Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Wednesday, 1st July 2020
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday engaged in a war of words with the Minister of State for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo over the planned recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians.
The lawmakers disagreed with the Minister when he disclosed President Muhammadu Buhari had mandated his ministry to supervise the recruitment.
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has tested positive for the COVID-19 infection.
This was disclosed by the Governor himself via a statement on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday where he disclosed he got the confirmation of a positive result for COVID- 19 on Tuesday morning.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported five hundred and sixty-one confirmed new cases of Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
The new cases were confirmed on Tuesday night at exactly 11:50 pm, in a series of tweets on the verified Twitter account of the health agency.
The decision by the federal government of Nigeria to lift the ban on interstate movements has attracted a reaction from the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
It will be recalled the government in a statement on Monday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha announced the suspension of the ban on interstate travel which had earlier been imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Secretary to the Osun State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, has been confirmed positive for coronavirus disease.
The development was confirmed in a statement on Tuesday evening by the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu.
The proposed planned hike in electricity tariff has been postponed until the first quarter of next year, Naija News can authoritatively report.
The spokesperson of the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs), Mr Sunday Oduntan who confirmed this to Naija News via a telephone conversation revealed that the leadership of the National Assembly has agreed to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue of cost-reflective tariffs.
The Benin Traditional Council (BTC), has urged the public to disregard a viral video which alleged that Oba of Benin, Oba Ewaure II, spoke ill of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Giving clarification on the alleged report, the BTC in a statement issued by its Secretary, Frank Irabor, described as untrue a purported video clip shared on social media by one Mr Eranomigho Edegbe alleging that the monarch insulted President Buhari.
The federal government has appreciated the beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme that served in the Batches A and B of the social intervention scheme.
Recall the Batches A and B would exit the scheme on June 30 and July 31 respectively as earlier disclosed by the government.
The Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside a suit filed by a former senator of the 8th National Assembly, Dino Melaye, which challenged some provisions of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Bill for lack of jurisdiction.
In her ruling, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu dismissed Melaye’s suit, noting that the issue outlined in it was not justiciable as the bill could not be a subject of litigation until it is signed into law.
10. Troops Kill Top Terrorists, Recover Weapons In Benue, Taraba States
Troops of the Nigerian military have in an operation on Monday, inflicted heavy casualties on some terrorists and bandits operating in Taraba and Benue States.
According to information made available to Naija News in a press release on Tuesday morning by the Defence Headquarters, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE operating under Operation ACCORD deployed at Gbise in Katsina Ala LGA in Benue State and Sector 4 in Taraba State conducted a joint commando raid operation in the early hours of 29 June 2020 at Rafin Kada in Wukari LGA and Yojaa in Donga LGA of Taraba State.
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