Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 3rd April, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Friday, 3rd April 2020

1. Nigeria Gets N2.2bn From Germany To Fight COVID-19

The German Mission in Nigeria has pledged €5.5m (N2.2bn) to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund for the fight against COVID-19 in the West African country.

Naija News reports that the €5.5m (N2.2bn) pledge disclosed in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria on Thursday, April 2.

2. Nigeria’s Debt Profile Increases To N27.4tn

The Debt Management Office (DMO ) has revealed that Nigeria’s total debt profile has risen once more despite several palliative measures from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

According to DMO the total amount borrowed by the Federal Government alongside the 36 states of the federation grew to N27.4 trillion at the end of 2019.

3. FG Withdraws Request For Coronavirus Help From US Billionaire, Elon Musk

The Federal Government of Nigeria has backtracked on its earlier request for help from US billionaire, Elon Musk in combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Naija News reports Musk had taken to his official Twitter handle to disclose that his firm had extra ventilators that had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in America for a giveaway.

4. 2023: Igbo Presidency! Call Your Son To Order – Arewa Youths Warn Southeast

You can not have a loosed dog out there backing around without calling him to order and yet you want Nigerians to support you in taking over leadership of the country.

Those are the words of Yerima Shettima, the president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) in a recent conversation with newsmen while speaking about Southeast chances in the 2023 presidential election.

5. Federal Government Begs World Bank For Debt Relief

The Federal Government of Nigeria has begged for debt relief from the Apex Bank in the world as it continues to battle with COVID-19 pandemic.

Naija News understands that the request was made alongside other African countries as the Minister of Finance from African countries revealed that the debt relief should be done with the support of multilateral and bilateral financial institutions.

6. Coronavirus Lockdown: Don’t Trample On Citizens’ Rights – IG Warns Police Officers

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has cautioned officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force currently deployed for the enforcement of the lockdown and social restriction orders to ensure that the rights of Nigerians are not infringed upon under any pretext.

Also, persons on essential duties, duly exempted from the restriction orders, should be accorded due courtesies and unfettered access to and fro their places of duty.

7. COVID-19: AfDB Approves $2m Emergency Fund For African Countries

The leadership of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved two million dollars emergency assistance for the World Health Organisation (WHO), to reinforce its capacity to help African countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued by the bank’s communication and external relations department on Wednesday it said the fund would also help mitigate the impacts of the pandemic.

8. APC Expels Gombe Lawmaker Over Anti-Party Activities

House of Representatives member representing Akko federal constituency, Rep Usman Bello Kumo got dismissed from the All Progressives Congress over alleged anti-party activities.

Naija News learnt that the leadership of the Kumo East ward chapter of Akko local government which is the ward of the lawmaker took the decision and related same to the National Chairman of the party in a letter dated 1st, April, 2020.

9. COVID-19 Lockdown: Give Food To Your People, Apostle Suleman Tells Governors

The founder and senior pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman has urged state governors to make food available to their people throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

The clergyman noted that the food reserves across the nation should be meant for emergencies such as the one that has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

10. PDP Tells Buhari To Reduce Petrol Pump Price Further

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has released a fresh demand to the APC led federal government with regards to the newly announced pump price of N123.50k price.

According to a statement by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the appropriate price per liter be fixed at N90 and not N123.50k.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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