Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Friday, 22nd May 2020
1. COVID-19: FG Takes New Decision On Public Gathering Ahead Of Eid
The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has restricted public gatherings in the country to 20 persons ahead of Eldi Fitri Celebration amid Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this on Thursday at the ongoing briefing of the taskforce.
2. Boko Haram: Defence Headquarters Reacts To Video Of Soldiers Insulting Buratai, Reveals Next Action
The viral video of Nigerian soldiers insulting the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has attracted a reaction from the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.
In its reaction, the Defence Headquarters said the action of the soldiers contradicted their rules of engagement and they will be invited for further evaluation.
3. FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays For Eldi Fitri
The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Monday, May 25 and Tuesday, May 26 as public holidays to mark Eldi Fitri Celebration.
Naija News reports that the declaration was made on behalf of the Federal Government by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says some Coronavirus patients seen in videos on social media playing and dancing in isolation centres are actually ill.
Naija News reports that the NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this comment on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday, stressing that the fact that some coronavirus patients are seen in videos on social media playing and dancing in isolation centres does not mean they are not ill.
Lagos State led Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has recorded four new Coronavirus deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state to forty-two.
Naija News reports that the Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, announced this on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Thursday, May 21.
6. Many People Are Fleeing Nigeria Because Of Buhari’s Actions – HURIWA
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism in his major appointments.
The Civil Rights advocacy group said most of the strategic appointments under Buhari’s administration have gone to people from the Hausa, Fulani, and Kanuri extraction.
7. COVID-19: Governors Make New Demands From Buhari As Cases Increase In The North
President Muhammadu Buhari has been called on by northern governors to intervene as their states record more Coronavirus cases.
According to the data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control most Northern states are listed among the top ten states in Nigeria with the highest cases of COVID-19.
8. Buhari Signs 2018 Executive Order 008
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an amendment to the Executive Order 008 of 2018 on Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VOARS).
This was made known on Thursday in a statement by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
9. Major Accident On Otedola Bridge, Many Dead
A tanker on Thursday collided with a fully loaded commercial bus on Otedola Bridge, Lagos State, killing many people.
Naija News reports that the accident occurred at the lane inwards Berger.
Nigerians have been warned by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, against the panic buying of Hydroxychloroquine.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation stated this during the daily briefing on Thursday.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.