Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Tuesday, 14th July 2020
A new can of worms has been opened in the ongoing exchange of words between Joy Nunieh, former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), and Senator Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs.
Nunieh on Monday said she once slapped Senator Akpabio for sexually harassing her.
She disclosed during an interview on Arise TV that the incident happened at the minister’s guest house in Abuja.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Minister of Finance under ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo government, has called on governments across the world to be more transparent in their dealings amid the outbreak of Coronavirus.
The former minister noted that many countries in the world are dealing with corruption in the procurement of medical supplies including personal protective equipment, she charged governments to “publish all tenders and all contracts” and “companies receiving funds should not be anonymous”.
A section of the World Trade Centre building located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was on Monday gutted by fire.
An eyewitness revealed that the fire started from the top of the skyscraper.
The federal government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has placed a ban on the importation of maize into the country.
The Apex bank gave the directive in one of the publications made available to Naija News through its director in charge of trade and exchange Department, Dr O.S Nnaji.
Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the ongoing trial of the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu.
Speaking via the party official twitter handle, the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabeena who extolled President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption said that Magu ‘trial was proof that there is no special treatment for anyone in the government’s fight against corruption.
The Federal Government through the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has advised Nigerians to arrive at airports, 90 minutes before their flight departure time amid coronavirus in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that the development is coming a month after the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) advised passengers to arrive at airports at least three hours before flight time.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of only giving N5 million to the police out of the N600 million received monthly as security vote.
This, Ize-Iyamu said during a live broadcast on his Facebook page today.
He further pledged to give more resources to tackle insecurity in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has released guidelines ahead of the resumption of schools at every level in the country.
The Federal Government, however, did not disclose the date for school resumption in Nigeria.
The Nigerian government listed actions, measures and requirements as guidelines needed for the safe reopening of after the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Russian University has announced that it has completed human clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine and the tests have proven the vaccine to be safe.
Sechenov University said that it had concluded its study and the trial participants will be monitored on an outpatient basis after being discharged.
BBNaija 2020 winner will go home with N85 million as a grand prize, the organizers of Big Brother Naija reality TV show have said.
The grand prize, which includes N30m cash prize, makes this season’s winning the biggest since the show was launched in 2006.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.