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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, 2nd July, 2020

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Thursday, 2nd July 2020

1. Federal Government Increases Petrol Price

The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has increased petrol pump price from N123.80 per litre to N143.80.

Naija News reports that the new petrol price was announced in a circular released by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to marketers on Wednesday, June 1.

2. Nigeria Records 790 New Cases Of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported seven hundred and ninety confirmed new cases of Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

The new cases were confirmed on Wednesday night at exactly 11:54 pm, in a series of tweets on the verified Twitter account of the health agency.

3. Aviation Ministry Announce Date For Commencement Of Domestic Flight

Minister for aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced that the 8th of July, 2020 has been scheduled as resumption date for domestic flights.

Sirika made this known in a tweet on Wednesday, listing Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe Airport in Abuja as airports which would open first and others would follow subsequently.

4. Malami Breaks Silence On Shielding Soldiers In Wadume Case

Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, has debunked allegations that he is shielding soldiers implicated in the Wadume case from trial.

Speaking to State House correspondents on Wednesday, Malami said the soldiers would have to be processed according to the law guiding their profession.

5. I Don’t Need Anything From APC – Governor Wike Declares

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has rubbished claims that he is planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Wike in his submission described those peddling rumours of his planned defection as those who have nothing to do.

6. Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu Seeks Amendment To Criminal Justice Act

Barely a month after the chief whip of the Nigerian Senate, Uzor Orji Kalu, was released from the Kuje Correctional Centre, the politician has sought amendments to the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) of 2015.

The amendment bill titled, ‘administration of criminal justice act 2015 (amendment) bill’, 2020 was read before the plenary on Wednesday, June 30 by the Senate clerk, Nelson Ayewoh.

7. Bail Request: Court Gives Verdict On Wadume, Six Others

A Federal High Court in Abuja has on Wednesday dismissed an appeal seeking bail for suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, better known as Wadume.

In her ruling, Justice Binta Nyako ordered that Wadume and six others be immediately transferred from the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to Kuje Correctional facility.

8. Buhari Sends 41 Nominees To Senate For Approval As Ambassadors

The Nigerian Senate has been presented with the names of 41 non-career ambassadorial nominees for scrutiny and subsequent confirmation.

Naija News learnt that the names of the nominees were sent to the senate today by President Muhammadu Buhari.

9. Gov. Okowa, Wife Tests Positive To COVID-19

The Executive Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, and his wife, Edith have tested positive for COVID-19 infection.

This was disclosed by the Governor himself on Wednesday via a tweet from his verified Twitter account.

10. Buhari Blows Hot, Warns Government Officials Against Using Their Office For Personal Gains

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has warned political appointees and government officials against using their positions to accrue undue personal gains or favours.

The President in a statement released on Wednesday in Abuja by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed warned that his administration will not permit such behaviours.

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

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