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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 9)

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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria records 453 fresh single day infections

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

  1. North-East governors meet on security, economy, others

Governors of the six North-East states met on Saturday in Maiduguri, Borno State, to deliberate on how to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency in the region. In Economic Today

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  1. News+: Yemi, Dolapo Osinbajo pays “condolence visit” to late Ajimobi’s family

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday described the death of former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi as a major loss to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Nigeria. In In The News

  1. NDDC IMC ‘confused’, Sen Nwaoboshi dismisses demand to refund N2.5bn

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Peter Nwaoboshi, on Friday, dismissed the commission’s request for him to refund N2.5 billion. In Happening

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  1. NRC generates N3bn from rail services in one year

The Nigerian Railway Corporation Friday said it generated revenue worth N3.09 billion from rail services last year, noting that N1.5 billion of that sum came from the Abuja-Kaduna rail service. In Business Updates

  1. IZE-IYAMU: Sack your governors, senators facing corruption charges, Presidency replies PDP

The presidency on Saturday night asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sack its governors and senators facing corruption charges before criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s endorsement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu. In Politics Today

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  1. Nigeria set to capture illicit gold sales to bolster reserves

Nigeria is looking to end illegal gold exports in the hope of capturing the millions of dollars lost each year through the process to shore up its international reserves, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. In Economic Today

  1. Akwa Ibom discharges 26 COVID-19 patients

The Akwa Ibom State government on Saturday night confirmed the discharge of 26 COVID-19 patients from the state’s isolation facilities. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. I have nothing to fear, so I won’t choose my successor —Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, said on Saturday he would not choose his successor in 2023. In Politics Today

  1. UCL: Messi sees Barca through to Q’finals; Chelsea out after Bayern thrashing

Lionel Messi was in action as Barcelona defeated Napoli at Nou Camp to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. In Sport Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 8)

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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria reports 443 new cases; total deaths hit 936

Nigeria on Friday night recorded 443 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. AL-QAEDA: Nigerian govt appeals for western nations’ support in fight against terrorism

The Federal Government on Friday appealed to developed nations to make available the platforms it required to effectively prosecute the war against terrorism and insurgency. In Insurgency Live

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  1. Update: Kaduna court fixes Sept 29 to quash case against El-Zakzaky

Justice Gideon Kurada of the Kaduna State High Court, on Friday, fixed September 29 for ruling on the no-case submission filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. In Crimes Story

  1. COVID-19: World Bank approves $114.28m grant for Nigeria

The World Bank has approved $114.28 million financing to help Nigeria prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 with a specific focus on state-level responses. In Economic Today

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  1. “Stay out of Lagos” – NUPENG order tanker drivers

The National leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has directed petroleum tanker drivers to withdraw their services from Lagos State from August 10. In Economic Today

  1. 27-year-old Nigerian Basketball player, Michael Ojo dies during training.

A Nigerian basketballer, Michael Olalekan Ojo has died a sudden death after he slumped during training at his club in Serbia. In Sport Today

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  1. UCL: Man City knock out Real Madrid; Ronaldo shines but Juventus out

Manchester City defeated Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium, knocking the Spanish champions out of the Champions League after beating them home and away. In Sport Today

  1. Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari moves to UAE for medical treatment

The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has been flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for medical treatment, Daily Trust reports. In In The News

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  1. [Nigeria] 331 evacuees arrives Abuja from UAE

331 Nigerians returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday. In Happening

  1. Buhari signs amended CAMA 1990 bill after 30 years

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed the Companies and Allied Matters Bill, 2020 recently passed by the National Assembly. In Business Updates


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 7)

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

  1. Nigerians will see Buhari’s achievements if they ‘calm down’ —Presidency

The presidency on Thursday urged Nigerians to “calm down” for them to see the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. In Economic Today

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria records 354 fresh cases as total infections crosses 45,200.

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 354 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. FG to pay health workers’ hazard allowance next week

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said on Thursday the Federal Government would commence the payment of hazard allowance to health workers tackling the COVID-19 pandemic next week. In Business Updates

  1. SSANU, NASU threaten strike over IPPIS, minimum wage, others

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) said on Thursday they would proceed on strike over unresolved issues with the Federal Government immediately the universities reopen. In Edu-NATION

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  1. INEC threatens to suspend Edo, Ondo elections over fears of violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday threatened to suspend the Edo and Ondo governorship elections if the actions of political actors led to a breakdown of law and order in the two states. In Politics Today

  1. COVID-19: Buhari orders compulsory use of face masks nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governments and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to enforce the use of face masks in public places across the country. In Economic Today

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  1. Premier League to revert to using three substitutions per match next season

The option of making up to five substitutions in a game will not be available for English Premier League teams in the 2020-21 season. In Sport Today

  1. Just in: INEC showcases election result viewing portal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has introduced a dedicated public election result viewing portal known as “The INEC Result Viewing (IReV).” In Politics Today

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  1. COVID-19: Buhari ‘yes’ extension of eased lockdown by four weeks

