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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Thursday morning, October 29, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you.

1. Nigeria records 147 new cases of COVID-19 as deaths, recovery data updated

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 147 fresh COVID-19 cases. Read more

2. Adamawa governor signs Executive Order on house-to-house search for looted items

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has signed an Executive Order authorizing a house-to-house search for items looted in public and private storage facilities in the state. Read more

3. Court rejects EFCC’s request for arrest warrant against Alison-Madueke

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, rejected the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s request to issue a warrant of arrest against a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. Read more

4. FG, ASUU meet again on varsity strike

The Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resumed talks on the ongoing efforts to end the eight-month-old strike by the university lecturers on Monday. Read more

5. US rejects Okonjo-Iweala as consensus candidate for WTO’s top job

The United States has rejected Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the consensus candidate for the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s top job. Read more

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6. Nigeria now generates 13,000MW —Minister of Power

The Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, said on Wednesday Nigeria’s installed power generation capacity had increased from 8,000MW to 13,000MW in the last five years. Read more

7. NSE: Nestle, Total, Dangote Cement drive gains as Nigerian stocks hit 9-month high

The Nigerian stock market hit reached its highest level since January on Wednesday as the massive rush to purchase heavyweight stocks led by Nestle, Total, Dangote Sugar, Conoil and Flour mills accounted mainly for the day’s N239.026 billion gain. Read more

8. Oil price falls by 3% as U.S crude inventory rise fuel fears of glut

Oil prices slipped by nearly 3% on Wednesday, wiping out most of the previous session’s gains as a build in the U.S crude stocks and rising coronavirus infections in the U.S. and Europe stoked fears of a supply glut and lower fuel demand. Read more

9. Airtel Africa declares $1.5c interim dividend

Telecommunications and mobile money services provider, Airtel Africa Plc, Wednesday said it would pay its shareholders an interim dividend of $1.5c (one and five cents of the US dollar) per ordinary share around 11 December 2020. Read more

10. UCL: Ronaldo-less Juve beaten by Barca as five-star Man Utd thrash Leipzig

In the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Spanish giants, Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Read more

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