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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 9th June, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Tuesday, 9th June 2020

1. Finally, Buhari Appoints Dongban-Mensem Appeal Court President

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem to the Senate for confirmation as the new President of the Court of Appeal.

This was disclosed on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

2. COVID-19: Kogi Government Says Reported Case By NCDC Was Only Stung By A Bee

The Kogi State government has once again insisted that the state is free on coronavirus infection.

This is as the government on Monday noted that the COVID-19 case announced as the index case in the state by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in May was only a complication arising from a bee sting.

3. FG Declares June 12 Public Holiday To Mark Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has declared Friday, June 12, as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day Celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, made the declaration in a statement on Monday signed by the permanent secretary in the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah.

4. 10 Soldiers, One Policeman Freed From Charges In Wadume Kidnap Case

The names of ten soldiers and one policeman have been removed from the charge sheet at the resumed hearing of the Wadume kidnap case.

The development is coming after the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami took over the case of the prosecution.

5. FG Suspends Cash Transfer, Palliative Distribution In Zamfara State

The federal government has announced the suspension of the palliatives distribution as well as its conditional cash transfer programme in Zamfara State until further notice.

The development was announced in a statement in Abuja by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

6. Buratai Briefs President Buhari On Nigeria’s Security Situation

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Monday, briefed the President, Muhammadu Buhari on the security situation in the country.

The briefing took place at the State House in Abuja.

7. N9.5 Billion Fund: Court Stops EFCC From Seizing Stella Oduah’s Properties

Nigeria’s ex-Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Oduah has won the legal battle against the country’s main anti-graft agency as the federal court gave it final verdict on the forfeiture of her properties.

Giving the final verdict and reversal of an earlier order it made on the interim forfeiture on October 18, 2019, Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that the EFCC failed to establish a link between the assets and the ex-Minister.

8. Atiku Plotting To Contest 2023 Presidency

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, will contest the 2023 presidential election.

This was made known by one of the sons of the former vice-president, Adamu Abubakar.

9. Doctors Treating Coronavirus Patients, Others To Commence Strike Next Week

The Federal Government has been issued a notice of strike effective Monday, June 15, 2020, by medical doctors under the National Association of Resident Doctors.

Doctors that are working in government health facilities revealed that the call to strike includes doctors attending to Coronavirus patients and other emergencies.

10. Abia Governor Contracts COVID-19

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was announced in a statement on Monday by the state commissioner of information, John Okiyi Kalu.

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

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