Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Wednesday, 1st, April, 2020

This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Wednesday, 1st, April 2020

COVID-19: Buhari, Osinbajo Have Sacrificed More Than Any Previous Government – Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina has reinstated the commitment of the presidency on the fight against COVID-19 Pandemic.

Speaking during an interview on Politics Today, Femi revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have been receiving half of their monthly salaries before the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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I Thought Coronavirus Was A Joke Until I Tested Positive- Gov. Seyi Makinde

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has said although he made a joke about COVID-19, the disease is real.

Recall that during a rally, held by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Ibadan on March 18, the governor had said the disease is not in his party.

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Federal Government Reduces Petrol Pump Price Again

The Federal Government has announced another reduction of the pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to N123.50 per litre.

Naija News reports that the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Executive Secretary, Mr Abdulkadir Saidu, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday night, March 31.

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11m Poor Nigerians Would Get COVID-19 Palliatives

The federal government has identified over 11 million poor Nigerians who would benefit from the palliatives to cushion the harsh effects of COVID-19.

As a result of the pandemic, schools, markets and shops have been shut down.

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Nigeria Records 4 New Coronavirus Cases, COVID-19 Now 139 Cases

Nigeria has recorded 4 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the West African country.

Naija News reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Tuesday evening, March 31.

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