Category Archives: Nigerian Newspaper

Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (July 3)

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

  1. COVID-19: 626 fresh cases in Nigeria

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 626 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Buhari appoint more ambassadors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the re-appointment of 12 non-career ambassadors. In Politics Today

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  1. NSE: Banking Index worst hit as market closes in negative territory

The Nigerian stock market slid into loss Thursday after recording modest gain in the previous session due to profit taking actions in some mid-cap and large-cap stocks. In Business Updates

  1. Only graduating students will return to schools, FG restates

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, restated on Thursday that schools had not reopened in the country. In Edu-NATION

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  1. PDP begins screening of Ondo governorship aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday commenced the screening of its governorship aspirants in Ondo State. In Politics Today

  1. NLC tackle FG over electricity tariff, fuel price hike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday rejected the fuel price of N143.8 announced by the Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). In Economic Today

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  1. EFCC arrest former Lagos minister over N127M fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned the former Executive Secretary, Lagos State Scholarship Board, Stephen Oshinowo, at the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, for alleged N127 million fraud. In Crimes Story

  1. Nigerian govt reveals findings on Madagascar’s COVID Organics

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday, revealed the government’s findings on Madagascar’s COVID Organics. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. APC caretaker committee meets Tinubu in Lagos

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee on Thursday evening met with the party’s National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at his home in Ikoyi, Lagos. In Politics Today

  1. Buhari suspends NSITF MD, 11 others for alleged fraud, gross misconduct

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday suspended indefinitely, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Adebayo Somefun. In Crimes Story


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

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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

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  1. Introduce Castration – 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

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  1. NASS suspends FG’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

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  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

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  1. My govt is determined to support the poor in Nigeria —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


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (July 1)

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

  1. COVID-19: 561 fresh cases in Nigeria

Nigeria on Tuesday night recorded 561 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Nigeria is in a ‘very terrible state of development’ —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday decried the vulnerable nature of the Nigerian economy as well as the infrastructural deficit. In Economic Today

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  1. All my appointees undergo drug tests before confirmation —Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said on Tuesday members of the state executive council and other political appointees were subjected to drug tests before they were appointed. In In The News

  1. Niger governor cuts salaries, allowances of political office holders by 30%

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, on Tuesday, ordered a 30 percent cut in the salaries and allowances of all political office holders in the state. In In The News

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  1. Osun SSG tests positive for COVID-19

The Secretary to the Osun State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, has tested positive for COVID-19. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Keyamo tackle lawmakers | See Reasons.

A few minutes after his meeting with the National Assembly joint committees on the 774,000 Special Public Works programme jobs ended in a fiasco, the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, said on Tuesday evening the lawmakers could not stop the recruitment exercise. In Politics Today

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  1. Ondo deputy governor prays for Akeredolu’s quick recovery from COVID-19

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, on Tuesday prayed for the quick recovery of the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who had tested positive for COVID-19. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Messi nets 700th career goal as Barcelona condemned to draw – again

Argentina forward, Lionel Messi reached a career milestone on Tuesday night after he scored his 700th goal for club and country as Barcelona drew Atletico Madrid. In Sport Today

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  1. ICPC declares ex-staff wanted for allegedly receiving gratification

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday declared one of its former staff wanted for alleged fraudulent practices. In Crimes Story

  1. Ekiti govt orders reopening of schools, worship centres

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday directed schools in the state to reopen on July 20. In Edu-NATION


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

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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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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (June 29)

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

  1. COVID-19: 9007 recoveries as total infections hit 24,567 with 490 fresh cases

Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 490 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Only APC can use Aso Rock, winning elections comes with benefits —Presidency

The presidency said on Sunday only the All Progressives Congress (APC) had the privilege of using the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for its meeting or other activities. In Politics Today

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  1. Top Story: Ajimobi’s widow clashes with Makinde – Ganduje finds peace

Mrs Florence Ajimobi, the widow of the late former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, on Sunday evening accused the state governor, Seyi Makinde of disrespecting her husband even in death. In Disaster Rumour

  1. PDP’s interest in our internal affairs ‘curious’ —APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday described as curious and amusing, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recent attempt to dabble into its internal affairs. In Politics Today

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  1. Police arrests 10 suspected cultists in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command said on Sunday night its operatives had arrested 10 suspected cultists during a surveillance operation in a major part of the city. In Crimes Story