The Federal Government on Thursday extended the phase two of the gradual relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown by another four weeks. In Economic Today

  1. Gov Ikpeazu sacks 5,666 teachers, SEMB chief for ‘unlawful employment’

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has dismissed 5,666 public secondary school teachers. In Edu-NATION


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 6)

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

  1. Makinde says under Ajimobi, N1bn was stolen monthly for 96 months, vows to recover the N96bn

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday vowed that his administration would recover the N96 billion allegedly stolen under the administration of late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, his predecessor. In In The News

  1. Decline in COVID-19 cases due to Sallah break, fatigue of health workers, we’ll increase search for more cases —PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF), on Wednesday said the recent low figures of COVID-19 positive cases recorded in the country was due to the Sallah break declared in the country and fatigue on the part of Health workers. In Economic Today

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  1. Fears of possible attack on Abuja, North-Central states as video reportedly shows Boko Haram in Niger State

A video has emerged online showing about 100 members of the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram insurgents claiming to be from Niger State, North Central Nigeria. In Insurgency Live

  1. SOUTHERN KADUNA: Three herdsmen hospitalised after alleged attack by Zango Kataf youths

Three Fulani herdsmen have been hospitalised after they were allegedly attacked by youths from the Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. In Insurgency Live

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  1. Kano IPMAN orders members to sell petrol at N150

The Kano State chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has ordered its members to sell fuel at N150 per litre. In Business Updates

  1. Bauchi health workers to embark on indefinite strike from Thursday

Health workers in Bauchi State under the Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Professionals are set to embark on an indefinite strike from Thursday, August 6. In Happening

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  1. Oil pipeline vandalism drops by 43 percent in May —NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday said it recorded a 43 percent drop in oil pipeline vandalism in the month of May, 2020. In Business Updates

  1. EUROPA: Ighalo in action, Moses benched as Man Utd, Inter reach quarter-final

Nigerian forwards, Odion Ighalo and Victor Moses are into the quarterfinals of the Europa League with their respective clubs. Sport Today

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  1. NSE: Market gains N21bn amid improved liquidity

The equity segment of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by N21 billion Wednesday, supported by improved liquidity as turnover expanded by 148%, moving from the 154.467 million shares recorded at the last session to 383.289 million. In Business Updates

  1. N2bn libel suit against Sowore, three others for allegedly defaming Malami set for hearing September 30

A suit seeking damages to the tune of N2 billion against the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, Kabir Akingbolu, Sahara Reporters and Vanguard Media Limited, has been fixed to commence on September 30, 2020. In Crimes Story


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 5)

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

  1. Borno govt to return 1.8m IDPs, refugees to 19 communities

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, said on Monday at least 1,860,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees who fled the state in the last five years over Boko Haram insurgents’ attacks would return home soon. In Insurgency Live

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria records 304 new cases; total infections hit 44,433.

Nigeria on Tuesday night recorded 304 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Fire guts ECOWAS secretariat in Abuja

Fire on Tuesday night destroyed a section of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Secretariat in the Asokoro District of Abuja. In Disaster Rumour

  1. If Buhari allows free and fair election in Edo, we’ll go to Aso Rock to thank him —Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said on Tuesday the successful conduct of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State would be determined by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and President Muhammadu Buhari. In Politics Today

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  1. Governors meet on insecurity, economy, others Wednesday

Governors of the 36 states of the federation will meet on Wednesday to deliberate on the worsening security situation in the country. In Economic Today

  1. 30 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon rescued, awaiting evacuation —NIDCOM

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) said on Tuesday 30 Nigerians, who were trafficked and left stranded in Lebanon, had been rescued. In Happening

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  1. FIRS, NIPOST clashes over collection of stamp duties

The wrangling between government revenue-generating agencies, Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) and Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) over stamp duty collection festered on Tuesday. In Happening

  1. Oil prices fall as coronavirus cases surge, Bonny Light gains $0.96

Oil prices fell on Tuesday over anxieties that a new wave of coronavirus infections worldwide will cause fuel demand recovery to stall amid tighter lockdowns just as major producers increase output. In Economic Today

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  1. Fulham win Championship playoff to join Leeds, West Brom in Premier League

Fulham defeated Brentford in the Championship play-off final on Tuesday night to secure an immediate return to the Premier League. In Sport Today

  1. Naira gains against dollar at black market, I&E window

Naira appreciated against the United States dollar on Monday on the over-the-counter spot market used by investors and exporters as well as at the black market after a two-day break observed in commemoration of Sallah festival. In Economic Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (August 4)

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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria reports 288 new cases as total death toll nears 900.

