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Latest news this afternoon (Thursday, October 29, 2020)

The Nation

  • NCC contributes N2.272 trillion to GDP, says Dambatta 
  • Amnesty International’s report on Lekki shootings misleading – Presidency 
  • Wizkid releases new album, MIL, by 11 pm 
  • Three trucks burnt as tanker explodes in Lagos 
  • BREAKING: Lagos schools reopen Monday 
  • Six side effects of not drinking enough water 
  • Barca troll Ronaldo, Juventus after UCL win 
  • UNN, firm sign MoU to drive agro export 
  • Police parade 420 more suspects in nine states, Abuja 
  • Buhari to Nigerians: be wary of divisive actions, utterances 
  • Lawmakers seek sanctions for DisCos for ‘defrauding Nigerians’ 
  • Petrol black market thrives in Abuja 
  • N240b debt: No settlement with Pan Ocean Group 
  • Mawlud Nabiyy: President, APC, PDP, Lawan, Senator Tinubu, others preach peace, unity 
  • ASUU and Sexual Harassment Bill  
  • Fed Govt inaugurates NEMSA board after seven years 
  • Why President Buhari’s speech may not end citizens anger 
  • UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: Osimhen to start as Napoli eyes comeback 
  • Fed Govt lifts 2,800 Zamfara rural women 
  • Oyo approves N9.3b for 106 buses 
  • Five years after, another woman wins Maltina Teachers’ Award 
  • ‘COVID-19 not a barrier to innovation’  6:48 AM
  • Court rejects Sowore’s, Bakare’s appeal against bail conditions 
  • #EndSARS and decline of religion in Nigeria 
  • Lagos to rebuild as CP warns miscreants 
  • Students to Fed Govt, ASUU: end strike 
  • Bayelsa youths demand resource control 
  • Wike reshuffles exco, approves employment of 5,000 youths  
  • Ekiti PDP tackles Fayemi over N3b COVID-19 fund 
  • Oyetola to Okada riders: register within two weeks to avert insecurity 
  • Protest rocks UI over appointment of VC 
  • Zulum donates N180m, foodstuff to JTF 
  • Sokoto needs N20b for flood management 
  • Katsina goes spiritual against looters 
  • CAF President faces FIFA ban 
  • Bartomeu: Barca name acting president 
  • UCL: Messi and Barcelona make perfect start to post-Bartomeu era 
  • Looters cart away 9 trailer loads of items from firm 
  • U.S. mounts opposition as Okonjo-Iweala gathers more support 
  • 35 looted tractors recovered in Adamawa 
  • Senators reject 20 power projects in minister’s council 
  • Sanwo-Olu, Wike give succour to families of slain policemen 
  • Omo-Agege to Niger Delta agitators: don’t attack oil facilities 
  • Germany, France prepare for new lockdowns 
  • Ogun reopens churches, mosque, hotels



  • VIDEO: I’m begging Buhari for justice – Mother of slain football fan, Kolade Johnson
  • #EndSARS: Ganduje reinstates media aide suspended for criticising Buhari
  • Truck driver dies in Lagos accident
  • Knifeman kills three in suspected terror attack at French church
  • 16 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam landslides
  • WTO: Nigerians lambast US for opposing Okonjo-Iweala as consensus candidate
  • Public, private schools can reopen Monday -Lagos
  • Fire guts hostel at Kano College of Nursing
  • Fire guts petrol tank, stationary trucks in Lagos
  • Protesters disseminated inciting content on social media —NSA
  • Looting of warehouses caused by protests, not poverty —Adesina
  • Presidency rejects Amnesty’s report on Lekki shootings
  • Plateau begins trial of 300 suspected looters
  • Hoodlums killed two cops, attacked 5 stations —Enugu police
  • Macron imposes fresh lockdown as COVID-19 spreads in France
  • Public, private schools can reopen Monday -Lagos
  • Looting of warehouses caused by protests, not poverty —Adesina
  • Lekki shootings: NBA insists on probe, Amnesty releases evidence linking military
  • Truck driver dies in Lagos accident
  • Fire guts petrol tank, stationary trucks in Lagos
  • Tragedy averted as fire guts petrol station in Lagos
  • The Nigerian Apocalypse
  • #EndSARS: What did our leaders learn?
  • Welcome to Nigeria’s open season
  • Akiolu@77: Salute to a philanthropic, tireless monarch
  • Pay attention to the third sector
  • SARS: Odours from a decaying system (1)
  • APC lashes PDP over N3bn COVID-19 fund whereabouts
  • Yakubu’s re-appointment, opportunity for INEC to redeem itself – PDP
  • Protest, eye-opener for leaders, says Ortom
  • Bayelsa APC suspends ex-House of Reps member, others
  • We’ve not received constituency project allowance – Ogun Speaker
  • Again, Abiodun seeks extension of tenure for LG committees
  • Equity market gains N239bn on positive sentiment
  • NIRSAL MFB gets framework for N75bn youth fund disbursement
  • Senate faults 20 power projects in minister’s LGA
  • Okonjo-Iweala favoured for WTO job despite US opposition
  • Nigeria’s earnings threatened as oil sheds $2.33/barrel
  • Electricity customers lodge 204,506 complaints in three months
  • Mental health perspective to #EndSARS protest
  • Prenatal cannabis exposure linked to cognitive deficits
  • ‘Empower PHCs to provide mental health care’




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