  1. Lagos govt to build international infectious disease research centre

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Sunday the state government had concluded plans on the construction of a purpose-built International Infectious Disease Research Centre at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Resident Doctors in LAUTECH commence 5-day warning strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH) chapter, on Sunday, directed its members to embark on a five-day warning strike from Monday. In Happening

  1. Stop lying, the whole world saw APC NEC meeting held at the State House, PDP counters Presidency

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday knocked the presidency for allegedly denying that the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting took place inside the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In Politics Today

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  1. Police arrests two suspected robbers on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Men of Ogun State Police Command on Sunday arrested two suspected armed robbers on the Kara long bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. In Crimes Story

  1. We’ve lost eight health workers to COVID-19 so far —Plateau Govt

The Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nimkong Lar, said on Sunday at least eight health workers had died from complications resulting from COVID-19 in the state. In Disaster Rumour


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

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

  1. COVID-19: 779 fresh cases in Nigeria as total infections climbs 24,000

Nigeria on Saturday night recorded 779 fresh cases of COVID-19. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Face shields don’t prevent COVID-19 —NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday cautioned Nigerians on the use of face shields in place of face masks to prevent COVID-19. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Ajimobi’s legacies still in Oyo – Alao Akala

Former Oyo State Governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, said on Saturday the late Abiola Ajimobi left behind enduring legacies for the people of the state. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Africa’s COVID-19 cases close to 360,000 —WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, and the African Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC), said the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the continent moved closer to 360,000 on Saturday. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Bandits kill four in Zamfara village

The Zamfara State Police Command on Saturday confirmed the killing of four persons in fresh bandit attack at Yartalata village, Tsafe local government area of the state. In Insurgency Live

  1. COVID-19: I fear, cases in Delta may be like Lagos – Okowa

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Saturday expressed concern over the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the state. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Yahaya Bello has no relationship with any of our governors, ignore him —PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday described as childish, laughable and pathetic, the claim by Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, that some governors from the party were planning to defect to All Progressives Congress (APC). In Politics Today

  1. Relationship between Buhari and Tinubu ‘as strong as ever’ —Presidency

The presidency on Saturday dismissed insinuations that the relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was no longer cordial. In Politics Today

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  1. Ighalo scores as Man Utd knock out Norwich to reach FA Cup semis

Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo scored for Manchester United in their English FA Cup quarter-final clash against Norwich on Saturday. In Sport Today

  1. Two die in Bauchi fuel tanker explosion

At least two persons were killed in a fuel tanker explosion at Azare in Katagum local government area of Bauchi State on Saturday morning. In Disaster Rumour


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

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

  1. COVID-19: 684 new cases as total infections pass 23,000 in Nigeria

Nigeria on Friday night recorded 684 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. FAAN raises passenger service charges by 100%

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said on Friday it would increase the passenger service charges on domestic and international flight tickets by 100 percent from August 1. In Business Updates

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  1. Obaseki coming back to APC with 10 PDP Governors – Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, said on Friday at least 10 governors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would soon join the All Progressives Congress (APC). In Politics Today

  1. Gunmen abduct nine travellers in Ondo

Gunmen Thursday abducted at least nine persons along the lsua highway in Akoko South East local government area of Ondo State. In Insurgency Live

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  1. Firm gives EFCC 2 Day ultimatum to reopen Orji’s estates

The management of Trademore International Holding Limited in Abia State on Friday gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) a 48-hour ultimatum to reopen its estates. In Crimes Story

  1. Lagos accounts for 42% of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria —Prof Abayomi Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said on Friday at least 2,381 COVID-19 patients had not been admitted to any of the state’s isolation centres. In Disaster Rumour
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  1. Navy, police partner to improve security in Lagos

The Nigerian Navy and Nigeria Police Force are collaborating to beef up security in Lagos and other parts of the country. In Economic Today

  1. Ronaldo scores against Lecce as Juventus go seven points clear in Serie A

Portugal striker, Cristiano Ronaldo was among the scorers in Juventus 4-0 victory over Lecce in the Serie A on Friday night. In Sport Today

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  1. Ajimobi’s body to be buried on 28th of June, 2020

The late former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, will be buried on Sunday at his Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque, Oke-Ado, Ibadan. In Disaster Rumour

  1. EDO GUBER: I need your help to ‘win the war ahead’, Obaseki tells supporters

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Friday described as “epic political battles,” the challenges he faced before securing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket in the state. In Politics Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (June 26)

