Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Reloaded News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Wednesday, 3rd June 2020
- Court Orders Orji Kalu’s Release From Prison
The battle by the former Governor of Abia, Cheif Orji Uzor Kalu to regain his freedom has gained further traction after the court ruling on Tuesday in a case filed by the Senator.
Kalu had approached the court seeking his release after the Supreme Court ordered his retrial.
- Reps Approve Buhari’s $22.7bn Loan Request
Three months after $22.7bn loan request by President Muhammadu Buhari was put on hold, the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has on June 2 given approval of the same.
The request was granted on Tuesday by the lawmakers during a plenary session after the committee on aids, loans, and debt management gave its report.
- Lagos Govt Declares Position On Reopening Churches, Mosques
The Lagos State Government has dismissed reports that Churches, Mosques and other religious centres would be allowed to reopen in the state.
Naija News reports that the Federal Government had lifted the ban on religious centres based on guidelines and protocols agreed with State Governments.
- You Have My Support Always – Buhari To Adesina
Akinwumi Adesina, the embattled president of the African Development Bank, has received the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall NaijaNews reported that Adesina was at the Presidential villa to see the president on Tuesday.
- NCDC Confirms 241 New Cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed two hundred and forty-one new cases of Coronavirus infection in Nigeria.
The agency confirmed the new cases on Tuesday night, at about 11:47 pm on its official microblogging site account.
- Police Arrest Suspect Involved In Rape And Murder Of Vera Omozuwa
The Police have arrested one person in connection with the gruesome murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, the 22-year-old 100-level student of the University of Benin.
Naija News recalls Omozua was raped and then murdered by her assailants while she was reading in a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Benin City.
- COVID-19: FG Orders Workers On GL 14, Essential Services Back To Work
The federal government has told workers on grade level 14 and above as well as others on essential services to resume everyday work.
The directive was contained in a memo on Tuesday by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan.
- Reps Stop Motion To Suspend Implementation Of 7.5% VAT
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has stopped a motion seeking the nullification of 7.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) Act in the interest of Nigerians.
Naija News understands that a lawmaker had called for the nullification of 7.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) Act in the interest Nigerian explaining that the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on several medium and small scale business was quite drastic and the new VAT will become too burdensome.
- COVID-19: Over 800 Health Workers Have Contracted The Virus – Ihekweazu
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu has noted that 812 health workers have contracted COVID-19.
Ihekweazu said this while he was speaking at the media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Tuesday.
- Nigerian Reggae Artiste, Majek Fashek Is Dead
Popular Nigerian reggae singer and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek is dead.
His death was confirmed on Tuesday by his manager Omenka Uzoma, in a post on Instagram.