Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Saturday night confirmed Two-hundred-and-thirty-nine new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria. This brings the figures of the pandemic to a total of 4151 in Nigeria.
The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the Lagos State Government will not hesitate to re-impose total lockdown in the state if residents continue to violate guidelines on the easing of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)lockdown. Naija News reports that Sanwo-Olu made this comment on Saturday, May 9 while giving an update on the management of COVID-19 and review of the Coronavirus lockdown in the southwestern state.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) on Saturday revealed his whereabouts in the past few weeks. Naija News recalls that Nigerians had taken to Twitter about two weeks ago to demand were its leaders, including Vice President Osinbajo, have been since the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Justice Isiaka Isola Oluwa, a retired judge of the High Court of Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city, is dead. Naija News reports that the Lagos State oldest judge died in his home at Ilupeju, Lagos in the early hours of today, Saturday, May 9 at age 102.
The Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government has identified Lagos Mainland as the area with the highest number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. This was made known on Saturday by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi.
A criminal suspect, Ifeanyi Asiegbuelam, has revealed that he helped the late billionaire kidnapper, Collins Ezenwa, popularly known as E-money, to kidnap many rich people from the South-East.Naija News reports that E-Money, in January 2018, was killed during a gun duel with policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command when he attempted to kidnap a South-African-based Nigerian businessman.
The Kwara State government has announced the state has recorded its first COVID-19 related death. Naija News understands the deceased had recently arrived Kwara from Lagos with his wife and a child shortly after he suffered a stroke at his Lagos base.
A former member of the house of representatives from Bauchi State, Ibrahim Baba, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the “massive outbreak of coronavirus” in Azare, a town in the Bauchi state, northern Nigeria. Naija News reports that the former House of Representatives in the letter dated May 8, 2020, said Azare has recorded over 100 Coronavirus deaths in the last one week, adding that this has resulted in panic and confusion among residents, appealing to the president to direct the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to visit the town.
The Nigerian military has arrested 28 informants leaking operational secrets to the Boko Haram terrorists. Intelligence sources revealed that the suspects who are of local and foreign nationals are currently under investigation.
The Federal Government has said it would re-engage Governor Yahaya Bello so he can allow officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) test Kogi State residents for COVID-19. Naija News recalls that Yahaya Bello had stirred reactions in the state after he reportedly demanded officials of the NCDC, mobilized to the state, to first be isolated and tested for Coronavirus before allowing them to carry out their duty.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News