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1 year ago, Mohamed Salah And Liverpool Won The Champions League

Liverpool, an unsuccessful finalist in 2018, added a sixth Champions League to their league table exactly 1 year ago.

This June 1, 2019, the Reds faced the Spurs in the final of the 2019 Champions League.

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring on the penalty spot following a hand from Moussa Sissoko in his box. And the Belgian Divock Origi scored the goal of the break a few minutes before the end of the game.

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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

1. FG Lifts Ban On Religious Gatherings

The ban on religious gatherings across the country has been lifted by the Federal Government.

Recall that a ban was imposed on the religious programs across the country two months ago, to check the spread of coronavirus.

2. Federal Government Reduces Fuel Price To N121.50

The Federal government had announced a new fuel price band of N121.50 per litre for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol.

The PPPRA, which is an agency of the Federal Government, disclosed this in a circular to fuel marketers dated May 31, 2020, which was obtained by our correspondent on Monday.

3. Obaseki Meets With Buhari, Presents Nomination Form To Him

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki had a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.

This was as seven other governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party.

4. Shehu Sani Reacts As Bandits Kill APC Chairman, Others In Katsina State

Human rights activist and former Senator who represented Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has reacted to the recent spate of killings in Katsina State.

Particularly, the former lawmaker blamed the government and security operatives for the renewed killings and general insecurity.

5. Gov Bello Admits COVID-19 In Kogi, Lockdown Kabba, Bunu

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has taken a move to back the report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on two index cases of Coronavirus confirmed in the state.

Naija News recalls that the NCDC on Wednesday, May 28 confirmed 2 cases of the novel virus in Kogi State, a report that was denied by the state government with claims that the state is free of the Coronavirus pandemic.

6. Ex-Lover To New Wife Of Hameed Ali Rants, Demands Over N9m

Earlier, NaijaNews reported that the comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali married a new wife, Zainab Yahaya.

His wedding had held on saturday to Yahaya, two years after his first wife, Hadiza Jummai died.

Meanwhile, his new wife’s ex lover, has threatened legal action if he’s not refunded the sum of N9,081,207.45 spent on her over the course of their relationship.

7. Dangiwa Hits Buhari Hard In Fresh Open Letter

A retired colonel and former military governor of Kaduna State, Umar Dangiwa has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of giving preference to some tribes over others in Nigeria.

Dangiwa further stated that the enthusiasm that is supposed to greet the president’s celebration of his 5th year in office is not shared by many Nigerians because they are not satisfied with his leadership.

8. Edo State: APC Governors Hold Emergency Meeting To Save Obaseki

Some Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, held a fence-mending meeting with the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole on Monday.

It is understood that the meeting is connected with the political developments in Edo State ahead of the June 22 party primaries and the September 2020 governorship election in the state.

9. Nigerians To Start Paying N50 Stamp Duty On Electronic Receipts, Notifications

Nigerians will now be charged stamp duties on all forms of electronic notifications including SMS and messages on any electronic platform such as emails and WhatsApp messages.

According to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), henceforth, Nigerians will be charged N50 for these notifications.

10. Man Utd Agrees Loan Contract Extension With Ighalo

Manchester United has reached an agreement with former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo for a contract extension to his current loan deal.

Naija News can confirm the on-loan forward has agreed to extend his current deal which will keep him at Old Trafford until January 2021.

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

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COVID-19: List Of States With New Cases, Discharged Patients And Death Recorded

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday night reported Four hundred and Sixteen confirmed new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The new update by the NCDC brings the total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country to 10578, with deaths recorded risen to 299 while 3122 patients also discharged after testing negative to the novel virus.

See below the breakdown of states with confirmed cases of COVID-19; including active patients, discharged patients and deaths recorded in Nigeria.

