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Week In Review: Your Reactions To The Headlines On The Daily Report

Did you know that you can contribute to The Daily Report on Radio by commenting on issues here on the website?

On Fridays, we look at Headlines from different Newspapers and this weekend we zero in on a few dailies.

What are your reactions to the Headlines for this week? You can comment on any of the following headlines from the Punch, Vanguard and Daily Post. You can also talk about other headlines that captured your attention this week.

Your comments will be read out on The Daily Report on Friday May 22, 2020 at 7pm.

FG lists diseases responsible for 70 per cent of COVID-19 deaths

The federal government has said health challenges like tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes, HIV, kidney disease and cancer are responsible for 70 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, stated this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

40 percent of Nigerians poor – Buhari govt

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration on Thursday admitted that 40 percent of Nigerians are poor.

Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, while speaking to State House correspondents after the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja said Nigeria was in a very difficult time and facing a very significant economic downturn that has not been seen in its history.

COVID-19: Lagos govt paying up to N50,000 per test

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has claimed the state is paying up to N50,000 per COVID-19 test.

Abayomi also disclosed that over 16,000 people have been tested so far but maintained that the cost of testing is being borne by the state government and not individuals.

Lagos spent about N800M on 16,000 COVID-19 tests so far  

The Lagos State Government on Thursday, disclosed that it has spent at least N800 million in conducting 16,000 COVID-19 tests in the state.
Abayomi, while responding to questions from the newsmen, said each COVID-19 test cost between N40,000 to N50,000, while 16,000 tests have been conducted so far fully all expenses paid by the state government.

337,589 to benefit from home feeding in Lagos – Minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk, has said about 337,589 beneficiaries would gain from the modified school feeding programme in Lagos.

Farouk, who was represented by the Director, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDP’s, Mrs Margaret Ukegbu, said this at the inauguration of the school feeding programme in Lagos on Thursday. The identified and selected households will each receive 5kg bag of rice, 5kg bag of beans, vegetable and palm oil, salt, tomato paste and 15 pieces of eggs.

Buhari endorsed Obaseki, Akeredolu for second term, says Odigie-Oyegun

The immediate past National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has endorsed an agreement that Governor Godwin Obaseki and Rotimi Akeredolu of Edo and Ondo states respectively be returned for second term unless they do not wish to continue in office.

Governor Ayade orders resumption of Sunday services in Cross River

The Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has ordered the resumption of Sunday worship in the state.

The Governor’s order was contained in a press statement entitled “Resumption of Public Worship” issued on Wednesday night and signed by Mr. Christian Ita, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Governor Ayade.

Nigerians blast Buhari govt as ‘Chinese doctors turn ‘engineers’

Nigerians on social media have blasted the Federal Government for allegedly deceiving the people on the real mission of the 15 Chinese that arrived the country on April 8, 2020.

They cried out that the 15 Chinese that arrived on the account of providing medical advice to the country in the fight against coronavirus now do the work of engineers.

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7 comments

Adeniyi Adeneye May 22, 2020 at 2:05 am

One of the newspaper headlines that captured my attention most this week is that of the northern State governors lifting restrictions on religious gatherings. It is disturbing that while the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the cradle of the Islamic faith, introduced a 24-hour curfew during 5-day Eid-el-Fitri celebration as part of measures to control the spread of COVID-19 which means no Sallah celebration in the Kingdom, Kano and other northern States in Nigeria with rising cases of COVID-19 have lifted ban on religious gatherings during this same period despite objections by notable traditional leaders and Islamic religious groups. Are the concerned governors serious at all as they risk reversing all successes achieved in control over the devastating outbreak of COVID-19 in these States in recent weeks?

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Adeniyi Adeneye May 22, 2020 at 2:05 am

One of the newspaper headlines that captured my attention most this week is that of the northern State governors lifting restrictions on religious gatherings. It is disturbing that while the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the cradle of the Islamic faith, introduced a 24-hour curfew during 5-day Eid-el-Fitri celebration as part of measures to control the spread of COVID-19 which means no Sallah celebration in the Kingdom, Kano and other northern States in Nigeria with rising cases of COVID-19 have lifted ban on religious gatherings during this same period despite objections by notable traditional leaders and Islamic religious groups. Are the concerned governors serious at all as they risk reversing all successes achieved in control over the devastating outbreak of COVID-19 in these States in recent weeks?

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Michael May 22, 2020 at 3:39 am

I want to react to the headline that says ‘Nigerians blast Buhari govt as ‘Chinese doctors turn ‘engineers’’

It is very unfortunate that we have a Federal Government that is insincere.

How on earth will a government that claims it is working to bring about a more transparent society, not come clean on an issue bordering on the safety of Nigerians.

Nigerians have further lost faith in this administration for its alleged deception and untruthfulness regarding the real mission of these15 Chinese citizens that arrived the country on April 8, 2020.

How are we even sure they are engineers. How are we sure there isn’t more to this story?

I wonder why it’s so hard for this government to be straightforward for once.

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Canice Ifeanyi May 22, 2020 at 5:18 am

Good morning crew, am very scared of churches in in Cross River reopening, enough test hasn’t yet be conducted in that state to prove that they are all covid19 free, having people gather in large numbers may spell doom. They learn from Kano state mistakes.

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Egbedokun Sunday May 22, 2020 at 6:40 am

The Federal Government has come to a conclusion that only 40% are poor in Nigeria. I wonder how they arrive at this incredible number. What are the parameters used, when was this research carried out, who and who were contacted to participate in this research. Nigeria is full of drama oooo

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Sunday Adeboye May 22, 2020 at 10:39 am

How can this humanitarian minister be hiding under the school feeding squandered the little funds that’s left for Nigerians.
Instead of wasting this money unnecessary.
Let the federal government build Alimajiri schools across Nigeria, maybe five special school for Alimajiri in each state.
There is no way we can leave without having them among us.
Check Lagos they have fully sneak in every nook and cranny here in South West.
Returning them or whoever will cause doom for this country.
After this partial lockdown they will start driving okada break legs everywhere, some will even studies our activities and they will start kidnapping our people, some for ransome and other criminal activities.
Let us rethink so that will would not be sitting on a time bombs.

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Ine Stephen, from Ogun state May 22, 2020 at 5:29 pm

Good evening madam Ify, the order of Governor Ayade of cross River, in relation to the resumption of Sunday services in the state, is like attempting to test the depth of a rampaging ocean with both feet. The resultant effect will be calamitous !!!
It’s high time we started practicing intelligent Christianity in Nigeria.
God bless you madam Ify.

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