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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 20 March, 2020)

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State

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After 87 days, Darius returns to Jalingo

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku on Thursday returned to Jalingo after spending 87 days outside the state and attributes his absence to injury from a slip on a staircase at home due to power outage.

He said the genesis of his absence was a domestic accident in his house in which he slipped off the staircase due to power outage, which compelled him to travel out of the country for medical treatment, and his subsequent stay in Abuja for recuperation.

FG shuts 104 unity schools

104 unity schools across the country would be closed on March 26 as part of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu gave the directive in a statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Gong, yesterday.

IPPIS: Some VCs collected N58,000 as February salary – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says some of its members who defaulted and keyed into the implementation of the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) are now “regretting.”

The Union hinted that some Vice Chancellors earned N58,000, while some Professors collected paltry N55,000 as February salary from the IPPIS.

The Coordinator of ASUU Lagos Zone, Prof Olusiji Sowande, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode in Ogun state.

El-Rufai leads c’ttee to review Covid-19

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has constituted a seven-member sub-committee chaired by the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, to “comprehensively” review the current trend and advise state governments on the set of actions required to address challenges of the Covid-19 on the economy.

The NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in a communiqué issued at the end a meeting on Wednesday night, said the members of the committee include governors of Kebbi, Ebonyi, Ogun, Nasarawa, Edo and Jigawa.

COVID-19: INEC postpones Bayelsa, Imo, Plateau by-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the four senatorial by-elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Plateau states over the Coronavirus global pandemic, with some recorded cases in the country.

National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, who disclosed this in Abuja, however, said the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states scheduled for September and October 2020 respectively are not affected.

Coronavirus: FG on top of situation – Presidency

The Presidency on Thursday assured Nigerians that the government was on top of the situation, just as Nigeria confirmed new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement today, said President Muhammadu Buhari trusts the relevant Ministers in his cabinet and the officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), who are providing him with constant updates and professional counsel.

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