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Vanguard Newspaper Headlines (Wednesday, 1 April, 2020)

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

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

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COVID-19: Akeredolu orders fumigation of markets, motor parks in Ondo State

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has ordered the fumigation of all markets and motor parks across the state to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Akeredolu, while briefing newsmen on COVID-19 in Akure on Tuesday, said the exercise would commence immediately.

COVID-19: Why we suspended electricity tariff hike — Minister

The Minister of Power, Engr. Saleh Mamman, has explained that the suspension of take-off of the new electricity tariff hike till next three months was in line with President’ Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement of March 29 granting a moratorium for certain Federal Government’s funded facilities to the Nigerian public.

Mamman, who stated this in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, explained further that the decision was  one of several critical actions the administration was taking to ensure citizens had power supply in this difficult time.

Oil price slump: FG further slashes fuel price to N123.50 per litre

The Federal Government, Tuesday, further slashed the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, to N123.50 per litre, with effect from April 1, 2020, from N125 per litre.

The new price, which would last throughout the month of April, was coming on the back of a continuous decline in the price of crude oil in the international market.

Reps donate two months salaries to fight against COVID-19

The House of Representatives has resolved to donate two months’ salaries of its entire membership to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila announced on Tuesday.

The two-month salary donation, the Speaker said, will be independent of the contributions by individual lawmakers to alleviate the hardship that their constituents face at this time of national emergency.

COVID-19: Why we refused 35 Americans entry into Calabar ― Ayade’s aide

Cross River State government has dismissed as untrue, news of an alleged Airpeace flight carrying 35 Americans or any other flight making a purported landing at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport on Monday evening.

Dismissing the report, Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Media& Publicity, Mr Christian Ita, in a statement on Tuesday said that there was arrangement in place for the flight to come but the governor outrightly refused.

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