Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 17th March 2020.
Here are the major headlines.
The suspected coronavirus case who was quarantined in Enugu has tested negative for the disease, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports. The agency made this known in a tweet on its Twitter handle on Sunday, although it had earlier said that the patient’s result would be available on Monday.
Five members of the Kano state house of assembly have been suspended for allegedly attempting to steal the mace. Last Monday, sitting of the assembly was disrupted by some members when an ad hoc committee to investigate Muhammad Sanusi II, the deposed Emir of Kano, was set up.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged Nigerians to stop the importation and patronage of fairly used imported clothes to avoid bringing in Coronavirus into the country.
The Coronavirus outbreak in the United States has led the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC, the U.S. to temporarily halt passport interviews and biometric capture.
Former Director, Planning and Monitoring, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Theodore Ekechi, has urged the federal government to ban church and mosque worships for 40 days to prevent Coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has issued a strong warning to Nigerians who drive with their earpiece on. According to the assistant route commander for Ikeja, Mr Olukayode Ayoola he said such action often lead to loss of concentration which inadvertently leads to accident.
Adeleke Mamora, the minister of state for health, says a Nigerian doctor, Olumide Okunuga who lived in Italy has died after contracting coronavirus in Canada. The minister said this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Monday.
The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has stated that Igbo presidency is a non-feasible venture. Speaking in a Radio Biafra broadcast, Kanu stated that Igbo presidency is not feasible because Biafra would be achieved during his lifetime.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the indefinite suspension of the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) National Executive Council (NEC) meeting slated for Tuesday.
Former governor of Ekiti state, Segun Oni has announced that he is set to dump the ruling All Progressive Congress to return back to the Peoples Democratic party (PDP).