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Nigerian Tribune Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 21 March, 2020)

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Good Day Nigeria! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Nigerian Tribune Newspaper.

Coronavirus: FG Shuts Down Three International Airports

The Federal Government has shut down three international airports as part of its strategic measures to curb the spread of coronavirus across the country.

The airports are; Mallam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano; Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu; and the Port Harcourt Airport, Rivers.

Five Out Of Six South-West States Backed Ajimobi As APC Deputy National Chairman, Says Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshionhole, has dismissed the protest of the Ekiti State chapter of the party over the appointment of former Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as the Deputy National Chairman (South), saying that the majority of the South-West had their way on the matter.

The party in Ekiti State had protested against Ajimobi’s appointment to replace the previous occupant of the post, former Ekiti State governor, Chief Niyi Adebayo, who was appointed the Minister of Trade and Investment.

The state APC had announced its preference for Senator Gbenga Aluko to replace Adebayo as the Deputy National Chairman (South),

Finally, Italian Who Brought Coronavirus To Nigeria Discharged

The Italian who was diagnosed with the coronavirus and had been on treatment for some time has been declared negative of the virus and he is to be discharged from the isolation facility on Saturday.

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this on Friday night, saying the patient consented to donate one unit of white blood (plasma) before he was discharged. The blood plasma is rich in antibody proteins that target the #COVID19 virus.

According to Sanwo-Olu: “As the COVID-19 Incident Commander for Lagos, I am glad to inform you that the index case; the Italian gentleman is now negative.

Edmund Obilo, Popular Ibadan Broadcast Journalist, Quarantined At UCH Over Coronavirus

Popular Ibadan-based broadcast journalist, Edmund Obilo, is currently on admission at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, quarantined on suspicion of being a coronavirus case.

A source close to Edmund Obilo told Tribune Online that the journalist was admitted on Thursday evening following which his samples were taken and forwarded to Lagos for confirmation of his status.

Coronavirus: We Are Now Receiving Patients Suffering From Chloroquine Poisoning, Says Lagos Govt, NCDC Cautions Nigerians

The Lagos State government on Friday disclosed that following the announcement by President Donald Trump on Thursday that chloroquine can cure coronavirus, hospitals in the state has received patients suffering from chloroquine poisoning.

This was just as the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) told Nigerians to desist from self-medication over the coronavirus as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not approved chloroquine for the management of coronavirus.

The Lagos State government, through the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Health, Dr. Oreoluwa Finnih was quoted by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Gboyega Akosile, as saying that some hospitals in the state are now treating patients who took too many quantities of chloroquine, leading to poisoning.

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