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Here are the major headlines for Saturday, June 5, 2021


  • Forcing NASS to produce new constitution, invitation to anarchy –Senate
  • Why I declined offer to act porn –Maheeda
  • WHO raises the alarm as COVID-19 cases surge, 18 die in one day
  • ‘Sedibalabala’ inspired by girls who only bathe at night –Bobby Banks
  • Protest as phone thieves stab undergraduate to death in Cross River
  • Ban: MTN, Glo, Airtel, others await FG’s formal order to block Twitter
  • How we were recruited by IPOB to train over 4,000 ESN members –Ex-soldiers
  • To be popular, I was advised to get involved in scandals –Helen Paul
  • Buhari’s statement to dissidents wrongly targeted, tragically untimely –Soyinka
  • Though driving in Lagos traffic demanding, we reserve strength for ‘other room’ to keep our marriages – Female minibus drivers
  • Buhari scores F9 in economy, security, anti-corruption fight –Mailafia
  • Fire kills 70 animals in Kwara market
  • Police arrest pastor over murder of girl for ritual
  • Outgoing NEMA boss hands over air ambulance to new DG
  • FG suspends Benin Marriage registrar over negligence of duties
  • Gunmen kidnap businessman in Kano
  • Osun bank robbers missed bullion van conveying cash –Source
  • We’ll ensure privatised enterprises perform well – FG
  • Nigeria to save $3bn from petroleum imports annually – Emefiele
  • Nigeria to have national emergency number
  • CBN disburses N253bn to households, SMEs
  • Foreign stock investors withdraw N99.94bn in four months
  • Banks’ll consider sustainable principles before lending – Emefiele
  • FG targets 90% broadband penetration by 2023
  • Ondo APC expels Ajasin’s daughter for alleged anti-party activities
  • Bello dismisses rotational presidency, says Nigeria deserves best material
  • Ohanaeze fumes as ex-Buhari aide expresses anti-Igbo sentiment
  • Defection story, piece of fake news, says Mimiko
  • Laws shouldn’t be made to hinder technology, elections – INEC
  • Joining APC generating concern because it’s unexpected – Ayade
  • Gernot Rohr Nigeria’s Super Eagles coach
  • Nigeria lacks quality to reach World Cup semis – Rohr
  • Friendly: Lions clip Eagles wings in Austria
  • Fresh crisis brews as AFN faction holds elections
  • UPDATED: Cameroon beat Nigeria 1-0
  • Serena beats Collins to reach French Open last 16
  • Medvedev races into French Open last 16 for first time
  • Drogba bags honorary degree for charity work in Ivory Coast
  • Why I declined offer to act porn –Maheeda
  • ‘Sedibalabala’ inspired by girls who only bathe at night –Bobby Banks
  • To be popular, I was advised to get involved in scandals –Helen Paul
  • Why I featured Davido on new song — Tanzanian singer, Dayna Nyange
  • People asking why I’m not pregnant silly – Anita Joseph
  • MC Lively signs deal with real estate firm


The Nation

  • Twitter ban difficult to enforce in Nigeria, say ICT experts
  • Anger as Buhari suspends Twitter operations in Nigeria 
  • Niger pupils’ abduction: Bandits hike ransom to N200m
  • IMN raises the alarm over El-Zakzaky’s, wife’s health
  • Emefiele: Local, foreign banks invested $10b in Dangote Refinery 
  • Court bars National Assembly from fixing own salaries 
  • Storm gathers over non-constitution of NDDC board 
  • Gbajabiamila seeks Canada’s assistance to tackle insecurity 
  • Courts, state Assemblies may reopen next week – Ngige 
  • Ohanaeze: Ndigbo won’t support Nigeria’s break-up 
  • Panic buyers push naira to N502/$1 on parallel market 
  • Catholic Church bans Mbaka from commenting on partisan politics 
  • Soyinka denounces alleged support for Yoruba separatists 
  • EFCC demands asset forms from bank MDs, DMDs, EDs 
  • THOMAS TUCHEL: Chelsea’s newest hero vows ‘far more to come’ 
  • KYLIAN MBAPPE: Why I snubbed Madrid in 2014 
  • Stains on the robe 
  • Alarm as Nigeria receives 60 new deportees from countries ravaged by COVID-19
  • Mum missing, as FFK throws birthday bash for triplets
  • Double celebration as Oba Lawal, wife play public romance
  • Enado Odigie: From telecoms to klieg lights 
  • Seun Kuti: Nothing is more difficult than growing up as Fela’s son
  • Jibola Dabo: Wicked dad or stepdad roles don’t intrigue me anymore 
  • No invitations are sent to either the intellectual, women or the youth in any democracy 
  • Truck kills two female hawkers on Lagos–Ibadan Expressway 
  • NCPC boss urges FG to initiate dialogues for peace to reign 
  • Let’s fight terrorism, poverty, not ourselves – AbdulRazaq 
  • Don Jazzy berates social media fans 
  • Twitter suspension: NBA, Amnesty International, Ozekhome slam FG 
  • Three crashes in 90 days 
  • Join hands with Uzodimma to tackle security challenge – APC 
  • Finally, a descent into mob rule 
  • Two die, others injured in Bauchi auto crash 
  • Time to save Nigeria from collapse 
  • In the spirit of ‘japa’ 
  • WF Kumuyi: Feisty at 80 
  • How kidnappers evade tracking, by NCC 
  • Kudirat Abiola: 25 years after
  • Catholic Church bans Mbaka from commenting on ‘partisan politics’




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