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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 28)

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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria reports 296 fresh cases.

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 296 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Nigerian govt launches dashboards to monitor COVID-19 expenses, responses

The Federal Government on Thursday formally launched two transparent dashboards to monitor the nation’s COVID-19 expenses and other responses. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. AfDB: Akinwumi Adesina thank supporters on his re-election.

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, on Thursday expressed happiness at his re-election as the multilateral lender’s helmsman. In In The News

  1. FG to absorb N-Power beneficiaries into MDAs

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said on Thursday the Federal Government planned to absorb eligible N-Power beneficiaries into Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs). In In The News

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  1. CAMA: Pastors are ready for accountability – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Thursday pastors in Nigeria are ready for accountability. In In The News

  1. Council of State pardons Ambrose Alli, Effiong, two others

The National Council of State on Thursday ratified the presidential pardon granted to the late former governor of the defunct Bendel State, Ambrose Alli, and three others. In Politics Today

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  1. BLASPHEMY: I will not waste time in signing warrant for musician’s execution – Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said on Thursday he was ready to sign the death warrant of a 22-year-old musician, Aminu Yahaya Sharif. In Happening

  1. Nigeria may slip into another recession by Q3 – Budget Office

The Director-General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, said on Thursday Nigeria may slip into another recession in the third quarter due to ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and depressed oil prices. In Economic Today

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  1. CBN to resume forex sales to bureaux de change on 31st August

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will restart sales of foreign exchange to bureau de change on 31st August ahead of resumption of international flights, according to a circular from the apex bank, Reuters reported Thursday. In Business Updates

  1. Shocking: See Rooney’s Comments on Messi’s departure from Barcelona

Former England forward, Wayne Rooney believes Lionel Messi is still capable of winning yet another Ballon d’Or award even if he leaves Barcelona. In Sport Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 27)

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

  1. COVID-19: Plateau leads in 221 fresh cases in Nigeria.

Nigeria on Wednesday night recorded 221 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Buhari orders end to estimated billing

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the players in the power sector to carry out mass metering of unmetered customers nationwide. In In The News

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  1. FAAN loses N17.5bn in 23 weeks

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it lost N17.5 billion of aeronautic charges in 23 weeks and incurred N1.4 billion loss of non-aeronautic charges between April and June. In In The News

  1. Nigerian govt spends $6.15bn on power sector reform –Minister

The Nigerian government has so far obtained funding in the sum of $6.15 billion (around N2.37 trillion) for the power industry and is currently reforming the sector with it, Sale Mamman, the Minister of Power said on Tuesday. In Politics Today

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  1. Taraba workers threaten to embark on strike over minimum wage

The Joint Public Service Negotiating Council in Taraba State Wednesday gave the state government a seven-day ultimatum to sign the agreement on the new N30,000 minimum wage or face industrial action. In Happening

  1. After eight months in ISWAP captivity, abducted nurse regains freedom

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has facilitated the release of a Nigerian nurse who was abducted about eight months ago by the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP). In Insurgency Live

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  1. EFCC recovers additional N130m from suspected treasury looters in Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered an additional N130 million from suspected treasury looters in Kwara State. In Crimes Story

  1. NSE: Bull run continues as market adds N20bn

The bull run of the Nigerian bourse continued on Wednesday as the market capitalisation appreciated by N20.016 billion. In Business Updates

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  1. Oil prices near 5-month high over U.S. output cuts, Bonny Light gains $0.94

Oil prices climbed towards $46 a barrel on Wednesday, approaching the highest level since March, lifted by U.S. producers shutting most of their offshore Gulf of Mexico output ahead of Hurricane Laura and a report showing a fall in U.S. crude stockpiles. In Business Updates

  1. Chelsea seal third summer signing as Chilwell signs five-year deal

English defender, Ben Chilwell has completed a move from Leicester City to Chelsea after signing a five-year deal with the Blues. In Sport Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 25)

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  1. As school resumes: Please bear with us – Minister Emeka

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said on Monday no date had been fixed yet for the full resumption of schools in the country. Read more

  1. COVID-19: Ramp up test and declare credible results – Boss Mustapha tells State.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said on Monday Nigeria has recorded a steady decline in the COVID-19 death rate in the last five months. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. COVID-19: Nigeria records 321 fresh cases

