Here are the major headlines for Friday, August 9, 2019


  • Zimbabwean becomes first black Miss London
  • Real Madrid go head-to-head with Barcelona for Neymar
  • My wife tried to poison me, man tells court
  • Groups petition VC, NUC over reopening of Federal varsity, Wukari
  • EFCC to arraign Atiku’s lawyer for laundering $2m
  • Australia pledges to stop exporting its trash
  • Ronaldo: Police raid South Korean sports agency
  • UPDATED: Protesting drivers block Kaduna-Abuja highway
  • Oyo Assembly confirms 14 commissioner nominees, SUBEB members
  • 2019 BBNaija: Housemates stage epic fashion show
  • Sokoto police urge public to be security conscious
  • Nigeria is proud of you, Buhari tells Akintola at 100
  • Wamakko vs Maccido: Sokoto tribunal adjourns for judgment
  • Gundogan signs contract extension with Manchester City
  • Shanghai Shenhua’s Ighalo punished over social media use
  • My wife tried to poison me, man tells court
  • Oil bunkering: Soldiers burn houses in Rivers community
  • Mother, daughter arraigned for assaulting power firm officials
  • Beninese cook, others steal politician’s $22,000 in Abuja
  • Taxify driver, magistrate trade accusations over alleged torture
  • Tekno releases controversial music video
  • Bayelsa APC tackles Jonathan, says PDP’s defeat imminent
  • Buhari’s campaign coordinator, others defect to Zamfara PDP
  • PDP tackles DSS over Dadiyata’s abduction
  • Oyetola woos workers with full salary, promotions
  • Aggrieved lawmakers halt protest as Senate reviews panels
  • Atiku’s petition starved of evidence – Buhari, APC


The Guardian

  • Huawei launches own operating system to rival Android
  • Nigerians have right to freedom of speech, says EU
  • EFCC begins trial of Iwu over alleged N1.23b fraud
  • Akintola Williams hits 100, soldiers on
  • Shiites say El-Zakzaky won’t flee as El-Rufai did in 2007
  • Mrs Akeredolu trains girls on taekwondo for self defence
  • Kyrgyz court holds ex-president after raid
  • Can we eat meat and still tame global warming?
  • Key airport closed as Indian state faces repeat flood crisis
  • Hajj 2019: Death toll of Nigerian Pilgrims rises to eight
  • UNICEF restates commitment to child growth, survival, development
  • Police raid South Korean sports agency in Ronaldo row
  • Brazil prosecutors ask judge to close Neymar rape case
  • Gundogan signs contract extension with Manchester City
  • U-20 Women’s World Cup bid: an unjustifiable distraction
  • Everton sign Alex Iwobi for £35m, Lukaku, Sessegnon, Celso also move
  • ‘NBBF borrowed money to fund D’Tigress’ title defence’
  • South Africa’s unending xenophobic hostilities
  • A week-long of traffic chaos, hell on Lagos highway
  • Sowore and the stripes of a restless iconoclast
  • Why Nigerians are revolting against bad governance, state’s failure
  • MTN Nigeria, Ghana push group’s growth by 30.9%
  • Stock market index rises marginally by 0.05 per cent
  • FCMB to revamp agro-commodity trade with N2 billion financing
  • Wesley Snipes To Starr In ‘Coming 2 America’
  • 5 Ways To Spice Things Up In Your Relationship
  • Nigeria: Celebrating The World’s Indigenous Day
  • Menacing air pollution in Port Harcourt
  • Carrying our cross
  • Copying is not stealing


The Nation

  • Man loses wife in gamble, asks friends to gang rape her 
  • Rape: Akeredolu’s wife trains girls on taekwondo for self defence 
  • Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president remanded in custody amid mass protests
  • JUST IN: Protesters block Kaduna-Abuja highway
  • Gundogan extends contract with Man City until 2023 
  • Buhari to Williams: Nigeria’ll always be proud of you 
  • BBNaija: Housemates stage epic fashion show 
  • Zimbabwean becomes first black woman to be crowned Miss London 
  • Police boss reiterates zero tolerance for corruption 
  • APC: revolution call treasonable 
  • Court sentences two to death by hanging in Ekiti 
  • DR Congo in talks with Rohr 
  • BetBonanza unveils Amokachi as Brand Ambassador 
  • I will be happy to be in the Semifinals — Barbora
  • Tribunal warns parties in Kano governorship suit over adjournments 
  • Abia dissociates self from illegal market levy 
  • ‘Killer-soldier will be punished’ 
  • NANS pickets South African businesses in Yola over xenophobic attacks 
  • Kogi APC suspends Deputy Governor Achuba 
  • Ojukwu hospital gets oxygen plant 
  • RevolutionNow: 90-day detention must be challenged, says Falana
  • NEITI to engage NNPC regularly 
  • We’re ready to tackle insecurity, says Wike 
  • ‘Yaba deserves special recognition’ 
  • MTN Group gets 7.7m new subscribers
  • Rotary, Oyo partner to eradicate polio 
  • APC chieftain slams Jonathan’s comment 
  • Alex Iwobi Will Score for Us, says Everton Manager Silva 
  • Eid-el-Kabir: Police warn against street carnivals in Oyo 
  • Ondo poly union hails Akeredolu over re-absorption of sacked workers 
  • Oyo Assembly confirms Makinde’s commissioner-nominees
  • Oyetola: we’ll reward hard work, diligence in civil service
  • Indian ‘swallows rat poison after arrest for N116m fraud’
  • Kidnapped monarch, wife regain freedom
  • Don’t relocate MAUSTECH, Egba chief tells Abiodun 
  • Girl found dead in hotel 
  • Buhari: neglect in education, healthcare fueled insecurity 
  • Insecurity chasing away investors – Maduka 
  • Buhari, Obasanjo, others seek collaboration against cancer 
  • Police parade 49 for alleged robbery, cultism




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