand sanitisers to hospitals in C’ River

Enugu govt closes all borders, markets over coronavirus

Enugu Parklane doctors suspend indefinite withdrawal of services

COVID-19: Lagos govt unveils economic stimulus for residents

COVID-19: Healthcare professionals call for A-Ibom Commissioner’s resignation

Covid-19: Despite scourge, Muslim faithful observe jumaat congregational prayers in Kano

Uganda police shoot 2 for violating movement ban

(www.vanguardngr.com)

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