Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 28th June 2020.
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
1. Presidency Denies Rift Between Buhari And Tinubu
The Presidency on Saturday dismissed reports of bad blood between President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The presidency stated this while reacting to the reports that followed the dissolution of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) allegedly loyal to Bola Tinubu.
2. Nigeria Will Break Up If… Former President Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned that “Nigeria will break up” at worst if the country is not restructured. Naija News reports that the former Nigerian President spoke on Friday at this year’s edition of the Sobo Sowemimo Annual Lecture organised by Abeokuta Club titled, “COVID-19 and the Nigeria security issues: The way forward.”
3. 5 Major Points As Tinubu Breaks Silence On Oshiomhole, 2023, APC, Others
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu had remained silent since political intrigues engulfed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which he is the national leader. But in a statement on Saturday, the former Lagos State Governor touched on many issues including the ouster of APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, his 2023 Presidential ambition, the Edo State governorship election, amongst others.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported seven hundred and seventy-nine confirmed new cases of Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. The new figures were disclosed by the health agency on Saturday night at exactly 11:42 pm, in a series of tweets via its verified account on the microblogging site, Twitter.
5. Oshiomhole States Position On APC NWC Dissolution, Makes Fresh Vow
Adams Oshiomhole, the immediate-past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, has stated his position on the dissolution of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) by President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News reports that Oshiomhole said he has accepted the decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to sack the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
6. Fresh Zamfara Attack Leaves 12 People Killed
12 people have been killed by bandits in an attack on Unguwar Yabo village of Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The bandits who stormed the village riding motorcycles opened fire killing anyone on sight and leaving those who survived with various degrees of gunshot injuries.
7. Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu Picks Running Mate
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, has picked his running mate for the upcoming election. Naija News reports that Ize-Iyamu picked Hon. Gani Audu, a former Chairman of Etsako West Local Government.
8. Buhari Supports Giadom, Oshiomhole Surrenders, Tinubu Denies 2023 Presidency Agenda, Other Major Happenings In Nigeria Last Week
The crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a dramatic turn this week when President Muhammadu Buhari declared his support for the controversial leader of the APC Victor Giadom. After that, the National Executive Council (NEC), of the party dissolved the party’s National working committee (NWC). Naija News brings you a round-up of the major events and happenings in Nigeria last week.
9. Transfer Rumour: Manchester United Keen On Buying Jadon Sancho
English Premiership club side, Manchester United have expressed their keen interest to sign Bourrissia Dortmund Winger Jadon Sancho this Summer. Naija News Understands that Dortmund placed a £115million price tag on the English football star as United are hoping to negotiate a lower fee because their finances have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peter Okoye better known as Peter Psquare or Mr P, says he, his wife, Lola Okoye and daughter, Aliona have tested positive to coronavirus. Naija News reports that the singer, who disclosed this in a video clip which has gone viral, said he had been sick and he never knew he had contracted the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.