Nigerian Afternoon Newspaper Headlines Today, Thursday, 25th June, 2020.



Bandits attack Katsina village, abduct head's daughter

Nigeria records 649 new COVID-19 cases, total now 22,020

Buhari will attend Giadoms NEC meeting -Presidency

APC crisis: We wont attend Giadoms NEC meeting -NWC

Ghana to arraign two over demolition of Nigerian High Commission

APC crisis: Fayemi, Giadom visit Aso Villa, fail to meet Buhari

Shooting: Eight police officers removed from Presidential Villa

AIbom drops charges against Christ Embassy pastor

Nigeria wont get into street fight with Ghana -Presidency

VIDEO: Armed robbers wreak havoc on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Speaker, APC mourn as Kogi Assembly member dies

Three Oyo cabinet members test positive for COVID-19

I'm worried some APC members dont want to surrender Giadom

Ondo Assembly denies plot to remove deputy gov

Osinbajo postpones economic council meeting as APC holds - NEC

APC, Zamfara clash over demolition of buildings

Ondo: Why unity group didnt agree on single candidate

AIbom man nabbed for raping 16-year-old daughter

Ondo CP, Ajayi disagree on alleged police escorts withdrawal

Rivers court clears Obaseki for Edo PDP primary

Wadume: I shot IRT vehicle, it somersaulted, admits soldier

Obaseki favoured as 2,229 delegates elect Edo PDP candidate

Shiites protest incessant killings, demand El-Zakzakys release

The instinct to arrest! Arrest! Arrest!

