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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Friday morning, July 31, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. Nigeria records 481 new COVID-19 cases, taking its total to 42,689; deaths now 878

Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 481 fresh COVID-19 cases. Read more

2. COVID-19: Nigerian govt donates N67m PPEs, medical supplies to Sao Tome and Principe

The Federal Government on Thursday donated protective equipment and other medical supplies worth N67 million to the government and people of Sao Tome and Principe. Read more

3. 177 Nigerians return from Niger Republic

The Federal Government on Thursday received 177 Nigerian returnees from Niger Republic. Read more

4. Two blasts rock Borno hours after attack on governor’s convoy

Two blasts have rocked Borno’s capital of Maiduguri barely 24 hours after Boko Haram insurgents unleashed attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum. Read more

5. Soldier goes berserk, kills officer in Borno

The Nigerian Army Headquarters on Thursday confirmed the killing of an officer by a soldier serving in 2 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade in Bama, Borno State. Read more

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6. COVID-19: Nigerian govt to begin cost cutting in petroleum industry —Sylva

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said on Thursday the Federal Government had embarked cost-containment measures to strengthen the oil and gas sector in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Read more

7. Passenger, cargo planes collide at MMIA, Lagos

A Middle East Airline passenger on Wednesday was involved in a minor accident with a Turkish cargo plane at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. Read more

8. MTN Nigeria to pay shareholders N3.50 interim dividend

Wireless operator, MTN Nigeria Communications Plc said it would pay shareholders an interim dividend of N3.50 per share subject to deduction of withholding tax following the release of its half year 2020 financial results, which saw top line grow by N71.081 billion or 12.5% to N638.075 billion. Read more

9. NAPTIP says poverty main reason Nigerians are being trafficked

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has said that poverty remained one of the reasons many Nigerians got trafficked abroad. Read more

10. Swiss prosecutors launch probe against FIFA chief, Infantino

Swiss Prosecutors have launched a probe against Gianni Infantino, the president of the world football governing body, FIFA. Read more

 

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