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


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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria records 386 cases as total recoveries jump pass 20,000

Nigeria on Saturday night recorded 386 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Lagos govt increases public gatherings to 50 persons

The Lagos State Government on Saturday increased the permissible capacity for public gatherings in the state from 20 to 50 persons. In Economic Today

  1. Nigeria will repay Chinese loans in 20 years —Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Saturday the Federal Government had the capability to repay loans obtained from the Chinese government within the stipulated period of 20 years. In Economic Today

  1. EDO: My ‘SIMPLE’ agenda realistic, achievable —Ize-Iyamu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said on Saturday his “SIMPLE” agenda was specific, realistic and achievable. In Politics Today

  1. Daura’s comments on zoning not Buhari’s opinion – Presidency

The presidency said on Saturday the statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, on the emergence of the country’s future leaders did not in any way reflect the president’s view or that of his administration. In Politics Today

  1. NSE ROUND-UP: Trade returns N139bn despite limited sessions

Fewer trading sessions were conducted this week on the equity session of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) than the last due to a two-day break on Thursday and Friday, observed in commemoration of the Sallah festival. In Business Updates

  1. Gunmen abduct farmer in Rivers, demand N16m ransom

Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday night abducted a 60-year-old farmer, Nyieda Kpeenu, in Rivers State. In Insurgency Live

  1. Nigeria lacks direction, needs God’s intervention —Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, said on Saturday the country lacked direction and needed God’s intervention to remain on track. In Politics Today

  1. After a brief stay in SDP, Gemade returns to APC

A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barnabas Gemade, has returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC). In Politics Today

  1. Aubameyang double helps Arsenal win FA Cup for record 14th time

Gabon striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a brace to help Arsenal beat Chelsea as the Gunners win their 14th English FA Cup. In Sport Today