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Here are the major headlines for Monday, March 30, 2020


  • Telecoms subscribers rise to 184.6 million, says NBS
  • Ex-Falcons captain labels Nigerian government incompetent
  • We are in touch with our athletes – Dare
  • Fidelity Bank plans 14-day closure in Lagos, Ogun, FCT
  • Tokyo Olympics: Qualified athletes will keep their slots, says NOC
  • Xavi ready to coach Barcelona
  • Petrol imports: Marketers raise concerns over dollar shortage
  • Stallion offers govt hospitals three-month free rice, fish
  • FG plans Internet connection for varsities, others by 2025
  • We’ll sustain power transmission despite COVID-19 – TCN workers
  • Coronavirus could claim up to 200,000 US lives, says Fauci
  • Senators donate half salaries, to slash NASS 2020 budget
  • Kwara gov gives 10-month salaries to fight coronavirus
  • Reduce pump price to N90, PDP tells Buhari
  • Aides fret as 10 senators go into self-isolation
  • Hoodlums butcher photographer, injure Lagos monarch, others
  • How my assistant and I escaped Ondo explosion – Truck driver
  • Final year undergraduate drowns in Ebonyi hotel
  • Police nab telecom mast vandals in Ogun
  • Anambra man allegedly kills wife, locks up self with corpse
  • COVID-19: Cybercrime, fraud may rise due to lockdown, IG warns


The Nation

  • ‘We are testing the wrong people’ 
  • Air Peace evacuates 274 Israelis to Tel-Aviv 
  • NNPC hands medical equipment over to UniAbuja Hospital 
  • ‘Fed Govt requires N2 trn to assist the poor’ 
  • Dangote to build 600 bed isolation facility in Kano 
  • Dare draws fresh plans for Tokyo 2020 
  • Ize-Iyamu: Asiwaju is a reformer 
  • LAMATA hails firm for Coronavirus support  5:
  • Knocks for NCDC’s ‘selective testing policy’ 
  • Senate backs Buhari on lockdown as Adebgoruwa kicks 
  • Tinubu a distinguished democrat, says Ogala 
  • Stimulus package: Lagos warns against sale of food packs
  • ‘He has contributed to development’ 
  • COVID-19: Cases hit 686,199 with 32,277 deaths 
  • We have 60-day fuel sufficiency, says NNPC 
  • Stock market transactions halve as Coronavirus shuts trading floors
  • Immigration Comptroller, UCH CMD, others test positive for COVID-19 
  • Tinubu: I didn’t call for printing of naira notes
  • ‘He remains an incontestable icon of politics’ 
  • COVID-19: I’ve been working from home, says Kyari 
  • COVID-19: More states shut ‘borders’, impose curfew
  • N100b healthcare stimulus: CBN sets N2b limit for borrowers 
  • Buhari shuts down Lagos, Abuja, Ogun for 14 days
  • APC stalwart is a pathfinder, says Sanwo-Olu 
  • Tinubu donates N200m to contain COVID-19 
  • Fafowora at 79 
  • COVID-19 is not airborne, says WHO 
  • Rotary donates N2m to Abule-Ado fire fund 
  • Ondo takes preventive campaign to monarchs 
  • Ilorin Emirate youths donate to the needy 
  • Why I beheaded four-year-old nephew, by suspect 
  • Soldiers attack newspaper distribution vans  
  • Abuja pastor arrested for violating ban on worship places 
  • Philanthropist’s mother abducted in Jigawa 
  • Troops kill nine bandits in Zamfara crackdown




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