Nigeria on Monday night recorded 321 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Buhari appoints chairman, others for persons with disabilities commission

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the composition of the Governing Council of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities. In Politics Today

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  1. FG warns Nigerians against sending their children to schools in Northern Cyprus

Following the reported incessant and mysterious killing of Nigerians in Northern Cyprus, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Monday warned Nigerians against sending their children to universities in the European nation. In Edu-NATION

  1. Corruption: Malami denies conspiracy to witch-hunt Magu.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has dismissed reports that he conspired with a lawyer to testify against the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. In Crimes Story

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  1. Lagos Assembly asks Sanwo-Olu to account for three helicopters

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to explain the whereabouts of three helicopters belonging to the state. In In The News

  1. NSE: Buy pressure on consumer goods stocks lifts market capitalisation by N3.779bn

The bull run on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) continued on Monday with a marginal gain of N3.779 billion, supported by investors’ renewed interest in consumer goods stocks. Gains recorded by the likes of Unilever, Guinness, PZ and International Breweries were instrumental in today’s positive show. In Business Updates

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  1. AfDB: Nigeria doubles voting rights before presidential election

Nigeria has nearly doubled its voting rights in the African Development Bank (AfDB) to 16.8% before the lender’s yearly meetings this week, as one of its own, Akinwunmi Adesina, seeks re-election into the bank’s presidency after being cleared of allegations of wrongdoing, Bloomberg said on Sunday. In Politics Today

  1. Osimhen thrilled to begin training with Napoli teammates

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen has finally started training with his new teammates at Napoli, and he is excited about it. In Sport Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 24)

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

  1. COVID-19: Death toll in Nigeria surpass 1,000 in fresh 322 cases.

Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 322 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Ultimatum for Chevron to recall sacked workers remains —NUPENG

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) said on Sunday the seven-day ultimatum given to Chevron Nigeria Limited and its service contractors to recall the 175 sacked contract workers was still intact. In Business Updates

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  1. Ondo LG Poll: APC leads as election kicks off.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won Saturday’s local government elections in Ondo State. In Politics Today

  1. Address our demands or strike continues, ASUU tells Nigerian govt

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Biodun Ogunyemi, vowed on Saturday the union would sustain its ongoing industrial action until the Federal Government addressed all its demands. In Edu-NATION

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  1. Just in: Suspected Oyo killer rearrested

The alleged serial ritual killer, Sunday Shodipe, who escaped from police custody in Oyo State, has been rearrested. In Crimes Story

  1. Dogara dismisses reports of 2023 presidential bid

The ex- Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Sunday dismissed as a distraction, reports of his intention to vie for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket alongside the party’s national leader, Bola Tinubu, in 2023. In Politics Today

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  1. DMO denies N1.08bn corruption allegations, blames disgruntled elements

The Debt Management Office (DMO) Saturday rebutted accusations of corruption against it, saying the agency is ‘accountable, transparent and responsible’ in its operations. In Crimes Story

  1. Ghanaian authorities endorsing xenophobia by closing shops of Nigerians —Abaribe

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has accused Ghanaian authorities of officially endorsing xenophobia with their action against Nigerians and nationals of other countries. In Happening

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  1. NNPC nets $378.42m from crude oil sale in June

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Sunday announced a total crude oil and gas export earnings of $378.42 million for June. In Business Updates

  1. It Ends In Tears For PSG As Bayern Wins Sixth UCL Title

German Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich have emerged winners of this season’s UEFA Champions League after they defeated French side Paris Saint-Germain in the final. In Sport Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 23)

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

  1. Aisha Buhari returns from UAE – request better Hospitals in Nigeria.

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, said on Saturday she was “fully recovered” as she returned to Nigeria from her medical trip abroad. In In The News

  1. COVID-19: ECOWAS donates 4,000 tonnes of grains to Nigeria

The ECOWAS Commission on Saturday donated about 4,000 tonnes of food items to the Nigerian government for distribution to vulnerable households, to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In In The News

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  1. Nigerian govt enrols 15.5m persons in National Social Register

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, said on Saturday over 15 million Nigerians had been enrolled in the National Social Register (NSR) to fast-track implementation of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) in the country. In Happening

