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7 die in NNPC explosion at Benin River Valve Station Magu: Group urges thorough investigation Ondo records 76 fresh COVID-19 cases in 1 day Domestic violence: Police arrest woman for allegedly killing husband in Abia COVID-19: Adamawa Govt fixes Aug. 4 for schools’ resumption COVID-19: Ondo isolation centres remain open–Commissioner EFCC re-arraigns member, Presidential Arms Probe Panel over alleged money laundering, illegal arms possession BMO lauds President Buhari’s debt relief for television, radio stations Consumer Rights: Group calls for intensified education of consumers in rural areas Gov. Sule lauds Buhari for Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline project Prominent people diagnosed with COVID-19 As virus cases rise, Iranian leader bans wedding, funeral ceremonies NEPZA warns officials against violating financial regulations Accidents: Ogun assembly wants more traffic officers on highways BMO lauds President Buhari’s decision to suspend Magu LASG warns against fraudsters posing as its estate agents German cabinet passes first ever gender equality strategy Police confirm arrest of ritualist, other suspects linked to killings in Oyo State LBIC General Manger tasks staff on hardwork, transparency Man accused of stealing neighbour’s phones remanded Nasarawa bye-election: Voters must use face masks – INEC Paucity of funds slowing intervention, evacuation of Nigerians in Diaspora – Onyeama COVID-19: FRSC commences massive nationwide education, training COVID-19: AIG partners NESG on Incidence, Response Tracker for containment Monarch lauds military interventions on tackling banditry in Sokoto Psychiatric Hospital workers protest COVID-19 hazard allowance shortfall Some COVID-19 patients can be managed at home – Specialist Catalonia introduces tough mask-wearing policy Forum endorses Oyefusi for Lagos East Senatorial By-election Assembly tasks Kano State Government on potable water supply at the metropolis Alleged illegal sealing: Firm drags Ebonyi govt to court, seeks N500m German, Austrian police raid premises of 12 suspected weapons dealers Social Register: Kaduna commences capturing of poor households in 14 LGAs COVID-19: Elumelu tests negative, urges lawmakers to undergo screening Internet fraud: expert urges customers to beware of ‘Audio’ Sellers Education minister solicits World Bank support for out-of- school children Federal Character Commission to audit MDAs nominal rolls Pellegrini set to coach Real Betis ‘My father handed over money Sen. Sani returned to the EFCC as exhibit’, witness tells court COVID-19: NMA suspends strike in C/River Court in Pakistan denies bail to media tycoon held without charges FMDQ Securities Exchange posts N11.78trn turnover in May NIMET conducts virtual training on rainfall prediction for farmers in Plateau Institute provides shelter for 95-year-old woman in Bayelsa Viral video: FRSC orders prosecution of driver, investigation of patrol team European Commission plans to expand hydrogen power Gunmen kill District Head of Bajida in Kebbi EU court trims €82m cartel fine on chip maker Infineon Rainy season: farmer calls for proper drainages to avert crop losses Tottenham’s Dier gets four-game ban for confronting fan DG appeals for effective coordination to enhance C ‘River AIDS, STIs programme Troops kill 17 terrorists, loses 2 soldiers in Damboa ambush – DHQ Former African heavyweight boxing champion recovers from cancer Nigeria inclusion into UN Security Council, future goal, says Onyeama COVID-19: Domestic flights resume at Lagos Airport Police arrest bandit, wife with 2 AK 47 rifles in Kebbi China says United States withdrawal from WHO undermines fight against COVID-19 French premier defends new interior minister accused of rape Dana Air resumes flight July 9 Oyo CAN seeks God’s intervention on COVID-19, rape, others Gov. Sule reiterates commitment to quality, affordable education in Nasarawa State Lopsided appointments’ report unfounded, false – NPA Air Peace resumes domestic flights, guarantees passengers’ safety Chief of Staff burial will follow COVID-19 protocols – Kwara Govt Facebook not doing enough to fight discrimination, audit says PFN lauds Nweke, Ogbonna, for their exemplary act of honesty Netanyahu lawyer quits 11 days before corruption trial continues Ijaw Youth Council postpones national elections to July 17 Politicians, officials in S. Korea owning multiple houses under growing pressure to sell News Flash: Federal Character Commission to audit Nominal Roll of Agencies 2 men in court over alleged N890,000 fraud FRSC alerts motorists on imminent diversion on Lagos 3rd mainland bridge Gov. Bello wants immediate rehabilitation of Minna city gate-Chanchaga road Trump says he is open to another summit with N.K. leader – Reports Houses without decent toilet facilities encourage raping of females – NAWOJ Ministries of Aviation, Education, others make presentations at FEC meeting FIRS extends tax debt payments to Aug. 31 Nasarawa Fire Service records 99 fire incidents from January to June NDA reaffirms commitment to turn out best officers Alleged N471m fraud: Court fixes Oct. 20 for ex-HoS, Oyo-Ita’s trial Onyeama extols Nigeria’s security as top success story Kanye West