Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, 28th May, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Thursday, 28th May 2020

1. Coronavirus: FG Suspends Evacuation Of Stranded Nigerians

The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the further evacuation of stranded Nigerians overseas.

Naija News reports that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who made this known on Wednesday, said the development is to allow take-off of a new policy on the evacuation of Nigerians.

2. Money Laundering Charge: Court Adjourns Oyo-Ita’s Trial To July 8

The Federal High Court in Abuja has readjourned the 18-count corruption charges suit filed against the former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita to July 8, 2020.

The hearing date was adjourned by Justice Taiwo Taiwo following the absence of a prosecuting counsel from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC).

3. APC Faction Picks Ize-Iyamu As Edo Governorship Candidate

The political drama In Edo State has gotten more intense as the race for the governorship ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) might be streamlined between Godwin Obaseki and Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Naija News recalls that the party presently has two factions, one faction loyal to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. and Other loyal to the Governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki.

4. NBC Sanctions Three Stations

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined three broadcast station for ‘inappropriate’ report on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Speaking to newsmen on the amendment to the broadcast code, the Acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba said 25 stations were also sanctioned and fined for other various offences in the first quarter of 2020.

5. Why We Have Continued School Feeding Programme While Students Are At Home – Ngige

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has justified the decision of the federal government to continue with its school feeding programme while students remain at home and schools remain shut.

It will be recalled that schools at all levels all over the country have been shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

6. Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu Cannot Unseat Me As Governor – Obaseki

With the recent political activities and development in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has expressed optimism and confidence in retaining his seat as the Governor of the state.

Naija News understands that Obaseki made the remarks as his main opposition in the contest for the governorship seat, Pastor Ize-Iyanmu was given the expression of interest and nomination forms for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

7. Presidency Reacts To Claims That Buhari Cancelled Late Kyari’s Memos

The presidency has described the recent claims that President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled 150 memos authorized by his late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari as fake news.

Naija News recalls some reports had it that the President was investigating some of the memos and appointments made by his former chief of staff.

8. Kano: Labour Threatens To Go On Strike Over Deduction Of Salary

The Kano State Government has been given a 14-day ultimatum by the Joint Labour Union to immediately pay back the money that was deducted from May 2020 salaries of workers in the state or they will go on strike.

The union released a statement where it stated that the state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has violated the agreement of 2019 and should be quickly reversed.

9. Boko Haram: Soldiers Have Abandoned Us – Dapchi Residents Lament

People living in the Dapchi community of Yobe State have appealed to the federal government to urgently redeploy soldiers back to their community.

The residents lamented that soldiers have left their area after an attack by Boko Haram that resulted in the burning of their camp.

10. Trump Wants To Shut Down Social Media

The United States President, Donald Trump, has threatened to shut down all social media platforms after a fall out with micro-blogging site, Twitter.

Naija News reports that Twitter had labelled two of Trump’s tweets “unsubstantiated”.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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