Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know


These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this morning.

  1. PTF conducts mid-term review of COVID-19 response strategy

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said on Monday the team had conducted a mid-term review of its COVID-19 National Response Strategy. In Disaster Rumour

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria record 595 new cases as total deaths surge to 744

Nigeria on Monday night recorded 595 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Nigeria’s infectious diseases expert dies of COVID-19

An infectious diseases expert, Prof. Lovett Lawson, has died of COVID-19. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Passengers to no longer arrive at airports three hours before time, Nigerian govt says

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Monday the Federal Government had reduced the time travellers were expected to get to the airport. In Happening

  1. Malami threatens lawsuit against online newspaper over reports alleging corruption

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Monday threatened to sue the online media platform, Sahara Reporters over alleged libelous and defamatory publications against him. In Crimes Story

  1. NCDC: We can’t rule out Airbone transmission

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said on Monday new evidence had suggested that COVID-19 maybe transmitted through the air. In Disaster Rumour

  1. 602 ex-terrorists renounce membership of Boko Haram in Gombe

At least 602 repentant Boko Haram members on Monday renounced their membership of the terror group and swore Oath of Allegiance to Nigeria. In Insurgency Live

  1. Nigeria, Saudi Arabia restate commitment to oil production agreement

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said on Monday Nigeria and Saudi Arabia had reiterated their firm commitment to the agreement between the Organisation of Petroleum Export Countries (OPEC) and its allies, OPEC+. In Business Updates

  1. NSE: Bear run continues amid losses in bank, oil & gas stocks

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extended its downtrend further on Monday as bank and oil and gas stocks posted significant losses, and negative sentiment remained rife among investors. In Business Updates

  1. Proposed electricity tariff increase will not affect the poor —NERC

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has assuaged fears over the effect of the proposed tariff increase that has been suspended by the federal government of Nigeria. In Business Updates