Nigerian Newspaper: 10 Things You Should Know (July 20)


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

  1. COVID-19: Total cases in Nigeia tops 36,500 with 556 fresh infections

Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 556 fresh COVID-19 cases. In Disaster Rumour

  1. [Nigeria] FG boils amid Buhari’s mischievous critics

The presidency on Sunday night hit back at a number of opinion articles and a stringent newspaper editorials claiming President Muhammadu Buhari was not in control of his administration. In Politics Today

  1. Oshiomhole angry because I refused to help him defraud Edo people —Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday denied the statement credited to his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, that he used obnoxious means to destroy the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. In Politics Today

  1. Magu: Nigerians should prepare for surprises – Garba Shehu

The presidency told Nigerians on Sunday to prepare for shocking revelations from the presidential panel probing the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, for alleged graft and insubordination. In Crimes Story

  1. ONDO: Police bar politicians with security escort from venues of governorship primaries

The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji, warned on Sunday that any politician with security aides or escort would not be allowed into the venues of parties’ primaries holding this week. In Politics Today

  1. EdoDecide’20: Oshiomhole declares war against Obaseki

The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said on Saturday night he committed a major blunder bringing Governor Godwin Obaseki as his successor in 2016. In Politics Today

  1. Laliga round-ups : Messi scores brace, Leganes ‘Relegated’

Super Eagles duo of Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem suffered relegation with Leganes after they were held to a 2-2 home draw by La Liga champions Real Madrid. In Sport Today

  1. Deregulation will force down PMS price —PPPRA

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) said on Sunday full deregulation of the downstream oil and gas sector would help force down price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol. In Business Today

  1. Chelsea set up FA Cup final with Arsenal after beating Man Utd

Chelsea defeated Manchester United 3-1 in their English FA Cup semifinal to set up a final showdown with city rivals Arsenal. In Sport Today

  1. UTME: 2020 admission exercise begins August 21

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday directed all institutions of higher learning across the country to begin the conduct of the first and second choice admission exercise with effect from August 21. In Edu-NATION