Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night announced that Nigeria has recorded 20 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). This was disclosed by the NCDC in a post on its Twitter page.
The Federal Government says International Community are expecting coronavirus to crush Nigeria. Naija News reports that the Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made this comment yesterday in Abuja during the daily briefing of the Taskforce.
An unidentified 55-year-old man who was admitted to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has died of coronavirus (COVID-19) complications. According to a reliable source at LUTH, the hospital discovered that the patient had COVID-19 after he tested positive to the virus when a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test was done on his blood posthumously.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has hinted that the lockdown of states in the country will end when Nigerians fully comply with preventive measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus. The federal government noted it would be hard to curb COVID-19 if Nigerians fail to observe directives meant to safeguard themselves and others.
The Maola shopping Mall in the Ebute Ero Market at Idumota, Lagos State, was on Friday gutted by fire. Naija News reports that the cause of the fire, which affected shops 35 and 36 in the shopping mall, remains unknown.
The presidency has reacted to rumours that Mallam Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari has died from complications from coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Naija News recalls the social media has been buzzing since yesterday (Thursday) when controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, alleged that a high ranking member of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has died from the coronavirus complications.
The Nigerian Army has been directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to work with the police to flush out bandits from forests in Nigeria, particularly areas affected by attacks recently. The call was revealed in a statement released by the President’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has suspended his Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumuni Danga, over alleged assault and rape. The governor also ordered an investigation into the incident.
The 2019/2020 season of the English Premier League has been postponed indefinitely due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the world. The indefinite suspension was confirmed on Friday after a conference call by officials from all 20 English top-flight clubs who opined that the previous date of resumption was impossible.
Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, says her relationship with Nigerian crossdresser, Bobrisky is more than the ordinary and as such, she cannot betray him. Naija News reports that the Nollywood actress made this known during an Instagram live interview with Ubi Franklin, a Nigerian music artist manager and the founder of record label Made Men Music Group (MMMG).
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.