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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Sunday morning, July 12, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. Nigeria records 664 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total to 31,987; death toll now 724

Nigeria on Saturday night recorded 664 fresh COVID-19 cases. Read more

2. Lagos govt to enforce demolition of distressed buildings

The Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, said on Saturday the state government would enforce the law on demolition of distressed buildings. Read more

3. Falana, cleric mentioned as Presidential panel reportedly links Magu to ‘laundering of re-looted funds’

Findings by the presidential probe panel investigating the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, for alleged financial malfeasance have reportedly revealed how he allegedly used a cleric to launder funds abroad. Read more

4. Malami reacts to report he bought N300m mansion for newly married son

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Saturday denied the allegation that he bought a N300million mansion for his newly married son, Abdul Aziz, in Abuja. Read more

5. FG reschedules evacuation of Nigerians from UK

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said on Saturday the evacuation of Nigerians from the United Kingdom had been rescheduled to July 14. Read more

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6. Magu should not complain about how he’s being treated, they’re using his own ‘style’ —Fayose

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Saturday asked the presidential panel investigating the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to formalise his detention. Read more

7. Not everyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should be taken to isolation centre —NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said not all who test positive for COVID-19 should be take to isolation centre. Read more

8. NAFDAC dismisses as ‘inaccurate’ reports of its purported approval of Paxherbal for treatment of COVID-19

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) insisted on Saturday it had not approved Paxherbal for the treatment of symptoms associated with COVID-19. Read more

9. EDO: Ize-Iyamu pledges to respect INEC’s regulations on campaigns

The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Media Campaign Organisation said on Saturday the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo State would not flout the regulations of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on campaigns ahead of the September 19 election in the state. Read more

10. Despite dominating, Chelsea suffer shock 3-0 defeat at Sheff Utd

Despite their over 75% ball possession overall, Chelsea were stunned by their hosts Sheffield United as they fell 3-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Read more

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