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

  1. COVID-19: 594 fresh COVID-19 cases

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 594 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Nigerian govt stops purchase of vehicles, other ‘non-critical’ capital spending

The Federal Government has stopped the purchase of vehicles and other non-critical and administrative capital spending. In Economic Today

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  1. FG evacuates 167 Nigerians from South Africa

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said on Thursday the Federal Government had evacuated 167 Nigerians from South Africa. In In The News

  1. EDO GUBER: Conflicting court orders affect conduct of elections —INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday expressed concerns over the increasing litigations ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State and urged the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the judiciary to be above board in the discharge of their duties. In Politics Today

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  1. EFCC seals properties traced to ex-Abia governor, Theodore Orji

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Thursday its operatives had traced some properties to a former governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji. In Crimes Story

  1. FIFA hands 2023 Women’s W’Cup hosting rights to Australia, New Zealand

The hosting rights of the next edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup have been handed to Australia and New Zealand. In Sport Today

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  1. EFCC arrests man for alleged attempted N1.5m fraud, impersonation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday confirmed the arrest of one Anthony Ojemolon over an alleged attempt to obtain money under false pretences. In Crimes Story

  1. Senate grills Nigeria Customs chief over non-remittance of yearly surpluses

The Nigerian Customs Service said on Thursday it generated N573 billion between January and May this year. In Politics Today

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  1. Sacked APC NWC members reject decisions of Buhari-led NEC, considering legal option

The 18 members of the dissolved National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the outcome of Thursday’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held in Abuja. In Politics Today

  1. NSE: Investors lose N65bn as bear run enters Day 6

Negative sentiment dominated the market on Thursday as market capitalisation shed N65 billion on account of relentless profit-taking. In Business Today


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

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

  1. COVID-19: Nigerian Govt reveal guidelines for School reopening

The Federal Government on Wednesday proposed that schools must create isolation spaces before reopening the learning facilities. In Edu-NATION

  1. COVID-19: Total cases climbs over 22,000 in Nigeria with 649 new infections

Nigeria on Wednesday night recorded 649 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. GIADOM: Tinubu has been thrown under the bus, retired from politics —Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had been “thrown under the bus and retired from politics.” In Politics Today

  1. Lagos govt to review state’s Power Sector Reform Law

The Lagos State government on Wednesday called for submission of position papers and comments from various stakeholders to review the State Power Sector Reform Law of 2018. In Happening

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  1. Nigerian govt set to classify sports as business, beyond ‘recreation’

The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to classify sports as a business rather than just a form of recreation. In In The News

  1. Fayemi slam Ojodu amid report of him not able to see Buhari at Aso Villa.

The Ekiti State government on Thursday dismissed as misleading and malicious, a report that the state Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was stopped from seeing President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In Politics Today

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  1. IMF downgrades Nigeria’s 2020 GDP growth projection, forecasts 5.4% contraction in economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for 2020, saying it envisages that the economy will contract by 5.4%. In Economic Today

  1. DEVELOPING STORY…APC: Ajimobi-led NWC to boycott Buhari-backed NEC meeting

The crisis rocking Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have reached a crisis head as the Ajimobi-led National Working Committee (NWC) has turned down a National Executive Council Meeting (NEC) called by a breakaway faction led by Victor Giadom and backed by President Muhammadu Buhari. In Politics Today

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  1. COVID-19: FEC approves N2.3trn economic stimulus package

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N2.3 trillion stimulus package to support the Nigerian economy in the face of the disruptions and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Economic Today

  1. One step to EPL glory as Liverpool defeats Palace 4 – 0

Egypt forward, Mohammed Salah was on target for Liverpool as the Premier League Leaders defeated Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday. In Sport Today


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

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

  1. COVID-19: 452 fresh cases in Nigeria – Total infections hit 21,371

Nigeria on Tuesday night recorded 452 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. CSO storms EFCC office in protest, wants Lagos Speaker Obasa probed

Members of a Civil Society Organisation, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CISNAC), on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest at the Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), calling for the probe of the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa. In Politics Today

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  1. ICPC begins tracking of N1.68bn constituency projects in Gombe

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced the tracking of 22 constituency projects worth N1.68 billion across Gombe State. In Crimes Story

  1. Giadom lead NEC meeting as APC crisis deepen

The former Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Victor Giadom, on Tuesday, summoned a virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party. In Politics Today

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  1. NSE: Market capitalisation shrinks by N2bn as profit-taking persists

