Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 28th February 2020.
Here are the major headlines.
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.
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.
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.
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 have been killed by Lassa fever in the last eight weeks according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.