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Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, September 16, 2020


  • Benfica out of UEFA Champions League qualifying round
  • Rape: Appeal Court affirms seven-year imprisonment for pastor
  • Yoshihide Suga named Japan’s new prime minister
  • NDDC probe: Akpabio recants, meets National Assembly clerk, panel
  • Soyinka backs Obasanjo, says Nigeria drifting into total collapse
  • I never asked military to return seized weapons – Ortom
  • Lanlehin returns to APC as alliance with Makinde collapses
  • Ekiti APC moves to suspend Ojudu, Tinubu’s in-law, others
  • Oil price rises to $40
  • Naira plunges further, exchanges for N460
  • Failed state: Fallacy in Lai’s response to Obasanjo
  • Apprentice mechanic repairing truck killed few weeks to freedom – Eyewitness
  • CBN unveils N200bn loan for FG’s social housing project
  • Arik Air resumes flight operations
  • Oyegun’s refusal to endorse Ize-Iyamu, plus for Obaseki – Nehikhare
  • Poverty, Nigeria’s strongest weapon against COVID-19 – PTF coordinator
  • Edo carpets Tinubu as Lagos APC defends ex-gov
  • How police, hunters ended Ogun serial killer’s reign of terror
  • Ekiti highway raiders kill one, abduct ex-US major, other
  • Water bill wrong as federal law
  • It’s turn for Edo electorate to shine!
  • Ibiyeomie vs Daddy Freeze: Other meanings of ‘bastard’ you didn’t know
  • Failed state: Fallacy in Lai’s response to Obasanjo
  • UK govt’s carrot for health workers
  • Lessons from Fani-Kayode’s episode
  • South-West PDP better with Makinde as leader, says Rep
  • ZLP candidate accuses Akeredolu of frustrating campaign
  • 13.22% inflation rate: Address insecurity, forex, energy, experts tell Buhari
  • Hoodlums threw stones at Abuja-Kaduna train – NRC
  • Yoshihide Suga named Japan’s new prime minister
  • Nigeria could have won ’96, ’98 AFCON titles – Oliseh

The Nation

  • Saraki to U.S: extend visa ban to electoral, judicial officers 
  • UK deploys observers, threatens sanctions against violence sponsors
  • Wike: vote for Obaseki, Shaibu to end godfatherism 
  • NDDC contracts: Akpabio visits National Assembly, seeks peace  
  • Fuel price hike: ‘National Assembly not proactive enough’ 
  • Wike: vote for Obaseki, Shaibu to end godfatherism 
  • NDDC contracts: Akpabio visits National Assembly, seeks peace 
  • Fuel price hike: ‘National Assembly not proactive enough’ 
  • Tinubu urges voters to reject Obaseki
  • CBN okays N200b housing loan for low income earners 
  • Tambuwal: Edo, Ondo polls will define Buhari’s electoral legacy
  • Why we’ve resorted to borrowing, by Buhari 
  • Grammy award winner Adepoju releases new single 
  • Shoot your shot reality TV show to commence after BBNaija Lockdown 
  • Oil rises to $40 on outages 
  • Don’t allow PDP, others to deceive you, APC tells labour 
  • Accept me for who I am, says Johnny Drille 
  • Senate urges PTF to reduce high cost of testing 
  • Regina Daniels resumes lawn tennis training 
  • Maraji: How my ex-boyfriend dumped me without reason 
  • Davido, 3 other Nigerians get roles in Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America 2 
  • Nigeria nears total collapse, says Soyinka 
  • Ajayi, Jegede plan alliance for Ondo poll 
  • LASU: Sanwo-Olu to implement minimum wage next month 
  • ‘Bola Ige killed out of envy’ 
  • Labour: workers choked by petrol, power rates hike 
  • Abiru to members: prove voting strength with by-election 
  • Between farmers and herdsmen 
  • Nigeria records 90 new cases of COVID-19, total now 56,478 
  • Ekiti APC panel summons Ojudu, 11 others for alleged anti-party activities 
  • Group petitions governor, lawmakers, police, others over secession agitation 
  • Dare defends demolition at National Stadium 
  • Kanu hails Auba over Arsenal new deal
  • Experts seek action on sustainable cities
  • Elegushi to partner Oniru on development
  • Pensioners hail Sanwo-Olu 
  • ‘Why Obaseki should be re-elected’ 
  • Council hails CDA over project 
  • UAE, Bahrain, Israel sign historic accords at White House event
  • Envoy urges Nigerians in South Africa to be law-abiding 
  • Bande to UN: renew commitment to founders’ ideals, values 
  • Fed Govt distributes food items to 80,405 households in Sokoto 
  • AfDB wants African govts to include nutrition financing in recovery plan
  • NCDC: we do not receive payments for travel-related testing



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