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria report 601 fresh cases – One death

Nigeria on Saturday night recorded 601 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Sharia Council slams NBA over El-Rufai

The Supreme Council For Shari’ah in Nigeria (SCSN) on Saturday joined the growing list of individuals and organizations who have condemned the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)’s withdrawal of an invitation extended to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for participation in the association’s 60th annual general conference as a keynote speaker. In Event Updates

  1. 2.3m SMEs benefitted from interest-free loans in 4yrs –Nigerian govt

2.3 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have accessed interest-free loan facilities under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) in the four years of its operation, the Nigerian government said on Friday. In Business Updates

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  1. NSE ROUNDUP: Market capitalisation improves marginally amidst worsening liquidity

The equity section of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) recorded a loss on Monday but posted gains Tuesday through Friday, resulting in a weekly appreciation of N12.224 billion. In Business Updates

  1. 14m children out of school in Nigeria —Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Saturday over 14 million children were out of school in Nigeria. In Edu-NATION

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  1. Supreme Court to hear PDP, SDP appeals challenging Bello’s election Tuesday

The Supreme Court has issued notices on three appeals challenging the election of Yahaya Bello as Kogi State governor. In Politics Today

  1. Reps’ suspension of public hearings a plot to cover up corruption in Buhari’s govt —PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Saturday the decision of the House of Representatives leadership to send on compulsory vacation, the various House committees probing corruption allegations in Federal Government’s agencies was a deliberate plot to cover the stench of corruption “oozing out of the current administration.” In Politics Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 22)

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

  1. COVID-19: Kaduna leads in 340 fresh cases in Nigeria.

Nigeria on Friday night recorded 340 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Rise up to the challenge, Catholic Bishops charge El-Rufai on security

The Catholic Bishops of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province on Friday accused the state government of abandoning the people of Southern Kaduna at such a critical time. In Happening

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  1. Tension in Edo may lead to ‘constitutional crisis’, INEC warns politicians

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday warned that the fierce political tension brewing in Edo ahead of the September 19 governorship election may lead to a declaration of emergency rule in the state, if not carefully managed. In Politics Today

  1. Presidency lists 35 achievements of Buhari’s second term so far

The presidency on Friday listed 35 policies, programmes and projects as President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements since he started his second term in office on May 29 last year. In Politics Today

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  1. OndoDecide’20: INEC clears 17 aspirants for gov election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 17 candidates for the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State. In Politics Today

  1. FG, States, LGs share N676bn for July

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has distributed the sum of N676.407 billion for July 2020 federation account revenue to the federal, states and local government councils and relevant agencies in the country. In Economic Today

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  1. Nigeria contributes 70% of products under ECOWAS trade –FG

Nigeria provides between 60 to 70 per cent of products under the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Trade Liberalisation Scheme, the Nigerian government has said, adding that the country has more than 2,400 firms with over 6,900 products under the programme. In Business Updates

  1. Power generation crumbles to 3,356MW after hitting all-time peak of 5,420MW

Nigeria’s power generation slumped to 3,356 Megawatts (MW) on Thursday less than 2 days after touching a new peak of 5,420.30MW. In In The News

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  1. Sevilla to face Bayern or PSG for the Super Cup

Sevilla are Europa league Champions once again

Final Score: Sevilla 3-2 Inter

Spanish giants, Sevilla have emerged champions of the 2019-20 Europa League after they defeated Serie A side, Inter Milan in the final on Friday night. In Sport Today

  1. Like Jigawa, Bauchi NBA threatens to boycott conference over El-Rufai

Members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Bauchi State chapter, on Friday threatened to boycott the association’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting if the decision to withdraw the invitation extended to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to participate in the event was not reversed by the body. In Event Update


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 21)

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

  1. Edo election will put final end to godfatherism —Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said on Thursday the September 19 governorship election would put a final end to godfatherism in the state. In Politics Today

  1. Nigeria can now undertake 15,000 COVID-19 tests daily —PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said on Thursday Nigeria could now undertake 15,000 COVID-19 tests daily. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Only airlines from countries that allow Nigerian flights would be allowed into Nigeria —Sirika

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Thursday the Federal Government would enforce the principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines to resume operations in the country. In Happening

  1. Nigeria records 476 fresh cases of COVID-19 as total hits 50,964; death toll now 992

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 476 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. NBA cancels invitation of El Rufai for 2020 conference.