The Nigerian bourse recorded further loss on Tuesday as investors lost N2 billion to sell-offs. In Business Updates

  1. Nigerian govt presents proposed guidelines for reopening of schools to NASS

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said on Tuesday the Federal Government had submitted the proposed guidelines for the reopening of schools across the country to the National Assembly. In Economic Today

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  1. EDO GUBER: INEC expresses concern over conflicting court orders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday expressed concern over the spate of pre-election litigations and the conflicting orders emanating from political parties ahead of the governorship election in Edo State. In Politics Today

  1. How ex-minister released N200m for townhall meetings in 2014 —EFCC Witness

Umar Tahir, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that a former Minister of Special Duties, Taminu Turaki, released N200 million out of the N359 million for a security sensitisation programme in some parts of the country in 2014. In Crimes Story

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  1. We didn’t seal off APC secretariat —Police

The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday evening dismissed reports that the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja had been sealed off. In Politics Today

  1. Ondo deputy governor accuses Akeredolu of plotting to remove him illegally

The embattled Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, on Tuesday accused Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of plotting to remove him illegally through the state House of Assembly. In Politics Today


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

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

  1. COVID-19: 675 new cases as total infections near 21,000 in Nigeria

Nigeria on Monday night recorded 675 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Fayemi signs revised Ekiti appropriation bill into law

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Monday signed the revised supplementary Appropriation Bill of N91.128 billion into law. In Politics Today

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  1. COVID-19: All 36 states not free – NCDC says

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said on Monday no state in Nigeria was free of the COVID-19 pandemic. Disaster Rumour

  1. N32.8bn FRAUD: EFCC re-arrests convicted ex-director

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Monday the convicted former Assistant Director in the Federal Civil Service, John Yusuf, had been re-arrested by its operatives. In Crimes Story

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  1. Xenophobia: Ghana sends ‘Apology’ letter to Nigeria over destroyed houses

As anger rages over the demolition of a Nigeria High Commission building in Ghana, the paramount chief of the Osu Traditional Area in the West African nation, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, claimed on Monday all pieces of land in Greater Accra Region of the county had been trespassed upon by unknown persons. In In The News

  1. EDO: I don’t need a godfather to win election –Ize-Iyamu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said on Monday he did not need a godfather to win an election. In Politics Today

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  1. Mahrez, Foden net doubles as Man City thrash Burnley

Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden both scored twice as Manchester City thrash Burnley 5-0 in the Premier League on Monday night. In Sport Today

  1. Super Falcons kit voted best jersey of 2019 W’Cup in FIFA poll

The home kit of Nigeria’s Super Falcons at the FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup has been voted as the best Jersey of the tournament. In Sport Today

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  1. NSE: Prestige, Neimeth, Cutix lead losers as market sheds N38bn

The Nigerian bourse closed in the negative territory on Monday, extending the loss recorded at Friday’s session as investors lost N38 billion on the back of relentless profit-taking. In Business Updates

  1. Ondo deputy governor’s defection a boost to PDP —Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Uche Secondus, said on Monday the defection of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, will boost the party in the October 10 governorship election in the state. In Politics Today


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

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

  1. Nigeria crosses the 20,000 mark as 436 new cases of COVID-19 recorded; death toll now 518

Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 436 fresh COVID-19 cases.

  1. EDO: PDP constitutes governorship election committee

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted a five-man electoral committee for the Edo State governorship primaries.

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  1. Rivers APC suspends Giadom

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday suspended the former Deputy National Secretary of the party, Mr. Victor Giadom, for acts of gross infractions against the party’s constitution.

  1. Obaseki accuses APC of importing thugs ahead of Edo governorship primaries

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of importing thugs into the state ahead of its governorship primaries slated for June 22.

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  1. IPPIS: Nigerian govt directs varsity bursars to compile list of problems

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Sunday directed bursars of universities to compile a list of problems associated with the payment of salaries through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

  1. EXCLUSIVE: Gov Okowa meets with Edo PDP chieftains to broker peace as cracks appear over Obaseki

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has met with chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State to broker peace over rumblings within the party’s ranks following the defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki to the party, Ripples Nigeria can confirm.

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  1. Progressive Governors’ Forum DG urges Buhari, other stakeholders to rebuild APC

The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Mr. Salihu Lukman, Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to take urgent steps to rebuild the party.

