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Today’s evening news (Wednesday, April 8, 2020)

  • Punch
  • FG social investment initiative excludes poor Nigerians –N’Assembly
  • Lagos coronavirus cases rise to 130
  • Fear grips medical workers as LUTH, UITH isolate 40
  • 48 workers test positive for coronavirus in South African hospital
  • COVID-19: Zimbabwe doctors sue govt over lack of protection
  • COVID-19: WhatsApp places new limits on message forwarding
  • B’Haram loot shops, razes houses in Adamawa
  • FG social investment initiative excludes poor Nigerians –N’Assembly
  • FG partners states to feed pupils at home
  • Panel to monitor COVID-19 fund usage, says FG
  • FG knocks Oyakhilome for calling COVID-19 lockdown a scam
  • NMA demands Edo boundary closure, stiffer measures
  • Vaccine test: ASURI attacks French doctors, calls them racists
  • Atiku gives economic road map for Nigeria, others
  • Kogi gov sacks VC, Rector, names replacements
  • Katsina, Sokoto residents ignore social distancing
  • Edo reiterates stay-at-home directive
  • Two Kaduna pastors arraigned for holding Sunday service
  • Abia hands over food distribution to church leaders
  • CLO accuses A’Ibom lockdown team of extortion
  • Anambra traders protest N250,000 election levy
  • Nasarawa corps members donate face masks
  • LASG to begin relief package distribution’s second phase
  • Lagos makeshift market to hold on Thursday
  • Katsina records first COVID-19 death
  • France coronavirus deaths exceed 10,000
  • (www.punchng.com)
  • The Nation
  • NCDC confirms 16 cases as Lagos, FCT discharge eight patients 
  • World Bank releases $82m to Nigeria
  • China’s medical supplies for 18 African countries arrive in Accra 
  • Sterling Bank unveils N1b COVID-19 Fund for health workers
  • ECOWAS shares 30,500 test kits, 10,000 protective equipment to members
  • Chinese billionaire donates 500 ventilators to African countries
  • Global leaders to G-20: approve $8b emergency fund, others to contain COVID-19
  • 1,739 foreigners evacuated from MMIA
  • Reps minority caucus kicks as APC backs Chinese experts 
  • Free basic healthcare service for 20 million Nigerians 
  • N2tr Social Investment Programme a failure, say Lawan, Gbajabiamila
  • Court remands two pilots for flying expatriates into Rivers 
  • Fed Govt to cut FIRS’ N8.5tr target 
  • Finance Act: N25m tax exemption for companies, not individuals
  • Blackout imminent over 10,000 Mw stranded electricity
  • Chinese firm injects $221m equity into Lekki Ports  
  • Merger: Dangote Sugar, Savannah Sugar get regulatory approval
  • 11 marginal fields lose licences 
  • DSS traces foreign rice to Adamawa homes 
  • IPMAN, others back fuel subsidy removal
  • Wizkid, Tecno unveil Camon 15 
  • Buhari’s stimulus package good for economy, says Uzodinma
  • Zamfara governor, deputy’s names found at shrine
  • 23-year-old commits suicide in Kogi 
  • Relief materials hijacked at Lagos council
  • Toyin Abraham shares food, livestock to the elderly, widows in Osun
  • New York records largest single-day 731 deaths
  • China’s Wuhan lifts final restrictions 
  • (www.thenationonlineng.net)
  • Vanguard
  • Nigeria records 16 new cases of coronairus, total now 254
  • 3,000 health workers infected with coronavirus – WHO
  • CORONAVIRUS: 64-year old Nigerian dies in UK
  • Caverton appeals to FG to prevail on Wike to release its detained pilots
  • COVID-19: Social media experiences 61 percent increase
  • Buhari felicitates with Amb Igali at 60, lauds selfless service to Nigeria
  • Bringing Chinese doctors to Nigeria is against national interests — Reps minority caucus
  • Reactions trail bill seeking 2-month free power supply
  • COVID-19: Customs boss approves release of rice, other items worth N3.2bn
  • World Health Day 2020: NAS tells FG to review Healthcare practitioners remuneration, welfare
  • Govt breaching Pension Reform Act — Labour
  • $6.9BN COVID-19 loan, plot by FG to deceive Nigerians – PDP
  • PDP calls for policy statement on subsidy removal
  • Kidnapped Bauchi governor’s brother regains freedom
  • National Park boss calls for attitudinal change towards wildlife to avoid strange diseases
  • NiMet predicts thundery activities from Wednesday to Friday
  • Okowa hails David Mark at 72
  • COVID-19: Jigawa Govt extends stay home order to 2 weeks
  • Kwara fully locks down Offa to contain COVID-19
  • COVID 19: RCCG hands over medical equipment to Ogun Govt
  • LOCKDOWN: FCT Minister threatens tougher measures over violations
  • 2020 National Day of Mourning: 1, 142 persons violently killed in Q1 of 2020 — Global Rights
  • (www.vanguardngr.com)

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