breaks ranks with Trump, vows to win presidential race  Mongolia’s new government sworn in Gov. Bagudu appoints 5 new District Heads, 1 Councillor  COVID-19 pandemic plunges working world into crisis- ILO Britain to announce jobs, housing boost for coronavirus-hit economy Family announces burial arrangement of pioneer NAN staff, Samuel Ajibola French PM says any new coronavirus lockdown would be targeted Serbian police arrest 23 in Belgrade riot against virus restrictions Customers decry poor compliance to COVID-19 guidelines by some banks Japan supercomputer suggests changes to travel, work amid airborne virus threat S/Korean CEO among 12 held for deadly gas leak in India UNESCO declares Indonesia’s Toba Caldera as Global Geopark China hires Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to advise on pipeline asset transfers – sources China to impose visa restrictions on United States citizens over Tibet Federal High Court begins annual vacation July 27 Kanye West breaks ranks with Trump, vows to win United States presidential race: Forbes New study warns of brain damages linked to COVID-19 Masks, disinfectant, social distancing: Japan responds to disaster amid coronavirus Duterte says law-abiding Filipinos should not fear anti-terrorism law Troops inflict heavy casualty on Boko Haram terrorists in Borno – DHQ Credit Suisse aims for 100% of securities venture in China growth plan Enugu State records 37 new cases of COVID-19 infections Oil edges lower as United States inventory build stokes supply fears United States envoy plays down expectations for North Korea meet, but ready to talk China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office Merkel to meet EU heads in Brussels to discuss economic recovery ITC launches groundbreaking tool to track policies for women in trade AfCFTA, powerful tool for integration–ECA Hoodlums vandalise pipeline at Aboru for fuel theft – LASEMA NGO seeks review of drug abuse policy 4 injured as suspected landgrabbers invade Maharaj Ji’s land Federal lawmaker pays second tranche of N25m scholarship Nigeria records 503 new cases of COVID-19, total hits 29,879 AC Milan hit back with 3 goals in 5 minutes to floor Juventus Vardy’s late strike earns Leicester City point at Arsenal Lazio not enjoying themselves anymore, Immobile laments Access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls – WHO ICPC orders immediate reconstruction of constituency project in Kwara Kano Fire Service urges parents to monitor their wards against swimming in ponds Welbeck wonder goal takes Watford away from EPL drop zone Osun records 21 new COVID-19 cases WHO to issue new brief on potential modes of COVID-19 transmission Kano agro pastoral project injects N200m for irrigation devt United States formally notifies UN, Congress to exit WHO APC, PDP commiserate with Gov. AbdulRazaq over Chief of Staff death Buhari condoles with Kwaŕa over death of Chief of Staff, Logun Gov Lalong tasks new Christian Pilgrims Commission boss on integrity VC promises healthier financial state for LASU CAS dismisses case against Barca over Neymar transfer Magu: Justice Salami Panel visits Aso Villa, meets CoS Orji Kalu’s Senate seat was never vacant- Lawan EFCC picks Director of Operations, Umar to oversee commission Lagos partners Kick-Out-COVID-19 Africa to combat virus spread FG, NEXIM Bank, Sealink sign MOU to facilitate water transportation Gov. Sule promises to prioritise youth development Chelsea close in on UEFA Champions League spot after winning at Crystal Palace NEPZA seeks partnership with NIPC to spur investment Makinde constitutes councils for Oyo tertiary institutions Traditional rulers pledge support for community policing in Niger PDP calls for credible poll in Edo to stabilise polity FRSC boss lauds Gov. Matawalle for donating 2 vehicles to Zamfara command   NGO donates operational vehicles to Police command in Kogi Kwara CoS dies of COVID-19 Proffer durable solutions to traffic difficulties, US envoy urges Lagosians COVID-19: Plateau Speaker donates pallatives to NUJ, says journalists’ treatment unfair Maritime agency heads synergise to improve efficiency United States considering banning TikTok, other Chinese apps Fewer fans, increased costs “new normal’’ for clubs in post COVID-19 world ——-  Study Troops eliminate 46 bandits in Katsina CBN Loan: Zamfara Govt urges farmers to beware of fraudsters FG to replace collapsed Wase bridge with concrete bridge – Fashola Foundation donates operational vehicles to Kogi Police Command Delta Assembly approves N8bn credit facility for Agro Industrial Park Man sentenced to death by hanging for murder in Osun Ekiti Govt partners with CBN to empower 1,000 cassava farmers ZMSG donates vehicles to security agencies, others Edo 2020: ADP reacts to defection of 106 members to PDP COVID 19: FG releases 7,813 inmates to curb virus spread in Correctional Centres Banditry: Gov. Matawalle advocates N/West security committee Foundation donates N13m worth scholarship to 26 First Class graduates Foundation donates COVID-19 preventive materials to FRCN Police arrests 7 suspected rapists, 1 for sodomy in Kebbi Inter-state travel: FRSC warns personnel against violation of directives Late Ajimobi was a patriotic politician- Oyo NUJ  Aderinto joins