Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday confirmed 386 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 3912.
Nigerian Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzoh Kalu who was jailed for misappropriation of public funds and fraud when he was governor might have new hope of freedom. The new hope came as the conviction and sentencing of former governor of Abia State was quashed by the highest apex court in Nigeria
3. Nnamdi Kanu Lists 3 Prominent Nigerians That Must Be Released From Jail After Orji Kalu’s Freedom
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has listed three prominent Nigerians that must be released from jail after the Supreme Court judgment on Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, southeastern Nigeria. Naija News reports that the Supreme Court on Friday nullified the conviction of the former governor of Abia State. Kalu was sentenced to 12 years in prison over N7.16 billion fraud by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on December 5.
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Nigerians and organisations for their financial and material support, he also revealed the total amount in the five bank accounts designated for the COVID-19 contribution. The president in a statement released through his spokesman, Garba Shehu, appreciated the likes of Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, Guaranty Trust Bank and ThisDay Newspapers and Partners among others in several states and Federal Capital Territory for their support in providing isolation, treatment and laboratory centres.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has commended the Supreme Court judgment on Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, southeastern Nigeria. Naija News reports that the Supreme Court on Friday nullified the conviction of the former governor of Abia State. Kalu was sentenced to 12 years in prison over N7.16 billion fraud by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on December 5.
Earlier it was reported that the Supreme Court had nullified the conviction of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu. The court further nullified the judgement against his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Jones Udeogu, a former Director of Finance and Account of Abia State Government.
The former spokesman to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has noted that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is under-reporting the number of death cases in the country. The former presidential aide noted that the number of death recorded from Coronavirus by NCDC is not correct.
A clergyman, Adewale Giwa has slammed Femi Adesina, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity over his statement that no Nigerian had the authority to order President Buhari around. Giwa, who is the senior pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Ministry, said Adesina should resign as he is not a good manager of the president.
The Lagos State Government has hinted on the possibility of the state recording 90,000 to 120,000 confirmed cased of Coronavirus between July to August. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Prof. Akin Abayomi, stated this during a press briefing on Friday.
Popular video producer, Clarence Peters, and other persons arrested in connection with the death of a video vixen, Love Divine, popularly known as Picturekodak have been granted administrative bail by the Police. It will be recalled Picturekodak reportedly got electrocuted on April 29, 2020, while using her phone, which was plugged to a socket in Peters’ house in Omole Phase 1.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News