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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday, 17th February, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Monday, 17th February 2020

1. ‘You Are In Big Trouble Now’, Boko Haram Leader Shekau Threatens President Buhari In Fresh Video

“You are in big trouble now“, the factional leader of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, has told Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari in a fresh video released by the terrorist group.

Naija News reports that the Boko Haram leader gave this warning in a fresh video where he said his message is targeted at those who pretend to be Muslims but are not.

2. Governor Ganduje Appoints Special Assistant On Street Lights In Kano

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has appointed one Salisu Kingdom as a Senior Special Assistant on Street Lights in the northern state.

Naija News reports that Governor Ganduje’s appointment was disclosed in an appointment letter signed by the Kano State Secretary to the State Government.

3. Boko Haram Leader Shekau Sends ‘Strong Warning’ To BBC, Journalists

Factional leader of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, has warned journalists on BBC, Radio Germany, Radio France International, Dandal Kura, and national dailies, against carrying bad reports about the terrorist group.

Naija News reports that the Boko Haram leader gave this warning in a fresh video where he said his message is targeted at those who pretend to be Muslims but are not.

4. UPDATE: Uber Passenger Jumps Into Lagoon From Third Mainland (Video)

A yet to be identified man has jumped into the lagoon from the popular Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

Naija News reports that rescuers have been mobilised to the scene and are making frantic efforts to save him.

5. 2020 UTME: Jamb Reveals Start-date (See Full Time-table)

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released its time-table for the 2020 Unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME).

Naija News breaks down time table for the 2020 UME process.

6. Bayelsa: Buhari’s Minister Breaks Silence On Supreme Court Ruling

A former Governor of Bayelsa State and Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, has vowed to reclaim the Stolen mandate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Bayelsans.

Naija News reports that the Supreme Court last Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

7. Presidency Reacts As Boko Haram Leader Shekau Threatens Buhari In New Video

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie has said threats by the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, shows that Buhari is working.

Naija News reports that the Boko Haram leader gave this warning in a fresh video where he said his message is targeted at those who pretend to be Muslims but are not.

8. Nigerian Borders Closed: ECOWAS Still Looking For A Solution

Six months after the closure of Nigeria’s land borders with its neighbors, the consequences for economic exchanges within the ECOWAS are negative. The integration and trade ministers met in Ouagadougou to make proposals to end the crisis for the heads of state of the ECOWAS.

Far from affecting only prohibited products, the closing of borders has an impact on products approved by the free trade scheme. Countries like Ghana, Togo, and Côte d’Ivoire have been denied access to the Nigerian market for their products.

9. Coronavirus: Worldwide Death Toll Near 1,700, First Death In Europe Recorded

The number of deaths caused in mainland China by the novel coronavirus approached Sunday 1700, while the first death outside Asia was reported Saturday in France.

According to the latest report released Sunday by the Chinese authorities, the COVID-19 viral pneumonia caused the death of 1665 people in mainland China (except Hong Kong and Macao). Most were in Hubei Province (center), the focus of the epidemic that started in December in its capital Wuhan.

10. Finally, Arsenal Secure 2nd Premier League Win Under Arteta

Arsenal beat Newcastle 4 goals to nil in a thrilling English Premier League (EPL) game on Sunday night.

Despite playing goalless in that first-half, Arsenal dominated proceedings after the break to record a second Premier League win for new manager Mikel Arteta.

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




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