Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The World Bank has foretold that Nigeria is running down economically as a result of the abandonment of agriculture and total reliance on crude oil. Dr. Adetunji Oredipe, World Bank’s Senior Agriculture Economist while giving a keynote speech at the Agriculture Summit Africa in Abuja on Thursday stated that Nigeria should take precaution to avert the doom ahead.
Following the request for the construction of a new International Airport in Ebonyi State by the state government, President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has yesterday approved the request. This was disclosed in a letter by Minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika to Governor David Umahi.
Zimbabwe former President, Robert Mugabe, who led the country from 1980 to 2017, died at the age of 95, head of state Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on Friday. “Explore Notifications Messages Bookmarks Lists Profile More Thread Conversation President of Zimbabwe @edmnangagwa It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” said Emmerson Mnangagwa in a tweet.
The Senate Committee on the Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organisations has called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to seek an end to the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians by South Africans. Chairman of the committee, Senator Ajibola Basiru, in a statement on Friday, said: “it has become very urgent to take decisive action in putting an end to brazen and fatal attacks on Nigerians in all parts of the world.”
Following the recent xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa, the House of Representatives has announced that it will invite the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and the Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri. The development was revealed by the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.
Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, a former President of Nigeria, has called for an end to the various forms of killings across several countries in Africa. The former President’s call is coming at a time of heightened tension between South Africa, Nigeria, and other African countries over xenophobic attacks.
Boko Haram terrorists on Thursday night, attacked the convoy of Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state while he was on an official trip. Naija News understands the fighters attacked the governor’s convoy at Konduga while he and his team were returning from a trip to Bama local government area.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has hailed the former Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe, who passed away on Friday morning. Naija News had reported that Zimbabwe former President, Robert Mugabe, who led the country from 1980 to 2017, died at the age of 95.
The world football governing body, FIFA has announced the list of 55 nominees for this year’s FIFA FIFPRO’s Men World 11. Regular suspects, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo were included in the list released on the official FIFA website on Thursday.
Former Housemate of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show, Bam Bam is set to engage Teddy A on Saturday. Naija News understands that the engagement ceremony scheduled for Saturday would hold in the Ilaro area of Ogun state.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.