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Latest news this afternoon (Wednesday, January 8, 2020)


  • Kidnapped sailors have been rescued – Navy
  • Iran attack: US forces leave Kuwait
  • Government not different from Boko Haram – Bishop Kukah
  • Philippines deploys planes, ships to evacuate nationals in Middle East amidst tension
  • Missile attack: More airlines cancel flights around Iraq, Iran
  • UPDATED: Ogun Chairman-nominee dies hours to screening
  • Ukrainian plane crash: We won’t give black boxes to America – Iran
  • US-Iran crisis: Buhari meets NNPC GMD as oil prices rise
  • Roma make new €17m offer for Man United’s defender
  • My husband almost set me ablaze for flirting, woman tells court
  • Youths set suspected robber ablaze in Benue
  • Oshoala, family celebrate African best women footballer award
  • Wild jubilation in Senegal as Mane is crowned Africa’s best
  • I was detained for 10 weeks because Buhari’s daughter didn’t clear me –Okolie
  • Get out of our region, Iran says after missile attack on US forces
  • Youths set suspected robber ablaze in Benue
  • Family kicks as man guarding telecommunications mast dies
  • Adamawa vigilante kills three kidnappers, loses life
  • My brother stabbed our father to death – Witness
  • 18 paraded for disrupting Osun crossover party
  • Gunmen storm Malumfashi, kill lecturer
  • Govt ordered suspension of LASU undergraduate’s burial – Family
  • Bus kills teenager, injures mother in Ogun
  • Roma make new €17m offer for Man United’s defender
  • Oshoala, family celebrate African best women footballer award
  • Wild jubilation in Senegal as Mane is crowned Africa’s best
  • Mbaka’s gov prediction shocking, say Imo PDP elders
  • PDP govs fault alleged Umahi’s defection to APC
  • It’s too early to decide 2023 presidential zoning — Tinubu
  • Allow people’s will prevail, Buhari tells INEC, IG
  • Emulate South-West’s Operation Amotekun, APC tells South-South, others
  • Court stops suspended Imo LG bosses from resuming office
  • Stock investors gain N720bn in eight days
  • Lagos plans tax expansion to fund N1.17tn budget
  • Buhari orders minister to reverse REA MD’s suspension


The Nation

  • NAF destroys ISWAPs’ hideout at Kusuma in Borno 
  • Airlines re-route or cancel flights around Iraq, Iran after missile strike on U.S. troops 
  • Avenging general’s killing, Iran strikes at U.S. troops in Iraq, Trump weighs response
  • Both black boxes of crashed Ukrainian airliner have been found: Iran TV
  • BREAKING: 20 feared dead in Kano autocrash
  • All is well, says Trump after Iran’s rocket attacks on U.S. troops
  • BREAKING: Ogun council chairman-nominee dies 
  • Blood transfusion denial: Lagos rescues 14-day-old baby from Jehovah Witness parents 
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court also fixes judgment for 2pm in Taraba gov’ship dispute 
  • Boko Haram attacks communities 
  • Ile Arugbo: Buhari urges truce in AbdulRazaq, Saraki feud 
  • Court jails woman six months for stealing goat
  • 2,500 people displaced in Niger 
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court to deliver judgment in Abia gov’norship dispute by 2pm today
  • Between Jonathan and the gunboat attackers 
  • I hate flying, says Tiwa Savage 
  • Presidency warns against politicisation of religion 
  • Army tackles Borno governor over extortion allegation 
  • Buhari recalls sacked REA MD 
  • 2023 succession talks now unnecessary, says Tinubu
  • How Southwest security outfit Amotekun will tackle crime 
  • We will reopen Odili’s investigation, says EFCC 
  • Mob set suspected robber ablaze 
  • Edo Assembly crisis: Court stops INEC from conducting by-election 
  • President to INEC: elections must reflect peoples’ wish
  • Court stops planned electricity tariff hike 
  • Police rescue commissioner’s son
  • Police nab five kidnap suspects 
  • BREAKING: Ukrainian passenger plane crashes in Iran 
  • Stampede kills 56 mourners at Soleimani’s burial 
  • 2019 Hajj: Kwara approves N21m refund to pilgrims 
  • Oyetola challenges Nigerians on patriotism 
  • Ogun security masterplan near perfect, says Abiodun
  • We’ll pay more attention to tourism, entertainment, says governor




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