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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Monday morning, July 13, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. 571 new cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total to 32,558; death toll now 740

Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 571 fresh COVID-19 cases. Read more

2. Nigerian govt threatens to review air agreement with UK, others over aborted evacuation exercise

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, threatened on Sunday the Federal Government would review all its existing bilateral air service agreements with other countries including the United Kingdom. Read more

3. My approval for auction of seized vessels legal —Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said on Sunday, his approval for the sale of five sea vessels holding crude oil and diesel forfeited to the Federal Government had legal backing. Read more

4. Why evacuation of Nigerians in UK was rescheduled —FG

The Federal Government on Sunday explained why the planned evacuation of stranded Nigerians in the United Kingdom was rescheduled. Read more

5. ONDO: You can’t dictate mode of primaries, APC tells guber aspirants

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State declared on Sunday that no governorship aspirant in the state could dictate the mode of primary to be adopted for the party’s July 20 governorship primaries in the state. Read more
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6. Bournemouth’s superb comeback win dents Leicester’s top-four hopes

Bournemouth came from behind to thrash 10-man Leicester City 4-1 in an entertaining Premier League encounter on Sunday. Read more

7. Policemen kill suspected leader of ‘one million boys’ in Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command said on Sunday the suspected leader of the “One million boys” in the state, Biola Ebila, had been killed by its operatives. Read more

8. Nigerian govt hands over National Theatre to CBN, Bankers’ Committee for restoration, upgrade

The Federal Government on Sunday handed over the National Theatre to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers’ Committee for restoration and upgrade. Read more

9. Lagos doctors begin three-day warning strike Monday

Doctors in the payroll of the Lagos State Government on Sunday declared a three-day warning strike across all government hospitals in the state. Read more

10. Presidency defends increase in 2020 budget despite revenue drop

The presidency said on Sunday the Federal Government’s decision to increase the 2020 Budget despite the drop in revenue was aimed at mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s economy. Read more

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