Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (July 2)


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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria records 790 fresh cases with 603 total deaths

Nigeria on Wednesday night recorded 790 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Benue govt approves partial re-opening of schools

The Benue State government on Wednesday approved partial re-opening of schools in compliance with recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. In Edu-NATION

  1. Introduce Castration โ€“ Afe Babalola suggest over increased rape cases

The Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola, on Wednesday charged government at all levels to amend laws on rape to include outright castration of offenders. In Crimes Story

  1. Lagos Assembly wants govt to rename monuments named after colonial masters

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Wednesday urged the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to issue an order for the renaming of all sites and monuments named after colonial masters in the state. In In The News

  1. NASS suspends FGโ€™s Special Public Works scheme targeting 774,000 jobs

The National Assembly on Wednesday suspended the Special Public Works programme conceived by the Federal Government for the engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians. In Economic Today

  1. Nigerian govt shun reports of Taraba abduction kingpin

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday dismissed the bail applications filed by suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala aka Wadume, and six other persons currently standing trial for alleged kidnapping and other related crimes. In Crimes Story

  1. ASUU accuses Nigerian govt of experimenting with lives of poor Nigerians by reopening schools

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday accused the Federal Government of experimenting with the lives of poor Nigerians after it approved the reopening of schools across the country. In Edu-NATION

  1. Retired Anambra civil servants demand new minimum wage

Retired civil servants in Anambra State on Wednesday asked the state government to adjust their pensions to reflect the new minimum wage approved by the Federal Government last year. In Business Updates

  1. My govt is determined to support the poor in Nigeria โ€”Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday the Economic Sustainability Plan put together by the Federal Government to stimulate the economy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic would extend protection to poor Nigerians and other vulnerable groups. In Politics Today

  1. Abuja, Lagos airports to resume domestic flights July 8, others July 11 and 15 respectively

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Wednesday domestic flight operations would resume at the various airports across the country on July 8. In Economic Today