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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 5th June, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Friday, 5th June 2020

1. Interstate Movement May Resume On June 21

The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad has dropped a hint that interstate movement may resume on June 21.

The presidential aide dropped the hint in a post via his Twitter account on Thursday, 4th June where he quoted Dr. Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

2. 8 Policemen Killed As ‘Robbers’ Raid Kogi Police Station, Bank

No fewer than 9 persons, including eight policemen were shot dead at Isanlu, Kogi state, in a robbery attack at a branch of first generation bank in the town.

Among those who were killed was the divisional police officer (DPO), two policewomen, and four other police officers.

3. Buhari Approves Nomination Of Ngozi Iweala As WTO DG

Former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, has passed the test of competence as President Muhammadu Buhari declared her fit for the position of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The development was confirmed on Thursday, Jun 4 in a tweet by President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad.

4. Sanwo-Olu Reveals When Mosques, Churches Will Reopen In Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has revealed that from June 19 religious centres will be allowed to open in the state.

The Lagos State governor made this known on Thursday during his daily briefing on coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Government House, Marina.

5. Federal Government Paid N168b Subsidy To Oil Marketers – NLC President

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has berated President Muhammadu Buhari led administration for allegedly paying over one hundred billion Naira as fuel subsidy.

Naija News learnt the new revelation was given by NLC President Ayuba Wabba who stated this on Wednesday during a meeting with House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.

6. House Of Reps Reject Castration As Punishment For Rapists

The increase in the number of rape reported cases in Nigeria has raised the call for a review in our law and orders.

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted against a prayer seeking to recommend castration for rapists.

7. Biafra: MASSOB Leader, Uwazuruike Knocks IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has denied receiving money to drop agitations for Biafra.

The MASSOB leader was reacting to allegations credited to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in which he claimed the MASSOB leader had received an oil block from the Federal Government to drop agitations for Biafra.

8. The Name ‘State Of Osun’ Does Not Exist – Court

A High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, on Wednesday noted constitutionally, the name, ‘State of Osun,’ does not exist.

The Osun State High Court stated that the state is known as ‘Osun State’ in Nigeria’s constitution.

9. NCDC Reports 350 New Cases Of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported three hundred and fifty confirmed new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The center announced the new figures on Thursday, June 4 at about 11:43 on its official Twitter page.

10. Lagos Govt Reveals When Decision To Reopen Schools Will Be Made

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that the decision to reopen schools in Lagos State will be made in the next two weeks.

The Lagos State Governor made this known on Thursday during his daily briefing on coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Government House in Marina.

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

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