Giadom: Retire from politics, Fani-Kayode tells Tinubu

Who is afraid of genetically modified mosquitoes

Between Oshiomhole and Obaseki, what difference

How politicians employ ex parte applications to cause crises

Student sues Army for N1bn after losing leg to soldiers bullet

Police arrest 60 suspected cultists in Benue

PHOTOS: Police parade arms dealers, robbers in Abuja

VIDEO: How LUTH doctors fear of COVID-19 claimed our father's life -Family

Tension at NNPC as PENGASSAN threatens strike

42-year-old woman hacked to death in Ibadan

NNPC posts N9.53bn operational loss for March

COVID-19: FEC approves N2.3trn stimulus plan

Zambia health minister arrested for alleged graft

Gunmen kidnap Delta youth president, demand N30m ransom

NUC accredits 15 courses at Calabar varsity

COVID-19: Five doctors, three other health workers test positive in Benue

Ondo: INEC rejects APCs primary election notice

Rivers court strikes out suit against Obaseki 

13,000 apply for Amotekun jobs in Osun

Demolition: Nigeria wont engage in street fight with Ghana -Presidency

IMF cuts Nigerias GDP forecast, says economyll shrink by 5.4%

Akwa Ibom pastor arrested for attempted rape

NWC alleges plot to set APC secretariat ablaze

Why I agreed to be Maina's surety - Ndume

NEC meeting necessary to reset APC -PGF DG

FG sets stringent conditions for school reopening

VIDEO: Tony Elumelu surprises wife on her 50th birthday

NWC threatens to boycott NEC as Buhari backs sacked Giadom

Alleged rape: Lawyers knock police for shielding DBanj

TI, CACOL knock Lagos lawmakers over wives N80m Dubai trip

Unpaid salaries: LAWMA street cleaners, others dump uniforms in protest

Edo 2020: NWC members not tax collectors, PDP replies Wike

We didnt receive N118m COVID-19 donation from Oyo - UCH

Why we demolished church building -Akwa Ibom govt

Kogi lawmaker, John Abah, is dead

D'Banj not our ambassador, says UN

NBET owes power stations N120bn in three months

NLC laments spate of job losses in Nigeria 

World Bank okays $750m for Nigerias power sector

Workers kick against salary cut at NAMA

Rivers court stands down Obaseki suit for out-of-court settlement

Buhari, ministers in virtual FEC meeting

FG unbundles NIPOST, creates three subsidiaries

D'Banj wants me to claim rape allegations were publicity stunt Seyitan

SANs seek nullification of 21 FCT judge-nominees recommendation

Human error caused Pakistan plane crash - Report

Brazil suspends WhatsApp digital payments

COVID-19: Singapore suspends construction of airport terminal for two years

US election: Obama raises $11m for Biden campaign

Singapore PMs brother joins opposition ahead of polls

Go for COVID-19 test, Kaduna speaker urges members

Rape victims shouldnt bathe before visiting hospital - Expert

Discrepancies delaying Imo pension payment

EPL: David Luiz agrees Arsenal contract extension


Gunmen kill two, injure four farmers in Plateau

Edo 2020: I instituted legal action to save PDP from disqualification ' Hon Ogbeide-Ihama

APC NEC: Buhari was ill-advised, says Ajimobi faction

Fayemi denies taking Giadom to Buhari

Nigerian High Commission showed us land documents, says Ghanaian Foreign Minister

Suspected Nigerian pirates kidnap five Korean, one Ghanaian off Cotonou waters

Osinbajo postpones NEC meeting

Nigeria confirms 649 new COVID-19 cases, total now 22,020

Ibadan records fifth killing in three weeks

Court authorises Giadom to proceed with APC NEC meeting

Gunmen attack filling station in Ondo, kill attendant

Ekiti APC crisis: Party defies Fayemi's directives, passes vote of confidence on Ojudu

Reps to probe Federal Ministry of Water Resources over '343m expenditure without vouchers

Aviation unions tackle NAMA over plan to pay half salary in June

COVID-19: FEC okays N2.3trn economic stimulus plan

Three Oyo executive members test positive for coronavirus, two others inconclusive

Obaseki's fate hangs on decision of 2,229 delegates

Kogi State Assembly loses member, Hon Abbah

NNPC records N9.53bn crude oil trading deficit in March 2020

3 female suspects arrested over 818 rounds of live ammunition

Bowen University sacks over 100 workers

COVID-19: We've spent N118m to support UCH, Virology Dept, Oyo govt insists

Bureau of Public Enterprises begins NIPOST break into three companies

COVID-19: We won't tolerate sack, salary cut in maritime industry ' Labour

Buhari backs Victor Giadom as APC acting national chairman

NANS wants schools reopen for academic activities

Trouble brewing over FG airport concession plans

High Commission building demolition: We won't fight dirty with Ghana ' Presidency

Ekiti govt raises alarm over possible community spread of COVID-19

School feeding, conditional cash transfer programs yet to commence in Bayelsa

Edo 2020: PDP aspirant denies stepping down for Gov Obaseki

Ijaw youths protest over market headship in Warri

COVID-19: Five doctors, two ambulance drivers, one emergency worker test positive in Benue

Insecurity: CNG gives FG three months ultimatum or face mass protests

E-lessons or not, teachers must start afresh post-COVID-19, says NUT

COVID-19: Delta students call for reopening of schools

COVID-19: Women take better precautions than men 'Study


APC Crisis: Ajimobi-led NWC to boycott NEC meeting

Ondo Dep Gov raises alarm over withdrawal of police escort

Embassy demolition: Why Nigeria won't fight Ghana ' Presidency

I wasn't stopped from seeing Buhari ' Fayemi

Money Laundering Trial: Why I agreed to stand as surety for Maina ' Ndume

COVID-19: NNPC recorded N9.53bn trading deficit in March

APC crisis: President Buhari backs Victor Giadom

Edo 2020: Stepping down for Obaseki not an option, says Imansuagbon

PDP ticket: Step down, face N2b lawsuit, groups threaten Imansuagbon

Imo contracts: Company denies receiving N3.5bn, says didn't work on Owerri flyovers

Edo Guber: I instituted lawsuit to save PDP from impending disaster ' Ogbeide-Ihama

