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Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, July 15, 2020


  • 774, 000 workers recruitment: National Assembly set for hot session as Buhari backs Keyamo
  • Troops repel Boko Haram’s attack on Maiduguri military barracks
  • Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot dies
  • Create isolation centres in offices, FG directs MDAs
  • Nasarawa’s 14-year-old girl commits suicide over unwanted pregnancy
  • NASS panel dismisses NDDC team over ‘missing’ N143bn
  • Four suspected kidnappers arrested in Calabar
  • Five arraigned for beating Bauchi hotel guard to death
  • Ogun needs N26bn to complete Sango-Agbado highway
  • Oniru asks landlords to submit documents for verification
  • American court denies Hushpuppi bail
  • Okowa, family recover from COVID-19
  • Ortom insists N50m bounty remains on fleeing Gana
  • Kwara sets up panel to probe LG funds
  • Gunmen invade Kaduna community, kill one, abduct 20
  • Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot dies
  • 54-year-old pastor defiles girl,10, in Ogun
  • Missing Lagos nurse found in Osun hotel
  • Truck driver escapes electrocution
  • Generator fumes kill three Delta kids, carpenter falls, dies
  • Lagos-bound precious stones intercepted in Osun
  • Two die in Ogun road crash
  • Man stabs friend to death over N12,000
  • Ex-PUNCH packer jailed for stealing newspapers
  • NDDC probe: We’ll protect our daughter, Nunieh, Rivers vows
  • Edo’ll be APC state come September, says Sylva
  • Reps plan to stop INEC ex-officials from politics
  • Ize-Iyamu behind N20bn loan protest–Obaseki
  • Dickson hails Diri as Alaibe loses at S’Court
  • As President I didn’t pursue personal interest – Obasanjo
  • Osimhen set to become Africa’s costliest footballer
  • Pasalic hat-trick helps Atalanta go second in Serie A
  • Klopp invites Akinfenwa for Reds’ title parade
  • More males died in Lagos between Jan and June —NPC
  • COVID-19 patient used over 60 cylinders of oxygen — LUTH
  • Lagos’ laboratories accredited for COVID-19 testing charge extra fees ranging from N10,000 to N50,000


The Nation

  • Doctors’ strike not anything to grieve about, says Sanwo-Olu
  • Keyamo gets Buhari’s nod on 774,000 public works jobs 
  • Lagos to implement more tax incentives, reliefs to taxpayers 
  • NDDC forensic auditors to examine 8,000 documents, says Akpabio 
  • Osimhen for Napoli medicals 
  • 24-year-old wins online talent show ‘Spangler Got Talent’ 
  • MC Shem: How I’ve used social media to advantage during COVID-19
  • Tacha will be a Nigerian export by 2022, says show promoter 
  • Singer Haekins inks N10m endorsement deal amid COVID-19
  • IMC fails to explain N143b 2019 budget shortfall 
  • Nigeria is using COVID-19 to restructure economy, says Osinbajo 
  • Magu: Govt’s anti-corruption focus won’t shift 
  • Okowa, family test negative for COVID-19
  • ‘WASSCE cancellation may trigger criminality’ 
  • Funeral for aluminium firm’s chief Famure
  • Ohanaeze, IPOB end feud 
  • Ondo PDP aspirants accuse deputy governor of doctoring delegates list
  • ICPC received 19.381 petitions in 20 years, says Owasanoye 
  • BBNaija 5: Winner to get N30m cash prize, home and SUV 
  • Between Mr Ibu and COVID-19 
  • ‘Stock market’s outlook will be determined by H1 results’ 
  • Groups protest N20b ‘campaign loan’
  • Dangote Sugar creates three billion new shares
  • Backing AfDB’s new growth phase with quality leadership
  • Law Union & Rock to complete recapitalisation before year end 
  • PenCom releases new guidelines on CPS 
  • Boosting renewable energy entrepreneurship 
  • Succour for victims of Abule-Egba pipeline fire
  • CEE-HOPE unveils ICT centres 
  • Enugu airport to reopen August 30, says Sirika 
  • NCAC thrills Abuja residents with drive-in theatre
  • Ibrahim Chatta: Resurrection of Stanislavski 
  • Senate prescribes life jail for kidnapping
  • ‘Why I take kids off the streets’ 
  • Supreme Court: virtual court sitting constitutional 
  • How peace can return to APC, by chieftain 
  • Supreme Court rejects Alaibe’s bid to unseat Diri as Bayelsa governor 
  • AbdulRazaq invites EFCC to probe council funds 
  • Abiodun: restoring glory of Gateway State 
  • NLC hails Fed Govt for paying N7.45b pensioners’ accrued rights, benefits




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