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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 26th May, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Tuesday, 26th May 2020

1. COVID-19: Nigeria No Longer Has Money To Import Food – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerian farmers to maximize the raining season and produce food that will be sufficient for the country.

This is as the President noted that Nigeria no longer has money to import food owing to the impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s economy.

2. Over 200 Terrorists Killed In Military Air Strike – DHQ

Multiple airstrikes carried out by the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji has resulted in the killing of no fewer than 200 armed bandits in Katsina and Zamfara state.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, John Enenche, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

3. EFCC Needs To Arrest Obasa, Lagos Assembly Speaker Over Alleged Corruption – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, to immediately release himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for investigation over allegations of financial impropriety.

Naija News understands that PDP who made the call in reaction to the reported discovery of 64 accounts linked to his Bank Verification Number (BVN) called for his immediate resignation as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.

4. WHO Suspends Clinical Trial of Hydroxychloroquine As COVID-19 Drug

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has suspended the clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Naija News reports that the COVID-19 drugs trial is being carried out across a range of countries.

5. One Dead, Many Injured And Property Destroyed As Fire Ravages IDP Camp In Borno

A fire outbreak that occurred at the Muna Albadawy Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Borno state has resulted in the loss of a life.

Many households were displaced as a result of the fire, other people injured while several belongings were also destroyed in the inferno.

6. Ngige Finally Breaks Silence On Contesting Anambra State Governorship Election

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has declared that though he has a right to seek election as the Governor of Anambra State, he was busy with a national assignment and won’t be distracted.

Ngige made the declaration in response to rumours that he has his sight set on contesting the 2021 governorship election in the state.

7. Nigeria’s GDP Grows By 1.87% In First Quarter Of 2020

The Nigerian economy has gotten a boost amidst the COVID -19 drama as Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.28% in the first quarter of 2020.

According to the report gathered from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the performance recorded in Q1 2020 represents a drop of 0.23% points compared to Q1 2019 and 0.68% points decline compared to Q4 2019, reflecting the earliest effects of the disruption, particularly on the non-oil economy.

8. Biafra: We’re Destroying What Ojukwu, Others Fought For – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has lamented that “everything those who fought for Biafra accomplished” has been destroyed by some selfish pro-Biafra activists.

Naija News reports that the IPOB leader, who is on exile, made this comment in during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra on Sunday, May 24.

9. Over 1,000 Boko Haram Terrorists Killed By Nigerian Army Troops

Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 1,015 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the past six weeks.

This was disclosed by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai on Sunday during a luncheon organized by Operation Lafiya Dole.

10. EPL: Ighalo’s Dream At United ‘Ends’ As Deal Stalks Between Clubs

Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo’s dream at Old Trafford is closely dashing out as his main club show strong interest in receiving him back to feature in the next summer.

The forward since his loan move to Manchester United in January 2020 has proved many wrong by his outstanding performance in few matches he was featured.

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

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