Good morning and welcome to Politics Nigeria roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for Tuesday, April 28th, 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the lockdown currently in place in order to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the country will be eased on May 4th. The President in a live broadcast on Monday night monitored by POLITICS NIGERIA revealed that the lockdown in place was necessary but due to the several complaints from Nigerians, select businesses will be allowed to resume on May 4th.
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the Lockdown in place will be eased on May 4th 2020. This was announced via a live broadcast the president had on Monday night. He praised Nigerians for enduring through the lockdown.
Former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent spate of deaths in the state. Kwankwaso, in a letter seen by POLITICS NIGERIA, dated 26th of April 2020, titled “COVID-19 and the rising incidences of mysterious deaths in Kano state: a call on the federal government for urgent action to save lives” stated that he felt moved to inform the president on the development.
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his wife, Mrs Oluremi have tested negative to the COVID-19 virus. POLITICS NIGERIA just confirmed this from the Tinubu’s spokesperson, Mr Tunde Rahman on Monday afternoon. Rahman revealed that the result of another aide of the national leader came back positive while the rest of the staff were negative.
The chairman of Daar Communications, owners of AIT television, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Dokpesi in a message to staff of AIT on Monday evening stated that he tested positive for the virus after NCDC officials took samples from him.
POLITICS NIGERIA has gathered that the late Chief Security Officer to Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Lateef Raheem died from complications of COVID-19. In a statement on Monday, Media aide to Tinubu, Mr. Tunde Rahman confirmed that Raheem died of COVID-19 and not diabetes/high blood pressure as earlier speculated.
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigeria has been adapting to the new global realities caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. This was contained in the address of Monday evening broadcasted live on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) network.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concerns over the reports of mysterious deaths in Kano State. While addressing Nigerians on the COVID-19 outbreak on Monday night, the president announced a total lockdown of Kano for two weeks. He said the lockdown was necessary because the northern state has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has signed a proclamation order on the General Management of Covid-19 in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other States in Nigeria. Mr Buhari announced that the lockdown will be eased as from May 4th meaning that it will still be in place for another week.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the COVID-19 testing centre at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH) laboratory in Ondo town. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the state has recorded three Covid-19 cases. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen shortly after the governor’s weekly press briefing at the Government House ground, Akure on Monday.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspaper headlines are available on Politics Nigeria website.