Nigeria on Monday night recorded 288 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. School feeding programme gulped over N500m during COVID-19 lockdown —Minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, said on Monday the Federal Government spent about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the COVID-19 lockdown. In Edu-NATION

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  1. ONDO: We didn’t substitute nominated candidates —INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday reacted to claims that it substituted candidates of the African Action Congress (AAC) or any other party’s nominations for the Ondo State governorship election. In Politics Today

  1. Subjecting students to COVID-19 test ahead of resumption unnecessary —PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said on Monday subjecting students to COVID-19 tests ahead of their resumption was unnecessary. In Edu-NATION

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  1. Boko Haram fighters reportedly abduct Nigerian women, children in Niger

Suspected Boko Haram fighters on Sunday night abducted several people, mostly women and children, during an attack on an internally displaced persons camp in Garin Wanzam area of Diffa, Niger Republic. In Insurgency Live

  1. Court orders final forfeiture of N827.6m traced to NDDC contractors

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Monday it had secured the final forfeiture of N827, 679,098.32 from Flank Power Resources Limited and GMFD Ventures Limited. In Crimes Story

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  1. COVID-19: Players can be shown red card for deliberately coughing –IFAB

World football rule-making body, IFAB says players who deliberately cough at other players or match officials during matches can be sent off. In Sport Today

  1. Update: Late Isa Funtua was my pillar – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday the late industrialist, Isa Funtua helped in strengthening his government. In In The News

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  1. NSE: Neimeth, Flour Mills, UPL top gainers as market adds N13 billion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) expanded by N12.869 billion as the market resumed activities after a two-day holiday commemorating the Sallah festival. In Business Updates

  1. COVID-19: PTF, INEC to unveil protocols for Edo, Ondo elections

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said on Monday the task force and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were currently working out the guidelines and protocols for the forthcoming elections in the country. In Disaster Rumour


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

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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria reports 304 fresh infections; death toll hits 888

Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 304 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Nasarawa governor charges community to fish out suspected killers of village head

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, on Sunday, charged the people of Udege Chiefdom to fish out the suspected killers of the village head of Odu community, Mr. Amos Obere. In Crimes Story

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  1. APC governors promise to tackle terrorism in North East

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) on Sunday restated its determination to find lasting solutions to terrorism in the North East. In In The News

  1. Parents protest Ogun govt’s imposition of N25,000 COVID-19 test on students

With just 24 hours to the resumption of schools by graduating students across the country, parents in Ogun State on Sunday rejected the state government’s directive for students in private schools to pay for COVID-19 tests. In Edu-NATION

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  1. CHINA LOANS: Our claim that Buhari’s govt has placed Nigeria on the ‘int’l auction market’ has been proven true —PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Sunday the discovery of obnoxious clauses in the Federal Government’s loan agreements with China had vindicated its position that the current administration had been secretly mortgaging the sovereignty of Nigeria to the benefit of few members of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In Economic Today

  1. Oshoala bags brace in friendly win for Barcelona Ladies

In a warm-up game ahead of start of the new season, Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala bagged two goals for Barcelona Ladies on Sunday. In Sport Today

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  1. ONDO POLL: AAC threatens to sue INEC over removal of running mate’s name

The African Action Congress (AAC) said on Sunday it would take legal action against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for replacing the name of its Ondo deputy governorship candidate with an unknown person. In Politics Today

  1. Man, wife killed as Boko Haram reportedly bombs Borno community

Incoming reports says a man and his wife were in the early hours of Sunday killed, when a bomb allegedly set off by the Boko Haram terrorist group went off in Kafan Ruwa town, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. In Insurgency Live

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  1. ONDO: Jimoh Ibrahim pledges to work for Akeredolu’s re-election

Business mogul, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, said on Sunday he would be strategically involved in the re-election of Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. In Politics Today

  1. Sen Olujimi profers solution to maltreatment, trafficking of Nigerians abroad

Senator Abiodun Olujimi has decried the maltreatment of Nigerians, especially females trafficked abroad. In Happening


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

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

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

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

  1. Lagos govt increases public gatherings to 50 persons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  1. Gunmen abduct farmer in Rivers, demand N16m ransom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria records 462 fresh cases as total infections surpasses 43,000

Nigeria on Friday night recorded 462 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. News+: Buhari has ‘fulfilled’ his campaign promises – Bagudu

Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, said on Friday President Muhammad Buhari had delivered on the campaign promises he made in 2015. In Politics Today

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  1. Trust ‘abused’ in my administration – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday broke his silence on the allegations of corruption levelled against the leadership of some Federal Government’s agencies and commissions. In In The News

  1. Minimum wage: Ekiti labour declares 3-day warning strike

The organised labour in Ekiti State said on Friday it would commence a three-day warning strike from August 3. In Happening

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  1. OndoDecide’20: INEC releases final list

Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday unveiled the list of the 17 candidates and parties taking part in the election. In Politics Today

  1. Oil prices rally from 3-week lows although headwinds cloud outlook, Bonny Light adds 61 cents

Oil prices jumped Friday, rebounding after striking 3-week lows on Thursday as a result of a historic slump in U.S. growth as the world’s biggest economy took a bashing from the coronavirus. In Economic Today

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  1. Businesses hopeful economy will improve in August –CBN survey

