Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Wednesday, 27th May 2020
1. FG Gives Update On Reopening Of Churches, Mosques Amid Coronavirus In Nigeria
The Federal Government has insisted that Churches, Mosques in the country remain closed amid Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated its decision in a post on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Tuesday, where it stressed that the updated guidelines for the ease of the COVID-19 lockdown were still in force.
2. Kogi West: Tribunal Reserves Judgement In Melaye’s Suit Over Adeyemi’s Victory
The hope of Senator Dino Melaye has been left hanging as the Kogi State National Assembly Election Tribunal has held on to its final verdict.
Naija News recalls that Melaye challenged the result of the election declared by INEC which saw Smart Adeyemi emerge as Senator representing the Kogi West constituency.
3. Abuja Discharges 12 COVID-19 Patients
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello, has announced that 12 patients have recovered from Coronavirus in FCT.
The Minister revealed this development in a post on his Twitter account on Tuesday.
4. Federal Govt. Releases Details Of Financial Autonomy Order
The details of the Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari has been released by the federal government.
The order which was signed into law by the President four days ago signals the implementation of Financial Autonomy for the State Legislature and Judiciary Order of 2020.
5. COVID-19: Lagos Govt, FG Working To Reopen Schools
The Lagos State Government is working with the Federal Government on mapping out plans for the reopening of schools following the easing of lockdown due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Speaking during an online show, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo stated that the decision to reopen schools cannot be taken by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu alone.
6. Anambra Records First Coronavirus Death
Anambra State, south-east Nigeria, has recorded its first Coronavirus death.
Naija News reports that the governor of the state, Willie Obiano announced the first Coronavirus death in the state while addressing journalists on COVID-19 updates in a special broadcast.
7. Fire Razes Popular Ogbe-Ogonogo Market In Delta State
A section of the popular Ogbe-ogonogo market off Nnebisi road in Asaba, Delta state was ravaged by fire on Tuesday.
Naija News reports the fire resulted in the loss of several properties valued at millions of naira.
8. Almajiri: ‘El-Rufai Now Supports A Programme He Once Described As Fraud’ – Reno
Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesman, Reno Omokri, has reacted to the decision of the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to jail any parent who enrols their children in the Almajiri system.
Naija News had earlier reported that Governor El-Rufai threatened to jail parents who are in the habit of enrolling their children into the almajiri system.
9. Leak Official Documents And Get Sacked – FG Goes Tough On Workers
The Federal Government has lamented the recent spike in cases of leakage of official documents on social media and has taken steps to curb the trend.
The government which described the recent trend as ‘unfortunate’ added that leaking official documents was embarrassing and unacceptable while officials caught in such acts will be dismissed.
10. COVID-19: Saudi Arabia Announces Date For Re-opening Of Mosques
The interior ministry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced a series of measures that will be activated to end the nationwide coronavirus curfew lockdown in the country.
The country announced on Tuesday that it will end its nationwide coronavirus curfew from June 21, except in the holy city of Mecca.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.