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Nigerian Tribune Newspaper Headlines (Thursday, 2 April, 2020)

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State

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

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

I Am Still In Charge As Governor Of Bauchi, Bala Mohammed Declares In Isolation 

Bauchi State governor, Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has declared that he is doing well, responding to treatment and still in charge as the Chief Security Officer of the state.

The governor in a 2 minutes video he sent to the people of Bauchi State via his Twitter handle on Wednesday evening thanked people of the state for standing by him in this trying moment saying that the solidarity has further lifted his desire to do more for the state.

Bala Mohammed who spoke in the Hausa language in the video reassured people of the state that he is responding to treatment well and will soon be out of isolation to enable him to continue with his official duties as the governor stressing that even now he is in charge of running affairs of the state in the proxy.

Ganduje, Wife Test Negative For COVID-19

Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his wife Prof. Hafsat Abdullahi Ganduje have both been tested negative for COVID-19.

“We thank Almighty Allah for this result which shows negative. That is how He (Allah) wishes. All those whose results are positive, we will continue praying for their quick recovery. Irrespective of race, nationality, ethnicity, social status, political or religious affiliations,” Abba Anwar Chief Press Secretary to the governor of Kano State, said.

Hunger Will Compel Nigerians To Defy Lockdown Order ― Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani in this interview with Tribune Online says there is a huge problem to be contained by the genuine distribution of palliatives otherwise the hunger will force people to the streets.

“The very time the stockpile of food by the people is exhausted, they will come out on the street and defy any order or directive, curfew or any lockdown. Again even if you are rich you cannot eat your money. People have to come out and sell food, people have to come out and produce food. And if they cannot produce food there will be hunger in the land,” Sani said.

NAFDAC Raises The Alarm Over Unregistered Hand Sanitizers In Circulation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public over distribution and sale of unregistered hand sanitizers in various parts of the country.

According to NAFDAC in a statement on Tuesday, the unregistered sanitizers are illegally distributed and sold under various names including: Mighti Shield Instant Hand Sanitizer; Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer; One Step Hand Sanitizer; Shield Germ Hand Sanitizer, Lima Hand Sanitizer; Senarita Hand Sanitizer, AUS-B Hand Sanitizer;
Bakson Hand Sanitizer and Peru Hand Sanitizer.

Contributions To CACOVID-19 Relief Fund Hit N15 Billion- CBN

Monetary contributions to the account set up at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the auspices of the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) have hit N15 billion.

A statement issued on behalf of the coalition by the Director, Corporate Communications, Central Bank of Nigeria, Isaac Okorafor, on Wednesday, listed 37 donors, including individuals, banks and other corporate organisations.

A breakdown of the contributions showed that the Central Bank of Nigeria and Aliko Dangote donated N2 billion each, while Abdul Samad Rabiu (Bua Sugar Refinery); Segun Agbaje (GTB); Tony Elumelu (UBA); Oba Otudeko (First Bank); Jim Ovia (Zenith Bank); Herbert Wigwe (Access Bank) and Femi Otedola of Amperion Power Distribution donated N1 billion each to the relief fund and many others.

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