IMPEACHMENT SCARE: Ondo Deputy Gov may head to court ' Source

COVID-19: We won't tolerate sack, salary cut in Maritime industry'Labour

Five Doctors, three support staff test positive for COVID-19 in Benue

APC CRISIS: Ojudu lied, I was not denied opportunity to see Buhari ' Fayemi

Silent rise of COVID-19 deaths in Lagos

I didn't describe COVID-19 as , says Nwajiiuba

Rape allegation: D'banj's accuser releases statement

Bayelsa govt laments exclusion from FG social security programmes

APC: Port Harcourt thugs after me, factional Chairman, Hilliard Eta raises alarm

On the suit against Buhari by Middle Belt and Southern leaders

Court strikes out suit stopping Obaseki's participation in Edo PDP primary

Edo 2020: Three councillors remove house leader over non-defection to PDP

Over 13,000 applicants jostle for Osun Amotekun job

BOWEN varsity sacks over 100 workers, says decision necessary to sustain school

Shareholders okay NB's N16.1 bn dividend for 2019

APC is a conglomeration yet to fuse, says Forum of ex-lawmakers

Tonye Princewill seeks external intervention in Rivers APC crisis

Obaseki's time in APC rough, tough, says ex Rep's Minority Whip

Beyond Oronsaye report: Buhari pays lip service to cost of governance

EDO 2020: Governors Bala Mohammed, Makinde lead PDP primary committee

Muhammadu Buhari, his service chiefs and the security of Nigerians

Professionals' League fault moves to make Onyeike apologise over govt criticism

Oyo group writes Buhari over Perm Sec slot

Alleged SUBEB Fraud: NUT suspends Kwara chairman, secretary, others

Father of five rescued from committing suicide in Ogun

Again, another woman hacked to death in Ibadan

Court remands two cousins over alleged rape, murder of Maersk MD's wife

Telecom sector grows mobile subscription to 190.8m

Juventus superstar Ronaldo hits new Serie A record

Aguero to see knee specialist in Barcelona, doubtful for season run-in

 *The Nation* 

INEC rejects APCs notice on Ondo primary election

Nigeria records N124.77b deficit in Q1

Alleged $9.8m fraud: Court refuses to halt Ex-NNPC GMD Yakubu's trial

Buhari for APC NEC meeting

NWC members shun meeting, declare it illegal

My life under threat, says stand-in national chair Eta

Tension in Ekiti APC as plot to suspend Ojudu backfires

Fayemi's failed mission to Villa with Giadom

Obaseki, Imansuangbon battle for Edo PDP ticket

When COVID-19 hangs the fate of over 1.3m candidates awaiting results

The order Giadom, others are disobeying

FEC approves construction works worth over N137bn

Ghana vows for security of Nigerians

Osun ready to release maiden edition of sexual offenders register- Oyetola

2023 poll: Ekweremadu advocates early, staggered primaries

FEC approves N2.3trn stimulus plan

INEC rejects Ondo APC notice of primary election

Controversy as NLC withdraws 9 affiliate members from FCTA/FCDA

Giadom NEC meeting iIllegal -APC scribe

Court strikes out suit barring Obaseki from PDP primary

Four murder suspects test positive for COVID-19 in Bauchi

Sanwo-Olu stops congratulatory birthday adverts

Eta alleges threat to life over APC crisis

Group petitions Buhari over Permanent Secs appointment

Nigerias GDP to decline to -5.2%- IMF

Pay cut: Aviation unions threaten NAMA management

Drama as father disappears with alleged raped daughter in Kwara court

NUT suspends Kwara NUT chair, secretary for alleged fraud

Isolation centres mandatory for reopening of schools - FG

Buhari backs Giadom on APC crisis

Cleric tasks FG on insecurity

Emeka Offor's brother joins Anambra 2021 race

Groups decry exclusion from oil bid round

Man United defeat Sheffield Utd 3-0 to keep champions league hope alive

Man Uniteds Martial nets hattrick

 *Linda Ikeji* 

I have serious problem with Oshiomhole - Edo Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaibu

Wearing face mask in church does not affect your connection to God'' pastor Laurie Idahosa tells Christians opposed to the new COVID19 guidelines

