Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 18th April, 2020

April 18, 2020
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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 18th April 2020.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed Fifty-One new cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria on Friday. NCDC in a post on its official Twitter account around 10:10 pm on Friday noted that the total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 493, while 159 people have been discharged and 17 death recorded.

A section of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Abuja was on Friday morning gutted by fire. Naija News understands the fire started from the media centre of the office.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has today, April 17, issued a fresh order of redeployment on Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Dandaura Mustapha. The development was disclosed in a statement on Friday (today) by the Nigerian Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.

Former Anambra state governor and the vice-presidential candidate of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2019 elections, Peter Obi has asked for transparency from the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration over funds meant for Nigerians during this Coronavirus pandemic. Obi urged the Federal Government of Nigeria, agencies involved in the COVID-19 funds to be accountable in the use of the same.

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi is in for more trouble as his estranged queen, Chanel Chin, has accused him of rape.
The couple had a messy divorce in December 2019 and the king released a statement saying “This is to inform the general public, most especially friends and associates of the Oluwo of Iwoland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, that Ms Chanel Chin is an ex-queen of his majesty.”

President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has revealed when lockdown would be relaxed, the Federal Government noted that this will happen if the success recorded in the fight to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. Recall that President Buhari on Monday in a national broadcast had extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by two-weeks.

The Lagos State Government has confirmed nineteen new Coronavirus cases in the state. The development was revealed by the Commissioner for Health in the state, Prof. Akin Abayomi, through his Twitter account on Friday.

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has noted that he does not receive orders from President Muhammadu Buhari regarding exempting oil companies from flying into his state. He stated that he is ready to protect the people of Rivers State rather than allow flights to enter Rivers state and endanger the lives of Rivers people by allowing oil companies and expatriates to enter the state.

Five new index cases of COVID-19 has been discovered in Kwara state. Naija News Understands that this was confirmed via the twitter handle of the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq who advised all citizens to stay safe in their homes.

Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has distanced herself from a claim that she has been signed an ambassador for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). It was rumoured yesterday that she was signed as a replacement for fellow actress Funke Akindele who was dropped following the illegal birthday party she had hosted during the COVID-19 lockdown.

That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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