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Latest news this afternoon (Thursday, February 20, 2020)


  • Lagos, Ogun seek transfer of critical FG roads
  • Allegri undecided over future as he eyes coaching comeback
  • NCAT takes delivery of six training aircraft
  • Guardiola hopeful on David Silva fitness for Real Madrid clash
  • Why it’s important to study coronaviruses in African bats
  • Appoint more Supreme Court justices, Reps tell Buhari, NJC
  • Senate plans rehabilitation agency for repentant Boko Haram terrorists
  • Uzodinma visits Buhari, seeks refund of N32bn
  • I don’t feel like a dictator, says Gnassingbe after 15-year-reign in Togo
  • Two killed as train derails in Australia
  • NDLEA destroys 16,142kg of tramadol, others in Bauchi
  • BREAKING: Protest as Reps pass Omo-Agege’s bill to establish poly in Delta
  • Prime Minister to be charged Friday with murder of estranged wife
  • Federer undergoes knee surgery, to miss French Open
  • SARS officers allegedly shoot two traders while chasing Yahoo boy in Ogun
  • Why we backed plans for estate on green belt – Assembly committee
  • Police, landlords clash over family’s claim to Lagos communities
  • Herdsmen kill two in Edo community
  • EFCC arraigns couple over N2.7m bank theft
  • It’s strange my brother jumped into Lagoon – Sister of suicidal man
  • Fleeing alleged child kidnapper rearrested in Kano
  • Mob demolishes mansion of Imo kidnap kingpin
  • Police nab perm sec’s abductors
  • Truck crushes three in Ogun crash
  • Federer undergoes knee surgery, to miss French Open
  • Abiodun, Amosun clash over $250m World Bank loan
  • Suspected Osun gov poll riggers freed
  • Gov aspirant sues Obaseki over ban on rallies
  • Court clears Wada over certificate forgery allegations
  • Nwosu asks Ihedioha to withdraw Supreme Court case against Uzodinma
  • YPP tackles Cross River Assembly on Ayade’s N35b loan request


The Nation

  • Reps to FG: appoint more Supreme Court justices 
  • BREAKING: UNILAG lecturer bags 21 years for rape 
  • CBN returns over N60 billion excess bank charges to customers
  • BREAKING: Lagos Assembly to amend neighbourhood corps law for Amotekun 
  • B’Haram: CAS seeks citizens’ support to end insurgency 
  • Buhari won’t resign over insecurity – FG 
  • Senate to FG: review ICT, computer education policy 
  • BREAKING: One feared dead as traders riot in Ogun 
  • Ex-Buhari’s ADC wants Munguno, Kyari, Service Chiefs sacked 
  • Edo civil war veteran, ex-Minister die
  • 15 killed in Edo cult war 
  • Senate demands sources of $22.6b loans, guarantee 
  • Crisis between Oluwo, other monarchs avoidable, says board 
  • NFF denies Amokachi’s appointment 
  • We are not recruiting, PSC warns job seekers 
  • Gbajabiamila lauds media’s role in Nigeria’s democracy
  • Solskjaer praises Ighalo’s scoring ability 
  • DisCos’ licences likely for revocation over poor power
  • CAN leaders march for Leah Sharibu 
  • 103 die of Lassa fever in 16 states 
  • Concern over state of Effurun/Sapele road 
  • Alleged N1.3b fraud: Judge advises EFCC to put house in order 
  • Battle for soul of Ekiti PDP   
  • Okogie tips D’Tigers for Gold at Tokyo 2020
  • World Bank okays $2.185b to fight poverty, corruption in Nigeria 
  • Reps, NIDCOM, Amnesty to save Nigerian in Saudi prison
  • Ikorodu land tussle: Court grants septuagenarian, three others bail 
  • Confusion continues 
  • Coronavirus: Passengers leave Diamond Princess amid criticism of Japan
  • World Bank approves $250m facility for Ogun 
  • Curbing road accidents, fatalities 
  • Sanwo-Olu vows to uphold sanctity of judiciary 
  • Buhari replaces Nunieh with Pondei as NDDC Acting MD
  • Akeredolu’s aide Ariyomo loses mum




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