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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Tuesday morning, July 14, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. PTF conducts mid-term review of COVID-19 response strategy

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said on Monday the team had conducted a mid-term review of its COVID-19 National Response Strategy. Read more

2. 595 new cases of COVID-19 push Nigeria’s total to 33,153; death toll now 744

Nigeria on Monday night recorded 595 fresh COVID-19 cases. Read more

3. Nigeria’s infectious diseases expert dies of COVID-19

An infectious diseases expert, Prof. Lovett Lawson, has died of COVID-19. Read more

4. Passengers to no longer arrive at airports three hours before time, Nigerian govt says

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Monday the Federal Government had reduced the time travellers were expected to get to the airport. Read more

5. Malami threatens lawsuit against online newspaper over reports alleging corruption

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Monday threatened to sue the online media platform, Sahara Reporters over alleged libelous and defamatory publications against him. Read more

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6. Fresh evidence suggests airborne transmission of COVID-19 —NCDC

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said on Monday new evidence had suggested that COVID-19 maybe transmitted through the air. Read more

7. 602 ex-terrorists renounce membership of Boko Haram in Gombe

At least 602 repentant Boko Haram members on Monday renounced their membership of the terror group and swore Oath of Allegiance to Nigeria. Read more

8. Nigeria, Saudi Arabia restate commitment to oil production agreement

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said on Monday Nigeria and Saudi Arabia had reiterated their firm commitment to the agreement between the Organisation of Petroleum Export Countries (OPEC) and its allies, OPEC+.Read more

9. NSE: Bear run continues amid losses in bank, oil & gas stocks

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extended its downtrend further on Monday as bank and oil and gas stocks posted significant losses, and negative sentiment remained rife among investors. Read more

10. Proposed electricity tariff increase will not affect the poor —NERC

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has assuaged fears over the effect of the proposed tariff increase that has been suspended by the federal government of Nigeria. Read more


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