Following protests by lawyers and other concerned groups, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Thursday withdrew the invitation extended to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to participate in the association’s Annual General Conference. In Event Updates

  1. Reps suspend public hearings

The House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended public hearings and other activities by its various committees till September 15 when the National Assembly resumes from annual vacation. In Politics Today

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  1. Food prices soared in July –NBS

The costs of various food items escalated in July, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in its Selected Food Price Watch July 2020 report on Thursday. In Economic Today

  1. Amokachi appointed as Special Assistant on sports to President Buhari

Nigerian Football Ambassador, Daniel Amokachi, has bagged another appointment as the Special Assistant on Sports to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari. In Sport Today

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  1. Arotile’s death: Suspect charged for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

A Magistrate Court in Kaduna on Thursday discharged two persons accused of involvement in the death of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile. In Crimes Story

  1. COVID-19: 16 states received N1.6bn World Bank grant —NEC

The National Economic Council (NEC) said on Thursday 16 states had so far received N100 million grant each from the World Bank to ease the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown in the country. In Happening


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 19)

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

  1. 410 fresh cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total to 49,895: death toll now 981

Nigeria on Tuesday night recorded 410 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Video on Gambari, Oshiomhole handiwork of mischief makers —Presidency

The presidency on Tuesday described as a patchwork of mischief-makers, a trending short video clip, alleging that the Chief of Staff to the president, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, had hatched a plan to arrest opposition members ahead of Edo State governorship election. In Politics Today

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  1. ‘UTAS more than an alternative to IPPIS, ready for integrity test,’ ASUU tells Nigerian govt

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said on Tuesday its University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) was read for integrity tests. In Edu-NATION

  1. Walter Carrington: Former Nigerian President, Obasanjo pays tribute

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday the late former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, leaked the information of his pending arrest for alleged coup plot in 1995 to him. In In The News

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  1. It’s official! Diri files appeal against tribunal’s nullification of Bayelsa guber election

The Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri, on Tuesday, appealed the state election petition tribunal’s nullification of last year’s governorship election in the state. In Politics Today

  1. Banks recovered N50.32m bad loans in nine days after implementation of GSI —CBN

The Director of Financial Policy and Regulation at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Kevin Amugo, said on Tuesday Nigerian banks recovered about N50.32million bad loans from debtors within nine days after the country commenced implementation of the Global Standing Instruction (GSI). In Business Updates

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  1. PENGASSAN, NUPENG suspend strike

Members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) have halted the strike they embarked on to protest against the non-payment of their salaries. In Happening

  1. Neymar, Di Maria star as PSG beat Leipzig to reach first ever UCL final

Neymar put up a superb performance for Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League semifinal win against RB Leipzig in Lisbon on Tuesday night. In Sport Today

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  1. NSE: Market rebounds with marginal gain

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) rebounded on Tuesday with modest gain as the All Share Index inched up by 0.02% or 3.82 basis points to 25,136.49 basis points. In Business Updates

  1. Top Story: Malian president, PM arrested.

Rebellious soldiers in Mali on Tuesday reportedly detained President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. In Politics Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 18)

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  1. Over 20,000 Nigerians engaged for Lagos-Ibadan rail project —Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Monday over 20,000 workers were engaged for the ongoing construction of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project. In Economic Today

  1. COVID-19: Int’l flight resumes | Video

August 29: Nigeria to resume int’l flight

The Coordinator of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said on Monday the August 29 resumption of international flights was not sacrosanct. In Happening

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  1. FG may approach ECOWAS court over attack on Nigerian traders in Ghana

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama said on Monday the Federal Government may approach the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court for a lasting solution to the incessant attack on Nigerian traders in Ghana. In Happening

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria reports 417 new cases; two deaths.

