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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Wednesday, February 12th, 2020


Nigerian newspapers headlines by Concise news

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.

1. Bishop Kukah Blasts Buhari’s Govt Over Insecurity, Says Nigeria Stranded

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has expressed his discontentment with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the way it pilots the affairs of the country. The outspoken clergy described Nigeria as a nation like a ship, stranded on the high seas, rudderless and with broken navigational aids.

2. FG, US Sign $1.1m Grant To Boost Electricity Generation In Nigeria

The Nigerian government and United State Trade and Development Agency have signed a 1.1million dollar grant to support electricity infrastructure development in Nigeria. The agreement was signed on Tuesday at the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in Abuja.

3. WHO Gives Name To Coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday announced the name for new coronavirus as Covid-19. WHO took to its official Tweeter handle @WHO to announced the new name that “we now have a name for 2019nCov disease.

4. Boko Haram Attacks: Minister Reveals How Terrorists Use Social Media

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, Tuesday revealed that Boko Haram use social media as a medium to recruit followers. The minister made this known during a lecture on leadership in counter-terrorism and counter violent extremism in Abuja.

5. Bayelsa Governorship Election: Supreme Court Rules On APC Primary

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Senator Heineken Lokpobiri’s appeal challenging the emergence of David Lyon as the candidate of the APC for the 2020 Bayelsa state governorship election. The apex court dismissed the appeal for lacking in merit.

6. Insurgency: Atiku Reacts To Boko Haram Attacks In Maiduguri

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari to devise other possible options to end the war against the Boko Haram insurgency. In a post on Tuesday on his Twitter page, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader condemned the “murderous and cowardly attack on innocent passengers by the Boko Haram terrorists near Maiduguri.”


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