Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday, July 20th, 2020

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1. COVID-19: Nigeria Confirms 556 New Cases

Nigeria on July 19, 2020, recorded 556 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases in the country to 36,663.

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2. America’s 8th Largest Airline Company Records First All-Nigerian Flight Crew

Nigerians are known to be people of extraordinary talent, determination and zeal for great exploits irrespective of where they find themselves in the world.

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3. Coronavirus Vaccine: WHO Chief Scientist Thinks Mid-2021 Is Possible

Widespread coronavirus vaccination could begin in the middle of next year, the chief scientist of the World Health Organisation, Soumya Swaminathan said.

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4. Ondo Guber Primaries: Aspirant Steps Down For Akeredolu

One of the 12 aspirants vying for the ticket of the APC in the Ondo State gubernatorial election has stepped down for Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu few hours to the primaries.

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5. Messi Breaks Top Goalscorer Record After Barca’s Final Day Win

Lionel Messi finished as top goalscorer in Spanish La Liga for a record seventh time after netting twice as dethroned champions FC Barcelona went on a scoring spree on Sunday.

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6. Third Mainland Bridge Closure: Agencies Test-Run Safety Measures

The management of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) conducted a joint inspection of strategic jetties and terminals with other stakeholders on Sunday, to monitor safety procedures, ahead of the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge.

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7. Big Brother Naija; Praise Nelson In Marriage Scandal

Less than 24 hours since the show, Big Brother Naija began, one of the housemates, Praise Nelson has been caught in a marriage scandal as fans dug up photos of his family.

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8. Governance: Presidency Reacts To Editorials, Says Buhari’s Critics Should Appreciate Due Process

The Presidency has frowned at a number of opinion articles and a stringent newspaper editorial on Sunday, which outrageously said President Muhammadu Buhari was not in control of his administration.

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9. MKO Abiola Airport Taken Over By New Investors, Says Osun Government

The Osun State Government has announced that the MKO Abiola International Airport in Ido Osun has been taken over by new investors.

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10. Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Up 6,109 to 771,546

Russia records 6,109 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing its total to 771,546.

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11. Hoodlums Attack Police Station, Beat Officer To Coma, Cart Away Ammunition

There was anxiety on Sunday at Orogun community, Ughelli North L.G.A in Delta state when some marauding hoodlums sacked a police station in the area.

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12. Ex-Ado Poly Governing Council Member, George Ojo, Dies at 62

A member of the now-dissolved 10th Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Chief George Ojo, dies at 62 following a protracted illness.

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13. Ondo Poll: APC Aspirant, Ife Oyedele Steps Down For Akeredolu Ahead Of Primary Election

Few hours to governorship primary election in Ondo State, one of the All Progressive Congress, APC’s aspirants, Ife Oyedele has stepped down for the incumbent governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the primary election scheduled for Monday, 20 2020.

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14. COVID-19: Buhari Wishes Geoffrey Onyeama Speedy Recovery

President Muhammadu Buhari has wished the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, quick recovery as he goes into isolation after testing positive to COVID-19 on Sunday.

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15. 29 Suspects Escape From Police Cell In Abia

A total of twenty-nine criminals have allegedly escaped from detention at the Central Police Station (CSP), Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State.

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16. Ondo Elections: Police To Bar Politicians With Security Escort From Voting Venues

The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji, has warned politician against bringing security aides or escort into the venues of the parties’ primaries holding this week.

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17. Edo Poll: I Regret The Day I Made Obaseki My Succesor ― Oshiomhole

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in his Iyamho residence, Etsako West Local Government Area said he made a serious mistake bringing Governor Godwin Obaseki as his successor in 2016 even as he said with his defection and that of his deputy to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, “the bad heads in our party are gone”

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18. The Need To Promote Women Empowerment For National Development

A lot of people do not have adequate understand of the idea behind female empowerment that has become the focus of individuals, families, governments and nations so while some do not yet comprehend its deeper meaning, many are simply afraid of its interpretations as it may upset the norm or pre-existing ways of livingand reasoning especially in a paternalistic society as ours.

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19. Resilience [Forging Ahead] Part III – By Bashorun J.K. Randle

It is simply amazing how the list of those who are keen to appear on Resilience TV has gown longer and longer despite the channel’s declared policy of no mention of the Corona Virus [Covid-19] pandemic.

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20. COVID-19 In Nigeria: Insight Into How Lagos State Is Battling The Virulent Pandemic

The Lagos state government has disclosed the type of drugs used for COVID-19 patients in the state in order to ensure their recovery from the virulent infection.

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21. Ondo Poll: APC Changes Venue Of Primary Election

Barely 12 hours to the Ondo state governorship primary election, the All Progressive Congress, APC has changed the venue of the election.

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22. JAMB Okays Commencement Of Admission Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday said tertiary institutions in the country could commence first and second choice admission for 2020/2021 from August 21.

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