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Today’s evening news (Tuesday, May 19, 2020)


  • Pastor who laid hands on COVID-19 patients dies of virus
  • Man Utd urge fans to stay away if matches resume
  • FCC commissioner-designate dies 21 days after appointment
  • Man reunites with parents 32 years after abduction
  • FG deploys special forces in Plateau
  • Terrorists attack Dapchi, kill one, loot shops
  • Osun intercepts 35 Sokoto-bound youths
  • BREAKING: 22-year-old COVID-19 patient gives birth to twins in Lagos
  • Ronaldo returns to Juventus training after two months
  • Kano adjusts FG lockdown, okays Juma’at, sallah prayers
  • Gunmen kill Ijaw group spokesman in Delta
  • 417,000bpd oil cut’ll deepen Nigeria’s recession, says Fitch
  • Woman locks up ‘possessed’ son in wardrobe for four days
  • Trump: EU backs WHO, says this is time for solidarity
  • Buhari asks Senate to confirm Lamido Yuguda as SEC DG
  • Foreign soldiers fighting bandits in Sokoto, says Senator
  • UK sanctions Oyakhilome’s TV over 5G/COVID-19 claims
  • PhD scandal: Onu overrules board, ICPC, orders demoted FIIRO boss’ reinstatement
  • Buhari asks Senate to confirm Lamido Yuguda as SEC DG
  • Illegal mining: Osun arrests 10 Chinese, one Ghanaian
  • Security guard kills Lagos driver with tear gas
  • Journalist detained 12 days for criticising Lai Mohammed –CDHR
  • Lady, whose death was announced by friends, resurfaces
  • Woman dies after Rivers palliative sharing stampede
  • BRT driver who killed businesswoman handed over to police
  • Niger notorious sex offender arrested for raping 20-year-old girl
  • Police parade couple, Oyo cleric’s aides over twins’ abduction
  • Man Utd urge fans to stay away if matches resume
  • Ronaldo returns to Juventus training after two months
  • Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, to sign new contract
  • PDP rejects curfew extension
  • Edo/Ondo polls: INEC meets, takes major decisions today
  • Osun National Assembly members clash over LG parliamentary system
  • Tribunal dismisses Akpoti’s petition against Bello’s gov victory
  • Oshiomhole inaugurates Bulama as APC acting national secretary
  • Oshiomhole swears in Bulama as APC acting National Secretary


The Nation

  • Senate to FG: include cancer, malaria, diabetes; others in import duty, VAT waiver
  • 82 ‘ghost workers’ got N48.2m Ondo car loan in 2018 – Report 
  • No plan to impeach Akeredolu over N4.3bn secret cash, lawmakers
  • House to conduct forensic investigation into graduate recruitment by NNPC 
  • COVID-19: Senate moves to avert food crises  3
  • Reps to investigate complaints against NBET 
  • Reps to FG: Reopen Yaba Vaccine Production Lab now 
  • Buhari appoints Yuguda as new SEC DG 
  • Buhari to governors: cooperate with PTF to battle virus 
  • PHOTOS: El-Rufai swears-in new High Court Judges
  • Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation for SEC DG, others 
  • Yobe Chief Judge dies 
  • JUST IN: Reps to review legislative agenda
  • Banditry: Security build up hits Katsina 
  • Ganduje okays Eid-prayers in Kano
  • 19 more workers test positive in Ibadan factory 
  • B’Haram: insurgents abandon gun trucks as fighter jets bombard hideouts 
  • Trump threatens to pull U.S. funding to WHO permanently
  • 1,180 ASUU members fail BVN test, says Fed Govt
  • Enugu records three new COVID-19 cases, total now 15
  • Police arrest suspected kidnappers of Ibadan twins 
  • Court convicts Islamic cleric, Army General in Kaduna
  • Why virtual proceedings is legal, constitutional, by Falana 
  • CBN, NNPC to spend N1b on returnees quarantine 
  • Trucks Assembly plant begins operations in Ondo 
  • Two suspects held with human bones in Delta
  • Inter-state travel ban, curfew to continue for two weeks 
  • 55-year old woman, daughter electrocuted in Anambra 
  • Udeogu (Kalu) case: Major setback for justice administration
  • Nigeria records 216 new COVID-19 cases, total now 6,175
  • Bandits kill pastor, blind man in Niger 
  • Osun monarch suspended
  • Troops kill 20 insurgents in Borno 
  • 30 held for Adamawa communal clash 
  • 13-year-old commits suicide in Delta




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