race for 13th UI vice chancellorship COVID-19: Sokoto Govt. meets stakeholders on review of budget NCC creates new Department to accelerate government’s agenda 774, 000 jobs: Kayamo again disagree with Senate over execution of programme COVID-19: VSF donates medical consumables, PPE to FCT Administration Banditry: NAF fresh offensive neutralizes bandits, camps in Sokoto APC, Masari condole Tambuwal over Abdulkadir’s death 600 Nigerian shops in Ghana re-opened, says Union President  Reverend remanded in NSCDC custody for allegedly raping his 16-year-old house maid Third Mainland Bridge repairs: FG, LASG draw traffic plan towards 6 months closure 774, 000 Jobs: Minister apologises to NASS Man bags 12 months jail term for housebreaking, stealing Investors’ interest in Airtel Africa, BUA Cement lift trading by 0.30% PDP intact, focuses on taking Anambra in 2021– Nwobu COVID-19: AfDB urges central banks to cut interest rates to inject liquidity Female sales manager docked over alleged N2.5m jewellery theft FG lauds OCP Africa fertiliser palliative for 50,000 farmers in 11 states Effective military communications is imperative for any successful military Operation—– CAS Borno Govt inaugurates water projects funded by EU COVID-19: Philippines lifts ban on non-essential travel amidst rising caseload Police recover 14 bodies from Benue River boat mishap FCTA threatens to shut GTB over COVID-19 protocol violation  Port Harcourt DisCo introduces USSD electricity payment system Malaria: Kwara Govt begins advocacy visits to traditional leaders Pastor arrested for allegedly raping daughter in Ogun Governorship primary: Steer clear from Ondo politics, APC faction warns Fayemi Umahi not showing COVID-19 symptoms, working from isolation — Deputy Gov. FRSC arrests 236 traffic offenders in 7 days Ondo election: APC assures aspirants of fair, credible primaries Over 600 companies bid for Nigeria’s 57 marginal oilfields – DPR 3 docked over alleged possession of Indian hemp in Osun Herdsman losses 7 cows worth N1.1m to lightening in Osun COVID -19: Foundation donates PPEs to National hospital  Police nab 4 for allegedly robbing hotel guests in Awka 3 men docked over alleged possession of dangerous weapons Why Buhari suspends Magu as EFCC Acting Chairman Firefighting: We’re committed to safety of lives, property in Edo – Obaseki Court remands tutor over alleged rape of student FRSC begins clampdown on motorists without driver’s licence in Ondo State Impeachment: Ondo Assembly serves deputy governor notice WAEC says PPE required for supervisors, inadequate preparation not excuse to cheat COVID-19: Community leader seek reforms of nation’s education system SPDC cooperating with Senate on dead fishes on N/Delta coastline – Official Alleged unlawful property seizure: Ex-Army General demands N8.1bn compensation from Lagos govt Niger Speaker expresses concern over deplorable state of roads Federal High Court to begin 2020 Annual long vacation July 27 LASG kicks off Jobs Initiative Lagos Programme for youths COVID-19: Again, Lalong, family test negative INEC says AAC fails to submit nomination for Edo governorship poll Benue Vice-Chairman on COVID-19 committee dies NSITF Board to probe MD, 3 others over alleged financial breaches Buhari condemns Boko Haram’s attack on UN helicopter in Borno Atalanta win again after handball rule reaches new extreme Espanyol all but relegated after defeat by visiting Leganes 21 missing, 2 rescued in River Benue boat mishap Chike-Obi emerges Fidelity Bank Chairman as Ebi retires Adams ends long wait for Saints goal by stunning Manchester City Conte blames himself after another Inter Milan collapse Gambian pair give Bologna unlikely win at Inter Milan Liverpool maintain 100 percent home record after beating Aston Villa FRSC approves redeployment of senior officers Kenyan president cautions against complacency in Africa’s COVID-19 response 324 stranded Nigerians expected from Turkey Malta refuses to give disembarkation permission to rescued migrants Lawmaker sinks 16 boreholes in Nasarawa, assures of quality representation LASG warns against drain stuffing Cleric warns christians, Nigerians against cult group membership FRSC to educate motorists on safety measures during raining season in Anambra 2 dead, 8 wounded in United States nightclub shooting Kano CJ directs reopening of courts Kano Hisbah confiscates 100 cartons of alcohol Uneasy calm in Ethiopia after protests, official death toll doubles N-Power: Kebbi Govt approves free registration for applicants Sudan fires top police officials after protests Celebrated Egyptian actress dies in coronavirus quarantine hospital Catholic reformers warn pandemic could slow change in German Church Algeria buries remains of 19th-century fighters against French rule Protesters pull down Christopher Columbus statue in Baltimore Rivers APC crises: Aguma remains chairman – Sen. Abe ASUU harps on conducive macroeconomic environment to tackle drug abuse among youths Trump says will protect ‘way of life’ that started with Columbus Fidau: We had no plan to bar Oyo deputy governor-Ajimobi’s family Polish president aims to ban adoption by gay couples ‘Emergency situation’ in Israel as Netanyahu weighs new restrictions 2 dead in United States nightclub shooting