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Top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria For This Morning, Monday, July 20, 2020

Good morning, here are the top breaking newspaper headlines in Nigeria for this morning..




Reps to grill Akpabio, NDDC MD today over allegations.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and the acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof. Daniel Pondei, are expected to appear before the House of Representatives on Monday (today).

The House Committee on NDDC had summoned both Akpabio and the Interim Management Committee of the commission, led by Pondei, to explain the alleged illegal spending and mismanagement of fund under their leadership.


Intrigues, last-minute alignment as 11 aspirants contest Ondo APC governorship ticket today.

The All Progressives Congress candidate for the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State will emerge today (Monday) at a primary election that will be contested by the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and 10 other aspirants.

Ahead of the election, there were intrigues on Sunday as some aspirants engaged in last-minute talks aimed at forming an alliance against Akeredolu.


Madagascar herb can’t treat COVID-19, says Fed Govt agency.

A Nigerian agency has written off Madagascar herbal drug ‘COVID Organic’ touted as capable of providing cure for Coronavirus.

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) said at the weekend that its analysis of the drug “does not show any proof that it can cure COVID-19.”


Ondo woman conspires with lover to kill ex-boyfriend Ondo.

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old woman, Iyabo Julius, for allegedly conniving with her lover, Adedayo Sunday, to rob and kill a motorcyclist, Suleuman Azeez.

The incident was said to have happened in the 12/12 area of Ore in the Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.

The police also arrested one Jeremiah Monday over the crime.

Parading the suspects at the police headquarters, Alagbaka Akure, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami, said the deceased was Iyabo’s former boyfriend and she asked the new lover to kill him to make it easy for them to get married.


Ogun replaces striking isolation centre doctors with volunteers.

The Ogun State Government has replaced the striking resident doctors working at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital Isolation Centre, Sagamu, with volunteer doctors.

The Association of Resident Doctors had last week asked their colleagues who were working at the centre to join them in their ongoing strike which commenced on July 1, 2020 over  alleged failure of the government to meet their welfare demands.


You’ve made Nigeria proud, Tinubu tells Olorunyomi.

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the Publisher of Premium Times, Mr Dapo Olorunyomi, on his emergence as one of the three winners of the 2020 edition of the International Press Freedom award.


Arotile: Police to take over case, may charge suspects with manslaughter.

The Nigerian Air Force has said it will hand over the driver and two other occupants of the Kia Sorento SUV which killed Nigeria’s first female combat pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, to the police for investigation and prosecution.

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