Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Tuesday morning

Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Tuesday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

595 new cases of COVID-19 death toll now 744

Nigeria on Monday night recorded 595 fresh COVID-19 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which affirmed this on its Twitter handle, said they recorded the fresh cases in 19 states of the federation and Abuja. It added that four persons died from complications resulting from the virus on Monday. Read More

Ekiti shuts school over breach of COVID-19 protocols

The Ekiti State Government has closed off the premises of Victory College, Ilawe Ekiti, in the Ekiti South West Local Government Area for allegedly violating its directives on the closure of schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government also said the proprietor of the private school, who is on the run,“will face the wrath of the law for the violation of COVID-19 protocols in the state whenever he captured.” Read More

‘Tinubu, Osinbajo Will Be Crushed After Magu’ – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has stated that embattled former acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu never worked for President Muhammadu Buhari. Read More

Lagos government seals off 33 bars, gyms over alleged breaching of COVID-19 rules

The Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC) says it has sealed 33 bars, gyms, and other facilities across the state for alleged violation of the closure of such outfits to stem the spread of COVID-19. The Director-General of the Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, said this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos. Read More

COVID-19: Nigerian Govt releases fresh guidelines for reopening of schools

The Federal Government has issued guidelines ahead of the planned resumption of schools, at every level in the country. However, no dates given yet for the reopening. The guidelines detailed measures and requirements needed for the safe reopening of schools after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Human Rights Group charges President Buhari to sack Akpabio, Malami

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio following allegations of fraudulent practice leveled against him. Read More

602 repentant Boko Haram swears an oath of allegiance to Nigeria

602 repentant Boko Haram members, on Monday, rebuked their membership of the group and swore an oath of fealty to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The ex-insurgents who have completed a de-radicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration program, denounced their membership of the insurgent group at the Malam Sidi Camp in Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State. Read More

Governor Umahi suspends Ebonyi Auditors-General indefinitely

Ebonyi State’s auditor-general, Innocent Nweda and the Auditor General for local government in the state, George Ukpai have been suspended indefinitely by Governor David Umahi. Secretary to the State Government(SSG) Kenneth Ugbala who made the announcement, said the auditors were suspended for failing to carry out their duties. They were accused of failing to prepare and produce the annual audited accounts of the State and Local government. Read More

“Nigeria recorded 3,600 rape cases during lockdown” – Minister of Women Affairs

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Pauline Tallen, has condemned the upsurge in rape cases nationwide. She noted with concern that no fewer than 3,600 cases of rape were recorded during the lockdown. Read More

Nigerian goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye joins Sparta Rotterdam

Nigerian goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has joined Dutch Club, Sparta Rotterdam on a two-year deal from the German side, Fortuna Düsseldorf. Rotterdam made the announcement in a statement via the Club’s official website on Monday. Read More

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