Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 26th January 2020


Nigerian Newspaper headlines today
Nigerian Newspaper Headlines

Leah Sharibu Delivers Baby Boy For Top Boko Haram Commandant

Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram insurgents, has reportedly given birth to a baby boy early Saturday. Leah was abducted on February 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm, alongside 110 schoolgirls aged 11–19 years old from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC).The Federal government in March 2028 had announced that Boko Haram terrorists had ‘voluntarily’ returned 106 of the kidnapped children.

Transparency International’s Latest Ranking Based On Statement From Opposition Party: Garba Shehu


Garba Shehu, media aide to President Buhari says statements from the opposition party could have influenced the corruption perception index by Transparency International (TI) which ranked Nigeria low. Transparency International ranked Nigeria 146 of 180 countries studied, two points lower than 148 the country was rated in 2018 in its 2019 corruption perception index published on Thursday.

Find Political Solution To Boko Haram Insurgency: UN To Buhari


The United Nations (UN) resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon has urged the Nigerian government to find a political solution to Boko Haram insurgency. Kallon said this while speaking at a press briefing to conclude the visit of Janez Lenarcic, European Union (EU) commissioner for crisis management, to Nigeria on Friday.


Soldiers Alone Can’t Wipe Out Boko Haram, EU Tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised by Janez Lenarcic, the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, to apply international law and international humanitarian law in dealing with Boko Haram. He said on Friday that ‘military effort alone would probably not be sufficient’ in tackling Boko Haram in the country.


Polygamy, Major Cause Of Poverty In The North: Emir Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has attributed poverty in the north to the predominant culture of marrying more than one wife.

The emir, who was represented by Usman Bugaji, said this while moderating a paper presentation session on ‘the role of universities in nation-building’ at the maiden convocation of the Federal University, Gusau, in Zamfara state, on Friday.

How Did A Man Without Head Become Presidential Aide – Apostle Suleman To Adesina


Apostle Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministries has described Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson as an insensitive man.


The cleric was reacting to statement by the presidential aide, lambasting the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) of mixing bias and sympathy” following the recent beheading of Reverend Lawan Andimi, the Chairman of CAN in Michika Local government area of Adamawa state by Boko Haram insurgents.Adesina in a post on his Facebook page on Friday accused CAN of painting Buhari as an ”anti-christian” stating that “security is number one on the priorities of the Buhari administration”.

Femi Adesina Has Sold His Soul To Satan – Fani Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina, of selling his soul to satan.

Recall that following the killing of the Chairman of CAN in Michika Local government area of Adamawa state, Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram, the Christian body had rejected Buhari’s reaction  to the murder.

Lassa Fever: 24 Killed, 163 Cases Confirmed So Far In January


At least 24 people have died of Lassa fever in the country since the latest outbreak of the disease in the country. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 398 suspected cases were reported out of which 163 cases were confirmed while 235 cases were found to be negative.In total, at least one confirmed case was recorded across 32 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in nine states.


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