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Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday morning
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Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday morning

Mariam Ayodeji- July 15, 2020

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: President Muhammadu Buhari has firmly assured Nigerians that baseless criticisms will not deter him by the ... Read More

CEO of Gokada, Fahim Saleh Found Murdered In New York Apartment
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CEO of Gokada, Fahim Saleh Found Murdered In New York Apartment

Paul Fakayejo- July 15, 2020

Fahim Saleh Found Murdered In New YorTech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh, who is the CEO of former bike-hailing app Gokada, was on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, ... Read More

Hon Akin Alabi Submits Bill To Establish A Federal Medical Center In Ona Ara
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Hon Akin Alabi Submits Bill To Establish A Federal Medical Center In Ona Ara

Paul Fakayejo- July 15, 2020

The Federal House of Representatives member representing Egbeda/Ona Ara Federal constituency has submitted a bill compelling the Federal Government to establish a Federal Medical Center ... Read More

Arotile, Nigeria’s first female Combat Helicopter pilot, dies at 23
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Arotile, Nigeria’s first female Combat Helicopter pilot, dies at 23

Mariam Ayodeji- July 15, 2020

Nigerian Air Force’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, has died in a road accident. Arotile sustained head injuries from the road accident which ... Read More

Nigeria Itegboje emerges UN General Assembly special session interim president
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Nigeria Itegboje emerges UN General Assembly special session interim president

Mariam Ayodeji- July 15, 2020

The United Nations has chosen the Chargé d'affaires, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, Ambassador Samson Itegboje, as the Interim President for the ... Read More

Nigeria records 463 new cases of COVID-19, total now 33,616
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Nigeria records 463 new cases of COVID-19, total now 33,616

Mariam Ayodeji- July 15, 2020

Nigeria on Tuesday night recorded 463 fresh cases of COVID-19 According to a tweet from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the total number of ... Read More

US cancels order denying visas for foreign students
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US cancels order denying visas for foreign students

Dan-Ekeh Nduka- July 15, 2020

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have rescinded its controversial decision to revoke foreign student visas whose courses ... Read More

Fulani Herdsmen Attack Commuters, One Killed, Two Others Kidnapped Along Osara Road, Kogi State (Video)
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Fulani Herdsmen Attack Commuters, One Killed, Two Others Kidnapped Along Osara Road, Kogi State (Video)

Dan-Ekeh Nduka- July 14, 2020

Fulani herdsmen attacked commuters plying the road between Kogi (Lokoja) - Abuja on Tuesday afternoon. The herdsmen gunned down a young man identified as Abdulrazak ... Read More

14-year-old pregnant girl commits suicide after being beaten by her dad
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14-year-old pregnant girl commits suicide after being beaten by her dad

Paul Fakayejo- July 14, 2020

According to reports of this girl happened in Angwan Dorowa, Gbuja village, Andaha, Nasarawa state. According to reports, the deceased, an SS1 student of Government ... Read More

Mali: Jonathan appointed ECOWAS special envoy
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Mali: Jonathan appointed ECOWAS special envoy

Mariam Ayodeji- July 14, 2020

Former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan, appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a special envoy to lead the sub-regional body’s mediation ... Read More

COVID-19: Ogun Government speaks on school reopening
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COVID-19: Ogun Government speaks on school reopening

Mariam Ayodeji- July 14, 2020

The Government of Ogun State said it had set up a task force to look into the prospect of reopening schools in compliance with COVID-19 ... Read More

Enugu Airport Runway To Open On August 3 – Hadi Sirika
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Enugu Airport Runway To Open On August 3 – Hadi Sirika

Paul Fakayejo- July 14, 2020

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, on Tuesday, said that the ongoing rehabilitation of the runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, will ... Read More

Senate Prescribes Life Jail For Kidnappers, Passes Bill
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Senate Prescribes Life Jail For Kidnappers, Passes Bill

Paul Fakayejo- July 14, 2020

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill which prescribes life jail, as against the current 10 years maximum sentence, for kidnappers. The bill contains amendments ... Read More

Bill Seeking To Recognise Males As Rape Victims Passed By Senate
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Bill Seeking To Recognise Males As Rape Victims Passed By Senate

Paul Fakayejo- July 14, 2020

The senate has passed a bill seeking to recognise males as rape victims.The bill passed third reading on Tuesday after a report on it was ... Read More

“WASSCE cancellation may breed frustration, criminality among registered students” – Afe Babalola Warns Federal Government
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“WASSCE cancellation may breed frustration, criminality among registered students” – Afe Babalola Warns Federal Government

Dan-Ekeh Nduka- July 14, 2020

Legal luminary and the founder of Afe Babalola University, Afe Babalola, has kicked against the decision of the Federal government to cancel Nigeria's participation in ... Read More

14-year-old pregnant girl kills herself in Nasarawa (photo)
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14-year-old pregnant girl kills herself in Nasarawa (photo)

Dan-Ekeh Nduka- July 14, 2020

A 14-year-old girl identified as Anita Haledu Ibrahim, pictured above, has committed suicide over an unwanted pregnancy. Media reports that Anita who is a student ... Read More

N20billion loan: “We won’t allow Obaseki to mortgage Edo future” – Rights group
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N20billion loan: “We won’t allow Obaseki to mortgage Edo future” – Rights group

Dan-Ekeh Nduka- July 14, 2020

The Joint Forces for the Defence for Democracy (JOFDES) have rejected the move by the Edo State government to borrow Twenty Billion Naira from the ... Read More

Reps tells Egypt, Kenya to ask their candidates for Director-General of the WTO to step down for Okonjo Iweala
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Reps tells Egypt, Kenya to ask their candidates for Director-General of the WTO to step down for Okonjo Iweala

Dan-Ekeh Nduka- July 14, 2020

The House of Representatives has urged Egypt and Kenya to step down their candidates for Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala for the position of the Director-General ... Read More

EFCC tells court to deny popular social media influencer, Adeherself bail
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EFCC tells court to deny popular social media influencer, Adeherself bail

Dan-Ekeh Nduka- July 14, 2020

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged an Ikeja Special Offences Court to deny popular social media influencer, Adedamola "Adeherself" Adewale bail. Mr ... Read More

Billionaire, Prince Arthur Eze says only God can make an Igbo man President
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Billionaire, Prince Arthur Eze says only God can make an Igbo man President

Paul Fakayejo- July 14, 2020

Billionaire oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, has said it will take God for an Igbo man to become Nigeria’s President. According to him, the Igbo ... Read More