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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Friday morning, November 6, 2020



Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you.

1. Reps refuse to hear Ministry of Aviation 2021 budget presentation

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation on Thursday refused to entertain the Ministry of Aviation 2021 budget presentation. Read more

2. 180 fresh COVID-19 cases take Nigeria’s total to 63,508. 1,155 deaths, 59,748 recoveries also recorded

Nigeria on Thursday recorded 180 fresh COVID-19 cases. Read more

3. Malami proposes decentralisation of Nigeria’s correctional centres

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said on Thursday that he has proposed the decentralisation of the Nigerian prisons. Read more

4. As governor, I have not purchased a single vehicle for myself with Lagos funds —Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday urged his colleagues in other states of the federation to look into their expenditure profile and do away with unnecessary spending. Read more

5. How ex-Gov Jang ‘diverted’ N2bn MSME fund to 19 accounts in five days —Witness

The trial of former Plateau State governor, Senator Jonah David Jang continued on Thursday with the testimony of prosecuting witness two (PW2), Uchenna Innocent Igwe. Read more

6. Resurgence of COVID-19 in Europe may affect Nigeria 2021 budget estimates —Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said on Thursday that the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe may affect the 2021 budget estimate. Read more

7. NSE: Low-cap stocks trigger N6bn drop in market capitalisation

The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) posted a modest loss at Thursday’s trading, with low-cap stocks taking the biggest battering. Read more

8. NNPC to resume oil exploration in Lake Chad Basin —Sylva

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Silva, said on Thursday the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) would soon resume oil exploration and drilling in the Lake Chad Basin. Read more

9. Naira weakens against dollar on black market amid liquidity drop

Naira weakened against the United States dollar on Wednesday at the parallel market, closing at N464, 0.23% lower than the N463 it exchanged for at the previous session, data from abokiFX, which collates rates from informal traders, showed. Read more

10. EUROPA: Iheanacho bags brace, assist for Leicester after Kane nets 200th Spurs goal
Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho scored twoce and assisted once in Leicester City’s victory over Sporting Braga in the Europa League on Thursday. Read more

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