Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 1st August 2020.
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
1. NCDC Reports 462 New Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria
Nigeria on Friday, July 31 recorded four hundred and sixty-two confirmed new cases of Coronavirus pandemic in the country. The development was confirmed on Friday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in a post on its account on the microblogging site, Twitter.
2. Buhari Breaks Silence On EFCC, NDDC Probes, Slams Political Appointees
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday has expressed disappointment that some political appointees have abused the trust of past and present administration. He expressed his disappointment after observing the Eid-el-Kabir prayers with his family members and aides at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
3. EFCC: Magu Raises 10 Questions Presidential Panel Must Answer
Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has raised questions over the manner in which the presidential panel was probing him. Naija News reports that Magu was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari and was replaced by Mohammed Umar.
4. You Are A Big Liar, You Have No Business In Aso Rock – Edwin Clark Blast Daura
Chief Edwin Clark, Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader has blasted Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, for saying that there was no need for zoning the 2023 Presidential ticket to any part of the country. In a statement in Abuja yesterday, Clark called on Daura to stop fooling him self as his people.
5. Nigerian Foreign Reserves Depreciates By $673.13m In Two Months
The Federal Government of Nigeria is facing major economic setback as its foreign reserves drop by six hundred and seventy-three million dollars in just two months. According to the report gathered from the website of Central Bank of Nigeria reveals that the country’s external reserve stood at $35.89bn on June 28 from $36.57bn on June 1.
6. Queen Elizabeth’s Bodyguard Arrested (See Why)
One of Queen Elizabeth’s elite bodyguards has been picked up for alleged possession of drugs after white powder was found in a bathroom at St James’s Palace. The bodyguard was said to have nine bags of cocaine and ketamine among his possessions after police searched his room and car at Wellington Barracks by Buckingham Palace.
7. Federal Government Has No Legal Right To Withdraw Our CAC’s Certificate – Ohanaeze
Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide has finally reacted to the federal government ‘decision to withdraw its approval for the registration certificate organisation of corporate affairs commission. Naija News reported that the CAC’s Registrar General, Garba Abubakar, who gave the approval for the withdrawal of the certificate on Tuesday said the measure was taken as part of the commission’s reforms that are being put in place to subject applications from groups to thorough scrutiny due to security threats.
8. Nigerians Agree That I’ve Done My Best To Keep Them Safe – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has noted that he has done is best in securing Nigerians and fighting insecurity. Garba Shehu, presidential media aide, in a statement released today, made this known while speaking to state house correspondents after observing the Eid El-Kabir prayers with his family members and close aides at the presidential villa in Abuja today, July 31.
9. How FiFa’s President Infantino Allegedly Plotted The Removal Of Sepp Blatter, Plattini
President of World football governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino has been dragged into a fresh criminal probe in Switzerland over the illegal removal of some top officials. Naija news understands that the probe follows the resignation last week of Switzerland’s attorney general, Michael Lauber, who stepped down after a federal court upheld allegations that he had lied about meeting with Infantino.
10. BBNaija 2020: Why I Can Never Date Kiddwaya – Erica
Big Brother Naija, lockdown female housemate, Erica has given an interesting revelation about her romantic relationship with Kiddwaya in the reality show. Both housemates since the beginning of the show showed interest and likeness for each other.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.