Nigeria on Monday night recorded 417 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Why FG reintroduced history to school curriculum —Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Monday the future of Nigeria depended on full and accurate knowledge of the nation’s history. In Edu-NATION

  1. Aug 25: Evacuation flights set to end – PTF

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said on Monday the evacuation of Nigerians in Diaspora would end on August 25. In Happening

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  1. Nigerian govt earmarks N126bn for upgrade of health infrastructure

The Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, said on Monday the Federal Government had set aside N126 billion in the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) to upgrade health infrastructure across the country. In Economic Today

  1. Nigeria’s inflation rate hits 12.82% in July, highest in 27 months

Nigeria’s inflation rate rose to its 27-month high and for the 11th consecutive month in July, the statistics office said on Monday as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted imports and weighed on logistics and the supply chain. In Economic Today

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  1. World Bank gives condition for $2.5m COVID-19 grant to states

The World Bank plans to give states in Nigeria $2.5 million each as performance-based grants provided they execute tax relief schemes for individuals and business owners as a buffer against the coronavirus crisis by 30th September. In Economic Today

  1. EUROPA: Lukaku, Martinez star as Inter thrash Shakhtar to set up Sevilla final

Former Nigeria international, Victor Moses played as a substitute for Inter Milan as they beat Shakhtar Donetsk to reach the Europa League final. In Sport Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 17)

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

  1. Buhari has no hand in Na’Abba’s invitation by DSS —Presidency

The presidency on Sunday described as a publicity stunt, reports alleging that former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Umar Ghali Na’Abba, was invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) over his alleged comments against President Muhammadu Buhari. Crimes Story

  1. COVID-19: Plateau leads in fresh 298 cases as total infections in Nigeria cross 49,000

Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 298 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Ondo deputy governor picks ex-commissioner as running mate

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, on Sunday picked the state’s former Commissioner for Works, Mr. Gboye Adegbenro, as his running mate for the governorship election in the state. In Politics Today

  1. ‘I did not say I won’t support a northern candidate in 2023’ —El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has clarified comments he made suggesting he would not support any northern candidate vying for the presidency in 2023. In Politics Today

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  1. Nigerian traders groan as Ghanaian authorities shut their shops over $1m tax

President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Nnaji, on Saturday condemned the closure of shops owned by Nigerians in Ghana by Ghanaian authorities. In Happening

  1. NPA receives biggest container vessel ever at Onne Ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced the berthing of the largest container vessel to ever dock at a Nigerian port. In In The News

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  1. Bond investors stranded in Nigeria risk 100% loss

Foreign investors attracted into purchasing Nigerian debt that was paying interest of 13% a year ago are unable to move their cash out of the country, Bloomberg reported Friday. In Business Updates

  1. Ekiti govt shuts pharmacies, supermarkets for violating COVID-19 protocols

The Ekiti State government on Sunday announced the temporary closure of pharmacies, supermarkets, and popular eating/drinking joints in Ado Ekiti over alleged violation of COVID-19 guidelines. In Happening

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  1. ASUP petitions rights commission over non-payment of 20 months’ salaries by Abia govt

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Sunday sent a petition to the National Human Rights Commission over 20 months’ unpaid salaries by the Abia State government. In Edu-NATION

  1. Man Utd out of Europa League as Sevilla seal comeback win to reach final

English Premier League side, Manchester United have been knocked out of the Europa League after falling to a defeat to Spanish giants, Sevilla. In Sport Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 16)

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

  1. Dubai leader sends Food, Medical supplies to Nigeria, Sudan

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday donated 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to the Nigerian government to support it in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In In The News

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria reports 325 fresh cases as total death toll increases to 974

Nigeria on Saturday night recorded 325 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Bandits camp destroyed in Kaduna amid Airforce strikes

The Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike on Thursday killed several Ansaru terrorists and bandits during air raids at their camp in Kuduru Forest area of Kaduna State. In Insurgency Live

  1. Borrowing, for Infrastructure purpose, not bad – Lai Mohammed.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Saturday, defended the Federal Government’s borrowing to fund infrastructural projects in the country. In Economic Today

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  1. Army moves soldier who criticised Buratai to Sokoto for court-martial

Lance Corporal Martins Idakpini, the soldier who was detained for criticizing the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Tukur Buratai, has been moved to Sokoto State for trial in a military court. In Insurgency Live

  1. Just in: 296 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja from UK – NIDCOM

Nigerian government has evacuated another 296 citizens stranded in the United Kingdom (UK) over the COVID-19 pandemic. In In The News

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  1. COVID-19: Omotola Jalade test positive.