Businesses in Nigeria are nursing the hope that the economic conditions in Nigeria in the month ahead will better those of July even though this optimism is largely measured across firms, data from the July 2020 Business Expectations Survey Report of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), revealsed on Friday. In Business Updates

  1. External reserves shed $315m in one month –CBN

Nigeria’s external reserves edged lower by $314.927 million from $36.214 billion on 28th June to $35.899 billion on 28th July 2020, equivalent to a 1% margin, data from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s website showed Friday. In Business Updates

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  1. Police detain officer for allegedly r*ping widow in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command said on Friday detained one of its officers has been detained for allegedly raping a 23-year-old widow in the state. In Crimes Story

  1. Super eagle’s Osimhen signs contract with Napoli

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen has officially completed a move from Lille of France to Serie A giants, Napoli. In Sport Today


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Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (July 31)

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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria records 481 new cases at total deaths hit 878

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 481 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. COVID-19: Nigerian govt donates N67m PPEs, medical supplies to Sao Tome and Principe

The Federal Government on Thursday donated protective equipment and other medical supplies worth N67 million to the government and people of Sao Tome and Principe. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. 177 Nigerians return from Niger Republic

The Federal Government on Thursday received 177 Nigerian returnees from Niger Republic. In Happening

  1. Two blasts rock Borno hours after attack on governor’s convoy

Two blasts have rocked Borno’s capital of Maiduguri barely 24 hours after Boko Haram insurgents unleashed attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum. In Insurgency Live

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  1. Just in: Soldiers kills Lieutenant in Borno state

The Nigerian Army Headquarters on Thursday confirmed the killing of an officer by a soldier serving in 2 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade in Bama, Borno State. In Insurgency Live

  1. COVID-19: Nigerian govt to begin cost cutting in petroleum industry —Sylva

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said on Thursday the Federal Government had embarked cost-containment measures to strengthen the oil and gas sector in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In Economic Today

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  1. Passenger, cargo planes collide at MMIA, Lagos

A Middle East Airline passenger on Wednesday was involved in a minor accident with a Turkish cargo plane at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. In Disaster Rumour

  1. MTN Nigeria to pay shareholders N3.50 interim dividend

Wireless operator, MTN Nigeria Communications Plc said it would pay shareholders an interim dividend of N3.50 per share subject to deduction of withholding tax following the release of its half year 2020 financial results, which saw top line grow by N71.081 billion or 12.5% to N638.075 billion. In Business Updates

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  1. NAPTIP says poverty main reason Nigerians are being trafficked

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has said that poverty remained one of the reasons many Nigerians got trafficked abroad. In Economic Today

  1. Swiss prosecutors launch probe against FIFA chief, Infantino

Swiss Prosecutors have launched a probe against Gianni Infantino, the president of the world football governing body, FIFA. In Happening


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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 morning.

  1. 404 fresh cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total to 42,208; death toll now 873

Nigeria on Wednesday night recorded 404 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Court adjourns Jang’s trial for alleged fraud till November 4

Justice C. L. Dabup of the Plateau State High Court, Jos, on Wednesday adjourned the fraud trial involving a former governor of the state, Jonah David Jang and a former cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (OSSG), Yusuf Pam, till November 4. In Crimes Story

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  1. Special Assistant to NDDC acting MD resigns

Mr Olomu Michael, a Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties to the acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Kemeberadikumo Pondei, has resigned his appointment at the commission. In Politics Today

  1. Suspected armed robbers attack bank in Oyo; three of them captured and killed by residents

Suspected armed robbers on Wednesday attacked the branch of a commercial bank in Okeho, Kajola local government area of Oyo State. In Crimes Story

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  1. Nigerian player, Onyeka, wins Player of the Season award in Denmark

Frank Onyeka, a Nigerian player at Danish club FC Midtylland, has been crowned Player of the Season by the club. In Sport Today

  1. Boko Haram fighters reportedly attack Borno governor’s convoy in Baga

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram fighters on Wednesday reportedly attacked the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, at Baga town. In Insurgency Live

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  1. Obaseki’s campaign director, two others resign

The Director of Obaseki/Shaibu Movement in Edo State, Mr. Patrick Iyoha, has resigned from the position. In Politics Today

  1. FG reveal dates for commencement of BECE, NECO, NABTEB, NBAIS, NCEE

The Federal Government announced on Wednesday this year’s Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) would start in October. In Edu-NATION

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  1. Oil prices climb after U.S stockpile drop, Bonny Light adds 61 cents

Oil prices climbed up Wednesday following an abrupt fall in U.S. crude storage even though demand fears from unprecedented rises in coronavirus cases limited gains. In Business Updates

  1. After vowing not to defect again, Ondo deputy governor set to join ZLP weeks after leaving APC for PDP

The embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has concluded plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) to pursue his governorship ambition. In Politics Today


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

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

  1. 624 fresh cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total to 41,804; deaths now 868

Nigeria on Tuesday night recorded 624 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. 10 passengers rescued alive in Lagos boat mishap

