Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday evening, 29th August 2020, confirmed 250 new cases of coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria. The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.
The Lagos State government has fixed September 14 2020 for the reopening of tertiary institutions in the state. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor made the announcement on Saturday during his regular briefing on the state’s COVID-19 status.
Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has paid a visit to the site where the helicopter that crashed in the Opebi area of the state on Saturday. After checking the site, Sanwo-Olu promised that an integrity tests would be carried out on the buildings and do necessary repairs and assist the affected families.
The Nigerian Senate has denied any plans of trying to pass the controversial social media bill which seeks to regulate the use of social media in Nigeria. The spokesperson of the Senate, Ajibola Basiru in a statement on Saturday said all rumours on the passage of the controversial social media bill by the lawmakers is untrue.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday announced the conditional reopening od social clubs and recreational centers in the state. The Governor during his regular update on the status of the State on COVID-19 announced that the government is concerned about the plight of business owners affected by the pandemic.
A one-storey building located at 10 Moliki Street in the Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State was on Saturday morning engulfed with fire. Naija News understands that the fire started at 8am and destroyed the entire first floor of the residential building.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State and his Plateau State counterpart, Simon Lalong. Naija News reports that Osinbajo met with the duo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural group, has said the country will only be transformed when an Igbo president emerges in 2023. Ohaneze-Ndigbo’s President-General, Nnia Nwodo, made this known while sending a congratulatory message to Nigerian-born Kelechi Madu, the newly appointed minister of justice and solicitor general in Alberta, Canada.
Arsenal on Saturday, recorded a morale-boosting victory against fellow Premier League team, Liverpool, by defeating them in the 2020 community shield game. The game which was played at the Wembley stadium, finished 1-1 after extra time, forcing the game into penalties to decide the eventual winner.
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is dead. Naija News reports that Black Panther star died aged 43 after a four-year fight with colon cancer.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.