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, has tested positive for COVID-19. In Celebrities Gossips

  1. Bond investors stranded in Nigeria risk 100% loss

Foreign investors attracted into purchasing Nigerian debt that was paying interest of 13% a year ago are unable to move their cash out of the country, Bloomberg reported Friday. In Economic Today

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  1. NRC to begin Lagos-Ibadan rail services September

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr. Fidet Okhiria, said on Saturday the corporation will commence skeletal operations on the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Guage Rail line from the middle of September with 16 trips daily. In Economic Today

  1. Mancity out of UCL, see match details

English Premier League giants, Manchester City have been knocked out of the Champions League after losing their quarterfinal tie against French Ligue 1 side, Lyon. In Sport Today


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  • Quote Of The Day
    – Roy T. Bennett
  • COVID-19: Nigeria reports 221 cases; total cases nears 57,000.
    Ogun state and Osun ties with 3 cases each as Bayelsa, Edo and Kano State reports lowest cases of 1 each.
  • Breaking: Thousands infected with ‘Brucellosis’ after China lab leaks.
    Chinese authorities found a biopharmaceutical plant had used expired disinfectant in its production of Brucella vaccines for animals between July and August last year — meaning the bacteria was not eradicated in its factory exhaust.
  • Douye Diri calls to amicably resolve dispute between Rivers and Bayelsa.
    The governor said his administration would engage security agencies on the need to curtail acts of lawlessness, particularly in the Oluasiri axis of the state.
  • Many Nigerians feud as FIRS enforces Bank self certification.
    The new requirement by the agency of the Nigerian government was not accepted by many Nigerians who criticised the government’s inability to harness all the data collected from people in the past.
  • Quote Of The Day
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  • COVID-19: Nigeria reports 131 cases
    131 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-45 Kaduna-17 Plateau-17 FCT-16 Delta-6 Niger-6 Kwara-5 Oyo-3 Akwa Ibom-2 Cross River-2 Ekiti-2 Enugu-2 Osun-2 Sokoto-2 Bauchi-1 Ebonyi-1 Katsina-1 Rivers-1 56,735 confirmed 48,092 discharged 1,093 deaths
  • UNILAG Crisis: Babalakin resign as Pro-Chancellor.
    The University of Lagos Pro-Chancellor Wale Babalakin (SAN), has resigned following an alleged disagreement with the Nigerian Government on the visitation panel sent to the university. “I would like to thank the President of the Federal of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for giving me the opportunity to serve as the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (the “University”) from May 2017 till date,” Babalakin said in his resignation letter addmu.ressed to minister for education Adamu Ada “I am also grateful that I was considered fit to be the Chairman of the Federal Government Negotiation Team on the Agreement reached with university unions in 2009, from 6th January 2017 till date. I equally want to thank you sir, for your role in recommending me to the President.”
  • Moria Inferno: Thousands of Greek Refugees move to new Lesbos camp.
    The atmosphere on Thursday morning was calm, with people exhausted from spending a week on the street. Families collected their belongings, some pushing them in large bins or supermarket trolleys, in preparation for the move.
  • Asensio and Vinicius Jr battles for Bale’s no.11
    The number had been Bale’s since his 2013 arrival, but now it will be one that both Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio will battle to get their hands on.

Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 15)

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

  1. Ireland, Nigeria agree on repatriation of €5.5m Abacha loot

The Irish government on Thursday agreed to return to Nigeria about €5.5 million allegedly stolen from the country by the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha. In In The News

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria reports 329 new single day cases.

