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Here are the major headlines for Friday, May 22, 2020

The Nation

  • COVID-19: Osinbajo constitutes committee on reopening of economy
  • Dogara, Hunkuyi, five others appeal suspension 
  • NDLEA dismantles first-ever hashish oil lab in Lagos 
  • Ondo Court stops Cleric’s forced marriage to teenager 
  • Half of Facebook employees to work remotely in ten years – Zuckerberg 
  • Fed Govt overrules governors on worship centres opening 
  • Federation Account lost N125 billion revenue in Q1
  • Challenges of home treatment, by NCDC 
  • UNILAG’s ventilator is game changer, says Lagos Govt 
  • With N1000 bribe, I “smuggled” foreign rice from Benin Republic to Nigeria despite govt’s restrictions 
  • UCTH’s place in Cross River’s COVID-19 tale
  • IGP, others accused of frustrating verdict on sealed Kano rice factory 
  • COVID-19: NCDC confirms 339 new cases, total infections now 7,016 
  • Ese Oruru’s abductor Dahiru gets 26-year jail term 
  • 120 Lekki homeowners face eviction over land dispute 
  • Oduduru targets Tokyo Olympic title 
  • Undelivered presidential address 
  • COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rise to 7016 
  • Fed Govt declares May 25, 26 public holidays 
  • Testing remains a challenge in Kogi
  • Edo, Ondo polls won’t be easy, says INEC 
  • NBS: Inflation jumps to 12.34 per cent
  • ‘Sheathe your swords’ 
  • NDDC distributes palliatives 
  • Katsina records 13 deaths, as 51 are discharged 
  • It’s no scam to feed school kids at home, says Fed Govt 
  • Coronavirus…Families, reunion, waning values 
  • Three killed in Lagos, Ogun crashes
  • Five arrested for kidnapping in Niger
  • Sola Sobawale shares career secret
  • The changing social life in virus period
  • FIRS and its horrible critics
  • Football’s murky practices: Let Keshi sleep 
  • ‘Tokyo 2020 would be cancelled if not held in 2021’



  • Host attacks guests, kill seven during fishing trip
  • Two die, 12 injured in Anambra auto crash
  • Pastor torture: We expect Ebonyi ring leader today – Police
  • LASG rounds up 80 street urchins, set for evacuation
  • N10tn spent on fuel subsidy in 15 years – Marketers
  • COVID-19: Emir of Daura returns home
  • Soldier, deserters nabbed for killing Imo undergraduate over N800,000
  • Gambari is gold, not a gamble
  • Cholera outbreak kills 13 in Kenya
  • Contractors continue agric ministry picketing over N17bn debt
  • LG chairmen absent from work as Borno gov visits
  • World Bank approves $48m to help Uganda contain locust plague
  • COVID-19: Why we discharged asymptomatic patient – National hospital
  • Forgery: Police invite lawyer for demanding minister’s probe
  • Pastor Oyakhilome asks too much of Nigerians
  • FG asks churches, mosques, others to submit guidelines for reopening
  • Stop acting like Obaseki’s mouthpiece, Oshiomhole’s loyalists tell Oyegun
  • Kano youth who abducted, impregnated Ese Oruru jailed 26 years
  • Bauchi teenager kills husband over sex 11 days after wedding
  • Soldiers, policemen exchange blows over Ebonyi traffic violation
  • Vehicle crushes Okada rider to death in Lagos
  • Lagos DPO arrested for shooting sergeant dead
  • Armed men invade Abuja communities, kill three, rob residents
  • Man arraigned for arson, goat, palm oil theft
  • Three arrested for stealing N300,000 from bank account
  • Protest as police kill Ogun pregnant woman with torch
  • Rohr accepts new two-year deal to coach Eagles
  • We can’t postpone Tokyo Olympics again – IOC
  • COVID-19: Nigerian chess star Adu stranded in Abidjan
  • We won’t drop N4.3bn secret account probe – Ondo Assembly
  • Stop acting like Obaseki’s mouthpiece, Oshiomhole’s loyalists tell Oyegun
  • Imo PDP publicity secretary resigns, joins APC




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