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Here are the major headlines for Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Nation

  • COVID-19: Be friendly in enforcing lockdown, Sanwo-Olu charges security operatives
  • E-Money: SARS arrests two in Imo 
  • Herbal medicine can cure Coronavirus, says Ooni 
  • Makinde tests positive
  • Abiodun tests negative 
  • I ‘murdered’ Coronavirus, says discharged survivor
  • Fasanmi: history will be kind to Tinubu for sustaining democracy 
  • Don’t panic over restriction, says Sanwo-Olu 
  • Landlord’s wife slashes tenant’s face with razor 
  • ‘Not everybody should undergo Coronavirus test’ 
  • Minister to journalists: your ID your pass  
  • Soyinka to states: Don’t cede your powers to Fed Govt 
  • Fed Govt exempts banks from restriction 
  • Two suspects held for murder 
  • Spanish coronavirus cases overtake China 
  • COVID-19: CBN, Citibank accounts ready for collections 
  • CBN suspends cheque clearing from today 
  • Military confirms index case of Coronavirus 
  • Nigeria medical doctors cry out 
  • Senators to donate 50 per cent salaries 
  • NNPC loading depots to remain operational 
  • Nigeria earned $32.63b from oil, gas in 2018 
  • Sanwo-Olu receives N1b from UBA 
  • Elumelu, family test negative for COVID-19 
  • Obiano quarantines self in Anambra 
  • Buhari signs COVID-19 law 
  • Fed Govt deploys relief materials to Lagos, Ogun
  • Ajimobi commends Buhari over nationwide address 
  • Buhari thanks Tinubu, Adenuga, Alakija, banks, others
  • Governors back President’s action 
  • Sultan cautions Muslim clerics against misleading followers 
  • NAFDAC orders chloroquine production
  • Fed Govt prepares fiscal stimulus package 
  • COVID-19 rattles global markets 
  • Neymar denies flouting social distancing rules 
  • Fed Govt deploys relief materials to Lagos, Ogun
  • Amokachi names Mikel as greatest Nigerian player
  • Ajimobi commends Buhari over nationwide address
  • Nigeria records second death 
  • Kalu gets permission to return to Nigeria 
  • Buhari thanks Tinubu, Adenuga, Alakija, banks, others 
  • Lagos holds first-ever virtual Exco meeting 
  • NAFDAC orders chloroquine production 
  • Trump extends U.S. guidelines beyond Easter
  • Four others discharged from isolation centre 
  • China report drop in new cases 
  • NCDC tracing 6,000 contacts 
  • UN demands $2.5trn aid for poorer countries 
  • Coronavirus: India’s lockdown sparks huge mass migration 
  • Toyota seeks $9b credit line from banks 
  • Residents rush to stock food items 
  • Where was the President? 
  • Chinese firms defy govt’s order 
  • Messi confirms pay cut for Barca players 
  • LAWMA officials get protective tools



  • Nigerian student dies of coronavirus weeks before graduation
  • COVID-19: We don’t know how long this will last –FG
  • COVID-19: Masquerader arrested for defying order, threatening cops
  • Naira plunges further, dollar sells for N412
  • Coronavirus: Eagles stars queried for falling to make donations
  • Abuja, Lagos, Ogun lockdown: Soyinka, SAN, AGF fight over legality of Buhari’s directive
  • Joshua, Ruiz set for trilogy, says Hearn
  • Electricity tariff to increase on Wednesday
  • Sultan knocks Islamic clerics for misleading Muslim followers
  • Husbands kick, wives rejoice at stay-at-home order
  • Nigeria’s economy fragile before COVID-19 pandemic –Finance minister
  • Four killed during cultists, hoodlums’ clashes in Lagos
  • Cross River turns back 35 US oil workers, demands thorough screening
  • Rohr named amongst Bordeaux’s five greatest players
  • Oil price plunges to $22, lowest in 18 years
  • Electricity tariff to increase on Wednesday
  • Sultan knocks Islamic clerics for misleading Muslim followers
  • Police nab lady for killing lover in Imo
  • Two Chinese kidnapped in Ebonyi
  • NDLEA arrests two for dealing in hard drugs
  • Two fun seekers drown in Ekiti
  • Hoodlums butcher photographer, injure Lagos monarch, others
  • How my assistant and I escaped Ondo explosion – Truck driver




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