Hottest Newspaper Headlines for Saturday, Sept 12• Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported one hundred and eighty-eight confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. The health agency confirmed the development on its official Twitter account on Friday night, September 11, 2020. This brings the overall cases of the dreaded disease in Nigeria to 56,017. So far, 43,998 persons have been discharged from the novel virus while 1,076 were reported dead of the virus.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the Special Purpose Vehicle for Presidential Power Initiate to assist the government in improving the delivery of power in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the committee includes the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman; and Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has lamented that some public commentators are making wrong assertions about government policies and contributing to public misunderstanding. This the Vice President noted on Friday, while also calling on academics to be more engaged in shaping public opinion.
The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafia has been invited by the Department of State Security for further interrogation. Recall that DSS had invited Obadiah two times before over his comments during a radio interview on Nigeria Info a few months ago where he alleged that the leader of terrorist sect, Boko Haram, was a Northern governor.
The lawmaker representing Surulere Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Desmond Elliot, has declared that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu is his godfather. The lawmaker while reacting to the “Edo no be Lagos” campaign by Governor Obaseki, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo state at a rally in Benin, noted that he is a product of godfatherism.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been warned by former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso that Hunger, Insecurity and Unemployment will increase as a result of the increase in Fuel and Power costs. The former Governor stated this during an interview with BBC Hausa on Friday.
It has been revealed that members of 9th National Assembly will not resume to the parliament again as earlier scheduled but until 29th of September, 2020. Naija News understands that management of the federal parliament postponed its resumption from September 15th to the newly scheduled date.
The presidency has defended the action of President Muhammadu Buhari who banned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from making foreign exchange available for the import of fertilizer and food. Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu explained on Friday that Buhari took the action in the best interest of the country.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has picked a new date to kick start the remaining matches in Africa’s two continental club competitions. Naija News Understands that the club competitions were pushed back again after already being postponed twice over coronavirus concerns.
Big Brother Naija on Friday issued Nengi and Ozo a fine in the Lockdown edition of the show. Nengi and Ozo were fined for microphone infringements!