Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The World Bank has approved a fresh grant of another $114.28 million to the Federal Government of Nigeria Naija news learnt that the grant will help Nigeria prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 with a specific focus on state-level responses.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported Four hundred and forty-three new cases of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The health agency confirmed the new cases on Friday, August 7th via its official account on the microblogging site, Twitter. The development brings the overall confirmed cases of the dreaded disease to 45,687 in Nigeria while 32,637 are said to have been discharged.
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to repeat the mistakes it made in Zamfara, Rivers and Bayelsa ahead of the Edo 2020 election. Naija News reports that President Buhari gave the warning on Friday, August 7 while receiving the governorship candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said the sack of service chiefs may derail the fight against Boko Haram insurgents. Speaking in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi, during the groundbreaking ceremony of Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Umahi said he disagrees with the call by the National Assembly for the sacking of the service chiefs.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has berated the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki over the Edo Assembly crisis. Naija News reports that the APC National Leader in a statement made available to Daily Post described Governor Obaseki’s actions as “the gravest possible assault on constitutional democracy and the rule of law and escalation of violence and tension in the state he purports to govern.”
Lagosians may experience fuel scarcity soon, no thanks to a directive by the national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) for
Petroleum tanker drivers to withdraw their services from Lagos from Monday. Naija News reports that NUPENG National President Williams Akporeha and General Secretary, Olawale Afolabi, gave the directive in a statement titled “NUPENG leadership directs withdrawal of services by petroleum tanker drivers in Lagos State with effect from Monday, August 10, 2020.”
Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, wife of the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly been flown out of the country for some medical treatment. According to a report monitored by Naija News on Sahara Reporters, the first lady of Nigeria is presently in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, for medical treatments.
A middle-aged woman, Mary Quansah from Ghana who appeared pregnant for 13 years has finally gone through a surgical procedure to get rid of the fibroids in her. Naija News learnt that the fibroid was so big that it had covered up her entire belly to her pelvic region, which gave off the appearance of an heavily pregnant woman.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja received the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. President Buhari received the governorship candidate at the State House alongside Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni; Chairman of Progressive Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, and APC Campaign Chairman for Edo State elections and Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The matches played on Friday has seen a total of six clubs qualify for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. English Premier League side, Manchester City and French side, Olympique Lyonnais, on Friday night joined four others who progressed before the lockdown.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.