At least 10 persons were rescued alive from a boat mishap in Lagos State on Tuesday. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Media reports are ‘not balanced’, the violence in Southern Kaduna involves ‘both sides’ —Army

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday described the ongoing violence in Southern Kaduna as reprisal attacks carried out by Kataf youths, Fulani militias and the criminal elements in the area. In Happening

  1. I don’t impose my views on Buhari, I only advise him —Mamman Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari’s older nephew, Mamman Daura, has reacted to claims that he dictates to the president. In Politics Today

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  1. Nigeria to repay $1.5bn loan with 30,000 barrels of oil per day for 5 years

State-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has signed a $1.5 billion oil prepayment pact midwifed by Standard Chartered and backed by oil traders, Matrix Energy and Vitol Group, insiders said, the country’s first deal of this nature since the pandemic outbreak, Reuters reported Tuesday. In Business Updates

  1. Transparency International charges NASS to reject future loan requests from Buhari

Transparency International, Nigeria, on Tuesday charged the National Assembly to reject future loan requests from President Muhammadu Buhari. In Economic Today

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  1. High court order arrest of Ex-NASS clerk, Omolori Sani

Justice Suleman Belgore of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court Monday issued a warrant for the arrest of the immediate past Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori. In Crimes Story

  1. NSE: Profit-taking in heavyweight stocks halts one-day rally

Profit-taking in heavyweight stocks ended Monday’s rebound of the equity market of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday, with Seplat, Total, MTNN, Julius Berger and GTB posting significant losses. In Business Updates

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  1. Reps summon Amaechi, two other ministers over rail projects

The House of Representatives on Tuesday invited three ministers to explain how the $500million loan would be sourced from the Export-Import Bank of China for rail projects in the country. In Economic Today

  1. Eid-el-kabir: FG names July 30, 31 public holiday

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday 30th and Friday 31st July, 2020, as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Eid el-Kabir Celebration. In Happening


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

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

  1. COVID-19: Total cases in Nigeria cross 41,100 as int’l flight resumes

Nigeria on Monday night recorded 648 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Only schools designated as WASSCE centres will re-open —Education Minister

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said on Monday only schools designated as centres for the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) and in respect of the exiting classes would reopen. In Edu-NATION

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  1. COVID-19: FG review ban on int’l flight.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, Monday said efforts were being made to resume international air travel in and out of Nigeria. In Economic Today

  1. We have tested 262,579 Nigerians for COVID-19 —Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said on Monday 262,579 Nigerians had been tested for COVID-19 in the last five months. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. COVID-19: Presidency extends phase 2 of eased lockdown by one week

The Federal Government on Monday extended the phase two of the gradual relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown by one week. In Disaster Rumour

  1. NSE: Industrial and bank stocks drive N186bn bullish comeback

The equity segment of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) rallied on Monday following a largely bearish market last week, with large-cap and mid-cap stocks like Dangote Cement, GTB, WAPCO, Zenith and UBA leading the rebound. In Business Updates

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  1. End Southern Kaduna killings or resign, group tells Buhari, El-Rufai

Concerned Nigerians, a pro-democracy and human rights group, on Monday charged President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to quickly address the ongoing violence in Southern Kaduna or resign from their positions. In Insurgency Live

  1. UNREST: IGP orders full enforcement of curfew in Southern Kaduna

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the full enforcement of the curfew imposed on parts of Southern Kaduna by the state government following the recent violence in the area. In Happening

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  1. Cross River govt slashes 2020 budget from N1.1 trillion to N147bn

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Monday, initiated the downward review of the state’s 2020 budget from N1.1trillion to N147 billion. In Economic Today

  1. 2023 ambition, reason Dogara defects to APC – PDP BoT

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Walid Jibrin, said on Monday the 2023 political ambition of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, was the major reason for his exit from the party. In Politics Today


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

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

  1. COVID-19: Total cases in Nigeria tops 40,500 amid 555 single day infections

Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 555 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. ‘Obaseki pretended for almost 8 years’ and I was deceived, please forgive me, Oshiomhole begs

The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said on Sunday he regretted the mistake he made by supporting Governor Godwin Obaseki in 2016. In Politics Today

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  1. FANI KAYODE: Police beef up security in Shinkafi Emirate

The Zamfara State Police Command said on Sunday security had been beefed up around the Emir of Shinkafi, Alhaji Muhammad Makwashi, to forestall breakdown of law and order in the Emirate Council. In Happening

  1. Third Mainland Bridge Closure: LASWA deploys safety systems on waterways

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) said on Sunday it had deployed measures to ensure maximum safety for commuters using the waterways following the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for repairs. In Economic Today

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  1. Kaduna killings: FG not capable, it’s vivid – ASCAB

The Alliance for Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), a coalition of 70 labour and civil society organisations (CSOs), said on Sunday the Federal Government had shown a lack of capacity to deal with the problem of insecurity in the north. In Happening