  1. Police arrests man for allegedly killing his children with pestle in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the arrest of a 34-year-old man, Ifeanyi Apusiobi, for allegedly killing his two children with a wooden pestle.

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  1. We’ll punish people behind the demolition of Nigeria High Commission’s building —Ghana Govt

The Ghanaian government on Sunday condemned the demolition of a building owned by the Nigeria High Commission by “unknown persons” in Accra.

  1. PDP confirms Ondo deputy governor’s defection from APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday confirmed the defection of the Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, to the party


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

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

  1. 661 new cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total to 19,808 as death toll surpasses 500

Nigeria on Saturday night recorded 661 fresh COVID-19 cases.

  1. Ignore reports I’m trying to scuttle investigation into alleged N2bn NISRAL scam —Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Saturday explained why he insisted on police investigation into the alleged N2 billion contract scam involving the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL).

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  1. Refugee commission, Borno govt hold talks on return of Nigerians from neighbouring countries

The Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Basheer Garba Mohammed, said on Thursday the commission had commenced talks with the Borno State government on how to bring back to the state, people who fled to neighboring countries due to the Boko Haram insurgency.

  1. Wike orders lockdown of Bonny, Onne over spike in COVID-19 cases

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Saturday ordered a total lockdown of the Bonny local government area and Onne community in Eleme LGA effective from Sunday in a bid to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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  1. COVID-19: EU, UN give $22m worth of medical supplies to Nigeria

The European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) on Saturday handed essential medical supplies to the Federal Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

  1. COVID-19: Enugu speaker orders shutdown of Assembly complex

The Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr. Edward Ubos, on Saturday ordered the total shutdown and fumigation of the assembly complex.

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  1. Nigerian govt gives date to begin enrollment of new set of N-Power beneficiaries

The enrolment for a new set (Batch C) of N-Power beneficiaries will kick off on 26th June, the Nigerian government declared Friday.

  1. EDO: PDP governorship screening fair, professionally conducted —Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said on Saturday the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship election screening was fair and professionally conducted.

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  1. More confusion as APC chairman in Oshiomhole’s ward says he remains suspended

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ward 10, Etsako local government area of Edo State, Mr. Oshawo Stephen, on Saturday evening dismissed reports that the suspension of the party’s National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, had been lifted.

  1. Lewandowski breaks Bundesliga record as Haaland seals second place for Dortmund

With one round of matches left in the Bundesliga, Dortmund have guaranteed a second place finish after defeating RB Leipzig 2-0 on Saturday.


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (June 20)

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

  1. The upsurge continues as 667 new cases take Nigeria’s COVID-19 tally beyond the 19,000 mark to 19,147

Nigeria on Friday night recorded 667 fresh COVID-19 cases.

  1. PTF identifies FCT as red spot for community spread of COVID-19

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said on Friday the Federal Capital Territory remains one of the red spots in the country where community spread of the virus was prevalent.

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  1. Aggrieved APC member asks court to stop INEC from recognizing Ajimobi, Eta

An aggrieved member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Charles Ude, on Friday, asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from recognizing the former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, as Acting National Chairman of the party.

  1. NSE: Market capitalisation sheds N56bn as profit-taking persists

The Nigerian equity market contracted further on Friday as profit-taking especially in Dangote Cement, Okomu Oil and Guinness caused investors to lose N55.640 billion.

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  1. Obaseki’s defection to PDP not surprising —APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Friday the defection of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not surprising.

  1. Following public outrage, police finally releases broadcaster who criticized Lai Mohammed over one month after

The police on Friday released Rotimi Jolayemi, the broadcaster who was detained for criticizing the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on social media.

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  1. GIADOM TO INEC: I’m the new APC chairman

The embattled former Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Victor Giadom, has forwarded a letter to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, claiming he was the new National Chairman of the party.

  1. Delta recorded 83 new COVID-19 cases in two days –Okowa

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, said on Friday, the state recorded 83 new COVID-19 cases in two days due to community transmission.

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  1. Sevilla frustrate Barca in goalless draw as La Liga title race toughens

Barcelona lost two points on the road on Friday night, being held to a goalless draw by Sevilla as the La Liga title race toughens.

  1. COVID-19: Lagos discharges 98 more patients

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Friday confirmed the discharge of 98 more COVID-19 patients in the state


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

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

  1. Nigeria records highest ever single-day rise with 745 new cases of COVID-19; total infections now 18,480

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 figure after the country’s centre for disease control confirmed 745 fresh cases in 20 states of the federation and Abuja.

