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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 16th May, 2020

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 16th May 2020.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

1. NCDC Reports 288 New Cases Of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed two hundred and eighty-eight new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 5445 as reported by the NCDC.

2. CJN Tanko Issues Fresh Directive To Judges Over Nigeria Prisons

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday directed all Chief Judges (both federal and state levels) to take steps to decongest prisons in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the directive was given as a measure to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

3. N-Power Update: Minister Confirms When Beneficiaries Will Get April Stipend

The 500,000 beneficiaries under the N-Power scheme of the federal government of Nigeria will soon start smiling to the bank as their April stipend will soon be paid. According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, the processing of their payment was already at the final stage.

4. Dokpesi Makes Shocking Revelation After Recovering From COVID-19

Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, on Friday announced that he has recovered from the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Naija News recalls that Dokpesi had three weeks ago tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

5. EFCC: Building Forfeited By Diezani To Be Used As Isolation Center In Lagos

A building reportedly forfeited by former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke has been handed over by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for use as an isolation centre. It is understood that the anti-graft agency handed over the property to officials of the Lagos state government on Friday.

6. See The Drugs Lagos Coronavirus Patients Are Treated With

The Lagos state government has disclosed the type of drugs used for Coronavirus patients in the state in order to ensure their recovery from the pandemic. Naija News reports that the Medical Director of the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Dr Bowale Abimbola, disclosed this in an exclusive interview with EkoHotBlog.

7. Biafra: IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Is Mentally Ill – Popular Psychologist

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is insane and requires help quickly, a psychologist who majors in human behaviour has said. Naija News reports that the psychologist identified as O. S. Peter of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), says a person is described as insane if the person is in a state of mind which prevents normal perception, behaviour, or social interaction.

8. Unlike Buhari, Obasanjo Would’ve Insulted Nigerians – Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has insisted that Nigerians cannot force President Muhammadu Buhari to address the country. In an article published on his Facebook page titled, ‘If you can’t take blows brother, don’t throw blows’, Adesina was reacting to the criticisms he received over his outing during a programme on 95.1 Nigeria Info FM Abuja.

9. Full Fixtures As Football Resumes In Germany’s Bundesliga

Football games will resume in Germany on Saturday, May 16 after several weeks of suspension occasioned by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the world. Not only Germany’s top division, Bundesliga was affected but it will be among the first to resume after about two months of suspension due to the pandemic.

10. People Are Surprised That I Speak Good And Fluent English – Kaffy

Popular Nigerian dance queen, Kafayat Shafau, better known as Kaffy has disclosed in a recent interview that people are usually shocked when they discover her ability to speak fluently in English language. Kaffy who is also a choreographer, dance instructor, and fitness coach made the disclosure during a recent Instagram live chat.

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

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