  1. Ronaldo shines as Juventus seal Serie A title for ninth consecutive season

Cristiano Ronaldo helped Juventus beat Sampdoria in the Serie A on Sunday as they emerged champions for the ninth consecutive time. In Sport Today

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  1. Visit Kaduna, Borno, other troubled spots in Nigeria, PDP tells Buhari after trip to Mali

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday charged President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Borno, Kaduna, and other troubled spots in the country. In Politics Today

  1. Oyetola’s govt defends review of Aregbesola’s policies as rumours of rift swell

The Special Adviser to Osun State Governor on Civic Engagement, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, said on Sunday the review of some policies of ex-Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration in the state was due to rational demands by the stakeholders. In Politics Today

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  1. Magu to address all allegations henceforth – Lawyer says

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, said on Sunday he would start responding to every single allegation levelled against him by “detractors.” In Crimes Story

  1. Yakubu Dogara breaks silence, speak on why he left PDP for APC return

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has revealed why he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). In Politics Today


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

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

  1. COVID-19: 438 fresh cases in Nigeria

Nigeria on Saturday night recorded 438 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. N-Power beneficiaries disown Abuja protest, welcome launch of scheme Batch C

At least 300,000 beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme across the country on Saturday distanced themselves from a protest over the winding down of the programme’s Batch A and B streams. In Happening

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  1. GUBER POLL: APC, PDP supporters clash in Edo

Supporters of Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki and his All Progressives Congress (APC) challenger, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, clashed around the Palace of the Oba of Benin on Saturday. In Politics Today

  1. FIRS makes clarifications on stamp duty, tenancy agreement below seven years to attract 0.78% charge

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Saturday made clarifications on categories of stamp duties to be paid by tenants across the country. In In The News

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  1. ‘Lawlessness’ made me dump APC – Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said on Saturday he dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) over lawlessness on the part of some leaders of the ruling party. In Politics Today

  1. Third Mainland Bridge: LASTMA warns against impediments on alternative routes

The General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Olajide Oduyoye, on Saturday, warned against impediments by truck drivers on alternative routes following the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge. In Happening

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  1. National Diaspora Day’20: Buhari calls for support over COVID-19

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday urged Nigerians in the diaspora to actively participate in the country’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts. In Economic Today

  1. Again, suspected herdsmen attack Southern Kaduna communities, kill nine

Three communities in Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas of the Southern Kaduna area of Kaduna State have been attacked by suspected herdsmen on Friday night. In Crimes Story

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  1. Gbajabiamila bemoans state of insecurity, unveils updated legislative agenda

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Saturday bemoaned the state of insecurity in the country, even as he said the current COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted plans the House already made. In Happening

  1. Lagos schools to resume August 4

Primary and secondary schools in Lagos State are to reopen on August 3 this year, but only learners in primary six, junior secondary school 3, and senior secondary school 3 are to resume. In Edu-NATION


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

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

  1. COVID-19: Oyo leads, Lagos follows as total cases in Nigeria top 39,500

Nigeria on Friday night recorded 591 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Arotile’s death: 3 suspects handed to Police – NAF

24 hours after she was committed to mother earth, the Nigerian Air Force on Friday transferred the case of the country’s first female combat helicopter pilot, late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile to the police for investigation and possible prosecution. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Policemen clash with IPOB, MASSOB members in Imo

Police on Friday clashed with members of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) at Orji, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State. In Happening

  1. NSE: Market sheds N44bn amid oil & gas, industrial losses

Sell pressure on oil and gas and industrial stocks accounted most for the fall by N44 billion in the market value of the equities segment of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Friday as the market regressed to the negative territory after recording only one day of gain this week on Thursday. In Business Updates

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  1. COVID-19: Kwara govt cancels Eid-el-Kabir, vigil prayers

The Kwara State government on Friday cancelled the Eid-el-Kabir prayer ahead of the July 31 festivities in the state. In Happening

  1. Edo environment commissioner resigns

The Edo State Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability, Dame Omua Oni-Okpako, on Friday resigned as a member of the state executive council. In Politics Today

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  1. Nigerian govt directs civil servants to undergo COVID-19 test

The Federal Government on Friday directed civil servants based in Abuja to go for COVID-19 test. In Happening

  1. Balogun joins Rangers on one-year deal as Gerrard ‘pleased’ to sign defender

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun has signed a one-year contract with Scottish club, Rangers after leaving English club, Wigan Athletic. In Sport Today

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  1. ‘When you get a man of that quality, it’s always a good thing’, Oyegun welcomes Dogara to APC

The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie- Oyegun, on Friday, expressed his happiness with the return of the ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to the party. In. Politics Today

  1. Third Mainland Bridge: Lagos assures of convenient alternatives

The Lagos State Government said on Friday it had started working on the alternative routes for motorists to ply following the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge. In Economic Today


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

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

  1. COVID-19: Single day case in Lagos surge in 604 fresh infections. [Nigeria]

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 604 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. No date yet for resumption of international flights —PTF

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Thursday urged Nigerians to disregard “fake news” on the resumption of international flight, saying the aviation sector was working out the protocol on the matter. In Economic Today