Nigeria on Friday night recorded 329 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. E-HAILING: Lagos govt reverses 10% service tax, slashes licence fee

The Lagos State Government on Friday reversed the plan to impose a 10 percent service charge on every trip made through e-hailing platforms like Uber and Bolt. In Economic Today

  1. UNILAG pro chancellor insist vice Chancellor’s sack tracks due process.

The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin, said on Friday Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was removed as the institution’s Vice-Chancellor over alleged gross misappropriation of funds and reckless looting of resources. In Edu-NATION

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  1. Yes, ‘I’m not a fan of Obaseki’, but Pa Bode George misread my Edo guber comments

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has denied saying that Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, would lose his re-election bid and asked former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George to go get a rest. In Politics Today

  1. Messi out of UCL amid Bayern 2-8 win to Barca.

Spanish giants, Barcelona are out of the Champions League after they were humiliated by Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich in the quarterfinal. In Sport Today

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  1. Nnamdi Kanu petitions UK, US over arrest of 70 pro-Biafrans

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu said he had petitioned the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) over the arrest of 70 pro-Biafrans by police in Imo State. In Happening

  1. Lagos Assembly proposes N20m licence fee for lottery, betting operators

The Lagos State House of Assembly said on Friday a bill that would require the operators of lottery, pools and betting in the state to pay N20 million as licence fees to the state government was underway. In Business Updates

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  1. Kaduna gov, El-Rufai, reveals those inciting violence in his domain

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has revealed those inciting wanton violence in his domain. In Happening

  1. NBS Report: Unemployment rate in Nigeria rises by 27.1% in Q2

Nigeria’s unemployment rate rose to 27.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 from the 23.1 per cent recorded in Q3 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBC) said on Friday. In Economic Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 14)

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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria records 373 new cases, total infections surpass 48,000

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 373 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. 684 returnees test positive for COVID-19 —PTF

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said on Thursday 684 returnees from abroad tested positive for COVID-19. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Board reject’s Lai Mohammed’s amended NBC code.

The Board of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Thursday accused Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, of amending the country’s broadcasting code without due consultation with the commission. In In The News

  1. COVID-19: We won’t allow our economy fall – PTF says.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said on Thursday unless Nigeria achieved a very strong third-quarter economic performance, the country could slide into another recession. In Economic Today

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  1. Sacked UNILAG vice-chancellor to sue, engages Ozekhome

The sacked Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has commenced moves to challenge his removal by the institution’s governing council. In Edu-NATION

  1. $2.3m received from Adoke was for repayment of bank loan —Witness

The former Managing Director of Unity Bank Plc, Rislanudeen Mohammed, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday the $2, 267,400 the bank received from a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Bello Adoke, was not part of proceeds of crime but for the repayment of a N300 million loan he took from the bank. In Crimes Story

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  1. My COVID-19 experience —Onyeama

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Thursday described how he contracted COVID-19 and his experience at the isolation centre. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Leipzig defeats Atletico 2-1 in Knockout stage

German Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig have set up a Champions League semifinal clash with Paris Saint-Germain after beating Atletico Madrid in their one-legged quarterfinal tie. In Sport Today

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  1. Nigerian govt to replace ID cards with digital ID for all citizens

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said on Thursday the Federal Government had concluded arrangements to drop the plastic identity cards for digital. In Economic Today

  1. ‘Members of BMO are shameless vultures,’ —Dele Momodu

The publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, on Thursday blasted members of the Buhari Media Organization over their recent attacks on his person. In Happening


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 13)

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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria reports 453 new cases; death toll hits 956

Nigeria on Wednesday night recorded 453 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. If the youth don’t ‘squeeze’ older generation out of power, they may never leave —Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday charged African youths to take active part in political activities in order to flush out older generation from office. In Politics Today

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  1. Bauchi govt dissolves local council caretaker committees

The Bauchi State government on Wednesday dissolved the caretaker committees in the 20 local government areas of the state. In Politics Today

  1. Storyline: Nigerian President, Buhari mourns Walter C. Carrington

A former United States ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, is dead. In In The News

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  1. UNILAG VC’s purported removal illegal —ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Lagos chapter, has condemned the purported removal of the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe. In Edu-NATION

  1. NSE: Seplat, Airtel, Presco drive N134bn gain as market hits 8-week high

The equity section of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) hit an 8-week high on Wednesday, driven by gains in heavyweights like Seplat, Airtel, Presco, Okomu Oil and Guinness. In Business Updates

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  1. FIRS generates N3bn weekly from stamp duty – Nami

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) generates N3 billion every week through stamp duty collection, Muhammad Nami, the fiscal authority head, said on Tuesday. In Economic Today

