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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 29th May, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Friday, 29th May 2020

1. Buhari Writes Reps, Seeks Fresh $5.513bn Loan

President Muhammadu Buhari has reached out to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of fresh $5.513bn loan.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, while reading the letter forwarded by the President at the plenary on Thursday, noted that the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, and some states of the federation.

2. Ondo, Edo, Oyo, 8 Others Get New Commissioners Of Police

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate posting/redeployment of new Commissioners of Police to some Commands/Formations.

This development was confirmed to Naija News in a statement in Abuja on Thursday by Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer.

3. CBN Reduces MPR To 12.5%

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reduced the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) from 13.50% to 12.50% for the second quarter of the year.

However, the Governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele who made this known while reading the communique at the end of the MPC meeting on Thursday revealed that the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) remained at 27.5%, Liquidity ratio at 30%.

4. Presidency Lists Buhari’s Major Achievements In 5 Years

The presidency has noted that President Muhammadu Buhari has touched the lives of Nigerians within the past five years in diverse ways, despite many challenges.

It listed the identified challenges to include economic, security, political, social, and many more.

5. Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Nassarawa State CAN Chairman

The Chairman of the Nassarawa State Christian Association of Nigerian, Bishop Joseph Masin has been abducted by some unknown bandits.

Naija News learnt that the abduction was confirmed by the immediate past Secretary of the association, Elder Yohanna Samari in Lafia.

6. NDDC’s Acting Finance Director, Bassey Etang, Is Dead

The Acting Executive Director of Finance of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Ibanga Bassey Etang, has died mysteriously from suspected food poisoning.

Naija News understands that Bassey Etang died on Thursday amid the Forensic Audit of the Commission ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.

7. President Buhari Approves Re-organization Of Nigeria Police Force

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved some re-organizations within the Nigeria Police Force with immediate effect.

The approvals are to make the force more effective in the discharge of its duties as well as bring security closer to the people of the country.

8. NCDC Lied, Kogi State Is COVID-19 Free – Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Government has rejected the report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) that two cases of COVID-19 were recorded within the province.

Speaking on the NCDC report via a statement on Wednesday, Saka Haruna Audu, Kogi health commissioner, said the state government has developed “full testing capacity” and “conducted hundreds of tests” which have all come back negative.

9. President Trump Reacts As America’s COVID-19 Death Toll Hits 100,000

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has reacted as the COVID-19 death toll in America hits 100,000.

Trump described the development as a very sad milestone and expressed sympathy to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives to the virus.

10. 2019/2020: Premier League Announces Season Resumption Date

The English Premier League board has announced that the 2019/2020 season matches will restart on the 17th of June 2020.

According to the Telegraph, the first game scheduled would have Sheffield United travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa while Arsenal FC, on the other hand, will be hosted by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

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

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