Good morning lovely readers and welcome to Politics Nigeria roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Tuesday, April 21st, 2020.
Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi has reacted to rumours that he acquired a N650 million mansion in Enugu state recently. A report had gone viral on Monday morning that the former vice presidential candidate bought the mansion situated at the end of Oba Close GRA, Enugu, Enugu State. The report added that the house previously belonged to Dr Chu Okongwu, a former finance minister. Obi, in a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA, signed by his media aide, Valentine Obienyem, stated that he has never bought any house in Enugu.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should immediately open an arrangement with commercial banks for the suspension of charges for use of ATM cards and low amount mobile fund transfers. The opposition party, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, said it is part of the panacea to ease the burden of poor Nigerians during the COVID-19 lockdown.
A Lagos based lawyer and human rights activist, Tope Akinyode, threatened a criminal suit against all attendees of late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari’s burial ceremony for disobeying the social distance order currently in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Edo State Government on Monday had announced the discharge of the seventh person found to be suffering from coronavirus. Governor Godwin Obaseki, who made the announcement in a statement, said the seventh discharged patient was the index case in the state. Although the name of the discharged patient was not mentioned, POLITICS NIGERIA understands that the index case in the state is Frank Okiye, the speaker of the state House of Assembly.
The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a new directive in the fight against COVID-19 in the state. Sanwoolu in a statewide broadcast on COVID-19 efforts in the state ordered the compulsory wearing of protective face masks in the state.
Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has directed all security formations in the state to ensure that an indigene of the state, whose son has been diagnosed as being positive for COVID-19 not to be allowed to enter the state. Gov. Tambuwal gave the directive Monday when he received the report of the advisory committee on the state-sponsored Ramadan Feeding Program (RFP) at Government House, Sokoto.
The Ondo State government has announced that the index case of the COVID-19 case in the state has been discharged. Governor Akeredolu made the announcement on Monday in a series of tweets via his verified Twitter handle. According to the governor, the patient, a military officer, has recovered from the disease and tested negative twice for the infection.
The Abia State government has said a soldier accused of killing a resident in the Umuokereke Ngwa area of the state has been arrested, dismissed from the Nigerian Army and remanded at a correction facility. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s Chief of Staff, Dr. A. Agbazuere, made this known in a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Monday.
Any market in Lagos State that violates the order on social distancing will be shut down, the state government has said. The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, made this known in a statement issued on Monday by the Head, Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Kehinde.
National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has broken his silence on the arrest of the suspected killers of his daughter, Funke Olakunrin. Fasoranti, who said in Akure that the death of his daughter shattered and devastated him, took solace that the suspected killers had finally been apprehended by the police.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Politics Nigeria website.