Good morning Nigeria, welcome to the roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Monday, 20th July 2020
1.COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 556 New Cases, Total Now 36,663
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 556 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number to 36,663.
The NCDC made the announcement on Sunday night via its Twitter handle.
“556 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Edo-104 Lagos-97 FCT-70 Benue-66 Oyo-61 Kaduna-38 Plateau-28 Osun-19 Akwa Ibom-14 Rivers-13 Katsina-13 Ondo-13 Ogun-6 Kano-5 Nasarawa-4 Gombe-2 Ekiti-2 Borno-1.”
2.2023: Power Will Shift To South, Says Yari
A former Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdulazeez Yari, yesterday said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would ensure power shift to the South in 2023.
The immediate past governor of Zamfara State also said he might vie for the office of the party’s national chairman should it be zoned to the North.
Yari said the ongoing reform of the party would enable it to avoid a re-occurrence of the challenges that confronted it in the run-up to the 2019 elections.
3.‘God Has Taken Out The Snake’ — Oshiomhole Vows To Stop Obaseki
Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has assured the party’s loyalists of victory in the forthcoming Edo governorship election.
Addressing his supporters in Edo during the weekend, he expressed the confidence that the APC would win the September 19 election.
In a veiled reference to Godwin Obaseki, incumbent governor of the state, Oshiomhole said he is glad that “God has taken out the snake”.
4.Expect Surprises From Magu’s Probe, Garba Shehu Tells Nigerians
Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has asked Nigerians to be prepared for surprises in the probe of Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
President Muhammadu Buhari had set up a panel headed by Ayo Salami, former president of the appeal court, to probe the EFCC under Magu.
The panel had invited Magu on different occasions and after he reportedly failed to honour the summons.
5.Air Force Unveils Identity Of Classmate Who Knocked Down Arotile
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has unveiled the identity of the person who drove the car that crushed Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot.
Many had expressed shock when the air force announced that Arotile died in a freak accident in Kaduna on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old pilot had participated in major operations, especially against bandits, during her time in service.
At a briefing in Abuja on Sunday, Ibikunle Daramola, air force spokesman, gave the name of the person who drove the car that killed Arotile as Nehemiah Adejoh (pictured), an ex-classmate of the deceased.
6.2020 UTME: JAMB Reveals When Admission Exercise Will Begin
The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the admission process for the 2020 United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will commence from August 21, 2020.
The Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this when he released the 2020 admission guidelines to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.
He warned academic institutions to desist from advertising or selling application forms for admissions into some listed programmes.
7.Foreign Affairs Minister Contracts COVID-19
Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Onyeama broke the news in a tweet on Sunday, saying he is on his way to an isolation centre.
He said a fourth test conducted on him, after he experienced throat irritation, confirmed him positive for the virus.
8.Nepotism Is The Worst Form Of Corruption, Says Sanusi
Muhammad Sanusi, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says nepotism is the worst form of corruption in Nigeria.
Speaking at a webinar themed: “The sustainability of society”, he said corruption has impacted negatively on the society.
Sanusi, a former emir of Kano, also said incompetent leadership has contributed to the degree of corrupt practices in the country.
9.Oyedele Steps Down For Akeredolu As Primary Model Changes
One of the aspirants in Monday’s primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo, Mr Ife Oyedele, has stepped down for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Oyedele announced his withdrawal from the race on Sunday evening in a joint press conference with Akeredolu at the Alagbaka Government House.
The former governorship aspirant said he decided to withdraw for Akeredolu because of the needs to keep the APC united and work for progress of Ondo State.
10.#BBNaija ‘Lockdown’ Kicks Off As 20 Housemates Fight For N85m
The Big Brother Nigeria Season five kicked off in Lagos on Sunday.
In line with the NCDC’s guidelines on COVID-19, there was no live audience to welcome housemates.
The housemates for 2020 are: Ozo Chukwu, Victoria Adeyele, Nelson Enwerem (Prince), Boluwatife Aderogba (Lilo), Trikytee, Lucy Essien, Dorathy Bachor, Terseer Kiddwaya, Vee, Praise Nelson, Florence Anyansi (Wathoni), Tochukwu Okechukwu (Tochi), Kate Jones (Ka3na), Ngozi Nlewedim (Erica), Eric Akhigbe, Ezekiel Bright (Brighto), Aisha Umaru (Kaisha), Neo, Tolani Shobajo (Tolanibaj), Layoonn, Nengi.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Have a nice day and see you again tomorrow.
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