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Here are the major headlines for Tuesday, June 22, 2021


  • BREAKING: Senate confirms Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff
  • No amount of threat will stop Igbo from demanding rights —Abaribe
  • Buhari asks National Assembly to approve N895bn supplementary budget
  • Several vehicles burnt as tanker explode on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
  • My husband went to killer cop to ask who was shooting in the area– Enugu widow
  • Bandits/herdsmen farm occupation: Insecurity grounds CBN borrowers, farmers say loan repayment difficult
  • Yoruba scholars, monarchs caution Igboho, demand decentralised govt
  • Media bill: Buhari re-introducing Decree 4 under different guise, say stakeholders
  • Protesters block Abuja airport road, demand Buhari’s resignation over insecurity
  • Customs prepare to seize private jets over documents verification
  • Gbagbo files for divorce, to end 30-year marriage
  • Ex-convict robs, rapes octogenarian in Ondo, stolen phones recovered
  • Iwo Road: Police arrest suspects, gunmen kill three in Ibadan
  • Two jailed 24 years for stealing newborn while mum sweeps
  • Final year student to sue Akwa Ibom varsity over expulsion for criticising gov
  • Kwara, Sokoto courts jail corper, Facebook fraudster for love scams
  • EFCC nabs two for alleged N768.5m fraud
  • 60 paraded for attacking Ebonyi police stations, INEC office, killing cops
  • Dismissed soldier who fled North-East arrested in Imo for aiding jailbreak
  • Meter manufacturers demand price hike over devaluation
  • Customs prepare to seize private jets over documents verification
  • NLC kicks against gender-based violence
  • Tetra Pak donates borehole, equipment to milking communities
  • We’ll deliver on second Niger Bridge, Lagos-Shagamu road – Julius Berger
  • FG calls Emirates bluff, airline bans Nigerian travellers again
  • OctaFX launches marketing campaign
  • Africa must harness home-grown solutions to problems – Obasanjo
  • We’ve rescued APC from collapse, says Buni
  • PDP aspirant sues Secondus, others for N200m, alleges wrongful exclusion
  • Supporters hospitalised as Kwara APC factions clash
  • INEC worried over kidnapping, threatens prosecution over false information
  • Anambra polls: APGA risks disqualification, says faction
  • APC may face challenges after Buhari’s exit in 2023 —Lawan
  • Cross River APC orders three million bunches of brooms for new members
  • Copa América: Messi equals Mascherano’s record as Argentina qualifies for quarterfinals
  • Brugge striker Dennis joins Watford
  • We are verifying AFN parallel elections, says WA
  • Go for gold, Mikel charges Tokyo-bound athletes
  • Simon donates N.2m to Lagos-based teams
  • Five-year ban: Siasia silent on CAS ruling
  • Edo ready to welcome Wilder
  • ICYMI: Nigerian Idol: Top four contestants emerge
  • Actress Eniola Badmus raises alarm over threat to life
  • I have no problem with Mercy Aigbe, says estranged husband
  • US actress Angelina Jolie visits Burkina Faso refugee camp
  • Don’t deprive kids of fatherly love, Actress Damilola Adegbite advises single mothers
  • Father’s Day: Mercy Aigbe, estranged husband fight dirty on social media


The Nation

  • BREAKING: Senate okays Maj. Gen Yahaya as COAS 
  • BREAKING: Buhari seeks Senate’s approval of N895bn supplementary budget 
  • BREAKING: National Assembly roof leaks as rain falls
  • NDLEA arrests doctor, ex-soldier for allegedly dealing in drugged cookies, cocaine 
  • Police, Igboho group clash likely
  • 774,000 jobs: Hiccups stall stipend payment 
  • Controversy trails Nigeria’s ambassador post to WTO 
  • Niger Govt raises special squad to battle bandits
  • Kaunda shall be free 
  • APC will face big challenge after Buhari, says Lawan 
  • BREAKING: Lagos council boss dies
  • Oil spillage: Court award N82b Akwa Ibom communities
  • How inflation impoverishes Nigerians, by NBS 
  • NDLEA arrest 244 suspects, convicts 21 within one year in A’Ibom
  • Small businesses take hit on Twitter ban 
  • Naira relapses to N500/$1 after marginal gains
  • Access Bank to roll out more digital loans 
  • Supporters of Kwara APC leaders clash 
  • Three held for shooting cows in Oyo 
  • Police parade 50 murder suspects in Ebonyi 
  • Four convicted of impersonation, child theft in Oyo, Rivers
  • 17 houses razed in Delta land dispute 
  • Police arrest three suspects for Ibadan clash 
  • 13-year-old kills father in Edo 
  • Lawyer faults demolition of Deeper Life church’s building in Yaba 
  • Man rapes his grandmother in Ondo 
  • Enugu Judiciary, NBA, others eulogise Nwodo 
  • Corps member jailed two years for sex scam 
  • Lagos offers free legal consultations 
  • Constitution Amendment: Reasons behind judiciary reform proposals 
  • INEC introduces partial online registration 
  • ‘We chased Law, but found love’ 
  • ‘Nigerians should avoid South Sudan experience’ 
  • Thugs have seized our land, families tell Ogun police boss 
  • Group seeks sanction of doctors, hospitals for rejecting gunshot victims 
  • Court grants Kalu’s firm permission to challenge planned retrial 
  • Second chance for suspects as Lagos steps up plea bargain 
  • Emirates airline suspends flights to, from Nigeria 
  • Delisted CBT centres: JAMB directs affected candidates to reprint exam slips
  • NPC Bill: ‘National Assembly won’t gag media’ 
  • Ogunbiyi would not make a governor, says Osun federal lawmaker
  • ‘Umahi can no longer pick his successor’ 
  • Why govt shouldn’t regulate media, by NUJ 
  • Tackling vandalism with law 
  • Abaribe to APC, PDP: Don’t deny Southeast 2023 presidential ticket 
  • Four specilaised varsities get N18b take-off grant 
  • Tough times await illegal arms bearers, Buhari vows 
  • Banks renegotiate loans for top borrowers
  • Articulated vehicles of death 
  • Unmatched Omatseye 
  • Federal government and the cost of indecision
  • TB Joshua x-rayed 
  • Ogbomoso needs dual carriage road 
  • El-Rufai and Kaduna by-election 
  • How migrants’ remittances help sustain families and communities 
  • On World Refugee Day 
  • Fed Govt launches at-risk-children project in Gombe 
  • Emir leads advocacy on girls education 
  • UDUTH investigates alleged misconduct 
  • After abduction, Kebbi closes seven ‘unsafe’ schools




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