Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
Governor Godwin Obaseki has formally joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after his recent resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party. Naija News understands that Governor Obaseki was received by the leadership of the party led by the state Chairman of the PDP, Hon Tony Aziegbemi ahead of Edo 2020 election slated for September.
Godwin Obaseki while giving his defection speech at Edo PDP Secretariat earlier today promised better governance to all Edo citizens. Naija News reported that the Governor formally joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after his recent resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday granted a waiver to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, to contest the party’s June 23 primary election. Naija News reports that Obaseki, as a new member of the PDP, needed to be given clearance to participate in the primary election.
Former President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki has welcomed the Governor Godwin Obaseki into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the Edo 2020 election. Naija News had reported earlier that Governor Obaseki announced he was now a card-carrying member of the PDP after leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the party’s screening committee disqualified.
A former Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, has rejected the agitation for the Republic of Biafra championed by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Naija News reports that Asari, who is a former leader of the defunct Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF) and pro-Biafran, described Kanu as an “idiot” and alleged Kanu’s faction was promoting religious intolerance against non-followers of Judaism.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported six hundred and sixty-seven new cases of Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. The new figures were disclosed by the health agency on Friday, June 19 at exactly 11:05 pm, in a series of tweets via its verified account on the microblogging site, Twitter. This brings the overall confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 19,147. As at the time this report was given, 6,581 persons have been discharged from the novel virus after testing negative, while 487 people have died.
Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has revealed that the federal government will begin the enrolment of the third batch of N-Power beneficiaries next week. She made this known in a statement on Friday by the Deputy Director Information of the Ministry, Rhoda Iliya.
Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government on Friday released N4.5 billion to 31 Federal Teaching Hospitals and Medical centres nationwide. This was made known by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, he, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, briefed President Buhari on the ongoing strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).
The English Premier League (EPL) resumed on Wednesday, June 12, with Sheffield United and Aston Villa playing out a draw, while Arsenal got comprehensively beaten by Manchester City. The EPL was halted in March after Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, contracted the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
One of the defunct Psquare brothers, Paul Okoye, also known as Rudeboy has reacted to how internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo in Nigeria do go on social media to flaunt their wealth. Protesting against fraudulent acts, Okoye noted that most grandparents during their time had practised fraud concededly, unlike the trend of displaying wealth on social media as it were now.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.