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Here are the major headlines for Saturday, May 23, 2020


  • How COVID-19 exposed weakness of FG’s social welfare programmes
  • I arranged my brother’s killing because dad trusted him more than me – Kaduna kidnap suspect
  • Osun new teenage mother detained over N150,000 medical bills:: Hospital plans to move my baby and me to the gate soon
  • FG confused over management of Chinese COVID-19 medical team –Okechukwu, Reps’ Dep minority leader
  • My worst moment as father was carrying my son’s decomposing body –Man whose child’s killing triggered Imo protest
  • Sexual purity can give you a life no man can give you (1)
  • Make happiness the essence of your new normal
  • Between polycystic ovarian syndrome and conception
  • Sickle cell and the unborn child (I)
  • Malabu: UK court throws out Nigeria’s $1bn bribery case
  • Two die, 12 injured in Anambra road crash
  • Oil, gas revenue dropped by N425.52bn in Q1 –Minister
  • Police arrest Niger suspected kidnapper, rescue victim
  • FG inaugurates NPA, NIMASA boards three months after
  • Lagos made more money than 26 states combined –NBS
  • UPDATED: Nigeria records 245 new COVID-19 cases, total now 7,261
  • Retired Justice Karibi-Whyte dies at 88
  • UK court dismisses Nigeria’s $1bn bribery suit against Shell, Eni
  • Two die, 12 injured in Anambra road crash
  • Police arrest Niger suspected kidnapper, rescue victim
  • Court remands man over alleged murder in Ekiti
  • Ondo court stops cleric from marrying 16-year-old girl
  • Police arrest alleged kidnapper of Imo Catholic priest
  • Soldier, deserters nabbed for killing Imo undergraduate over N800,000
  • Bauchi teenager kills husband over sex 11 days after wedding
  • Soldiers, policemen exchange blows over Ebonyi traffic violation
  • ‘Personal agendas’ will not be tolerated, Solskjaer warns
  • Former Inter Milan coach, Luigi Simoni, dies at 81
  • We can’t postpone Tokyo Olympics again – IOC
  • How COVID-19 exposed weakness of FG’s social welfare programmes
  • Edo/Ondo polls: INEC to meet stakeholders next week
  • Police disperse Useni-backed exco from Plateau PDP office
  • 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


The Nation

  • Africa’s Public Private Partnerships in health campaign: Improving accountability and transparency 
  • Pregnant mother of one stabs lover to death
  • After Ramadan 
  • Edo/Ondo poll: All eyes on INEC 
  • Eid-il-Fitr: Adebule, MURIC, NASFAT, others fete journalists 
  • COVID-19: Why governors took the risk of lifting ban on worship centres
  • Police and incoherent COVID-19 war 
  • The austere side of Buhari’s new Chief of Staff 
  • Don’t open Mosques, MURIC warns 
  • BREAKING: COVID-19 cases hit 7261 in Nigeria, 221 deaths
  • States holding open Eid-el-Fitri prayers despite lockdown 
  • BREAKING: Fasting continues on Saturday – NSCIA  1
  • BREAKING: Why churches should remain closed, by CAN 
  • BREAKING: Two discharged, 10 test positive in Kaduna 
  • BREAKING: Justice Karibi-Whyte dies at 88 
  • Pakistani airline crash claims 98 lives 
  • Why FG can’t tackle COVID-19 pandemic – PDP 
  • Ogun extends lockdown order 
  • Buhari signs order granting financial autonomy to State Legislature, Judiciary 
  • Sultan declares Sunday Sallah day 
  • Olofa celebrates a decade on throne 
  • On Juliet Ehimuan’s astronomic rise 
  • Who will save us from ourselves? (2) 
  • DPO detained over sergeant’s death 
  • Anti-poor coalition?    10:20 PM
  • Edo APC faction faults Odigie-Oyegun on Obaseki 
  • Borno, Yobe to defy FG on eid prayers 
  • Customs intercepts N1.2b cannabis on Lagos waters
  • JNI, others back Sultan’s pray-at-home directive
  • Lagos cuts 2020 Budget by 21% to N920.5 billion 
  • Hypertension, diabetes, others account for 70% COVID-19 deaths, says Fed Govt
  • Police grill CAC pastors over leadership crisis
  • My men need PPE, says Ondo CP 
  • Lagos spends N800m on 16,000 tests, says Commissioner
  • Football’s murky practices: Let Keshi sleep 
  • FIRS and its horrible critics 
  • The changing social life in virus period 
  • It’s no scam to feed school kids at home, says Fed Govt 
  • ‘Sheathe your swords’ 




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