Good morning and welcome to Politics Nigeria roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for Wednesday, April 29th, 2020.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has berated the federal government for requesting the bank statements of public officers including his and his wife, Patience. In a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Tuesday and signed by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, the former president said his family does not have any bank account or property abroad.
Presidential Aide, Lauretta Onochie has reacted to a recent court judgement ordering the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and the director-general of his campaign, Bukola Saraki to pay a trader N5 million in damages. The trader, one Amuda Adeleke filed a lawsuit against the Atiku campaign organization after her photograph was used without her permission for a billboard advert. Onochie expressed joy at the development adding that it was ‘colossal damage’ to be on a PDP Billboard.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Nigerian Senate to confirm nominations he has made for the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Federal Character Commission and the Federal Civil Service Commission. POLITICS NIGERIA has gathered that the senate received 3 requests from President Buhari on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Presidency has revealed what US president, Donald Trump discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. Buhari received a telephone call from Trump during which the two leaders commiserated with each other on fatalities in their countries, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigerian senate, on Tuesday afternoon, approved a fresh N850 billion naira loan request made by President Muhammadu Buhari. POLITICS NIGERIA learned that the senate gave accelerated approval to the request as its no longer news that the Nigerian economy has been taking huge hits as Oil prices plummetted worldwide amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.
Pro-secessionist, Nnamdi Kanu has promised to appear in a live broadcast in order to dispel rumours of his death. Over the last few days, rumours of Kanu’s death have been trending on social media. This started after self-acclaimed journalist, Kemi Omololu Olunloyo tweeted that the IPOB leader had died from COVID-19 and had been cremated in Italy. In a statement he posted on his official Facebook page, Kanu stated that he will appear live on his official Facebook page during his usual radio broadcast, tomorrow being Wednesday 29, April 2020.
The Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, says a Nigerian lady who was put up for sale on Facebook by a Lebanese man has been rescued. In a tweet on her Twitter page on Tuesday night, NIDCOM boss said the Nigerian Mission in Beirut, Lebanon has located the lady and rescued her.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday announced its plans to upgrade its testing capacity for the coronavirus pandemic by testing two million Nigerians in three months. This new projection was disclosed by the agency’s Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing of Tuesday in Abuja.
The Nigerian army has announced how its troops of Operation Delta Safe raided illegal refining sites and rescued some kidnapped victims. The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, John Enenche disclosed this in a statement obtained by POLITICS NIGERIA on Tuesday.
The presidency has warned security operatives against disturbing and delaying trucks conveying foods from one state to another as they enforce President Muhammadu Buhari’s lockdown directive. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, however, made clarification and warning to security operatives in a statement on Tuesday evening.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspaper headlines are available on Politics Nigeria website.