Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 28th February 2020

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Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 28th February 2020.

Here are the major headlines.

Lagos Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus

The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed a coronavirus disease(COVID-19) case in Lagos State, Nigeria. The case, which was confirmed on Thursday, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.

Reps Ask Colleagues To Donate Salaries To Security Agencies

A member of the house of representatives from Kano state, Nasiru Ali has begged his colleagues in the house to donate part of their salaries to fund security agencies.

We’ll Continue Championing Rights For Poor – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the 9th Assembly, Femi Gbajabiamila has reiterated the stand of the house of Representatives to continue to champion the right of weak and poor Nigerians.

Why Boko Haram Is Targeting Christians – Lia Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has explained that Boko Haram is targeting Christians so as to trigger a religious war in the country. The minister said this  when he addressed a press conference on Thursday, adding that the insurgents have now realised how divisive religion could be when exploited.

More Than 118 Persons Dead To Lassa Fever – NCDC

More than 118 persons have been killed by Lassa fever in the last eight weeks according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

It Is Scary, No Screening Of Coronovirus In Our Airports – Senator Ajayi

Ajayi Boroffice, deputy senate leader, has decried the lack of measures put in place to check any arrival of coronavirus into the country. Boroffice, who spoke on the floor of the Senate on Thursday, said upon his arrival at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport in Abuja from South Africa on Wednesday, passengers were only given a sheet of paper to indicate whether they were sick.

Fani-Kayode Kicks Against Appointing Miyette Allah As Amotekun Operatives

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has kicked against suggestions that members of the Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) should be recruited into the new security outfit created by South-West governors, Amotekun.

Court Nullifies Impeachment Of Ex-Kogi Deputy Speaker

A federal high court sitting in Lokoja has declared the removal of Simson Achuba as deputy governor of Kogi state as invalid and unconstitutional. The presiding judge, John Olorunfemi in his ruling also faulted the nomination of Edward Onoja as the deputy governor of the state adding that it did not follow due process.

Ondo 2020: Why Akeredolu Deserves Another Chance – Falana

With the Ondo state gubernatorial poll drawing closer, popular human rights activist lawyer, Femi Falama (SAN) has drummed massive support for the incumbent governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressive Congress.

Supreme Court Fines APC, David Lyon N60M

While the All Progressive Congress(APC) would still be battling with the harsh reality that it has lost Bayelsa state, the Apex court has slammed the party as well as lead counsel to its candidate, Chief Afe Babalola with a N30 million fine each for agreeing to apply for the review of Supreme court’s judgment on Bayelsa election.

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