Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Tuesday, 28th July 2020
1. FG Announces Date For Secondary Schools To Reopen In Nigeria, Write WAEC Exams
The federal government of Nigeria has announced that secondary schools in the country are to reopen by August 4, 2020.
However, only the exit classes are to reopen according to a statement on Monday by the federal ministry of education on its Twitter handle.
2. Buhari Extends Ease Of Lockdown
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday extended the ease of lockdown in Nigeria by one week.
Secretary to the Government of the federation (SGF) and the presidential task force (PTF) Boss Mustapha announce this brief in Abuja On Monday.
3. Southern Kaduna: IGP Orders Full Enforcement of Curfew
The Inspector-General of Police, M.A Adamu has ordered the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police to ensure full enforcement of the curfew imposed by the Kaduna State Government as part of efforts at restoring law and order in parts of Southern Kaduna affected by recent violence and other security challenges.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, DCP Frank Mba on Monday and made available to Naija News.
4. Buhari Names Train Stations After Prominent Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the renaming of several train stations after many “prominent Nigerians”.
This was made known in a statement released by the Ministry of Transportation.
According to the statement, the “deserving citizens have contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large.”
5. NDDC Contracts: Senator Nwabaoshi Dares Akpabio
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has been challenged by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Peter Nwabaoshi, to send a list of 53 NDDC contracts allegedly awarded to his companies to the anti-graft agencies for investigation.
Nwabaoshi called out the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State after he mentioned his name and other lawmakers as beneficiaries of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contracts.
6. WAEC Exams Will Start By August 17, Schools To Reopen By August 4 – FG
The federal government of Nigeria has announced that final year students of secondary schools in Nigeria will start their West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams by August 17.
This was disclosed on Monday in a statement by Ben Bem Goong, Director Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Education.
7. Ondo 2020: Jegede Receives His Certificate Of Return In Abuja
Eyitayo Jegede, the Ondo governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has received his Certificate of Return as the winner of the primary election.
Naija News learnt that the Gov of Enugu State and Chairman of the Ondo State Primary Election Committee, Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, presented the Certificate to Jegede at Abuja.
8. SGF, Buhari’s SSA, Others At Abba Kyari’s Funeral Shun Court Hearing
An Abuja Magistrates Court on Monday, July 27 commenced hearing on a case filed against attendees of the funeral of Abba Kyari, former chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News understands that those who graced Kyari’s burial held on April 18, were charged with a criminal complaint for allegedly violating the COVID-19 disease rules and regulations during the exercise.
9. Reasons Senators Don’t Want You To Know How Much They Really Earn – Sen. Bamidele
Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, has noted that some bills are part of the reasons Nigerians misunderstand the ninth National Assembly.
He noted further that some of his colleagues do not want their salaries and allowances published for national security reasons.
10. Peter Obi Tells Buhari What To Do Apart From Sacking Service Chiefs To Make Nigeria Better
Chief Peter Obi, 2019 presidential running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Anambra State has called on the federal government to invest more in education and economy.
The politician noted that while he agrees with the calls for the sack of the nation’s current service chiefs, that alone may not solve the challenges of insecurity in Nigeria.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.