Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, August 7, 2019


  • Police arrest man who allegedly impregnated 10-year-old girl
  • UK disbars ex-lawmaker, Fiona Onasanya, for lying
  • BREAKING: Matawalle sacks LG Secretaries, heads of tertiary institutions
  • Sallah: NSCDC deploys 4,000 personnel in FCT
  • VIDEO: Buhari meets with APC NWC
  • Nigeria ranks second in open defecation —UNICEF
  • How I signed Police invitation letter at gunpoint —Busola Dakolo
  • Record-signing Hernandez starts training at Bayern Munich
  • Schalke boss steps down following ‘racist’ comments
  • Eid: NSCDC deploys 4,000 personnel in FCT
  • Tekno was never arrested ― Manager
  • Two female bombers kill three, injure eight in Borno
  • Court stops Senate, Reps from taking over Edo Assembly
  • South Africa police arrest Nigerian over romance scam
  • Ajaokuta, others’ll work within four years, says Reps committee
  • Customs seize 1,940 bags of rice worth N32.9m in Niger
  • VIDEO: Lawmaker kicked out of chambers for bringing baby
  • Kaduna to appeal against El-Zakzaky’s India trip
  • Outrage as China ships used vehicles to Nigeria
  • Two Chinese arrested for operating illegal waste factory
  • Artisan killed during illegal structures’ demolition in Lagos
  • Two nabbed for fraudulent online payment in Anambra
  • Police to guard corpers lodges in Anambra
  • FG probes Lekki strippers’ video, Tekno, producer arrested
  • Robbers attack Ondo bank, kill official
  • We’ve recovered 70 vehicles, N1bn properties, says Ihedioha’s aide
  • Ex-minister asks NASS to divert N2.2bn Ruga funds to productive sector
  • Petition challenging Sanwo-Olu’s victory not abandoned, Appeal Court tells tribunal
  • APC NWC meets ahead of Buhari meeting
  • Ekiti Assembly passes new tax bill
  • Kwara Assembly seeks road safety during Sallah
  • Quit your job before you get fired
  • Outrage as China ships used vehicles to Nigeria
  • FG promotes 1,780 directors, backdates elevation
  • RMAFC to set up new revenue formula committee
  • NNPC to publish contracts details this month
  • Govt plans recovery of missing colonial mining reports


The Nation

  • No order to deny #RevolutionNow protesters bail, says Lagos Chief Registrar 
  • Zamfara reinstates 1,040 civil servants 
  • Britain’ll face food shortages in a no-deal Brexit – trade body 
  • Foiled jail break: Phones recovered from prison inmates  1
  • Commuter nabbed with police pistol in Onitsha  1
  • JUST IN: Buhari, APC NWC meet in Aso Rock 
  • Nigeria ranks second in open defecation – UNICEF 
  • Why kidnappers fled Bénin-Ore highway, by CP 
  • BREAKING: Stay actions on take over of Edo Assembly, Court orders NASS 
  • Makinde approves N60m bursary for Law students 
  • BREAKING: Expect more flood, NIHSA tells states 
  • Photos/Video: Drama as Lawmaker is kicked out of parliament for coming with baby 
  • 22-yr-old mother battles life with strange pregnancy in Yobe 
  • FG reschedules retreat, swearing-in for ministers-designate 
  • BMO to Atiku: you, not Buhari, pauperised Nigerians 
  • Sowore speaks from detention, assures supporters of safety 
  • Why Buhari needs to act now, by comedian Ali Baba 
  • Lekki naked dance negates Nigerian culture – Otunba Runsewe 
  • EFCC secures order to freeze N9.9b in three accounts linked to Ambode’s Perm Sec 
  • Insecurity: Bishops give Fed Govt wake-up call 
  • Buhari to inaugurate ministers August 21 
  • Eid-el-kabir: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays 
  • Free train ride for Osun citizens 
  • Power generation hovers around 2,886.1Mw 
  • Things you should know about Sowore’s ‘#RevolutionNow’ movement 
  • NNPC to re-start Chad Basin oil search 
  • Customs rejects N1m bribe 
  • Alleged indecent advert: Tekno arrested 
  • One feared killed in bank robbery
  • Boy without manhood needs N2,160,000 for surgery 
  • Boy, 16, accused of raping girl, 3 
  • I need to get the passion back — Joshua 
  • Afrobasket: D’Tigress fly out to Senegal today 
  • Etebo joins Stoke City this week 
  • UTME screening: JAMB asks varsities to update portals 
  • NYSC only stable workforce in Nigeria, says DG  
  • Release political prisoners, Secondus tells Buhari
  • NUC, NYSC to block ‘fake’ foreign-trained graduates from service
  • Agbede quits as YCE President 


The Guardian

  • Crisis looms in Senate over ‘juicy’ committees
  • Telecoms services worsen over interconnect debts
  • FGN bonds record N13.44 billion investment in two years
  • Nigerian athletes may appear in different colours, as sports ministry monetises kits with N20,000
  • Four students dead, many injured as university bridge collapse in Bauchi
  • Matawalle sacks LG secretaries, heads of tertiary institutions
  • 8chan owner blasts ‘sinister’ shutdown attempts
  • British teen’s Cyprus rape claim trial postponed as lawyer quits
  • Ukrainian president says asked Putin to curb separatists
  • Saudi prepares for hajj as Gulf tensions persist
  • Turkey says meeting with US on Syria ‘positive’
  • Assar, Meshref rule 2019 ITTF Africa Cup
  • Alumona explains how GOtv Boxing Night rescued frustrated Nigerian pugilists
  • Sanwo-Olu assures teams of adequate security
  • Joshua confident he’ll ‘whoop’ Ruiz Jr in rematch
  • Swiss prosecutors indict four over payment linked to Germany 2006 World Cup
  • Amapakabo waits on NFF for Olympics Eagles’ camping details
  • Political tension mounts in Bayelsa, Kogi ahead of guber polls
  • INEC to partner NILDS on November polls
  • Okowa salutes Ibori, Omo-Agege, Oyovbaire
  • Trump and toxic racist remarks
  • DHL Africa eShop delivers summer sales on 200+ US/UK stores
  • NNPC seeks military support on assets’ protection, exploration
  • Nigeria needs N3 trillion to fix transport infrastructure
  • 201 cargo ships scrapped in H1 2019
  • 4 Reasons To Include Jogging To Your Exercise Routine
  • Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Acquires Beyonce’s Vogue Cover Photo
  • 5 Health Benefits Of Shea Butter
  • Fed Govt to build labs in six varsities




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