Punch Newspaper Review

Punch Newspaper Headlines (Wednesday, 1 April, 2020)


Good Morning Nigeria! Happy New Month! Hope you all are doing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Punch Newspaper. We prepare it as a quick-read for our visitors who also enjoys Punch News.

Why Cross River denied 35 Americans entry –Ayade’s aide

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, Christian Ita, has explained why 35 American oil workers were denied entry into Cross River State on Monday.

“We insisted that they should go back and be properly tested before they could come in. We have blocked our boundaries; so, if they must come in because the Federal Government wants them to come in and do one or two things, they have to be sure that they are free of infections, because prevention, they say, is better than cure.

“They didn’t get to Cross River. They were en route to Cross River but they were not allowed to land. They went back to Abuja. They were never in Cross River,” Ita told Punch.

Zamfara cleric chains 56 persons at illegal centre, arrested

Zamfara State Government has arrested an Islamic cleric for chaining 56 persons in an illegal rehabilitation centre in Gusau town, the state capital for spiritual healings.

The cleric, Mallam Iliyasu Maimamari, was arrested on Tuesday by a team of policemen and all the 56 victims were also evacuated and taken to The Government Rehabilitation Centre in the state, while those with minor problems were taken to their homes.

NERC suspends electricity tariff increase

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has suspended the proposed increase in electricity tariffs initially slated for today.

NERC had on January 4, in its December 2019 Minor Review of Multi Year Tariff Order 2015 and Minimum Remittance Order for the Year 2020 for the 11 Discos, said that consumers would start to pay more for electricity from April 1.

“There shall be no increase in tariffs of end-use customers on April 1, 2020,” the commission said in a new order.

Why we embarked on strike during coronavirus crisis – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities says it ordered its members, who are lecturers across universities, to embark on strike during the coronavirus pandemic because there would never be a time approved for such an action.

FG reduces petrol price to N123.5 per litre

The Federal Government on Tuesday night reduced the price of petrol from N125/litre to N123.5/litre.

Announcing the reduction, the Executive Secretary of the PMS pricing regulator, Abdulkadir Saidu, said, “PPPRA, in line with the government approval for a monthly review of Premium

“Motor Spirit pump price hereby announces guiding PMS pump price of N123.50 per litre.

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