  1. Anxiety, speculations swirl over Ajimobi’s health

The anxiety over the health of the former Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, increased on Thursday evening after his condition reportedly deteriorated, fuelling rumours of his death.

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  1. EDO GUBER PRIMARIES: APC gets green light as Appeal Court sets aside restraining order

The Court of Appeal, Benin, on Thursday set aside the June 8 judgment of the Federal High Court, Benin, restraining the All Progressives Congress (APC) from conducting the June 22 governorship primaries in Edo State.

  1. Sylva didn’t demand $20m for Bayelsa re-run elections —NCDMB

Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) said on Thursday the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, did not demand $20 million from its Executive Secretary, Mr. Simbi Wabote, to fund Bayelsa rerun elections.

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  1. We are tracing victims of Hushpuppi’s scam —EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Thursday it was working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to trace those allegedly defrauded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based fraudster, Ramoni Igbalode, aka Ray Hushpuppi.

  1. NSE: Negative sentiment persists as investors lose N20.561bn

The Nigerian equity market closed on a negative note on Thursday as negative sentiment caused investors to lose N20.561 billion.

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  1. Nigerian govt rules out June 21 date for resumption of flight operations

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Thursday the June 21 date for the resumption of domestic flight operations in the country was not feasible.

  1. Ondo govt reacts to report of jubilation by Akeredolu’s supporters over Oshiomhole’s suspension

The Ondo State government on Thursday described as mischievous, reports that there were jubilations in the state after the Appeal Court upheld the lower court’s suspension of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole.

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  1. INSECURITY: Your best not good enough, Buhari tells service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed unhappiness over the efforts of the service chief in addressing the worsening security problem in the country.

  1. EFCC arraigns Benue Assembly deputy speaker, clerk over alleged N5m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the Deputy Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Christopher Adaji, and the Clerk of the house, Torese Agena, before Justice S. O. Itodo, of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi, over alleged N5M million fraud.


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

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

  1. 587 new cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total to 17,735; death toll now 469.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday night confirmed 587 fresh COVID-19 cases in 17 states of the federation and Abuja.

  1. Why we can’t reopen schools now – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Wednesday explained the continued closure of educational institutions in the state.

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  1. Nigerian govt restates support for ICC

The Nigerian government Wednesday reiterated its support for the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its mission.

  1. Rotimi Amaechi? Oshiomhole says APC crisis being instigated by Buhari’s minister, Rivers APC

The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, Wednesday blamed some members of the Rivers State chapter of the party for fuelling the crisis rocking the ruling party.

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  1. Nigerian govt to concession Sagamu-Benin, Enugu-Port Harcourt, eight other highways

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said on Wednesday the Federal Government had concluded plans to concession 10 major highways in the country.

  1. COVID-19: Edo Assembly shuts down for two weeks

The Edo House of Assembly complex was on Wednesday shut down for fumigation as part of efforts at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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  1. Amnesty Intl urges Nigerian govt to release organizer of Katsina protest

Rights watchdog, Amnesty International, Wednesday condemned the arrest of one Nastura Sharif, who allegedly organized a series of protests against the Federal Government in Katsina a few days ago.

  1. DEVELOPING STORY: Obaseki, PDP governors, other leaders meeting in Abuja

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, is currently meeting with some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors in Abuja, in what some interpret as part of last steps towards perfecting his plans to defect to the party.

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  1. Man City cruise past 10-man Arsenal as Premier League returns

Manchester City thrashed Arsenal 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night, as the English Premier League returned from a 100 days break.

  1. NSE: Market rallies with N22bn gain

The Nigerian bourse rebounded on Wednesday, appreciating by N21.88 billion gain on the back of gains posted by Nestle, Flour Mills and Cadbury.


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

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

  1. 490 new cases of COVID-19 recorded as Nigeria’s total crosses the 17,000 mark to 17,148; deaths now 455

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night confirmed 490 new COVID-19 cases in 15 states of the federation and Abuja.

  1. COVID-19: Buhari to participate in China-Africa Summit Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday participate in the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19.

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  1. Ajimobi named APC acting national chairman

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday announced its Deputy National Chairman (South), Abiola Ajimobi, as the party’s acting National Chairman.

  1. ICPC seizes multi-million Naira property from Bauchi governor

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has seized a multi-million Naira property belonging to Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed.

