Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Tuesday, 2nd June 2020
1. FG Lifts Ban On Religious Gatherings
The ban on religious gatherings across the country has been lifted by the Federal Government.
Recall that a ban was imposed on the religious programs across the country two months ago, to check the spread of coronavirus.
2. Federal Government Reduces Fuel Price To N121.50
The Federal government had announced a new fuel price band of N121.50 per litre for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol.
The PPPRA, which is an agency of the Federal Government, disclosed this in a circular to fuel marketers dated May 31, 2020, which was obtained by our correspondent on Monday.
3. Obaseki Meets With Buhari, Presents Nomination Form To Him
Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki had a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.
This was as seven other governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party.
4. Shehu Sani Reacts As Bandits Kill APC Chairman, Others In Katsina State
Human rights activist and former Senator who represented Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has reacted to the recent spate of killings in Katsina State.
Particularly, the former lawmaker blamed the government and security operatives for the renewed killings and general insecurity.
5. Gov Bello Admits COVID-19 In Kogi, Lockdown Kabba, Bunu
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has taken a move to back the report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on two index cases of Coronavirus confirmed in the state.
Naija News recalls that the NCDC on Wednesday, May 28 confirmed 2 cases of the novel virus in Kogi State, a report that was denied by the state government with claims that the state is free of the Coronavirus pandemic.
6. Ex-Lover To New Wife Of Hameed Ali Rants, Demands Over N9m
Earlier, NaijaNews reported that the comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali married a new wife, Zainab Yahaya.
His wedding had held on saturday to Yahaya, two years after his first wife, Hadiza Jummai died.
Meanwhile, his new wife’s ex lover, has threatened legal action if he’s not refunded the sum of N9,081,207.45 spent on her over the course of their relationship.
7. Dangiwa Hits Buhari Hard In Fresh Open Letter
A retired colonel and former military governor of Kaduna State, Umar Dangiwa has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of giving preference to some tribes over others in Nigeria.
Dangiwa further stated that the enthusiasm that is supposed to greet the president’s celebration of his 5th year in office is not shared by many Nigerians because they are not satisfied with his leadership.
8. Edo State: APC Governors Hold Emergency Meeting To Save Obaseki
Some Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, held a fence-mending meeting with the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole on Monday.
It is understood that the meeting is connected with the political developments in Edo State ahead of the June 22 party primaries and the September 2020 governorship election in the state.
9. Nigerians To Start Paying N50 Stamp Duty On Electronic Receipts, Notifications
Nigerians will now be charged stamp duties on all forms of electronic notifications including SMS and messages on any electronic platform such as emails and WhatsApp messages.
According to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), henceforth, Nigerians will be charged N50 for these notifications.
10. Man Utd Agrees Loan Contract Extension With Ighalo
Manchester United has reached an agreement with former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo for a contract extension to his current loan deal.
Naija News can confirm the on-loan forward has agreed to extend his current deal which will keep him at Old Trafford until January 2021.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.