Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 387 new cases of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria. In a post on its official Twitter handle on Friday night, NCDC reported that Lagos State recorded 254 cases, the Federal Capital Territory recorded 29 cases, Jigawa State had 24 cases, Edo State recorded 22 cases, Oyo State recorded 15 cases, Rivers State recorded 14 cases and Kaduna State had eleven cases.
The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to pay the sum of twenty thousand naira, (20,000), to unemployed youths, for three months. Naija News reports that the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), who disclosed this at a news conference on Friday, said the development is part of President Buhari’s agenda to reduce the unemployment rate in the country, adding that the payment is to maintain public and social infrastructures in the country.
The Presidency has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari trusts women more than men. Naija News reports that the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President, Garba Shehu, made this comment during an interview on NTA.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem, as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal (PCA). Naija News reports that the appointment was made known in a statement on Friday by Buhari’s Media Assistant, Garba Shehu.
Mallam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity has noted that his boss never makes promises without fulfilling them. The presidential media aide said this in response to some questions asked on the achievements of the Buhari administration since it came to power in 2015.
The accumulation of debt by the present administration of Muhammadu Buhari has become a bone of contention among many Nigeria as a fresh loan of $5.5 billion from different international financial institutions have been placed before the National assembly. The fresh loan has also created huge fears on the heart of many Nigerians especially the main opposition party (PDP) in the country. Speaking on the accumulation of debt and the request for fresh loans.
A gang of monkeys have attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped with a batch of coronavirus test samples in India. Naija News reports that weird incident saw the troop of primates launch their assault near Meerut Medical College in Delhi, India.
A month after the US President Donald Trump, promises to send ventilators to Nigeria, to combat the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government says it is yet to receive it. Recall that the US President Donald Trump, On April 28, during a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari, promised to send ventilators to support Nigeria.
The COVID-19 outbreak has left various sports competitions across the world on hold with several clubs undergoing self-isolation as a precautionary step to prevent the spread of the virus. However, it will be recalled that the Confederation of African Football (CAF), had earlier postponed the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers for Nigeria and other countries.
The Nigeria Police Force has revealed the decision behind its reason to grant cross-dresser, Bobrisky, also known as Idris Okuneye, bail. The Force noted that the cross-dresser was granted bail because it is mindful of the people it takes into custody.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.