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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For This Morning, Thursday, 16th July, 2020

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Here are the top Newspaper headlines in Nigeria for this Thursday morning.


BREAKING: Nigeria records 643 new COVID-19 cases, total now 34,259.

Nigeria has recorded 643 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 34,257.


WASSCE/pupils resumption: S’West states, Ebonyi, C’River on collision course with FG.

There were strong indications on Wednesday that some state governments were on a collision course with the Federal Government over their pupils’ participation in the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.

Investigations by The PUNCH showed that six South-West states, Ebonyi and Cross River states had started preparing to recall their pupils in preparation for the examination.


Eight Lagos cops detained for extorting social media influencer.

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested eight police personnel for their alleged involvement in the assault and extortion of a social media influencer, Olumide Bakare.

Confirming the arrest, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the errant cops would be subjected to the orderly room trial after the conclusion of investigation into the matter.


Osun to prosecute policewoman for maltreating stepdaughter.

The Osun State Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Bukola Olaboopo, has disclosed plans by the government to arraign a policewoman, who has allegedly been maltreating her six-year-old stepdaughter.


El-Rufa’i to community leaders: expose evil ones among you.

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday told leaders of Zango Kataf and Kauru councils of the state to expose people behind the crises in their communities where a 24-hour curfew is in place.


Imo missing girl found in Lagos.

Police in Imo State have announced that a missing girl, Ada Akium Harry, from Amaraku, Isiala Mbano Council Area of the state, has been found in Lagos.

A statement by Imo police command’s spokesman SP Orlando Ikeokwu said the girl could only remember where she comes from and her mother’s name.

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