Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 8th March 2020.
Here are the major headlines.
Exactly one week after Nigeria recorded its first case of coronavirus through an Italian man who came into the country via the Lagos airport, the minister for health, Osagie Enahire has maintained that 93 co-passengers who boarded the same Turkish Airlines flight with the Italian are still being traced.
The federal government has released N620 million, the second tranche of funds, provided to address coronavirus.
Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, the special adviser to the minister for finance, Zainab Ahmed has confirmed the release of a fresh N620 million to health ministries to strengthen them in their fight against the deadly coronavirus.
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, on Thursday said he believes in the bright future of the country and Igbo. Gowon attributed the country’s current economic potentials to the people of the Southeast.
Mr Jerry Oche, the Lagos Railway District Manager, has backed claims by Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transport, claim that the outbreak of coronavirus might affect the timely completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project.
Following the reports that the National Assembly has approved President Muhammadu Buhari‘s plan to borrow $22.7bn Loan, TheCable has published a report on how he intends to disburse the cash on arrival. According to the report, the Lagos-Kano rail project would take the larger share of the money with $5.53bn earn marked for it.
A LASTMA officer, seeking to collect bribe, has been apprehended for beating a bus conductor into coma. A Policeman is seen forcing the LASTMA officer to take the poor victim to the hospital as onlookers watched the drama between the law enforcement officers.
Reno Omokri, a staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed that the Nigerian senate under the leadership of Ahmad Lawan is not working for the progress of the general populace.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) will be holding an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This was announced in a statement by the acting National Secretary, Chief (Hon.) Victor T. Giadom in Abuja on Friday night.
Bayelsa state governor, Doye Diri has revealed that he visited Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God(RCCG) before the Supreme court ruling ushered him in as governor.
Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says he has no plans of taking over from President Muhammadu Buhari. The governor spoke through Segun Dipe, his senior special assistant on public communications.