Today’s evening news (Wednesday, August 7, 2019)


  • Saudi detects 300 forged visas as 1.8m arrive for hajj
  • EFCC arrests Zamfara district head, two others for diverting fertilisers, herbicides
  • Kogi develops curricula for Igala, Ebira languages
  • Bale snubbed again by Zidane for Real Madrid friendly
  • 96-year-old man marries his 93-year-old lover after 50 years
  • Buhari to APC NWC: I’ll be more party conscious in taking decisions
  • Alleged N1.2bn fraud: Ex-INEC chairman, Iwu, for arraignment
  • Couple plunges to death while kissing on bridge
  • 79 persons hospitalised for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Missing British scientist found dead in Greece
  • HDP presidential candidate sues EFCC for declaring him wanted
  • Shi’ites demand release of 12 detained corpses by police
  • Ogun Customs intercepts 1,848 bags of foreign rice in one month
  • Boy, 9, becomes mobile games pro after 12-day boot camp
  • Killing of Nigerians in South Africa will no longer be tolerated, FG warns SA


The Nation

  • Obaseki hosts PMAN, pledges support for reforms in creative industry 
  • Police allege soldiers freed kidnap suspect, kill three cops 
  • Buhari signs three bills into law 
  • Diezani poll cash: EFCC to arraign ex-INEC chair Iwu over N1.2b scam 
  • PHOTOS: EKSU students protest alleged illegal arrests by EFCC 
  • Three injured as rival Ebonyi rice mill groups clash 
  • I’ll be more party conscious, Buhari promises APC
  • NLC flays attacks on #RevolutionNow protesters
  • Bauchi Assembly crisis escalates as APC lawmakers renounce peace pact
  • Race against Time! Inter Milan table £70million for  Lukaku 
  • Anambra monarch to sue subjects over character assassination 
  • Just in: El-Rufai swears in SSG, Deputy Chief of Staff, others 
  • NLC to FG: Attack on #RevolutionNow protesters an affront on our democracy
  • Court freezes Bauchi’s account
  • Obaseki swears in three new commissioners 
  • Police arraign four over #RevolutionNow protest in Ogun 
  • 12 corpses, 11 injured protesters still in police net – Shi’ites 
  • Eid-el-Kabir: Obaseki approves immediate payment of August salary 
  • PHOTOS: Buhari, APC NWC meet in Aso Rock 
  • Court orders naval officer’s release from detention 
  • Kogi Assembly commences impeachment process against Deputy Gov 
  • Jibrin Jokes over non-Chairmanship status, says I’m Chairman Committee on babysitting
  • Manchester City sign 18-year-old winger from Sporting Lisbon 
  • Two nabbed for impersonating Osinbajo, Aisha 
  • Adamawa electoral commission affirms Nov 9 for council poll




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