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  1. Buhari approves appointment of 12 new permanent secretaries

President Mohammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of 12 new permanent secretaries in the federal civil service.

  1. We are determined to address problem of ra*pe –Nigerian Govt

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would do everything possible to address the problem of rape in the country.

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  1. NSE: Neimeth, Prestige Assurance, C&I Leasing lead losers as market extend loss

Negative sentiment persisted in the market on Tuesday as profit-taking in bellwethers such as Flour Mills, MTN and Ardova caused the market to shed value further.

  1. Buhari approves joint military, police operations against bandits in North West

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a joint military and police operation against bandits in Niger, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto states.

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  1. I didn’t say Obaseki’s UI certificate was fake –AAU VC

The Vice-Chancellor of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, on Tuesday dismissed a statement credited to him that Governor Godwin Obaseki’s certificate from the University of Ibadan was fake.

  1. Nigerian govt gives conditions to re-open schools, varsities

The federal government, on Tuesday, outlined conditions to be met for it to consider the reopening of educational institutions in the country, including universities.


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

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

  1. 573 new cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total to 16,658. Death toll now 424

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night confirmed 573 new COVID-19 cases in 19 states of the federation and Abuja.

  1. Lagos govt to sanction schools defying directive on closure

The Director-General of the Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA), Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, warned on Monday that schools flouting the federal and state governments’ directive on the closure of learning environments would be sanctioned.

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  1. Nigeria Governors’ Forum reacts to Wike’s statement that it is a “beggars’ forum”

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) said on Monday Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, remained an old and very strong member of the forum despite his recent attack on the governors.

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  1. INSECURITY: Femi Adesina warns Nigerians against calling Buhari a failure

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has warned Nigerians against describing President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.

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  1. Nigerian govt develops three-year COVID-19 plan, says virus ‘will be with us for a long time’

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said on Monday the ministry had developed a Health Sector Response Plan for the containment of COVID-19 within the next three years.

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  1. AIRPORT REOPENING: FAAN orders passengers to arrive airport three hours before flight

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that passengers willing to travel on resumption of flight operations in the country must be present at the airport three hours before take-off.

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  1. FALSE CONTRACTS: Ex-Gov Okorocha begged me to lie to EFCC, coach others to do same —Witness

The owner of Zigreat International Company Limited, Mr Stanley Enwereaku has claimed that former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, begged him to make false contract claims before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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  1. COVID-19: Oyo govt relaxes curfew, directs all workers to resume June 22

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday, announced the relaxation of the curfew imposed on the state following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.

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  1. NSE: Investors lose N119 billion to intense profit-taking

The Nigerian equities market extended last week’s losses on Monday as profit-taking efforts caused investors to dump large volumes of stocks for sale.

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  1. ‘Obaseki, his deputy, entire APC structure in Edo will be joining us soon’ —PDP

The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo, Tony Aziegbemi, said on Monday Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his allies would be joining the party soon.


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

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

  1. Nigeria records 403 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking its total beyond the 16,000 mark to 16,085

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Sunday night confirmed 403 new COVID-19 cases in 19 states of the federation and Abuja.

  1. APC governors to intervene in Edo, Ondo crises ahead of guber elections

The Progressive Governors’ Forum Sunday resolved to intervene in the crises rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo and Ondo states ahead of the governorship election in both states.

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  1. LGA POLL: Taraba suspends lockdown for party primaries

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, Sunday lifted, for one week, the COVID-19 lockdown imposed on the state.

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  1. Presidency dismisses Arewa group that criticized Buhari, calls it ‘paperweight’

The presidency on Sunday night described the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) as an irritant and featherweight group without a credible membership.

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  1. PDP ‘unpatriotic’ for asking NASS members to reject Buhari’s loan request —BMO

A pro-Buhari group, the Buhari Media Organization (BMO) Sunday night described as unpatriotic, illogical and crudely partisan the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Uche Secondus, for senators elected on the party platform to work against President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan requests at the National Assembly.

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  1. ‘How come this man was not a thief until he died?’ Former First Lady, Maryam Abacha says her late husband never stole

Former First Lady, Maryam Abacha, Sunday described as outright lies reports of the Federal Government discovering funds allegedly stolen by the late Head of State, Sani Abacha.

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  1. Nigeria exports N32bn electricity to W.African neighbours

Nigeria’s West African neighbours – Togo, Benin and Niger – received a total invoice of N32.04 billion for the electricity supplied to them by the country in 2019, latest data from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has revealed.

