Breaking Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria Today, 17th June 2020
Popular Nigerian actor, Ramsey Nouah has reacted after a lady claimed his production crew refused to pay her for a service she rendered on ‘Living in Bondage: Breaking Free’. On Wednesday, a graphic designer with the Twitter handle (@louisajlo), said she was contracted to work on designs to be used for Nouah’s film in 2018 but was later fired — only for her to discover that her designs were used after watching the movie.
Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has released a welcome back video on the eve of the return of the Premier League, after being out for three months, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. A personal message from the boss, to you… You’ll Never Walk Alone. pic.twitter.com/FzAxNmtKqV
587 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, 155 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 75 in Edo, 67 in FCT, 65 in Rivers, 56 in Oyo, 50 in Delta, 25 in Bayelsa, 18 in Plateau, 18 in Kaduna, 17 in Enugu, 12 in Borno, 12 in Ogun, 7 in Ondo, 4 in Kwara, 2 in Kano, 2 in Gombe, 1 in Sokoto, 1 in Kebbi.[ICYMI] FG needs $100bn investment in roads – IMF
“While no reliable government assessment of the road network quality is available, the condition of many roads seems deficient,” -IMF
Manchester City player, Eric Garcia was on Wednesday night rushed to the hospital following a heavy head collision with club goalkeeper, Ederson, in City’s 3-0 win over Arsenal in the English Premier league. Garcia was sent hard to the ground by Ederson as the goalkeeper came out of his penalty area to clear the ball in the 80th minute of the game at Etihad Stadium.
Chairman of the Muslim Community of Oyo State, Alhaji Kunle Sanni, says he is not in support of reopening mosques with the rising cases of COVID-19
US President, Donald Trump, “tried to get China’s president Xi Jinping to help him secure re-election,” ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton has revealed in his new book set to be released next week.In details of the forthcoming book that the White House is preventing from being released by filing a lawsuit against him on Tuesday, Mr Bolton says Trump wanted China to buy agricultural produce from US farmers thereby influencing farmers to vote for the president.
Even in the midst of the ravaging COVID -19 pandemic, violence in Nigeria never abated and it is no longer a fallacy to state that security
Senate panel wants Army varsity decentralised
Speaking with journalists after the event, Chairman, Senate committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume said, “We will consider recommending the establishment of the Nigerian Army University in all the six geopolitical zones in the country.”
Ondo 1,000 teachers
“200 vacancies for candidates with B.Ed. while 800 are for NCE holders. The recruitment, which shall be school-based, for specific schools, will start within the next two weeks,” the state Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaye disclosed.
NSE has indicated its readiness to adopt the research works carried out by academic staff of the Faculty of Engineering, LASU for sponsorship.
The rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Usman Ogbo, is displeased with the high rate of TETFund projects abandoned in the institution
Minister Ahmed inaugurated task force to fully implement the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS).
An Area Court in Nyanya, FCT, on Wednesday ordered a 27-year-old man, Isaac Samuel, to sweep the court premises for one month for stealing.
EFCC Zonal Office in Sokoto has recovered about N400 million stolen fund in its operations between January and June 16, 2020.