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Newspaper Headlines For Thursday 16/07/2020


I spoke with Tolulope at 1pm but at 5pm, I was told she was in mortuary – Father of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot

MTN begins trial of e-SIM in Nigeria

Corper, one other rescued as Ogun police, kidnappers clash

NDDC spent N81.5bn in six months – CBN, OAGF

Election rigging: APC petitions CP, demands ex-Ondo SSG’s prosecution.

FG loses N34bn fraud case against Tompolo’s firm, others.

UK frustrated Air Peace attempt to evacuate Nigerians – Geoffrey Jideofor Kwusike Onyeama(minister for foreign affairs).

How ex-PPMC MD used wife to siphon agency funds – Witness.

Private school teachers turn beggars as proprietors face lockdown hardship.

Gunmen kidnap NIS official, wife, kill sister-in-law in Nasarawa.

774,000 jobs: Senate holds closed session, National Assembly to meet Buhari.

WASSCE/pupils resumption: South-West states, Ebonyi, Cross River on collision course with FG.

Arotile hit by ex-classmate’s car, says NAF.

Police release Magu, Buhari suspends 12 EFCC directors.

I didn’t sexually harass ex-NDDC managing director – Godswill Akpabio (Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.)

Two Rivers kidnappers nabbed, victim’s decomposing corpse recovered.

Eight Lagos cops detained for extorting social media influencer.


Edo governorship: Wike, Fintiri, others strategise to defeat APC.

Reps defend Gimba’s ‘largesse’ to constituents.

Conduct credible poll in Edo, INEC tasked.

Senators slam ambassadorial nominee over comments on ‘APC crisis’

‘Igbo leaders should do away with opposition politics’

Magu regains freedom.

Twitter accounts of Apple, Musk, Bill Gates hacked in scam.

FG insists on school closure, WASSCE cancellation

Tenure elongation: NASS clerk fights back, says ‘You can’t sack me’

Ganduje appoints new commissioner, reshuffles cabinet.

IGP to Magu: I’m not responsible for your detention

Recruitment: How to apply for Police constable job.

Magu: 12 top EFCC officials suspended.

Alleged assault: FAAN flays ex-Gov Yari.

Edo Poll: Three parties substitute candidates.

CBN seeks exclusive right to bank licensing, revocation.

Reps seek relocation of oil tank farms as NNPC seeks time.

Senate approves N168.8bn for FIRS.

Stanbic bank donates 1,056 COVID-19 test kits to FCTA.

Muslim community establishes varsity in Abuja.

We’re collaborating with security agents to tackle kidnapping – Abaji chair.


NCC gets 26,169 complaints in four months.

FEC approves MTEF/FSP 2021-2023.

Shipowners seek govt intervention in Secure Anchorage Area dispute.

Senate okays N168.8b FIRS 2020 budget.

Okonjo-Iweala urges U.S. not to exit World Trade Organization.

Leadership deficit, not corruption will kill Nigeria.

Court adjourns suit seeking Uzodimma’s sack till Monday.

Insecurity, enemy of food security.

Court adjourns trial of Wadume till October 13.

Plight of Edo Local Government retirees.

APC Appeal Committee clears 12 for Ondo primary.

Buhari celebrates Taiwo Obe at 60.

Danger looms

12 top EFCC officials suspended as Magu regains freedom

NIPC wokers’ protest lingers.

Court reaffirms Aguma as Rivers APC chairman.

COVID-19: What’s National Strategy after opening up?

Period poverty: Free sanitary pads, conditional cash transfer to rescue women, teenage girls.

Equity and clean hands

Magu’s war

Sagay, Speaker Gbajabiamila slam NDDC for non-performance.

Tolulope was not just brilliant, but wonderful, says father.

How first female combat helicopter pilot was killed by old schoolmate.


Torrents of tributes for highflier Arotile cut down in her prime.

Maku’s kidnapped son found dead near home.

Vaccine raises prospect of COVID-19 containment as U.S. targets mass production.

Anambra targets 115, 974 COVID-19 tests in six months, records 12 deaths, 101 cases.

Reps clarify NDDC’s N81.5b expenditure probe, grill BPP boss over projects.

PANDEF backs opposition to sale of 57 oilfields.

UK’s new migration visa lures Nigerian doctors.

Magu released as Buhari axes more EFCC officials.

Tech under threat as EU court rules on Facebook case.

Maku’s kidnapped son found dead near home

ASUU UNIPORT kicks against secret recruitment of staff.

Makinde seeks Assembly’s nod to review 2020 budget amid COVID-19.

16 communities hit by collapsed bridges.

Ex-NIMASA boss jailed, as court quashes charges against Tompolo, others.

South Africa's inflation rate slumps to lowest in 15 years.

UN probe urges Burundi to break 'cycle of violence'

Sudan hands out cash to ease economic crunch.


LCCI cautions FG on borrowing to meet fiscal obligations.

PDP struggling for relevance –APC.

NCP asks electorate to reject PDP, APC.

COVID-19: We don’t feel safe yet to reopen schools –FG.

Obaseki forcing APC members, govt officials to defect to PDP –Obahiagbon.

We have no reason to harass anyone –Osagie, governor’s CPS.

New report by CAPPA exposes grim water situation in Lagos.

NSITF: Ngige bars NECA acting president from future board meetings.

Buhari, Bello, COAS mourn Arotile, NAF first female combat helicopter pilot.

Court stops BPE, NERC others over planned sale of Jos Disco’s shares.

NSE Insurance index down -0.10% YTD.

Only 3 states have group life insurance for workers-PenCom.

New report by CAPPA exposes grim water situation in Lagos.

Nabaruma: Ngige’s ex-media aide apologies to Etiaba, Ikpeazu over claim.

NSITF: Ngige bars NECA acting president from future board meetings.

Buhari appoints Adesugba as NEPZA MD.

$1.3bn tax assessment: Court to hear MTN’s suit against AGF on June 26.

NCP asks electorate to reject PDP, APC.

Edo: Adult education centres’ll curb human trafficking –Obaseki’s aide.

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APC CBN Geoffrey Jideofor Kwusike Onyeama( MTN Nigeria


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