Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 2nd March 2020.
Here are the major headlines.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that he would keep fighting for Nigeria’s unity until his last day on earth. Speaking on Saturday at the memorial lecture of the founder of Oodua People’s Congress, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun in Lagos, he further lamented over the spate of insecurity in the country.
Segun Soyoye, industrial director of Larfarge Africa Plc, says they have quarantined 39 persons who had contact with the Italian who tested positive to coronavirus in the country. The driver who brought him to Ewekoro from Lagos is also among those quarantined.
The Lagos state government has reacted to viral reports that the Italian patient with Coronavirus attempted to escape from the isolation center in Yaba.
The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released an official statement addressing the news that the 2020 batch A orientation exercise has been postponed over the scare of coronavirus.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the “God who answered our prayers when Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which is deadlier, came calling is still on the throne.”
Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu has mocked Nigerian media houses for focusing solely on Coronavirus.
Reno Omokri, a staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented the President for failing to address the nation since the record of the first Coronavirus case in the country.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has issued a warning to the opposition not to politicise the first case of coronavirus in the country. According to the ruling party, President Muhammadu Buhari led administration should be commended for acting swiftly to contain the disease.
Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says he could very well make his son, Babajide, who worked hard during his campaign, chief of staff and there is nothing anyone can do.
The Ondo state chapter of the Zenith Labour Party was hit by major defection as the former deputy governor of the state, Lasisi Oluboyo alongside a former state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Col Samuel Awodeyi led a host of others to defect to the ruling All Progressive Congress.