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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 29th February, 2020

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 29th February 2020.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

1. First Case Of Coronavirus In Nigeria Recorded In Lagos

­The Federal Ministry of Health on Friday morning has confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city. Naija News reports that minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, confirmed the case in a statement issued in the early hours of Friday, February 28, 2020, saying that the case involves an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and just returned from Milan, Italy on the 25th of February 2020.

2. Ogun Quarantines 28, Shut Down Firm Over Coronavirus

The Dapo Abiodun-led Ogun State Government on Friday shut down Lafarge in Ewekoro, Ogun state, following the incident of Coronavirus recorded in the state. Naija News reports that the Federal Ministry of Health on Friday morning confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

3. Coronavirus: See List Of Countries In The World With Confirmed Cases

In the early hours of this morning, Friday 28, February 2020, Nigerians woke up to the news that the first case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had been discovered in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city. The minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, had confirmed the case in a statement issued, saying that the case involves an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and just returned from Milan, Italy on the 25th of February 2020.

4. Six Major Tips On How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

Earlier today Nigeria recorded the first confirmed case of Coronavirus virus. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, the first case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city. Naija News understands that the statement said the Italian was confirmed to be positive by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

5. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu, ‘One Million Biafrans’ To March For Freedom, See Date

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will lead “one million pro-Biafra activists” on a march for “freedom, civil and political rights” come June 2020, a circular by the secessionist group has revealed. Naija News reports that the circular said Kanu, who is currently on exile and “one million Biafrans” will march for freedom, civil and political rights on Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Washington DC, the United States of America (USA).

6. EFCC Accuses Saraki Of Stealing N10 Billion From Kwara State Government

Nigeria’s main anti-graft agency has accused the country’s former Senate President, Bukola Saraki of allegedly converting ten billion naira belonging to Kwara State government. Naija News Understands that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) revealed how Saraki diverted the sum in monthly tranches of N100 million between 2003 and 2011 while he was the state governor.

7. Repentant Boko Haram Terrorists To Enjoy Foreign Education Through TETFUND, UBEC – Senate Bill

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) will provide part of the fund for the proposed agency for the rehabilitation of insurgents in the north-east. Naija News reports that the bill entitled ‘Establishment of the National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of Repentant Insurgents in Nigeria and for Other Connected Purposes’ passed first reading at the Senate last week Thursday.

8. Dele Omojuyigbe Emerges New NIJ Deputy Provost, Kalesanwo New Acting Registrar

Dele Omojuyigbe (Dr), has emerged the new Deputy Provost of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), a monotechnic institute located at Ijaye Road in Ogba, Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city. Naija News reports that Dr Omojuyigbe, an alumnus of the former University of Ife now renamed Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), replaces Dr Jide Johnson, who held the “NIJ Deputy Provost” position until now.

9. Nigerian Footballer Contracts Coronavirus

An Italian-Nigerian player, King Paul Akpan Udoh, has become the first footballer to be infected with the coronavirus. Naija News reports that King Paul who currently plies his trade with Pianese, an Italian Serie C side, was diagnosed with the disease on February 27, and he has been quarantined.

10. 2 Face Releases New Album “Warriors”

Nigerian Afro-beat King, Innocent Idibia, famously known as 2Baba, has released his seventh highly anticipated album titled, “Warriors.” Naija News Understands that the album, ‘Warriors’ is a key offering of the #20YearsAKing project and a follow up to 2014’s The Ascension.

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

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