Odogwublog’s Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 7th March, 2020

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Odogwublog roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 7th March 2020.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

1. Why Obaseki Won’t Get Automatic Ticket – APC

The Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that Governor Godwin Obaseki will not get automatic ticket for the state Guber election. The factional state chairman of the party Colonel David Imuse (Rtd) made this known on Friday while briefing newsmen in Benin city the Edo State capital.

2. Oshiomhole Names Governors, Minister Behind His Suspension

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has noted that some governors and a serving Minister are responsible for his current ordeals. He added that he knows those people behind his troubles and they know him as well, noting however that they can’t pull him down.

3. Coronavirus: Italian Man Recovers, May Be Discharged Soon – Governor

The Italian man who tested positive for the coronavirus disease is recovering well and may soon be discharged, Odogwublog understands. It will be recalled Nigeria recorded its index coronavirus case on Friday, 28th February as the Federal Ministry of Health confirmed the case in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

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4. ‘Biafra Is Buried’, Former Presidential Aspirant Tells Nnamdi Kanu, Other Agitators

“Biafra is buried“, a former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has told Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other pro-Biafra agitators agitating for the Republic of Biafra. Naija News reports that Garba, a former Presidential aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) made this comment on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, in response to Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe for speaking against the Senate’s approval of $22.79bn external loan requested for by President Muhammadu Buhari.

5. COVID-19: Nigerian Government Produces Locally Made Hand Sanitizers

Due to the high level of scarcity of hand sanitizers in Nigeria, Buhari led federal government has locally produced hand sanitizers to tackle high demand for the product. Odogwublog understands that Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire at a press briefing earlier today unveiled the locally made product in the presence of the Director-General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Dr. Obi Adigwe in Abuja.

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6. Gowon Speaks On Nigeria Still Marginalizing Igbos

General Yakubu Gowon (retd), former Head of State has noted that the Igbos have been marginalised in Nigeria’s polity. He further canvassed for the restructuring of the country in order to integrate Igbos in the polity.

7. Anambra: APGA Will Not Collapse Into APC After Obiano’s Tenure – Maku

The Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance on Thursday noted that it will not collapse into the All Progressives Congress when the tenure of Governor Willie Obiano ends in 2021. The party condemned insecurity in Nigeria, stating the Nigerians are now living on the edge as kidnappers and bandits had taken over the country.

8. Ekiti APC Describes Ajimobi’s Appointment As Fraudulent

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has rejected the appointment of the former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, as the new Deputy National Chairman of the party. The Ekiti chapter of the party described that statement announcing appointment was a fraudulent assertion.

9. MI Abaga Quits Chocolate City, Floats New Record Label “Incredible Music”

Nigerian record producer, singer and songwriter, M.I Abaga, whose birth name is Jude Abaga, today Friday, March 6, disclosed that he is officially done with the record label, Chocolate City which he headed from June 2015 to 2019. According to the rapper who took to his Instagram on Friday to appreciate his fans who have supported him throughout his 13 years with Chocolate City, he now has his own music record label “Incredible Music”.

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10. Ronaldinho Freed After Arrest On The Use Of Fake Passport

A few hours after Naija News reported that Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho, was arrested by Paraguayan prosecutors for entering Paraguay with a fake passport, the former FC Barcelona forward has on Friday been freed by the securities after he reportedly confessed to the crime and admitted guilt. This online news platform understands that Gaúcho was arrested on Wednesday alongside his brother and manager, Roberto Assis, at Resort Yacht and Golf Club, Paraguayo, with fake passports bearing their names with Paraguayan nationality despite the duo having their Brazilian passports confiscated in 2018 over an offence.

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