Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported fresh 653 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the NCDC confirmed the new 653 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria in a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Saturday evening, July 18.
A massive bomb blast which rocked the Yammama village in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State on Saturday morning has resulted in the death of no fewer than six persons. Of the six persons killed, five of them are said to be from a single-family.
A human rights lawyer, Kabir Akingbolu, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to dismiss the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami. Naija News reports that Barrister Akingbolu who accused Malami of abusing his office advised President Buhari to take the action if his government is serious with the fight against corruption.
The Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan has noted that it is too early to start talking about 2023 presidency when so many acts of governance and nation-building before them need attention. Lawan said this in response to speculations that he is gearing up to contest Nigeria’s number one political seat in 2023 after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has agreed to shift the date of its 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Naija News reports that the examination was scheduled to begin on August 4, 2020, but the federal government said students of unity schools would not participate owing to COVID-19 concerns.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has begun an investigation into circumstances surrounding the death of Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile. Naija News reports that Tolulope Arotile had died on 14 July 2020.
The Malian situation is very worrying, from a political point of view, but also and above all from a security perspective. According to the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, if Mali burns, the entire West African sub-region will be affected.
President Muhammadu Buhari has named the railway complex in Agbor, Delta state, southeast Nigeria, after former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan. Naija News reports that the Special Adviser to the President on New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, quoted Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to have made the announcement on Saturday.
English premier league club, Arsenal are close to deals for Willian and Philippe Coutinho that will see the two Brazillian footballers join the Emirates outfit at the end of the current season. Both players are represented by super-agent Kia Joorabchian, who also represents Arsenal defender, David Luiz.
Controversial Nigerian actress, Cossy Ojiakor has revealed that contrary to what many people believe about her large breasts, they are natural. She also reveals that she is satisfied with them currently as they are bouncy, full, and firm, just the way she likes them.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.