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Here are the major headlines for Sunday, April 12, 2020


  • COVID-19: Continue to stay at home, observe precautions, Buhari advises Nigerians
  • Easter: Global coronavirus deaths top 100,000
  • 10 dead as Nigeria’s coronavirus cases rise to 318
  • 37-year-old new mum dies of coronavirus at LASUTH
  • Coronavirus: Lagos discharges 11-year-old boy, three other patients
  • Chinese doctors’ flight: How three airline crew members ‘disappeared’ from Lagos quarantine centre
  • Mali will hold April 19 election despite COVID-19, says president
  • 93-year-old recovers from coronavirus in Turkey
  • Real Sociedad cut player salaries by 20 percent
  • Villagers protest burial of COVID-19 victim in Egypt
  • COVID-19: Boris Johnson continues recovery as UK death toll nears 10,000
  • COVID-19: Practitioners seek NAFDAC’s analysis of proposed herbal drugs
  • 9mobile, UK firm offer Nigerians free online COVID-19 screening
  • Pipeline shutdown: FG, oil firms lose N24bn in eight days
  • B’Haram: MNJTF under threat as Chad army hints at withdrawal
  • FG, states, LGs record N413.3bn allocation shortfall
  • Caverton flew in 220 passengers without COVID-19 screening –Rivers
  • COVID-19: Niger imposes 24-hour curfew
  • Lockdown: Police arrest inspector filmed collecting N40,000 bribe
  • Police raid Rivers kidnappers’ den, kill one, recover arms
  • BPE provides foodstuffs to 1,200 FCT households
  • Subsidy removal unsustainable without local production, says TUC
  • Northern Christian elders want Buhari to rescue Leah Sharibu
  • Easter: Pray against COVID-19, Abiodun, el-Rufai, other govs beg Christians
  • Gombe slams NCDC, NEDC for donating substandard equipment
  • Akeredolu has marginalised Ijaw people unlike previous govts –Torhukerhijo, state Assembly member
  • Churches must help the needy during lockdown ­­ –C&S leader
  • COVID-19: Osemawe distributes foodstuffs, cash to aged Ondo indigenes
  • COVID-19: Dufil donates food items to states
  • COVID-19: Doyin Investments supports Lagos
  • Covid-19: UN peace ambassador doles out N1m palliatives in Bayelsa
  • Plateau nurses get N1,000 each as monthly hazard allowance –Dabit, state nurses’ association chair
  • Lockdown nightmare: How 200 armed gangsters invaded, robbed Ogun, Lagos communities


The Nation

  • Buhari: Lockdown will last as long as necessary
  • Coronavirus vaccine may be ready by September, says Oxford scientist
  • Former Ambassador tests positive for COVID-19 In Kano
  • Lagos discharges another seven patients
  • Osun discharges ten returnee patients 
  • UN donates ambulances to Lagos state, restates solidarity with FG
  • S’ Korea to use electronic wristbands on violators of self-isolation rules – PM
  • NASS may reconvene soon over budget cut, others
  • Despite strike action we support fight against COVID-19 – ASUU
  • Experts to FG: Adopt policies to save naira 
  • MOSES SIMON: I’m back and better with Nantes
  • Wike makes U-turn, cancels permission for Easter celebration
  • I’m pained for not celebrating Easter Church service, says Uzodimma
  • Bello locks down Niger over COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Ondo cancels Easter church services
  • COVID-19: Kaduna may witness community transmission- Commissioner
  • Lockdown: Mobile courts convict 176 defaulters in Delta
  • Katsina rescue 19 out of 20 kidnapped victims
  • We won’t negotiate with criminals – Kaduna
  • One feared killed as robbers raid Lagos, Ogun neighbourhoods



  • We won’t handover Boko Haram weapons to Nigeria, unless… – Chad President
  • WHO investigates recovered COVID-19 patients testing positive again
  • Saudi king approves extension of curfew until further notice
  • Uwais deliberately withholding information on financial activities of NSIPs — REPS
  • We’re yet to begin recruitment of 774,000 workers ― Keyamo
  • $6.9BN LOAN: Stop profiteering, looting with Covid-19, PDP tells FG
  • Covid-19: Total boosts Army, Rivers Govt capacity with containment resources
  • COVID-19: PETAN donates items to Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta States
  • Carveton pilots: You endanger lives with reckless media falsehood, Rivers Govt tells FG
  • Gov Makinde calls for prayers, sacrifice at Easter
  • COVID 19 Lockdown: Abiodun distributes relief materials to people in Ogun Central
  • Natasha Akpoti donates Kogi’s first ventilators to fight COVID-19
  • Kaduna Commissioner exposes man having sex with mother, child
  • Lockdown: Man, 30 attempts suicide, jumps from Onitsha flyover
  • Police arrest suspect for allegedly poisoning 143 bags of garden eggs in Enugu market
  • Rival groups in Ajah, Lagos set community on fire over land dispute
  • Kaduna reads riot act to bandits, anarchists, other criminals
  • Vanguard poll: 33 per cent Nigerians yet to believe coronavirus is real




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