Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 10th April, 2020

April 10, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Friday, 10th April 2020

1. COVID-19: President Buhari Grants Amnesty To 2,600 Inmates

President Muhammadu Buhari has given the approval to free 2,600 inmates from correctional centres to reduce congestion amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking at a press briefing on Thursday, April 9, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola hinted that inmates who will be fortunate of the freedom include those who are 60-years of age or above, those severely ill, those with unstable mental, among others.

2. Coronavirus: NASS Denies Branding Buhari’s SIP A Failure

The National Assembly leadership has said its observation on President Muhammadu Buhari‘s National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) were the views of Nigerians.

Naija News recalls that the Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, were earlier quoted to have said that the NSIP gulped N2 trillion while under Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

3. Kwara Government Imposes Total Lockdown On The State

The Kwara state government has announced the total lockdown of the state as part of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, (Coronavirus) in the state.

According to the press statement made available to Naija News by Rafiu Ajakaiye the Chief Press Secretary to the Kwara state governor, the curfew starts by from 6 pm on Friday till further notice.

4. Buhari Govt Breaks Silence On Laying 5G Cables In Lagos

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has revealed why fibre optic cables are been laid in Lagos and other states.

Danbatta, in a statement by the Director of Public Affairs of the Commission, Dr Henry Nkemadu, said the cables were been laid by Mobile Network Operators for the expansion of infrastructures and improved quality of services.

5. Leadership Irresponsibility – Dino Melaye Reacts To Presence Of Chinese Doctors In Nigeria

The former Senator who represented Kogi West Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Dino Melaye has reacted to the arrival of a 15-man Chinese medical delegation in Nigeria.

As earlier reported by Naija News on Wednesday, the Chinese medical doctors arrived Nigeria on Wednesday to help the West African nation contain further spread of the coronavirus.

6. Coronavirus: Lagos State Government Gives Update On When Lockdown Will End

The Lagos State government has declared that it has no powers to end the lockdown currently in place on the state over the coronavirus pandemic.

The Commissioner for Information in Lagos, Gbenga Omotoso made this known on Thursday while reacting to speculations in certain quarters that the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has relaxed the COVID-19 lockdown in the state.

7. Abia Relaxes Coronavirus Lockdown For Easter Celebration

Abia State Government led by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, has announced two days intra-state free movement as part of the slight change in the recently announced 7-day Coronavirus lockdown in the state over the outbreak of Coronavirus.

Naija News reports that in a statement issued on Thursday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Barr. Chris Ezem, said the two- day relaxation of the lockdown on Good Friday and Easter Sunday was to enable residents shop and perform other religious activities in commemoration to the Easter celebration.

8. Lagos Discharges Seven Coronavirus Patients

Lagos State says it has discharged seven Coronavirus patients from its isolation Centre.

Naija News reports that the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on in a series of tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Thursday afternoon, April 9.

9. Many Killed As Boko Haram Attempts Attack On Military Location In Borno

An encounter on Monday between the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army in the North-East and some Boko Haram terrorists has resulted in the death of many insurgents.

A statement on Wednesday by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko disclosed the terrorists attempted to infiltrate the Nigerian Army location at 3 Battalion in the Gamboru area of Borno State but met stiff resistance from the troops.

10. Boko Haram: Buhari Meets Borno Governor

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State over the activities of Chadian soldiers on the shores of Lake Chad.

Naija News recalls that the President of Chad, Idriss Deby, led military men on Saturday which saw Boko Haram arm store in Sambisa captured.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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