Here are the major headlines for Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Nation

  • Photos: Lagos House Committee screens Commissioner, Special Adviser-nominees
  • Youth unemployment a time bomb, says Wabba 
  • Health fund: FG disburse N12.7b to three agencies 
  • BBNaija introduces Enkay, Joe as new housemates 
  • JUST IN: Yahaya Bello after my life, Deputy Gov alleges 
  • Ex-BBNaija housemate, Ceec makes Nollywood debut
  • Bank security force killed protesting children in Sudan – Army 
  • Rwanda closes border with DRC over deadly Ebola outbreak 
  • Lagos Assembly begins screening of commissioner, special adviser-nominees 
  • BREAKING: Osimhen completes move to Lille 
  • Atiku, PDP’s petition: Court fixes August 21 for final addresses’ adoption 
  • Tambuwal appoints 9 Perm Secs 
  • BREAKING: Buhari, APC end defence in presidential election dispute 
  • Police arrest three for raping, beheading 3-yr-old girl 
  • US believes Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead – official 
  • Kogi 2019: Why we insist on direct primary, by Audu 
  • Nigerian students shine at CFO Global Competition 2019 
  • Activists protest alleged molestation of women by Imo govt 
  • Tension as suspected militia group kills two Tiv students, one other in Taraba 
  • Buhari upgrades College of Agriculture to University 
  • Why we shunned peace meeting, by Ohanaeze 
  • 15 die in Niger boat accident 
  • NAHCON: no intending pilgrim will be left behind 
  • Don’t hold on to govt revenue, Faleke warns agencies 
  • Ayade seeks regulation of social media 
  • President to open global youth employment forum 
  • JUST IN: APC suspends Jibrin for alleged anti-party activities
  • Breaking: Two-storey building partially collapses in Gbagada 
  • Monarch seeks revival of industrial park 
  • Buhari hails appointment of UK-born Nigerian Kemi Badenoch as British Minister
  • The Nation marks 13th anniversary with praises, prayers 
  • Shi’ites suspend ‘free El-Zakzaky’ protests 
  • How corruption fuels insecurity, by Magu 
  • Muslims asked to look out for new moon today 
  • Fayemi’s wife provides lifeline for 110-year-old woman



  • Earthquake damages several buildings in Australian
  • Katsina loses two pilgrims in Mecca
  • VIDEO: El Zakzaky’s daughter disowns IMN official, says protest will continue
  • Ondo quarry worker released from kidnappers’ den
  • Nigerian women struggle to raise children born of Libya rape
  • BREAKING: NUPENG, NNPC meeting to avert strike, fuel scarcity
  • I’ll raise child with Stefflon privately —Burna Boy
  • Tambuwal: Sokoto tribunal to adopt address on September 3
  • Kano LG APC suspends Reps member, Abdulmumin Jibrin
  • 2019 AFCON: Dangote redeems $50K pledge to Super Eagles
  • Eight ways to fix chromebook when frozen
  • BREAKING: Diabolic father who raped, impregnated daughter, jailed 21 years
  • Aston Villa sign goalkeeper Tom Heaton from Burnley
  • NUPENG issues seven-day ultimatum to Chevron
  • BREAKING: IG, eight governors meet in Katsina over insecurity
  • 18 Lekki toll collectors handed over to police
  • Woman films boyfriend while raping her friend
  • Lagos airport taxi driver returns $2,400 to passenger
  • Stolen N400m: Army detains fleeing soldier’s wife, children
  • Bandits injure two soldiers, three others in Katsina
  • Nigerian in Singaporean prison charged with $37,745 fraud
  • Abducted post-UTME candidate recounts ordeal in herdsmen’s den
  • Boat accident claims 15 lives in Niger
  • Liverpool FC kicks off new partnership with 1XBET
  • FC Barcelona adds 1XBET as a new global partner


The Guardian

  • FG may empower South West rulers in fresh move against insecurity
  • Presidency backs Lawan as APC senators protest over juicy panels
  • Ighalo rescinds decision to quit Super Eagles
  • Investments in Fintechs in Nigeria, SSA hit $357 million
  • US poised to formally abandon INF missile treaty
  • School owner jailed for squandering students WAEC fees
  • Lagos airport cab driver returns $2,400 to passenger
  • Tribunal announces final hearing date as Buhari, APC close defence
  • No EU consensus on IMF chief to replace Lagarde
  • Rebels, jihadists kill 20 police in Yemen’s Aden
  • Pompeo says US not asking ASEAN allies to ‘choose’ on China
  • FIFA approves Women’s World Cup expansion to 32 teams in 2023
  • Bayern coach Kovac apologises to Guardiola over Sane pursuit
  • Liverpool teen Elliott ‘truly sorry’ over video mocking Kane
  • After AFCON duty, Samuel Chukwueze set to rumble in La Liga
  • D’Tigress will defend FIBA Afrobasket title successfully, says Otis
  • Jakande: An honourable man at 90
  • How sacking of five lecturers is unsettling IMT Enugu
  • Gov Sule and challenges of righting Nasarawa’s mounting wrongs
  • INEC’s results for Enugu North preceded final collation, tribunal told
  • Lawyers flay NASS over Edo Assembly crisis, declares takeover threat illegal
  • Shell blames lower energy prices for profit squeeze
  • African airlines account for 92 million out of 4.4 billion yearly global traffic
  • FCMB rewards 644 customers, supports festival
  • 6 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Baby
  • US Rapper A$AP Rocky Takes Stand in Sweden Assault Trial
  • Big Brother Naija Brings In Two Other Housemates




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