Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 1st April 2020.
Here are the major headlines.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the lockdown order by President Muhammadu Buhari on the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun is legal.
The Federal Government has ordered the suspension of the ongoing reconstruction work at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Recall that in December 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari approved N10billion for the reconstruction of the airport.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has tested negative for coronavirus. In a statement, the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba revealed that the IGP received his test result on Tuesday morning, having submitted samples on Friday, 27th March 2020.
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has ordered the closure of all the borders of the State to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has slammed some Islamic clerics over their non-adherence to instructions by experts on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has announced four new cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of cases in Nigeria to 135.
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the COVID-19 regulation into law, thus declaring it a dangerous and infectious disease. Also, the law gives legal backing to all the measures outlined in his nationwide broadcast on Sunday.
The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has confirmed he has contracted the deadly coronavirus. The governor made this known in a tweet from his official Twitter account.
Nigeria has recorded a second death caused by the deadly coronavirus infection. The incident was announced by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, during a media briefing on Monday.
The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced that the lockdown of the state has been shifted to Friday, April 3, 2020.