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Here are the major headlines for Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Nation

  • EFCC arraigns ex-finance commissioner over ‘N379m misappropriation 
  • Tribunal suspends sittings over Coronavirus 
  • Civil Defence can’t regulate varsities security depts, says court
  • Military resumes onslaught against bandits in Zamfara 
  • Buhari mourns Senator Oko
  • Senator Tinubu praises council for learning infrastructure 
  • ASUU strike: Is timing right? 
  • OAU students as victims of ASUU/CONUA face-off
  • How peace can return to Edo APC, by Akerele 
  • Oshun: there is no alternative to restructuring
  • ‘$16b share of global industry investment not low’ 
  • PwC to simplify tax remittance process 
  • COVID-19: FCMB guarantees hitch-free services 
  • Fidelity Bank grows pre-tax profit by 21% to N30.4b 
  • Equities resilient as full remote trading takes off
  • GTB to conduct AGM by proxies
  • Nigeria cases jump to 51 as NCDC confirms five new cases 
  • COVID-19: Access Bank to build 1000-bed centres
  • Dangote rallies private sector operators against COVID-19 
  • COVID-19: World Bank Group, IMF seek suspension of debt repayments 
  • Air Peace, Aero Airlines, Arik Air, others suspend flights 
  • FIRS sacks directors 
  • COVID-19: Governors in self-isolation as ministers undergo test 
  • Aso Rock in partial lockdown, says presidency
  • COVID-19: Suspected case tested negative in Borno 
  • PDP urges Buhari to speak out on status of Presidential Villa 
  • COVID-19: FCT minister inspects 300-bed facility 
  • COVID-19: PFN declares three-days fasting
  • COVID-19: Anambra lawmakers suspend activities 
  • COVID-19: PDP to Bello: Subject yourself to test 
  • COVID-19: NDDC to provide drugs, ventilators for Niger Delta 
  • COVID-19: Bauchi, Imo, Ekiti shut markets
  • FCTA gives safety guideline to parks, transport operators 
  • Atiku seeks relief fund for poor Nigerians 
  • Delta’s N10m donation lifts scholarship fund
  • COVID-19: Kaduna Central Market fumigated 
  • COVID-19: Abia bans burials, weddings 
  • COVID-19: NAF airlifts medical materials 
  • COVID-19: Muslim clerics back govt  5:
  • Nasarawa PDP suspends Senator for misconduct
  • First Bank, others to boost e-learning 
  • COVID-19: Osinbajo, Oyetola test negative 
  • Imo unfolds plan for industrialisation 
  • COVID-19: Rivers, Kogi close entry, exit points   
  • Gombe Assembly suspends legislative activities 
  • Edo speaker, Prince Charles test positive for Coronavirus 
  • Osun begins contact tracing as state records first case 
  • Eight ministers undergo COVID-19 test 
  • COVID-19: Households can get N3 million 
  • CBN unveils N50b COVID-19 stimulus



  • Myth busters: Mosquitoes don’t transmit coronavirus – WHO
  • Gunmen kidnap Delta man after eating wife’s jollof rice
  • NNPC spent N218.18bn on ailing refineries in 2019
  • Senator wants ‘returnee’ lawmakers quarantined
  • Coronavirus: Lagos not on lockdown, says commissioner
  • Joshua ‘fit and healthy’ despite Queen, Charles contact
  • Lessons from the coronavirus pandemic
  • Gunmen kill three siblings, two women in Plateau
  • Weep not for Abba Kyari and Co
  • How we uncovered Ogun new coronavirus case –Hospital
  • COVID-19: Air Peace, Arik, others suspend domestic flights
  • Disquiet in FIRS as board sacks directors
  • Kyari: Buhari’s governance structure has collapsed, says PDP
  • COVID-19: Command extends enforcement to Lagos markets, stores
  • Military airlifts medical supplies, detection kits from China
  • Gunmen kidnap Delta man after eating wife’s jollof rice
  • COVID-19: Command extends enforcement to Lagos markets, stores
  • Lagos to discontinue 566 cases being prosecuted by police
  • Police arrest hackers of bank accounts in Anambra
  • Court jails two men for N22.5m fraud
  • Two feared killed as soldiers invade Bayelsa community
  • Suspected robbers nabbed for killing Katsina couple
  • Delta community protests land acquisition by govt
  • EFCC arraigns fake Atiku’s aide for N100m campaign fraud
  • Expert laments cultural hindrance to exclusive breastfeeding
  • CMA urges FG to step up COVID-19 containment efforts
  • Ekiti trains officers in infectious diseases control
  • Ighalo has proved me wrong–Ferdinand
  • Leicester shop for Ndidi’s replacement
  • Senator wants ‘returnee’ lawmakers quarantined
  • Villa coverage: PDP, CSOs knock Buhari for barring PUNCH, others
  • National Assembly meets Ahmed, Sylva, Emefiele over failing economy
  • COVID-19: Atiku pledges N50m, says Nigerians deserve palliative measures
  • Health minister’s absence sparks self-isolation rumour
  • PDP chairmanship aspirants, others clash at Cross River hotel
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