Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported fresh 600 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the NCDC confirmed the new 600 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria in a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Friday evening, July 17.
The Federal Government has asked school owners to meet specific guidelines for the safe reopening of schools on or before 29th July 2020. Speaking to newsmen on Friday, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said schools are expected to undertake self-assessment and send feedback to State Ministries of Education, not later than 29th July 2020.
A new National Assembly clerk has been appointed by the National Assembly Service Commission. He is Ojo Amos Olatunde. Olatunde, who was appointed in an acting capacity, will replace the sacked Mohammed Sani-Omolori.
A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has barred the Nigeria Police and other Law enforcement agencies from arresting the former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Joy Nunieh. Justice S.E Thompson who gave the ex-parte order, restraining the NDDC and others from arresting Nunieh, pending the determination of the matter in court.
There are indications that Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow Movement and publisher of SaharaReporters is set to be re-arrested. Naija News understands that the Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Mohammed Adamu, has been petitioned by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over a “malicious and defamatory” report against him, which was published on SaharaReporters.com owned by Sowore.
Mallam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity has denied writing any story against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The presidential spokesperson who made the clarification in a statement released on his Twitter account on Friday evening said in response to claims by an online newspaper that he doesn’t write news for the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Senate President Ahmed Lawan is reportedly plotting to contest the 2023 Presidential Election on the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). A top source in the APC told SaharaReporters that Lawan had nominated Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State as Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee of the party because of his presidential ambition.
Emmanuel Omale, the founder of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Abuja, has noted that he will not deny Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This is said while giving a sermon to his congregation, noting that he is a prophet sent to everyone and not just Christians.
Nigerian Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has moved to Cypriot club APOEL FC on a three-year deal. Naija News Understands that the Nigeria international spent the last two seasons on loan at Cypriot clubs Anorthosis Famagusta and Omonia.
Nigeria born Reggae/Dancehall artist- Patoranking, has been picked to feature in the remake of Bob’s Marley legendary song “One Love”. The song which was originally recorded in 1977 will also feature a host of children living in vulnerable environments and musicians from conflict zones.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.