Kogi lawmaker, John Abah dies

"Are Democrats, Obama and Biden going to apologize'" - Trump reacts after appeals court orders judge to dismiss criminal case against his former adviser Michael Flynn

"I was arrested by police officers pretending to be delivery agents" D'banj's rape accuser Seyitan Babatayo releases statement as she addresses all that has happened since she came out with her claim

Friends mourn as Nigerian law school student dies after allegedly suffering a cardiac arrest while jogging

3 Oyo Executive Council members test positive for Coronavirus

Super Eagles player Moses Simon named in Nantes Team of the Decade barely a year after he was signed

It is over for Tinubu, he has been retired from politics'- FFK reacts to Buhari's recognition of Giadom as acting APC chairman

Actress, Charlize Theron, 44, explains why she's never wanted to get married

Schools must create isolation spaces and fully-equipped clinics before reopening - FG

Man rescued after attempting to commit suicide in Ogun river (photos)

Former English footballer, Thomas Beattie announces he is gay; says he couldn't come out whilst playing

Ondo Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi accuses the state's police commissioner of withdrawing his police escort

Twitter users troll Piers Morgan after he shared rare photo from his wedding to celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary

Im doing what they call siddon look'' - Rotimi Amaechi reacts to crisis rocking APC

I wish Im a star in America and not Nigeria - Uche Ogbodo tackles IG followers for not liking her photos unless theres a giveaway

Ondo Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi accuses the state's police commissioner of withdrawing his police escort

PDP dissolves South-South caretaker committee

Pregnant Ciara showcases her blossoming baby bump in sexy bikini photos

Giadom gets President Buhari's backing as APC Acting National Chairman

Kosovo President charged with war crimes

Nigerian man condemns DNA test; says every child born by a wife in Igbo culture automatically belongs to the husband

Woman "ends up with square head" after botched chin fat removal surgery

Nigerian soldier arrested for blasting the Chief of Army Staff and other security chiefs in viral video (Watch video)

Chaos as BBNaija star, Cee-C's car fails brake in Enugu (video)

Court remands two cousins over alleged rape and murder of Maersk MDs wife in Lagos

Court strikes out suit seeking to stop Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in Edo PDP governorship primary

Women are not properties - Actress Toni Tones calls for abolition of bride price

Piers Morgan slams 'utterly ridiculous' Novak Djokovic as he tests positive for coronavirus after hosting tennis tournament

Pastor arrested for housing 8 teenage girls and allegedly raping one

Two security guards, 56 and 55, arrested for raping 13 year old girl in Kano

Nigerian man dies after falling off the 9th floor of his apartment in Indonesia while hiding from immigration officers (video)

Tolu Odukoya-Ijogun and hubby welcome baby boy

Nigeria will not engage in a street fight with Ghana - Garba Shehu

Akwa Ibom state government drop charges against arrested Christ Embassy Pastor 


I heard parents shouting at me 'Tackle the n*****, Don't let the n***** play' ' Kevin-Prince Boateng

Juventus and Barcelona reach agreement over sensational Arthur-Pjanic swap deal

Manchester City striker Aguero confirms successful knee surgery

Guardiola: No doubts about Jesus but Man City have other options to replace injured Aguero

Boris Singh lauds role of AIFF Elite Academy and Indian Arrows in shaping his career

Sergio belongs here' - Zidane wants Ramos to retire at Real Madrid

Salah: It's Liverpool's time to win the Premier League

Zidane reveals Ramos has been working on his free-kicks

Vinicius savours chance to play with Hazard at Real Madrid

Everyone is motivated to win the league' ' Salah revels in Liverpool victory over Crystal Palace

Pep should play poker!' - Klopp doubts Man City will rest key players against Chelsea

Salah extends remarkable Liverpool record against Crystal Palace

Cameroon-born Agoume happy to help Inter Milan in six-goal thriller against Sassuolo

Ramos: People shouldn't be imagining things about Real Madrid and referees

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Man City favourites to sign Koulibaly

