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Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Nigerian Tribune Newspaper.
COVID-19: Nigeria Confirms Four New Cases, Toll Rises To 139
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, has announced four more new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), making the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria rise to 139.
“Four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in the FCT and 1 in Lagos,” NCDC tweeted.
“As at 08:00 pm 31st March there are 139 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.”
COVID-19: Ag. Appeal Court President Orders Suspension Of Cases In Abuja, Lagos, Ogun
Following the 14-day lockdown directive by President Muhammadu Buhari, with effect from March 30, 2020, the Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem has directed that all pending cases before the Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states divisions of the Court of Appeal should be put on hold in compliance with the lockdown directive of the president.
In a statement she personally signed and made available to newsmen on Tuesday, the Acting Appeal Court President said all proceedings in states not mentioned in the presidential lockdown directive shall continue in line with the directive of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad.
COVID-19: FG To Reach 11m Nigerians With Palliatives
About 11 million Nigerians are to benefit from the Federal Government’s palliatives to help them to mitigate the adverse effects of the measures imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
A member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs Sadiya Umar Farouk, disclosed this during the daily press briefing of the task force in Abuja on Tuesday.
FG Reduces Price Of Petrol By N1.50, Now Sells At N123.50
The Federal Government has further reduced the price of petrol by N1.50 and it is now to sell for N123.50 from this month.
According to a statement by the Executive Secretary of Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Abdulkadir Saidu, the agency said: “PPPRA, in line with the government approval for a monthly review of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) pump price, hereby announces Guiding PMS pump price of N123.50 per litre.
“The guiding price, which becomes effective 1st April 2020, shall apply at all retail outlets nationwide for the month of April, 2020.
COVID-19: Ondo Commences Fumigation Of Markets, Motor Parks
As part of the effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus from Ondo State, the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the fumigation of all markets and motor parks across the state
Akeredolu who gave this order on Tuesday said the exercise should commence immediately.
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