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 5,135 4,255 825 55
Kano 958 673 240 45
FCT 674 454 200 20
Katsina 371 253 99 19
Edo 325 243 69 13
Oyo 302 197 98 7
Kaduna 288 110 170 8
Borno 288 94 168 26
Ogun 280 111 160 9
Jigawa 270 130 135 5
Bauchi 240 11 221 8
Rivers 239 157 68 14
Gombe 161 33 122 6
Sokoto 116 6 96 14
Kwara 111 73 37 1
Plateau 105 34 69 2
Delta 88 63 17 8
Nasarawa 80 58 19 3
Zamfara 76 0 71 5
Yobe 52 21 24 7
Akwa Ibom 45 29 14 2
Osun 45 6 35 4
Adamawa 42 11 27 4
Ebonyi 40 32 8 0
Imo 39 25 14 0
Niger 33 23 9 1
Kebbi 33 0 29 4
Ondo 28 3 21 4
Bayelsa 21 11 8 2
Ekiti 20 2 16 2
Enugu 18 6 12 0
Taraba 18 8 10 0
Abia 15 8 7 0
Anambra 11 7 3 1
Benue 9 8 1 0
Kogi 2 2 0 0

Meanwhile, the ban on religious gatherings across the country has been lifted by President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government after months of suspension due to the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.

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NCDC Reports 416 New Cases Of COVID-19

Four hundred and Sixteen new cases of Coronavirus has been confirmed in Nigeria by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

The health sector disclosed the newly discovered figures of the dreadful virus via its official website and on the microbloggin site on Monday, June 1, 2020.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases of the novel virus in Nigeria to 10578, Naija News understands.

Also, death cases as at the time this update was given ha rises to 299 while a total of 3122 patients have recovered and been discharged by the NCDC.

See details of the newly reported cases below.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in Jigawa State, Nura Basirka, has confirmed the death of a Medical Doctor working with the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu in Jigawa State, Dr Naseer Adam.

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Medical Doctor Dies From Coronavirus Related Symptoms


The Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in Jigawa State, Nura Basirka, has confirmed the death of a Medical Doctor working with the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu in Jigawa State, Dr Naseer Adam.

According to Basirka, the 36-year-old doctor died after suffering from Coronavirus related symptoms.

He noted that the deceased contracted the virus after he managed a patient with an acute respiratory infection about three weeks ago.

The patient returned to the hospital again due to worsening breathlessness and after isolation, the patient tested positive for COVID-19.”

Four days ago, the doctor started having running nose and dry cough.”

He was later admitted in the Hospital for acute respiratory disease which was later confirmed as COVID-19.”

The deceased was born in Jos, Plateau State, in 1984, he attended Primary and Secondary School in Jos.

He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2012 and had his housemanship in the Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kudu.

Meanwhile, the state government has confirmed that it has discharged another 22 COVID-19 patients after testing negative.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 discharged patients to 181 out of 270 confirmed cases in the state.

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BREAKING: Obaseki Matches To Aso Rock, Meets With Buhari Over APC State Chapter Crisis

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Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki had a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, today.

This was as seven other governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party.

They held these meeting 24 hours after they met with
Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling party, to intervene in the crisis between Oshiomhole and Obaseki.

The duo’s rift has caused a split in the Edo chapter of the APC and this has raised lots o tension as the September election is fast approaching.

While the national working committee (NWC) headed by Oshiomhole has settled for direct primary in the state, Obaseki and his loyalists are seeking indirect primary.

During their meeting with Tinubu, he was said to have told them that direct primary would allow aspirants test their popularity.

Obaseki and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is believed to have the backing of Oshiomhole, would vie for the party’s governorship ticket on June 22.

Among the governors who met with Oshiomhole are Sanwo-Olu, Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Abulramam Abdulrazak (Kwara) and Inuwa Yayaya  (Gombe).

The meeting was ongoing at the time this report was filed.

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CNPP Questions Buhari Over Nigeria’s Increasing Debt Profile

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President Muhammadu Buhariled government has been called on Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, to be transparent over the increasing debt profile of Nigeria.

The Secretary-General of CNPP, Willy Ezugwu, made this call in a statement released on Monday

Mr Ezugwu further stated that the decision of the Federal Government to resort to external borrowing at the slightest chance is creating problems for the country’s future.

CNPP charged the All Progressives Congress-led government to reduce the cost of governance and explore other options, including harnessing non-oil revenues, instead of borrowing.

Ezugwu recalled that Nigeria’s internal and external debt stock stood at N12.06 trillion ($63.5 billion) as of March 2015.

