Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (June 30)


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

  1. COVID-19: 566 fresh COVID-19 cases as total infections run over 25,000

Nigeria on Monday night recorded 566 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Soldier in video berating Buratai sues army for detaining he and his wife

A soldier, Lance Corporal Martins Idakpani, has sued the Nigerian Army the Chief of Army Staff and the Attorney General of the Federation over the arrest and detention of he and his wife, Victoria, claiming it was a breach of their fundamental human rights. In Happening

  1. BRIBERY: Senator Sani may return to prison as judge threatens to revoke his bail

Senator Shehu Sani may be rearrested and sent back into prison over his ongoing alleged bribe taking trial. In Crimes Story

  1. DisCos agree with NASS to halt tariff increase.

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday succeeded in persuading the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to defer the planned tariff hike till the first quarter of 2021. In Business Updates

  1. Police arrests kidnappers who allegedly killed doctor, son after collecting N7.5m ransom

The police said on Monday operatives of the Intelligence Response Team had arrested members of a kidnap syndicate who allegedly killed three of their victims after collecting N7.5 million ransom from their family members. In Crimes Story

  1. Buhari violated no law by holding APC meeting in State House –Bagudu

Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, on Monday, absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of wrongdoing in the All Progressive Congress (NEC) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held last Thursday in Abuja. In Politics Today

  1. KOGI: Court reserves judgment in SDP, PDP candidates’ appeals

The Court of Appeal on Monday reserved judgment in two suits filed by the duo of Natacha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Musa Wada. In Politics Today

  1. NSE: Consumer Goods Index leads as market extends gain

The Nigerian bourse posted further gain on Monday with the market capitalisation rising by N15.579 billion on the back of buy pressure particularly in the shares of Nestle, Okomu Oil, UACN and PZ. In Business Updates

  1. EDO: INEC closes dedicated portal for parties’ nominations

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Monday it had closed its dedicated portal designed for political parties to submit the details of their candidates for the Edo State governorship election. In Politics Today

  1. Tambuwal counters NBS, says Sokoto not one of the poorest states in Nigeria

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said on Monday his state was not one of the poorest in Nigeria, contrary to a current report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). In Economic Today



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