Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported three hundred and twenty-nine (329) new cases of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The health agency confirmed on Friday night, August 14 confirmed the new cases in a tweet on its official account on the microblogging site, Twitter. The development brings the overall confirmed cases of the dreaded disease to 48,445 in Nigeria, Naija News understands.
The reason behind the suspension of 12 senior officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by President Muhammadu Buhari has been revealed. The officials include the EFCC Executive Secretary, Olanipekun Olukoyede, in July suspended by Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, on the orders of President Buhari.
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has officially joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) ahead of the Ondo State Governoship Election. Naija News reports that Agboola Ajayi on Thursday declared intentions to run for governorship under the ZLP.
UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon has noted that the security crisis in the Northeast of Nigeria calls for urgent support for victims of the attack. Kallon further stated that the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in the region is the highest ever recorded in five years of a joint humanitarian response.
The National Judicial Council, NJC has released names of nominees for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court. The development is coming following a recommendation by the NJC for the appointment of 22 judges for the Supreme Court and various other courts in the country.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has accused a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia of changing his words after been interrogated by its operatives. The DSS in a statement on Friday by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya claimed that Malafia had apologized profusely for his comments about Boko Haram when he honoured an invitation at the Service’s Plateau State Command.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has accused some religious leaders of fanning the flames that cause the violence in Kaduna State. He made this known when receiving a delegation led by Primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba.
Traditional Rulers suspended in Anambra State by Governor Willie Obiano have new Lexus SUVs from oil magnate and billionaire, Arthur Eze. Naija News had reported earlier that Governor Obiano suspended 12 traditional rulers for going on a trip to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, with Eze to see President Muhammadu Buhari.
German champions, Bayern Munich on Friday, humiliated Spanish giants, Barcelona in their Champions League Quarter-Final clash. The Germans scored as early as the 4th minute of the game through Thomas Muller and continued to dominate the game till the final whistle.
Kiddwaya, the current Deputy Head of House of the ongoing BBNaija Lockdown with BBNaija HOH Erica will be after the reality television show. Naija News recalls that Erica, a female Housemate of the ongoing BBNaija Lockdown show, had said she is physically attracted to Kiddwaya who she described as her “Bestie and Special friend” during Sunday live eviction.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.