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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, 14th May, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Thursday, 14th May 2020

1. President Buhari Approves Revised 2020 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the 2020 revised Medium Term Expenditure Framework budget.

Naija News learnt that the President during the virtual Federal Executive Council approved the revised estimates based on $25 per barrel of crude oil at a production rate of 1.94 million barrels per day.

2. SGF Mustapha Confirms Prof Gambari’s Appointment As CoS

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has confirmed the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Naija News report that SGF Mustapha announced Gambari’s appointment on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which held virtually.

3. COVID-19: CBN Ready To Fund Research For Nigerian Made Vaccines

The Governor of CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele has approved a fresh grant for research institutions and biotechnology firms to develop locally made COVID-19 Vaccine.

Naija News understands that the new grant is based on a special framework by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

4. Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari Speaks About His New Role And What Nigerians Should Expect

The new Chief of Staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has revealed what Nigerians should expect from him as he takes charge of his new role in the presidency.

Speaking earlier on Wednesday briefly to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Professor Ibrahim Gambari said his primary allegiance would be to President Muhammadu Buhari and not the public. He also added that he would serve the President to the best of his ability.

5. Fresh Attack Leaves Eight People Dead In Kaduna Villages

Eight people have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack on three communities in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

It was gathered that the attack which took place on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning affected three villages bordering Gonan-Rogo.

6. Tinubu Reacts To The Appointment Of Gambari As Buhari’s Chief Of Staff

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has reacted to the appointment and confirmation of Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as President Muhammadu Buhari’s new Chief of Staff.

It will be recalled Prof. Gambari was confirmed as the replacement for the late Abba Kyari on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council meeting which held virtually.

7. Boko Haram: Abubakar Shekau Weeps In New Audio, Begs Nigerian Army

Leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau has cried out in a fresh audio, seeking Allah’s help against the continued onslaught by troops of the Nigerian Army.

The 1:22 audio has the Boko Haram leader lamenting and seeking Allah’s protection for him and his group against the sustained firepower of the Nigerian military.

8. What Keyamo Said About Buhari Appointing ‘Fulani Chief Of Staff’

Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has reacted to the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Gambari as President Muhammadu Buhari’s new Chief of Staff.

Naija News had reported earlier that President Buhari appointed Gambari to replace late Abba Kyari who died of Coronavirus in April as his new Chief of Staff.

9. Court Orders Arrest Of LG Chairman Over COVID-19 Palliatives

The arrest of the chairman of Kumbotso Local Government Area, Kabiru Ado Panshekara has been approved by a Kano Magistrate Court over a charge of criminal breach of trust in the distribution of the COVID-19 palliatives.

Naija News understands that Panshekara’s arrest was declared by the presiding Judge, Magistrate Musa Ibrahim, on Wednesday after the defendant refused to appear in court.

10. APC Speaks About Gambari’s New Appointment As Buhari’s Chief Of Staff

The ruling political party in Nigeria, APC has reacted to the appointment of Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff to the President.

Naija News understands that the All Progressive Congress in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu described Professor Gambari as a round peg in a round hole.

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

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