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  1. COVID-19: Lagos govt says it spends about N1m daily to treat each patient with severe case

The Lagos government has said that it was spending a huge amount of money to treat COVID-19 patients and maintain isolation facilities in the state. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Lagos govt seals 43 buildings for violating physical planning laws

The Lagos State government on Wednesday sealed 43 buildings along the Airport Road for allegedly violating physical planning laws. In Happening

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  1. Reps will make provisions of fund amid fight against GBV – Femi Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said on Thursday the House would provide funds for the fight against Gender-Based Violence in the 2021 budget. In Happening

  1. Juventus miss chance to wrap up Serie A title after shock defeat

Italian giants, Juventus missed the chance to win this season’s Serie A title on Thursday night after falling to a shock defeat at Udinese. In Sport Today

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  1. FG hints at SS3 students in Nigeria writing GCE if WAEC fails to shift timetable for WASSCE

Nigerian secondary school students in final classes may have to sit for their final secondary school exam in November during the General Certificate Examination (GCE) if the timetable for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is not shifted, the Nigerian government has said. In Edu-NATION

  1. UN chief reacts to execution of five aid workers in Nigeria by Boko Haram

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Thursday called for swift action to identify and prosecute those responsible for the killing of five aid workers in Nigeria. In Insurgency Live

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  1. NSE: Market finds resilience, helped by telecoms and industrial gains

Gains by MTNN and Dangote Cement, Nigeria’s biggest and second biggest companies by market value in that order, lifted the equity market section of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday, with trade bottoming out on Wednesday after two days of consecutive losses and stocks adding N176.705, the biggest single-day gain in more than one month. In Business Updates

  1. ICPC withdraws ‘wanted’ tag on member of Reps’ committee probing NDDC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said on Thursday a member of the House of Representatives, Shehu Koko, was no longer wanted by the commission over alleged corruption. In Crimes Story


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

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

  1. Respond to Ndume’s claim that the military is underfunded, PDP challenges Buhari’s govt

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday charged the Federal Government to immediately respond to a statement credited to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, on the military being under-funded. In Politics Today

  1. COVID-19: Fresh cases of 543 as total infections surpass 38,300

Nigeria on Wednesday night recorded 543 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

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  1. Buhari frowns at execution of 6 aid workers in Borno – vows to eradicate Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night condemned the recent execution of five staff of humanitarian agencies by suspected Boko Haram fighters. In Insurgency Live

  1. OndoDecide’20: Eyitayo Jegede win PDP primaries

Eyitayo Jegede has won fhe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary for the Ondo State governorship election scheduled to hold on October 10. In Politics Today

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  1. 17 persons reportedly die in Delta fuel tanker explosion

At least 17 people were reportedly burnt to death in a petroleum tanker explosion along the Benin/Sapele Expressway in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State on Wednesday. In Disaster Rumour

  1. NSE: GSK, Consolidated Hallmark, Prestige lead losers as trade closes flat

The equity segment of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed flat on Wednesday as the forces of demand and supply reached parity and little movement was generally recorded in the prices of stocks. In Business Updates

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  1. Court orders Nigerian Army to allow soldier who criticised Buratai see wife, lawyer

Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered the Nigerian Army to grant Lance Corporal Martins Idakpein access to his wife, lawyer and relatives. In Crimes Story

  1. FAAN accuses senior DSS officer of breaching security protocol, assault at Abuja airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday accused a senior officer of the Department of State Service (DSS) of breaching security protocol at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. In Crimes Story

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  1. UNREST: Police deploys 500 personnel to Southern Kaduna

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, said on Wednesday an additional 500 personnel had been deployed to the southern part of the state to boost security in the area. In Crimes Story

  1. Buhari to travel to Mali Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for Bamako, Mali, on a one-day visit on Thursday, in a bid to find a lasting solution to the current political crisis in the country. In Happening


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

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

  1. COVID-19: Lagos, Kwara & Abuja leads as Nigeria report 576 new cases

Nigeria on Tuesday night recorded 576 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. FG rehabilitated 37 bridges across Nigeria —Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said on Tuesday the Federal Government had intervened in the maintenance and rehabilitation of 37 bridges across the country including the Third Mainland Bridge. In Economic Today

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  1. SUPREME COURT VICTORY: Diri rejects Alaibe’s congratulatory message, says it’s insulting

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Monday rejected the congratulatory message from a former governorship aspirant in the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Timi Alaibe over his victory at the Supreme Court where Alaibe’s appeal against the governor was dismissed. In Politics Today

  1. Ogun, Cross River, two others get new police commissioners

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday approved the posting of four new commissioners of police to Ekiti, Ogun, Cross River, and Bayelsa States. In Happening

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  1. Oyo Govt dismiss 3rd term in schools – releases 2020/21 academic calendar

The Oyo State government on Tuesday released the calendar for the resumption of schools across the state. In Edu-NATION

