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Here are the major headlines for Monday, June 21, 2021


  • European companies mull investment in Lagos Free Zone
  • Nigeria’s solid minerals revenue increases to N79.9bn -NEITI
  • Protesters block Abuja airport road
  • Super League: Africa’ll learn from Europe, says CAF President
  • ABSU clears air on video of alleged beating of soldier
  • State governors during the NEC meeting
  • States cry for cops, bandits change strategies, attack schools enmasse
  • Police intensify search for Super TV CEO’s killers, block account
  • APC fixes convention for October, crisis in states persists
  • Media bills: Buhari, National Assembly attempting to criminalise journalism, says IPC
  • Team Nigeria miss out again on Olympics relay qualification
  • Twitter usage: SERAP sues Buhari, Lai Mohammed, alleges FG curtailing free speech
  • Ogun cultists shoot dead off-duty policeman, one arrested
  • Police intensify search for Super TV CEO’s killers, block account
  • NDLEA arrests security agent selling drugs to undergraduates, cultists
  • Suspected land grabbers attack woman, workers on Ogun site, three nabbed
  • FCT phone thief stabs female victim to death, robber killed
  • Lagos estate residents tackle firm over month-long blackout
  • Lagos school proprietor arrested for molesting student
  • Imo couple, doctor nabbed for stealing, selling siblings for N1m
  • FRSC partners NAICOM, NHIS on compulsory motor, health insurance
  • Coronation Insurance pays N3.2bn claims
  • Nigeria may earn N462bn from EMT levy in 2021 — World Bank
  • Recapitalisation: Insurance industry assets rise to N2.02tn
  • CBN digital currency’ll deepen financial inclusion, says FDC
  • Senate plans talks with CBN on offshore banking licence
  • Hallmark HMO partners LUTH for blood donation
  • APC fixes convention for October, crisis in states persists
  • Cross River Rep, Assembly member, PDP chieftain join Ayade in APC
  • I’ll grant Anambra LG autonomy within one year in office – Ekwueme’s daughter
  • Consultations responsible for delay in forming Edo cabinet — Shaibu
  • INEC should conduct LG elections, says Adebutu
  • APC wants registration extended for new Kwara defectors
  • We’re yet to receive Appeal Court judgment, says Ondo PDP
  • PDP wins Sabon Gari constituency by-election
  • Super League: Africa’ll learn from Europe, says CAF President
  • Team Nigeria miss out again on Olympics relay qualification
  • Rohr names home-based squad for Mexico friendly
  • Super League project still alive, says Barcelona president
  • Euro 2020: Hazard says ready for start in Belgium, Finland clash
  • Father’s Day: Sports stars who followed their dad’s footsteps
  • Wales face Italy for spot in Euro 2020 knockout phase
  • Don’t deprive kids of fatherly love, Actress Damilola Adegbite advises single mothers
  • Father’s Day: Mercy Aigbe, estranged husband fight dirty on social media
  • Pictorial: Yvonne Jegede, Alex Ekubo, others show off dad on Father’s Day
  • Father’s Day: Basketmouth, Peter Okoye, others celebrate selves on social media
  • Banky W, Kizz Daniel, others celebrate Father’s Day for first time
  • I felt awkward kissing a friend’s husband in movie –Queeneth Agbo


The Nation

  • OPC chief to Makinde: do more for security 
  • Anger over Buhari’s jibe at restructuring advocates 
  • Unpaid claims set policy holders against Insurance firms 
  • Lagos backs technology hubs to unlock wealth 
  • Borrowing to fix roads, rail good for economy, says Fashola 
  • Governor seeks execution of MSMEs report 
  • Yoruba Nation: No going back on planned Lagos rally, says Sunday Igboho
  • Abductions: Kebbi closes seven schools over safety concerns 
  • 29 bandits killed in Benue, Niger shootouts 
  • Kidnap suspects accuse police of demanding N35m bribe 
  • 29 bandits killed in Benue, Niger shootouts
  • Building burnt in morning blaze 
  • Doctor, others held over abduction of three kids 
  • Security official, others held with tramadol, heroin, cocaine 
  • School proprietor arrested for suspected sexual assault 
  • Gunmen kill radio anchor in Ibadan
  • Counting fire-inflicted losses in Kwara market 
  • Tejuosho market eyes more customers with Silverbird Cinema 
  • ‘$43.4m Ikoyi cash with CBN’ 
  • NADECO calls for return to 1963 Constitution 
  • Heavy security at Ogiame Ikenwoli’s funeral rites 
  • Drunk policeman kills five in Enugu
  • Nigeria to save $156m on Maritime insurance 
  • Southeast insecurity: Fed Govt to explore dialogue, says Ngige 
  • ‘Fed Govt not owing lecturers’ 
  • Minister, NISER union leaders to meet over DG’s tenure 
  • CSOs urge Senate to reject Onochie’s nomination for INEC job 
  • Crisis likely in varsities over plan to remove staff school workers from 2022 budget
  • Council chief promises security, employment 
  • Restructuring is not secession 
  • Why federal system is dysfunctional, by governorship aspirant 
  • Emmanuel pushes for passage of Electoral Bill 
  • Monarch urges Fed Govt to explore local cure for COVID-19 
  • Niger targets N1.5b monthly IGR 
  • Centre advocates free education for girls 
  • I’m ready to open state’s account books, Sule tells Nasarawa NLC 
  • Badaru congratulates Galambi on success at polls 
  • Lalong, others receive awards
  • ‘We need 300m hectares of land to meet food demand by 2030’ 
  • Out of the cocoon
  • To make Black Lives Matter 
  • Reading Buhari on IPOB, et al 
  • ECOWAS at the crossroads 
  • Looters and losers
  • Bawa, take heed before Magu happens to you
  • Deforestation: Appeal to Bauchi governor 
  • PMB should talk more to Nigerians 
  • Who is a journalist?  1
  • UCHE ELENDU: Why some people can’t deal with fame
  • Igboland isn’t a dot, it’s not landlocked 
  • Religion as opium in Nigeria
  • Truth, dialogue and reconciliation as panacea to Nigeria’s many problems 
  • COVID-19: African economies won’t revive until vaccine deficiency is addressed – AfDB
  • Baba Buhari: Benign bullying or battering? (1) 
  • Of guns, bombs and banditry 
  • Ekiti teenager stages own kidnap to avoid studying medicine 
  • KAYODE OLARENWAJU: If not for football, I’ll be in Ibadan selling fufu




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