Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers Saturday 18th July 2020

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INEC publishes final list of candidates for Edo governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of candidates for the Sept. 19 Governorship Election in Edo State. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in Abuja on Saturday. Edo guber: Wike, Fintiri, others strategise to defeat …

Jailed ex-minister dies of coronavirus

A former Algerian cabinet minister detained in a corruption case has died from the COVID-19 illness, his brother said Saturday. Ex-telecom minister Moussa Benhamadi, 67, who was close to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, contracted the novel coronavirus earlier this month and died on Friday, his brother Abdelmalek Benhamadi told AFP. Coronavirus lays bare S.African’s toxic …



Hackers ‘manipulated’ employees to access Bill Gates, Joe Biden, other accounts — Twitter

Twitter said Saturday that hackers “manipulated” some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack, including those of Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Elon Musk, and apologized profusely for the breach. Posts trying to dupe people into sending the hackers Bitcoin were tweeted by the official accounts of Apple, Uber, Bill Gates and …

Truck crushes motorcyclist to death, injuries three in Ogun

There was an outrage on Saturday at Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State when a mob set ablaze a truck belonging to a cement company for crushing motorcyclist to death. It was gathered that the incident occurred around 8:00am on the old Ibadan roundabout road, Ago-Iwoye, in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area of the state. One …

Buhari names train station after Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renaming of the Agbor train station, the biggest train station on the Itapke-Warri rail line after former President Goodluck Jonathan. The minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi disclosed this on Saturday while inspecting the extent of work done on the Central rail line that will be extended to Abuja …

Abuja-Kaduna fare to double when train resumes – Amaechi

The train fare for the Abuja to Kaduna service will double when the train resumes, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has said. He stated this on Saturday while inspecting construction works on the Ikapke to Warri rail line. Abuja-Kaduna train hourly service to commence soon Abuja-Kaduna rail to get new locomotives, coaches – …

It’s wrong to close Church for whatever reason – Clergyman

A clergyman, Apostle (Dr.) Bolaji Akinyemi has said that the continued closure of places of worship was an attack on the essence of God. According to him, the fear of the pandemic which prompted the government to order churches and mosques closed shows the low level of understanding of the people in government. COVID-19: FG …



14 kidnapped villagers rescued after gun duel in Katsina

Fourteen women who were abducted from Kwantawama village in Dutsinma LGA last night have been rescued by the police after a gun duel with their abductors. The spokesman of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah who confirmed this in a statement on Saturday said the bandits numbering over 40 on motorcycles, armed with AK …

Evacuation: 324 more Nigerians depart U.S. for Abuja

Another flight evacuating Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic has departed for Abuja. The fully booked plane, with 324 passengers on board, left the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, on Friday night. FG evacuates 317 Nigerians from UK Evacuation: 162 Nigerians depart New Delhi It is expected to arrive …

Lawan denies 2023 presidency ambition

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has refuted media reports that he has begun underground moves to run for President in 2023. Lawan said it is premature for anybody to be talking now about 2023 at a time the country is facing myriad of challenges that require collective efforts to tackle. Ahmed Lawan: Every …

Popular Pastor, Chris Omashola involved in car accident Photo

Popular Nigerian Pastor, founder of Zionwealth Church, Lekki, Chris Omashola, was on Saturday involved in a car accident in Warri, Delta State. DAILY POST gathered that the accident, which occurred at about 3pm took place around a flyover, opposite Delta Mall, Warri in Delta State. Close relatives who confirmed the incident to DAILY POST said …
Popular Pastor, Chris Omashola involved in car accident Photo

Arsenal vs Man City: Guardiola, Arteta’s starting XI for FA Cup semi-final confirmed

The starting line-ups for the first FA Cup semi-final this evening between Arsenal and Manchester City have been confirmed. Both Premier League giants have their eyes on winning England’s oldest cup competition. The Gunners and City will face off at Wembley, with a place in the final against Chelsea or Manchester United at stake. Pep …
Arsenal vs Man City: Guardiola, Arteta’s starting XI for FA Cup semi-final confirmed

LaLiga: Zidane drops hints on leaving Real Madrid after winning title

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said he is not sure he will remain at the club next season. Zidane this week led Los Blancos to their 34th LaLiga title, following a 2-1 win over Villarreal on Thursday. The Frenchman is now only three trophies short of Miguel Munoz’s club record of 14 pieces of …
LaLiga: Zidane drops hints on leaving Real Madrid after winning title

APC reacts as youths vandalize Ize-Iyamu’s billboards, accuses Obaseki

The Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress,APC, has strongly condemned the alleged vandalism of its outdoor billboards and campaign posters by the Edo State Government, decrying the move as ‘an egregious escalation of abuse of office and disregard for the law’ by the Obaseki-led government. In a press conference today in Benin City …
APC reacts as youths vandalize Ize-Iyamu’s billboards, accuses Obaseki

I made a wrong choice of Deputy Governor – Akeredolu

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has admitted he made a wrong choice in his Deputy, Agboola Ajayi, who has now defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Akeredolu stated this while meeting party delegates in Igbekebo in Ese-Odo council area, ahead of the primaries on Monday. According to him, “Despite the criticism and …
I made a wrong choice of Deputy Governor – Akeredolu

LaLiga: Setien reacts to Messi’s comments, speaks on resigning as Barcelona manager

Barcelona manager, Quique Setien, has insisted he did not feel criticised by Lionel Messi’s remarks, after the 2-1 shock defeat to Osasuna on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Setien also made it clear he has not thought about resigning from the role. Messi labelled Barca “inconsistent” and “weak” in an angry interview, …
LaLiga: Setien reacts to Messi’s comments, speaks on resigning as Barcelona manager

FG cash transfer: Don’t collect less than N30,000 – Sadiya Farouq tells Nigerians

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, has told Nigerians benefitting from Federal Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) not to collect less than N30,000 as grant. She spoke on Saturday at a press briefing in Gusau, Zamfara State, NAN reports. Farouq said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s initiative was to bring succor to the poor, unemployed …
FG cash transfer: Don’t collect less than N30,000 – Sadiya Farouq tells Nigerians

EPL: Solskjaer hits back at Lampard, Mourinho over comments on Man Utd

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunner Solskjaer, has hit back at suggestions from Chelsea coach, Frank Lampard and Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, that the Red Devils have benefited from more VAR decisions and have been “luckier” than other Premier League clubs this season. Lampard had questioned some of the “strange” VAR decisions that have benefited …
EPL: Solskjaer hits back at Lampard, Mourinho over comments on Man Utd

I suspect NAF pilot, Tolulope Arotile was murdered – Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has rubbished the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) account of how Tolulope Arotile died. The late Flying Officer was Nigeria’s first female combat pilot. NAF had stated that she was inadvertently hit by a former classmate when the car was in reverse mode on Air Force base in Kaduna. On Saturday, …
I suspect NAF pilot, Tolulope Arotile was murdered – Fani-Kayode

Villarreal finally confirm Cazorla’s departure amid interest from Arsenal

Spanish La Liga club, Villarreal, have confirmed that midfielder, Santi Cazorla, has decided not to renew his contract with the club amid reports linking him with a move to Arsenal. Villarreal also disclosed that the 35-year-old would make his final appearance for the club on Sunday when they host Eibar in the La Liga. Cazorla …
Villarreal finally confirm Cazorla’s departure amid interest from Arsenal

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