“But as of September 30, 2019, according to the Debt Management Office (DMO), Nigeria’s total public debt jumped to about N26.2 trillion (or $85.4 billion).”

CNPP further stated that the Nigerian Senate which lament over the increase in the nation’s debt still went ahead to approve a fresh loan.

In March this year, the same Nigerian lawmakers approved President Buhari’s $2.36 billion loan request. In April, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved $3.4 billion in emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Financing Instrument to Nigeria.”

The coalition of parties revealed that they were surprised when President Buhari’s administration, despite getting tranches of Abacha loots, is seeking a fresh $5.513 billion.

CNPP expressed worry over the Buhari administration’s revelation that debt servicing would gulp a part of the total revenue accruable to Nigeria in 2020.

“The government is now spending N2.452trn or 29% out of its N8.42trn set as revenue target in 2020 to service debts. When a country continues to borrow in the face of rapidly dwindling oil revenue, the future of Nigerians yet unborn will eventually be squandered by our generation.”

CNPP decried that in many parts of the country, foreigners are “harvesting Nigeria’s solid minerals free of charge while the federal government has continued to borrow to fund the 2020 budget”.

The political parties in their call to reduce cost of governance, called for the blocking of leakages, farmers’ empowerment, improved internal security and provision of incentives to encourage young people to invest in farming.

Meanwhile, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sent a Freedom of Information request to Buhari to provide spending details of all loans obtained by his government since May 29, 2015.

The president was given a seven days ultimatum to provide the details.

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Breaking! FG Lifts Ban On Religious Gatherings

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The ban on religious gatherings across the country has been lifted by the Federal Government .

Recall that a ban was imposed on the religious programs across the country two months ago, to check the spread of coronavirus.

However, during a briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the PTF, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the relaxation of the ban for four weeks.

“The PTF submitted its recommendations and the PRESIDENT has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June, 2020, subject to review-:

Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the national response to COVID-19; application of science and data to guide the targeting of areas of on-going high transmission of COVID-19 in the country;

Mobilisation of all resources at State and Local Government levels to create public awareness on COVID 19 and improve compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions within communities; sustenance of key non-pharmaceutical interventions that would apply nationwide and include: ban of gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace;

“Relaxation of restriction on places of Worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments.”

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Kwara CP Warns Public Against Imposters On Social Media

The Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, Kayode Egbetokun, has warned kwarans who are creating social media accounts with his details.

The CP on Monday noted that some unscrupulous elements in the state have created various social media using his pictures.

Mr Egbetokun in a statement released through the command spokesperson, Ajayi Okasanmi, in Ilorin condemned that fraudulent act, he said “one of such is a Facebook account with the name Kpansa Terhem using the picture of the commissioner of police for obvious sinister motives.”

“The command wishes to state in unambiguous terms that the commissioner of police does not operate any Facebook account and as such wishes to warn the general public to beware of the antics of these social media bullies and fraudsters so as not to fall for their tricks.”

The command also called on the people of Kwara to ignore any request coming from anyone using the name or pictures of CP Kayode Egbetokun in any social media accounts.

Mr Okasanmi urged them to report to the police public relations office of the Kwara state police command.

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Dino Melaye Reacts To The Rape, Muder Of Uwaila Omozuwa

Dino Melaye Reacts As Appeal Court Nullifies Kogi West Election

Former lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, has reacted to the rape and murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.

Dino in his reaction called on the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Director-General of the Department of States Services, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, to apprehend the perpetrators of the rape and murder of the 100-level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, UNIBEN.

Recall that the deceased was raped in the premises of a Redeemed Christian Church Of God while reading in the church which located in Benin City.

The former lawmaker who took to his Twitter account on Monday further stated that he would protest if the perpetrators of the crime are not arrested.

Dino tweeted: “Law Enforcement Agencies must find perpetrators of Rape and Murder of 22-Year-old Uwa Omozuwa that happened in a Church in Benin city.”

“The Attorney General of the Federation, IGP and DG DSS must unravel the demons responsible, or we take to the street. Enough is Enough.”

Meanwhile, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, in a post on his Instagram account condemned the terrible incident.

Adeboye commiserated with the family of the deceased and promised that the church is ready to work with the authorities to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.