  1. DSS freed former CBN deputy governor, Mailafia

Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday grilled the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, for six hours. In Insurgency Live

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  1. Nigerian govt reacts to purported sack of UNILAG vice-chancellor

The Federal Government reacted to the purported sack of the vice-chancellor of University of Lagos. In Edu-NATION

  1. Final score: Atalanta 1-2 PSG

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe made the much-needed assists as two late goals sealed Paris Saint-Germain’s qualification for the Champions League semifinals. In Sport Today


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Nigerian Newspaper:10 Things You Should Know (August 12)

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

  1. COVID-19: Total death toll in Nigeria marks 956; total cases hit 47,290

Nigeria on Tuesday night recorded 423 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Boko Haram, ISWAP not better equipped than Nigerian military —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists were not better equipped than the Nigerian military. In Insurgency Live

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  1. Former Boko Haram fighters listed a northern governor among their leaders —Ex-CBN Deputy Gov

Some repentant Boko Haram fighters mentioned a serving governor from the northern part of the country as one of their leaders, a former Central Bank of Nigeria official told journalists on Monday. In Insurgency Live

  1. NJC approves appointment of six new High Court judges for Kano

The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Tuesday approved the appointment of six new High Court judges for Kano State. In In The News

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  1. October 31: INEC pushes to conduct bye-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed October 31 for the conduct of the 12 pending constituency bye-elections in the country. In Politics Today

  1. NSE: Investors lose N75bn as profit-taking persists

Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange ended in the negative territory on Tuesday as profit-taking actions continued, leading to a N75.071 billion depreciation in market capitalisation. In Business Updates

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  1. NNPC invites investors to bid for repair of pipelines, depots

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is requesting investors to bid to repair pipelines and depots serving its oil refineries, a document posted on its website shows on Tuesday. In Business Updates

  1. DSS nabs $50,000 fraud suspect in Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of a former staff in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Mohammed Momoh, for alleged $50,000 fraud. In Crimes Story

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  1. OndoDecide’20: Sanwo olu leads in APC campaign for Akeredolu.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday appointed Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as the chairman of its 104-member National Campaign Council for the Ondo State Governorship Election. In Politics Today

  1. How can a country that pardons terrorists plan to kill a man for blasphemy? Apostle Suleiman reacts

The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, on Tuesday condemned the conviction of a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, for blasphemy by a sharia court in Kano. In Happening


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 11)

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  1. COVID-19: Nigeria records 290 fresh cases as total infections sum 46,867

Nigeria on Monday night recorded 290 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. FG charges Nigerians on safety measures as COVID-19 deaths near 1,000

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Monday warned Nigerians that the current COVID-19 death toll in the country was a wake- up call for citizens to take appropriate measures to avoid contracting the virus. In Disaster Rumour

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Reenlisting 22 parties: INEC set to tackle Appeal Court

Elections: Appeal Court fires at INEC – reenlist 22 parties.

The Court of Appeal, Abuja, on Monday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enlist 22 political parties that were earlier deregistered by the commission. In Politics Today

  1. Just in: Jamb sets new date for Post UTME screening.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday shifted the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) screening in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country till September 7. In Edu-NATION

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  1. COVID-19 yet to reach peak in Nigeria —PTF

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, warned on Monday the COVID-19 pandemic had not reached its peak in the country. In Disaster Rumour

  1. EUROPA: Man Utd reach semi-final after tough win; Inter beat Leverkusen to advance

The Europa League final-eight has kicked off in Germany, with Manchester United and Inter Milan fighting their ways through to the semi-finals. In Sport Today

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  1. NSE: Market loses N7bn to profit-taking

The equity segment of the Nigerian Stock Exchange shed N7.452 billion to profit-taking on Monday, ending nine days of consecutive gains. In Business Updates

  1. PDP asks Gbajabiamila to declare Dogara’s seat vacant

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has been urged to declare the seat of Yakubu Dogara vacant. In Politics Today

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  1. I go to bed and wake up thinking about how to solve insecurity —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday charged the military to up its game in the fight against criminal elements in the country. In Politics Today

  1. Makinde sacks works commissioner

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday sacked the state’s Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure, and Transport, Prof. Raphael Afonja. In Politics Today


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