Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 13th March 2020

Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 13th March 2020.

Here are the major headlines.

Senate Approves HND As Minimum Requirement For Office 

A bill seeking to raise the academic qualifications of Presidents and Governor in Nigeria has scaled the second reading on the floor of the Senate. The bill was sponsored by by Gyang Istifanus, senator representing Plateau north.

Coronavirus: FG Not Considering Travel Ban For Now

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehinare has expressed that the government is not contemplating the imposition of a travel ban on travelers from any country over the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

Nnamdi Kanu Alleges  Secret Alliance Between Igbo Leaders, Soldiers, Killer Herdsmen

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has accused the South-East governors of having a secret alliance with men of the Nigerian army and Fulani herdsmen ‘ wreaking havoc in the region.’

as, however, passed its first reading at plenary on Wednesday. The bill states that anyone who imports or sells generators into the country may go to prison for at least ten years.

SERAP Demands Immediate Release Of Sanusi

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for the immediate release of former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from detention. Recall that Sanusi was dethroned on Monday by Governor Umar Ganduje-led administration and he was banished to Awe village in Nasarawa State where he will not be allowed to have visitors until further notice.

How Sanusi’s Rift With Ganduje Started Three Years Ago

Salihu Yakasi, the special assistant to Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on media and publicity has revealed that the deposed Emir of Kano state, Sanusi Lamido fell out with the state government three years ago.

Coronavirus: CBN Urges Nigerians To Go Cashless To Avoid Spread

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has urged Nigerians to use payment methods like electronic transfers in order to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Sanusi’s Banishment, Dethronement Is Illegal – Femi Falana

Human right activist, Femi Falana has stated that the dethronement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano and subsequent banishment is illegal.

Coronavirus: MURIC Calls For Postponement Of NYSC Excercise

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged the federal government to postpone the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Batch A orientation camp due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country.

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has pointed out that most State Governors in Nigeria don’t tolerate criticisms.

The former lawmaker from Kaduna State made this statement in reaction to the trending issue of the removal of Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Nigerian LGBTQ Community Advocates For Rights In New Twitter Trend

The streets of Twitter were greeted with a new trend by members of the LGBTQ community in Nigeria as they advocate for their rights. This trend is coming up after reports on several violent attacks on LGBTQ people in Nigeria