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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Thursday morning, July 30, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. 404 fresh cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total to 42,208; death toll now 873

Nigeria on Wednesday night recorded 404 fresh COVID-19 cases. Read more

2. Court adjourns Jang’s trial for alleged fraud till November 4

Justice C. L. Dabup of the Plateau State High Court, Jos, on Wednesday adjourned the fraud trial involving a former governor of the state, Jonah David Jang and a former cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (OSSG), Yusuf Pam, till November 4. Read more

3. Special Assistant to NDDC acting MD resigns

Mr Olomu Michael, a Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties to the acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Kemeberadikumo Pondei, has resigned his appointment at the commission. Read more

4. Suspected armed robbers attack bank in Oyo; three of them captured and killed by residents

Suspected armed robbers on Wednesday attacked the branch of a commercial bank in Okeho, Kajola local government area of Oyo State. Read more

5. Nigerian player, Onyeka, wins Player of the Season award in Denmark

Frank Onyeka, a Nigerian player at Danish club FC Midtylland, has been crowned Player of the Season by the club.

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6. Boko Haram fighters reportedly attack Borno governor’s convoy in Baga

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram fighters on Wednesday reportedly attacked the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, at Baga town. Read more

7. Obaseki’s campaign director, two others resign

The Director of Obaseki/Shaibu Movement in Edo State, Mr. Patrick Iyoha, has resigned from the position. Read more

8. NECO exams to begin October 5

The Federal Government announced on Wednesday this year’s Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) would start in October.  Read more

9. Oil prices climb after U.S stockpile drop, Bonny Light adds 61 cents

Oil prices climbed up Wednesday following an abrupt fall in U.S. crude storage even though demand fears from unprecedented rises in coronavirus cases limited gains. Read more

10. After vowing not to defect again, Ondo deputy governor set to join ZLP weeks after leaving APC for PDP

The embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has concluded plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) to pursue his governorship ambition. Read more

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