  1. EPL: Aston Villa stun Arsenal to boost topflight hopes after Man City thrash Watford

Relegation-threatened Aston Villa defeated Arsenal 1-0 in a Premier League encounter on Tuesday night to boost their hopes of remaining in the top-flight. In Sport Today

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  1. Governors to meet Wednesday on healthcare, CBN loan to states, others

Governors of the 36 states in the country will meet on Wednesday to deliberate on the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) loans to states and the Federal Government’s infrastructure refund to five states among other key national issues. In Economic Today

  1. NSE: Investors lose N50bn amid extended profit-taking

The equity segment of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) diminished by N49.630 billion, continuing days of intense profit-taking as traders scrambled to sell off their holdings and recoup investments. In Business Updates

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  1. Nigeria gets Global Fund’s $890m grant to tackle HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said on Tuesday Nigeria has received $890 million grant from Global Fund to reduce the burden of HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria over a period of three years, beginning from 2021. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Nigeria has so far evacuated 6,317 Nigerians from 21 countries over COVID-19

The Chairman of the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said on Tuesday the Federal Government had evacuated 6,317 Nigerians back home from 21 countries over COVID-19. In Disaster Rumour


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

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

  1. COVID-19: Nigeria records 562 fresh cases as total death hit 801

Nigeria on Monday night recorded 562 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Third Mainland Bridge: FERMA intensifies rehabilitation of alternative routes

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) said on Monday it was speeding up alternative routes repairs to ensure smooth rides and avert gridlock during the closure of the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge for repairs. In Economic Today

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  1. Access Bank takes over Kenya’s Transnational Bank

Access Bank Plc Monday declared it had concluded the takeover process of Kenya’s Transnational Bank Limited, nearly eight months after the deal was brokered. In Business Updates

  1. Nigerian writer selected alongside 29 others for prestigious writing programme in US

The United States Department of State on Monday selected Nigerian poet and writer, Ms. Wana Udobang, alongside 29 other writers from across the globe for the 54th International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa. In In The News

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  1. Akeredolu wins Ondo APC governorship primary

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday secured the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the October 10 governorship election in the state. In Politics Today

  1. Mallam Isa, Buhari’s Associate is ‘dead’

The Chairman of Bulet International Construction Company, Ismaila Isa Funtua, is dead. In Happening

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  1. Umahi to sack 1,000 aides for non-performance August 1

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, said on Monday he would sack over 1,000 aides due to non-performance on August. In Happening

  1. NSE: Market extends loss as profit-taking in bank stocks, negative sentiment continued

The equity market of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) sustained the negative performance seen at the previous session on Monday as sell pressure mounted on bank stocks and negative sentiment remained rife. In Economic Today

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  1. Pondei has been sick for two weeks, shunned doctor’s advice to attend Reps hearing —NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said on Monday night its acting Managing Director, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, had been sick for over two weeks. In Politics Today

  1. CBN spent ₦26.27bn on healthcare projects —Emefiele

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, said on Monday the apex bank had funded about 20 projects valued at ₦26.278 under its credit support intervention for the healthcare industry scheme. In Business Updates


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

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

  1. COVID-19: Total cases in Nigeia tops 36,500 with 556 fresh infections

Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 556 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. [Nigeria] FG boils amid Buhari’s mischievous critics

The presidency on Sunday night hit back at a number of opinion articles and a stringent newspaper editorials claiming President Muhammadu Buhari was not in control of his administration. In Politics Today

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  1. Oshiomhole angry because I refused to help him defraud Edo people —Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday denied the statement credited to his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, that he used obnoxious means to destroy the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. In Politics Today

  1. Magu: Nigerians should prepare for surprises – Garba Shehu

The presidency told Nigerians on Sunday to prepare for shocking revelations from the presidential panel probing the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, for alleged graft and insubordination. In Crimes Story

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  1. ONDO: Police bar politicians with security escort from venues of governorship primaries

The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji, warned on Sunday that any politician with security aides or escort would not be allowed into the venues of parties’ primaries holding this week. In Politics Today

  1. EdoDecide’20: Oshiomhole declares war against Obaseki

The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said on Saturday night he committed a major blunder bringing Governor Godwin Obaseki as his successor in 2016. In Politics Today

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  1. Laliga round-ups : Messi scores brace, Leganes ‘Relegated’

Super Eagles duo of Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem suffered relegation with Leganes after they were held to a 2-2 home draw by La Liga champions Real Madrid. In Sport Today

  1. Deregulation will force down PMS price —PPPRA

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) said on Sunday full deregulation of the downstream oil and gas sector would help force down price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol. In Business Today

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  1. Chelsea set up FA Cup final with Arsenal after beating Man Utd

Chelsea defeated Manchester United 3-1 in their English FA Cup semifinal to set up a final showdown with city rivals Arsenal. In Sport Today

  1. UTME: 2020 admission exercise begins August 21

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday directed all institutions of higher learning across the country to begin the conduct of the first and second choice admission exercise with effect from August 21. In Edu-NATION


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