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Here are the major headlines for Thursday, May 21, 2020


  • APC tackles Makinde, Oyo Assembly over N20bn loan
  • Oshiomhole’s lawlessness will destroy APC, says deputy chairman
  • Buhari condoles with Diya over wife’s death
  • Almajirai not welcome in Ebonyi, Umahi declares
  • Anambra combs towns for dry cough, breath difficulty victims
  • Diri lauds Ooni’s support for COVID-19 fight
  • 15 killed, houses razed in C’River communal clashes
  • Kaduna Bureau De Change operator jailed for N6m fraud
  • Buhari sacks NECO registrar, four top officials
  • 12 stranded Nigerians pay N7m for Cote d’Ivoire charter flight
  • Bayelsa relaxes social gathering order, raises number to 200
  • Nigeria’s LNG export revenue threatened as demand plunges
  • Court fixes June 2 for Kalu’s application
  • Managing COVID-19 donations transparently
  • Benue, Nasarawa govs raise teams to fight banditry
  • Ogun human part dealers beat buyers over N1m fee
  • Groups seek psychiatric test for lady who drowned daughter
  • Two killed as rival cults clash in Kwara
  • Edo man arrested for killing cousin over N2m
  • Man arrested for unlawful firearm possession in Niger
  • Gunmen abduct naval officer in Ondo, demand N50m
  • Actor stabs neighbour to death over electricity bill
  • Ekiti man in court for allegedly stealing N100,000
  • Customs intercept N13m bales of clothes on NRC train
  • Doping: IPC hands Paralympian Oyema four-year ban
  • Ogunbote laments exclusion of local players from Eagles
  • Awoniyi eyes Liverpool return
  • Senator asks PDP to pick candidate from Ondo South
  • Edo, Ondo polls won’t be postponed from Sept, Oct –INEC
  • Sokoto PDP exco dissolves into caretaker committee
  • PDP rejects curfew extension


The Nation

  • UI begins process to appoint VC
  • Kekemeke seeks extension of APC primaries’ date 
  • Gen. Oladipo Diya is bereaved 
  • Court declines Melaye’s request to restrain Reps from acting on NCDC Bill 
  • Adewusi allays fears on NIPOST HQ fire 
  • Ex-Abia Governor Kalu gets June 2 date 
  • Edo, Ondo polls: APC, PDP release primaries guidelines 
  • Buhari approves sack of NECO Registrar Uwakwe, four others 
  • President condoles with Diya over wife’s death
  • FEC approves N4.08b for projects 
  • Does the pandemic present an opportunity to reset Africa? 
  • Cautious optimism as new leaders take over capital market 
  • BREAKING: Nigeria’s COVID-19 deaths rise to 200
  • JUST IN: Wike relaxes lockdown of P/Harcourt, Obio-Akpor for six days
  • BREAKING: Nigeria records 284 new COVID-19 cases, total now 6677
  • Sallah: Tailors count losses amidst lockdown
  • Who is after Obasa?
  • Virus pandemic and the Good Samaritans 
  • Parents find son snatched in hotel 32 years ago 
  • Simple secret to Nigeria’s well-being
  • How COVID-19 has crippled entertainment, hospitality sectors  
  • Minister to Nigerians: prepare for the worst 
  • Rivers withdraws charges against pilots, passengers 
  • BREAKING: Lagos discharges 17 more COVID-19 patients 
  • Private hospitals to the rescue 
  • Two soldiers killed, others wounded by IED in Yobe 
  • On the ‘Abacha assets’ 
  • More Nigerians embrace insurance amid COVID-19 
  • PwC spends N100m on virus battle




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