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  1. Lagos discharges 10 foreign, 38 Nigerian COVID-19 patients

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Sunday night 48 additional COVID-19 patients had been discharged from the state’s isolation facilities.

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  1. Real Madrid resume La Liga campaign with victory over Eibar

Real Madrid secured a win in their first game since returning from the coronavirus pandemic-induced break, as they defeated Eibar 3-1 on Sunday.

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  1. ‘We issued only one certificate to Obaseki’, UI counters APC

The management of the University of Ibadan on Sunday restated that Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, was issued only one certificate upon graduation, contrary to claims by the screening committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he had two certificates with different dates.


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

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

  1. 501 news cases of COVID-19 as Nigeria’s total hits 15,682. Death toll now 407

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Saturday night confirmed 501 new cases of COVID-19 in 23 states of the federation and Abuja.

  1. APC NWC upholds Obaseki’s disqualification

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Saturday upheld the disqualification of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, by the party’s screening and appeal committees for the Edo State governorship primaries.

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  1. Many people criticize Buhari govt’s borrowing because of ignorance —Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said on Saturday government’s borrowing saved banks in Nigeria from collapse.

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  1. Why Umahi is persecuting me –Ebonyi Ex-Commissioner

A former Commissioner for Information and State Orientation in Ebonyi, Chief Abia Onyike, on Saturday, explained what led to the face-off with the state’s governor, Dave Umahi.

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  1. One dead, many injured, as soldiers attack COVID-19 committee in Borno

A clash between soldiers and members of the Borno State COVID-19 Committee left one person dead, and many others injured, on Friday.

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  1. COVID-19: AfDB reveals intervention funds granted to Nigeria, other African countries

Africa’s biggest multilateral lender, African Development Bank (AfDB) said it had responded to the needs of its member nations in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  1. Messi among scorers as Barca return with victory, extend La Liga lead

Barcelona made a light walk of Real Mallorca in the La Liga on Saturday, extending their lead at the top of the table.

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  1. 51 health workers, 17 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in Bauchi

The Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, said on Saturday 51 health workers had so far tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

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  1. Gombe deputy speaker tests positive for COVID-19

The Deputy Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly, Siddi Buba, has tested positive for COVID-19.

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  1. ‘Is Nigeria a zoo?’ Fani-Kayode reacts to alleged face-off between First Lady and an aide to Buhari

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the reported face-off between the aides of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, and a Personal Assistant to the President, Sabiu Yusuf.


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

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

  1. 627 new cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total beyond the 15,000 mark to 15,181; deaths now 399

For the second consecutive day, Nigeria recorded more than 600 COVID-19 cases, after the country’s centre for disease control confirmed 627 new infections in 22 states of the federation and Abuja Friday night.

  1. Power play in Aso Rock, as Buhari, Aisha’s aides go against each other

Another round of power show seems to be playing out in the nation’s seat of power, this time between aides to the number one citizen and those of his wife.

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  1. Despite disqualification, Edo APC chairman insists Obaseki will contest, win gov election

The disqualification by the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not stop Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting the Edo 2020 governorship poll, the party chairman in the state, Anselem Ojezua has said.

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  1. 102 stranded Nigerians arrive from Egypt

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said on Friday at least 102 stranded Nigerians had been evacuated from Egypt.

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  1. We’ll gladly accept Obaseki —PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Friday it would gladly admit the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, into its fold if he decided to pitch his tent with the party.

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  1. COVID-19: Health worker dies in Gombe

The Gombe State government said on Friday a Senior Registrar in Paediatrics with the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, Abubakar Mohammed, has died from COVID-19 in the state.

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  1. COVID-19 hitting the Americas hardest —WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday the Americas were bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic at present with North and South America currently having four of the 10 worst-hit countries in the world.

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  1. APC chieftain wants Nigerian govt to compensate Abiola’s family over June 12

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe, on Friday urged the Federal Government to compensate the family of the late business mogul, Chief Moshood Abiola, due to the losses and pains they suffered after the annulment of June 12,1993 presidential election.

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  1. EDO: APC screening panel did a thorough job —Ize-Iyamu

One of the three cleared All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has commended the party’s screening committee for carrying out a thorough job.

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  1. Task force arrests 500 illegal miners in Ondo

The Ondo State government said on Friday that at least 500 illegal miners had been arrested by operatives of Special Mines Surveillance Task Force on Illegal Mining


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