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BREAKING: Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For This Morning, Monday, July 20, 2020

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




Benue owes retirees about N40bn, says Ortom.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Sunday said his administration was owing Benue State pensioners less than N40bn out of the N70bn he inherited on assumption of office in 2015.


Ex-education minister asks govt to reopen varsities.

A former Minister of Education, Prof Tunde Adeniran, has called on the Federal Ministry of Education to constitute inspection panels to visit universities, assess their level of preparedness for resumption and give clearance to any of them that has satisfied the requirements for reopening.

Adeniran also said government should make sure that measures to prevent COVID-19 were put in place in primary and secondary schools and reopen them.


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.


Rising COVID-19 cases won’t stop Rivers school projects – Govt.

The Rivers State Government has said despite the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state, all school projects started by Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration will be completed and delivered to the people.


Ondo polls: Tension in APC as vote-buying rocks PDP.

There is anxiety in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State as they prepare for their primaries in Akure, the state capital.

However, a major crisis has hit the PDP, following allegations by youths that one of the aspirants was wooing each delegate with $1,000.

The youth, who raised the alarm, warned that the ticket might go to the highest bidder.


Eze threatens to sue Obiano over LG poll, poor governance.

Billionaire Anambra oil magnate, Arthur Eze, has threatened to sue Governor Willie Obiano for bastardising the local government system, various constitutional breaches and mismanaging the monthly allocations from the federation account without commensurate development projects.


Madagascar herb can’t cure COVID-19, says FG.

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) says its findings have shown that “COVID Organics”, the herb produced by Madagascar, cannot effectively cure coronavirus.


N’Assembly vehicles: Contractors petition Buhari, demand N875m, threaten suit.

A group of contractors have petitioned the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), urging him to prevail on the National Assembly to pay them for the officials cars bought for lawmakers since 2017.

The contractors, 12 of them, are demanding payment of N875m within seven days with 21 per cent interest, failing which they would sue the leadership of the National Assembly.

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