Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 5th February 2020

Nigerian Newspaper headlines today
Nigerian Newspaper Headlines

I Know An Igbo Ex-Governor Who Had A Killer Squad: Falana

Human right activist, Femi Falana has stated that he knows a former Igbo governor who once had a killer squad that helped him terminate his political opponents. Speaking recently at the University of Ibadan, he added that the killer squad was headed by a police officer who was assigned to him as a security detail.

He made the statement with respect to the proposed move for the creation of state police.

Presidency Backs CAN’s Protest Against Insecurity

Shehu Garba says the protests organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over the killing of Pastor Lawan Andimi, chairman of the body in Adamawa State, isn’t out of order.Shehu, Presidential Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on media and publicity media aide, in a statement on Tuesday, said the president felt the pain of the body whose protests was borne out of the “shocking, unacceptable death” of Pastor Andimi at the hands of Boko Haram.

Fani-Kayode Counters Buhari’s Claims That 90% Of Boko Haram Victims Are Muslims

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has described the statement of President Muhammadu Buhari that 90% of Boko Haram victims are Muslims as untrue. The former minister expressed that the overwhelming majority of communities that the terrorist group and militias target are occupied by Christians. The former minister went further to express that killing ot Christians in Nigeria has now turned to a “common blood sport.”

Coronavirus: China Debunks Reports Of Placing Visa Restrictions On Nigeria

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Nigeria has denied media reports that it suspended its visa services in Nigeria following the outbreak of Coronavirus in China. The Press Officer, Embassy of China, Sun Saixiong, pointed this out on Tuesday in Abuja. The Embassy stressed that its visa section “is in full operation and very effective.”

Fayose Begs FG To Fix Road Linking Ondo And Ekiti

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has called on the Federal Government to fix the road linking Ekiti and Ondo States.

According to the former governor, “the road is now in such a deplorable state that motorists now avoid it.” He said the road was of great economic importance to the economy and people of Ondo and Ekiti states.

Coronavirus: WHO Identifies Nigeria, 12 Others As Top Priority Countries

Nigeria has been identified as one of the top priority countries which either have direct links or a high volume of travel to China by the World Health Organisation, WHO. This was made known in a statement by the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, who listed 12 other top priority countries like Algeria, Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

90% Of Boko Haram Victims Are Muslims: Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says 90 percent of victims of Boko Haram victims are Muslims.

Buhari said the insurgents seek to divide Nigerians on the basis of religion and there is no room for that. He said this while speaking in an article on Christianity Today on the death of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state on Monday.

Cure For Coronavirus Underway: Chinese Ambassador

Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, told newsmen in Abuja on Monday, that a cure has been found for coronavirus. Pingjian, while addressing a press conference in Abuja, said Chinese scientists are working to develop a vaccine for the virus, assuring that the epidemic would lose its momentum in the next two weeks.

Why We Banned Okada, Keke In Lagos: Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, says motorcycles were banned in several parts of the state following a review of available statistics on accidents and crimes. Sanwo-Olu, who was reacting to a statement he made while speaking at The Platform in October, said his administration would harmonise okada operations and develop a regulation system for better accountability.

Your End Has Come – Oyedepo Tells Terrorists Behind Killings In Nigeria

Bishop David Oyedepo has laid a curse on terrorists behind several killings in the country. Recall that a suspected suicide bomber was arrested inside the Living Faith church in Kaduna on Sunday, the founder of the church, Bishop Oyedepo has cursed the Boko Haram sect and Miyetti Allah group over the attempted bombing.

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