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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 29th August 2020

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 29th August 2020.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

1. Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 160 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday evening, 28th August 2020, confirmed 160 new cases of coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.

2. 2023: Group List 11 Igbo Politicians Viable For Presidency

An Igbo group, Igbo for President Solidarity Group, currently headed by a Yoruba man, Dr Olukayode Oshiariyo, has listed 11 politicians from the South-Eastern states that can contest for presidency come 2023. According to the group which noted that the time had come for the Igbo tribe to produce the next president, said the 11 listed politicians are “qualified to be presented as presidential candidates in 2023 general elections”.

3. “I Should Have Been Smarter” – Fani-Kayode Finally Apologizes To Journalist

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has tendered his unreserved apology to the reporter he verbally attacked during a recent press conference in Calabar. Naija News recalls Fani-Kayode in a viral video had angrily described a Daily Trust journalist, Eyo Charles as very stupid after the man asked him a question during a press conference about who was financing his tour of the South-South states.

4. Buhari Redeploys/Deploy Permanent Secretaries (Full List)

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the redeployment of 13 permanent secretaries and deployment of the 12 newly inaugurated permanent secretaries. Naija News reports that Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated the 12 new federal permanent secretaries appointed in June 2020.

5. Buhari Goes Tough On Ghana Over Treatment Of Nigerian Traders In The Country

President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of Nigeria has told Ghana it will no longer tolerate the unfair treatment of its citizens in their country. This position was made public in a personally signed statement on Friday by Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

6. Helicopter Crashes Into Building In Lagos

A helicopter on Friday crashed into a building at Opebi area, Off Salvation Road, Ikeja Lagos State. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) had said rescuers on their way to the scene.

7. Third Victim of Lagos Helicopter Crash Is Dead

The third crew member in the helicopter that crashed into a building at Opebi Ikeja, Lagos State, has died. This was disclosed on Friday evening by the spokesperson for the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr Tunji Oketunmbi.

8. Ondo: Jimoh Ibrahim Officially Dumps PDP For APC

Chief Jimoh Ibrahim has officially joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) after decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former PDP governorship candidate was received on Friday into the APC by the party’s Ondo State chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin.

9. Chelsea Sign Thiago Silva From PSG

English premier league club, Chelsea has completed the signing of Brazilian defender, Thiago Silva from French club, PSG. The deal was confirmed on Friday via a tweet from the official twitter account of Chelsea football club including a picture of the player in the club’s shirt.

10. At Last, Gospel Singer, Yinka Ayefele Stands On His Feet (Video)

Popular Nigerian gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele, has finally risen on his feet again after years of being stuck to a wheelchair. Naija News reports that Ayefele disclosed that he has finally risen on his feet again in a video he published on the social media platform, Instagram on Friday, August 28. The gospel singer became paralysed after being involved in a life-threatening accident.

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

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