Nigeria Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (July 15)


These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this morning.

  1. COVID-19: 463 fresh cases hit Nigeria as total infections pass 33,500

Nigeria on Tuesday night recorded 463 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. Buhari won’t fail Nigerians on anti-graft war —Presidency

The presidency said on Tuesday President Muhammadu Buhari would not be deterred by baseless criticisms by the opposition in his determination to eradicate chronic corruption in the country. In Politics Today

  1. Policemen recover two anti-aircraft guns, rifles in Borno

Policemen in Borno State on Monday recovered two anti-aircraft machine guns and eight AK 47 rifles in the state. In Insurgency Live

  1. FG evacuates 895 Nigerians from UK, UAE

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said on Tuesday evening 590 Nigerians would arrive from the United Kingdom later in the day. In Economic Today


5. Bayelsa’20: Court disengage Alaibe’s appeal over Duoye’s candidacy

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the appeal filed by Timi Alaibe challenging the declaration of Duoye Diri as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election held on September 3, 2019. In Politics Today

  1. President Buhari backs Keyamo on 774,000 jobs recruitment

The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo said on Tuesday he had secured the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to begin the recruitment of 774, 000 youths under the Special Public Works Programme. In Politics Today

  1. Supreme Court clears controversies on legality of virtual court sittings

The Supreme Court has finally settled the controversies on whether virtual court sitting is constitutional. In Politics Today

  1. NSE: Market capitalisation sheds N45 billion as bank stocks extend loss

The equity value of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) fell further on Tuesday as the market capitalisation depreciated by N44.867 billion by reason of continued sell pressure on bank stocks. In Business Updates

  1. ECOWAS appoints Jonathan as special envoy to Mali

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has appointed ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as a special envoy to lead its mediation mission in Mali. In Politics Today

  1. Chelsea beat Norwich to go four points clear of Leicester, Man Utd in EPL top-four race

Chelsea defeated already-relegated Norwich City 1-0 in the Premier League on Tuesday night to boost their top-four hopes this season. In Sport Today