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Here are the major headlines for Thursday, July 30, 2020


  • BREAKING: Afenifere chieftain, Fasanmi, dies at 94
  • How Borno gov, others crawled to escape death – Aide
  • Buhari mourns ex-minister, Momah
  • Enugu civil servants resume Aug 3
  • Akpata in early lead as NBA elects president
  • Lampard aims to cap Chelsea comeback with FA Cup
  • Tokyo Olympics to have limited spectators – IOC
  • Bandits kill 13 Kogi family members, one other
  • Third Mainland Bridge: Low patronage may mar helicopter services
  • Ndume faults FG’s amnesty for repentant Boko Haram fighters
  • PDP, ADC knock FG on N800bn recovery fund claim
  • Man rapes 20-year-old girl with Down’s syndrome in Ogun
  • 29,635 lawyers elect NBA president, Ogunlana alleges unjust disqualification
  • FIFA approves $1m grant for NFF
  • FG releases schedules for SSCE, NECO, NABTEB exams
  • Afenifere, Ohanaeze, M’Belt Forum reply Daura on 2023 comment: Your uncle didn’t emerge President in 2015 on competence but zoning
  • Magu ordered my detention after I demanded N763m legal fee – SAN
  • Policeman raped me after arrest for face mask violation –Rivers widow
  • I’ve killed five kidnap victims, says gang executioner
  • Gunmen attack Bullion van, kill four policemen in Ebonyi
  • Of COVID-19 cure and demon sperm
  • Amotekun, Ogbunigwe and Nigeria’s ungoverned spaces
  • School reopening: So God
  • Ondo deputy governor dumps PDP, moves on to ZLP
  • APC kicks as Wike says Obaseki has no opponent
  • PDP can win Ondo, Ekiti if united, says Makinde
  • Don’t turn Edo to war zone, Benin monarch warns
  • Appeal court sacks Kwara Assembly member, orders return of salaries
  • Ondo poll: Akeredolu picks Ayedatiwa as running mate
  • Borrowing: Give us option to China, Amaechi challenges National Assembly
  • Siemens projects: FG set to pay N8.64bn counterpart fund
  • MEA aircraft collides with Turkish plane at MMIA
  • Oil gains on sharp US crude inventory drop
  • Azura-Edo: Nigeria not liable to pay $1.2bn, says Presidency
  • 567,000 Ogun residents suffering from Hepatitis B, says govt
  • Recognise pharmacies as care centres, PSN tells govt
  • Challenges of medical consultations during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Tokyo Olympics to have limited spectators – IOC
  • FIFA approves $1m grant for NFF

The Nation

  • BREAKING: Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, dies
  • No room for rigging in Edo, says Obaseki 
  • Shake up in EFCC, 20 top zonal officers redeployed to police
  • Agent kicks as Osimhen seal Napoli contract 
  • COVID-19 slows down battle against human trafficking
  • 2023: Uproar over Daura’s ‘no zoning’ position 
  • NBA returns on StarTimes with ESPN 
  • Onigbinde: ‘Thunder’ Balogun remains Nigeria’s greatest 
  • 1,600 disabled persons to get public works job in Kwara 
  • A United PDP can win Ondo, Ekiti, says Makinde 
  • Why I chose Ayedatiwa, by Akeredolu 
  • Host towns seek more cash from Shell 
  • 13 family members killed in Kogi attack 
  • Woman stages own kidnap for N20,000  
  • JUST IN: Former Minister Sam Momah dies 
  • 289 Nigerians stranded in U.S. arrive Abuja
  • Nigeria contributed $1.17b to ECOWAS in 16 years 
  • Why some of my appointees are disappointed, by Akeredolu 
  • Gunmen kill four policemen in Ebonyi 
  • Ministry, 60 pardoned Nigerian prisoners in Ethiopia differ over fate 
  • Widow arrested for face mask violation raped 
  • Returning Fed roads to states can’t happen now, says Gbajabiamila 
  • Millions gone in Anambra fire
  • Activists decry plot to compromise National Assembly’s probe on NDDC 
  • ‘Pardoned insurgents returning to terrorism’ 
  • Asari’s chicken feed 
  • Three suspects lynched in Oyo bank robbery 
  • Man beats expectant wife to death
  • Workers’ fear heightens as killings, insecurity escalate 
  • Ex-APC members rejoin party
  • ‘Governor awaits disgrace on Sept 19’  
  • Boko Haram attacks Borno Governor’s convoy 
  • Ward councillor, six others unite for Ize-Iyamu 
  • Catholic Bishops decry pandemic hardships, deaths 
  • Obaseki has no opponent, says Wike 
  • COVID-19 imposes new world order 
  • Salutary news 
  • ‘PDP leaders not worried over resignations’
  • Oil rallies on crude inventory 
  • Reps summon NNPC, NAPIMS, Oando, Agip over $16.5m debt
  • Comedy in high places 
  • Obaseki’s campaign director, two others resign 
  • ‘No free ride on BRT’ 
  • Eid El-Kabir: Buhari urges low-key celebration 
  • Oba of Benin: don’t turn Edo into war zone



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