Mallorca teen Romero sets new record as La Liga's youngest ever player

This is us' - Klopp proud after Liverpool's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace delivers fans 'the respect they deserve

Alexander-Arnold humbled by Beckham comparisons after stunning Liverpool goal

Real Madrid 2-0 Real Mallorca: Zidane's men regain summit through Vinicius and Ramos

Arteta issues Guendouzi warning as he calls on players to respect Arsenal's values

Slimani: Monaco release Leicester City loanee after impressive Ligue 1 season

Solskjaer warns wasteful Man Utd to be more clinical despite Martial masterclass

Younger players look up to him' - Lampard details Willian's impact behind closed doors

Guardiola wants squad fresh for Champions League amid anxious wait over Aguero

Manchester United 3-0 Sheffield United: Martial treble keeps Champions League bid on track

Top 10: African players at Chelsea & Manchester City

There are trust issues between Yanga SC and I - Ghanaian winger Morrison

Molinga double not enough to help Yanga SC dislodge Azam FC

Injury blow for Sheffield United as Mousset limps off against Manchester United

Ten stars who won La Liga title as a player and coach

Man Utd warned to be cautious about replacing De Gea with Henderson, says Neville

Puel wants Arsenal's Saliba to stay for Coupe de France final and confirms interest in PSG's Aouchiche

I was approached by a PSL club - Ghana legend Gyan

Kambole had great games - Cardoso backs misfiring Kaizer Chiefs striker

Luiz hasn't been a proper footballer for about three years' - Defender should say 'prayer of thanks' after new Arsenal deal, claims Petit

Premier League top scorers 2019-20: Vardy, Aguero & Aubameyang lead the race

Premier League crowd noise: Why it is used, how to turn it on or off & can players hear


IMF says decline in global growth worse than forecast

Jessi Combs: US racing driver given female speed record in 2019 fatal crash

Coronavirus: Qantas to axe 6,000 jobs due to pandemic

Ahmaud Arbery: Three men indicted over death of black jogger in February

Iran arrests men for 'selling babies on Instagram

Russian parade defies pandemic as Putin stages power bid

Israel annexation plans for West Bank leave Palestinians in despair

Our time is now': I'm running for office because of George Floyd

Can India afford to boycott Chinese products

It's cold and damp': Seeking a workmate in a historic Australian tunnel

Lesotho's Kick4Life FC to be 'world's first' top-flight club with pay equality

Nigeria's Yoruba women announce their arrival in style

Preventing a plague: fighting Kenya's locusts

Coronavirus: Antibody test lacks 'proper assessment

Coronavirus: Human trial of new vaccine begins in UK

Coronavirus: More than half wait too long for non-Covid tests

Illegal lockdown parties hosted in online rentals

Trump administration claims Huawei 'backed by Chinese military

Google to auto-delete users' records by default


Covid-19 'spiraling out of control' in some US states

Fauci gives terse advice to Americans about wearing masks

6 things you might not know about the Korean War

Novak Djokovic's folly is a lesson to the world

Republicans aghast as Trump's divisive strategy sinks poll numbers

Disney postpones US reopening

Tattoos, karaoke and a touch of film noir: What it was like to work with Anthony Bourdain in Thailand

Trump administration prepares major effort to protect monuments

Drone video shows surfers' very close encounter with great white shark

Trump's latest moves could thwart America's economic recovery

3 men indicted in death of Ahmaud Arbery

Trump event speaker criticized for calling Aunt Jemima a 'picture of the American dream

Wrongful death suit filed over death of 'ER' actress

Race car driver posthumously named fastest woman on Earth for attempt that killed her

One person has died and 465 people have gotten sick after interacting with pet poultry

This may be America's first known wrongful arrest involving facial recognition

Pride during a pandemic: Why visibility and connection still matter

Bolton says Trump turned 'a blind eye' to the pandemic

The new normal: Empty plinths and fever checks

Angry residents erupt at meeting over new mask rule

Fugitive found hiding in ship's AC vent with cash and a knife