Nigerian Daily Trust Newspaper

Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 24 March, 2020)

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State

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Coronavirus: Anxiety as Bauchi residents await Gov.Bala’s test result

Anxiety has gripped the people of Bauchi state as they await the outcome of the coronavirus test conducted on the state governor, Bala Mohammed.

The governor had announced on Monday that he was isolating himself following contacts with Mohammed Atiku, son to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku’s son had tested positive to the dreaded corona virus and the Bauchi governor and some members of his entourage had made contacts with him abode a plane in Lagos.

Coronavirus: Stay at home, FG orders civil servants

The Federal Government on Monday directed federal civil servants from Grade Level 12 and below to stay and work from home with effect from Tuesday, to stem the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, gave the directive in a circular with reference number: HCSF/109/SJ/1/100 and titled “Compulsory stay at home of non-essential public servants on Grade Level 12 and below as a further measure to curtail the spread of Covid-19”.

Alleged fraud: Oyo-Ita arraigned, granted N100m bail

A former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, was yesterday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on charges of fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) brought the 18-count charges against Oyo-Ita two other individuals and seven companies.

Following the oral bail application by defence lawyers, Justice Taiwo Taiwo granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N100m and two sureties in like sum.

Atiku speaks on son’s COVID-19 status

Former Vice president Atiku Abubakar yesterday denied reports that his son who was diagnosed of COVID-19 visited nightclubs and Juma’at prayers before testing positive for the virus.

Atiku who was responding to reports that his son Mohammed had been to public places and may have exposed other people to the virus, in a statement, said, “The case neither attended the Friday Juma’at prayers nor any social gathering until his evacuation to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital on the 20th where he is being treated and managed.

Coronavirus: Number of cases in Nigeria rises to 40

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to 40 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Monday evening confirmed four new cases in the country.

The centre said three of the new cases were in Lagos State and one in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“Two of these cases are returning travellers,” the NCDC said.

Military kills over 50 terrorists, captures others in one week — DHQ

The Defence Headquarters yesterday disclosed that combined troops of the armed forces had killed over 50 terrorists and other criminals across theatres of operations in the country.

Coordinator, Directorate of Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the operations of the military in the last one week.

PDP shuts down offices nationwide

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shutdown activities at its national secretariats and states offices across the country.

The party in a statement last night by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it had also resolved to suspend all activities bordering on  congresses, rallies and other large gathering of its members.

“This decision has become imperative in respect to the need for continuous social distancing and other health safety measures against the spread of COVID-19 in our country,” the party said.

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