Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 28)


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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria reports 296 fresh cases.

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 296 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Nigerian govt launches dashboards to monitor COVID-19 expenses, responses

The Federal Government on Thursday formally launched two transparent dashboards to monitor the nation’s COVID-19 expenses and other responses. In Disaster Rumour

  1. AfDB: Akinwumi Adesina thank supporters on his re-election.

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, on Thursday expressed happiness at his re-election as the multilateral lender’s helmsman. In In The News

  1. FG to absorb N-Power beneficiaries into MDAs

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said on Thursday the Federal Government planned to absorb eligible N-Power beneficiaries into Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs). In In The News

  1. CAMA: Pastors are ready for accountability – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Thursday pastors in Nigeria are ready for accountability. In In The News

  1. Council of State pardons Ambrose Alli, Effiong, two others

The National Council of State on Thursday ratified the presidential pardon granted to the late former governor of the defunct Bendel State, Ambrose Alli, and three others. In Politics Today

  1. BLASPHEMY: I will not waste time in signing warrant for musician’s execution – Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said on Thursday he was ready to sign the death warrant of a 22-year-old musician, Aminu Yahaya Sharif. In Happening

  1. Nigeria may slip into another recession by Q3 – Budget Office

The Director-General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, said on Thursday Nigeria may slip into another recession in the third quarter due to ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and depressed oil prices. In Economic Today

  1. CBN to resume forex sales to bureaux de change on 31st August

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will restart sales of foreign exchange to bureau de change on 31st August ahead of resumption of international flights, according to a circular from the apex bank, Reuters reported Thursday. In Business Updates

  1. Shocking: See Rooney’s Comments on Messi’s departure from Barcelona

Former England forward, Wayne Rooney believes Lionel Messi is still capable of winning yet another Ballon d’Or award even if he leaves Barcelona. In Sport Today


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