Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Wednesday, 20th May 2020

1. Insecurity: Senate Tells Buhari To Send Soldiers To These States (Full List)

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy military personnel to some troubled states in the country.

The lawmakers who made the call during Tuesday’s plenary also commended the President for ordering military action against bandits in Katsina State but noted that some other states also needed such strong and decisive actions.

2. Lagos Discharges Nine Coronavirus Patients

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s government has revealed that nine Coronavirus patients have been discharged in the state.

The development was revealed on Twitter on Tuesday by the ministry of health in the state.

3. “Prepare For The Worst” – Federal Government Warns Nigerians

Nigerians have been warned by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, to prepare for the worst, as the Federal Government works to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Ehanire stated this while speaking on Tuesday, during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

4. Buhari Is Incompetent, Can’t Fix Nigeria – Tanko Yakassai

A former Presidential aide, Tanko Yakassai, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as an incompetent leader ruling Nigeria.

The elder stateman further stated that the President’s inability to fix some of the issues he met when he took over power has shown him as an incompetent leader.

5. Nigerian Senate Takes ‘Major Decision’ Over Coronavirus In Nigeria

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed for second reading a bill which seeks to establish a Food Reserve Agency in the country amid Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Naija News reports that the bill which was sponsored by Senator Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa West), is to ensure food security for Nigeria in order to avert any form of emergency food crises in the future.

6. Kogi State Has Conducted Only One COVID-19 Test – NCDC

Kogi State has only conducted one COVID-19 test since the outbreak of the coronavirus infection in Nigeria.

This was disclosed in the report published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday where it revealed the number of COVID-19 tests conducted around the country.

7. Wike’s Government Withdraws Charges Against Caverton Pilots

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has dropped the charged against the two pilots of Caverton Helicopters, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari.

Recall that the two pilots were remanded by the Chief Magistrate D.D. Ihua-Maduenyi of a Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt remanded after they were charged on four counts for violating the Executive Order of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

8. IPPIS: FG Explains Why It Reduced Lecturers Salaries

Following complaints by different lecturers that the salaries they have been receiving, since the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), is lower than their initial pay, the Federal Government have explained why.

Recall that the lecturers complained about not receiving full salaries in February, March and April, demanding explanations.

9. Insecurity: President Buhari Approves Military Operation To Flush Out Bandits

The Presidency on Tuesday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a planned military operation to flush outs bandits in the northwest states of the country.

The military operation is codenamed “Operation Accord.”

10. COVID-19: Substandard Hand Sanitizers In Circulation – Ehanire Warns

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday, noted that research carried out by the Federal Ministry of Health, revealed that some sanitizers in circulation are not up to standard.

Ehanire revealed this while speaking at the media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja today.

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

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