Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has reported Six hundred and twenty-seven confirmed new cases of Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. The NCDC on Friday, June 12 confirmed the new cases on its official Twitter account. This brings the overall confirmed cases of the dreadful disease in Nigeria to 15181 with records of 4891 patients discharged, while 399 has reportedly died of the novel virus.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting the party governorship primary in Edo State. Obaseki was disqualified by the APC screening committee for the Edo governorship primary.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says the disqualification of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from the party primaries is justified by the APC constitution. Naija News reports that the APC National Chairman made this comment while speaking with journalists on Friday, a few hours after Obaseki was disqualified by APC screening committee from participating in the party’s primary election for the forthcoming Edo 2020 election slated for September.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has delivered his Democracy Day speech in commemoration of the country’s 2020 Democracy Day celebration. News reports that Nigeria has set aside today, June 12 as her democracy day, replacing May 29, which was initially celebrated as Democracy Day in Nigeria.
The family of the late Chief M.K.O Abiola has called on the federal government to officially recognize the late politician as a former President of Nigeria. The call was made on Friday by the head of the family, Chief Olanrewaju Abiola at the family house in Abeokuta on the occasion of the 2020 democracy day in the country.
A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, says the decision of the ruling party to disqualify Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from its June 22 governorship primaries may spell its doom in the Edo 2020 governorship election slated for September. Naija News reports that the former APC National Chairman made this comment in a statement signed by his media aide, Chief Ray Morphy, a few hours after the APC disqualified Obaseki.
Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari has given fresh updates on the alleged rift between the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola. The presidential media aide said on Friday that the alleged cold war between the two leaders was nothing but ‘mere distraction.’
A sporadic shooting three years ago at a nightclub has left a 32-year-old mother living a miraculous life after she survived gunshots that should have claimed her life. According to the report confirmed by Takieyah herself, she was shot twice on the stomach and her right leg in July 2017 by an unknown random attacker who shot sporadically at a crowd of nightclubbers, leaving three persons severely injured.
Nigerian local currency has remained stable for the second time this week running at the parallel segment of the foreign exchange market against the United States dollar. It sold at N450 to $1 on Friday and has remained at that rate so far. Naija news Understands that the stability of the naira is reinforced by the country’s foreign reserves, which have remained relatively stable at around $36.5 billion as on Thursday.
The online streaming platform, Netflix on Friday announced that it has signed a deal with the Nigerian movie producer, Mo Abudu. The development was revealed by the America streaming platform on their official Twitter account.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.