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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, 25th June,2020

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How to survive the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping through the globe, Nigeria’s stakeholders are not left behind.- Tribune Newspaper

LEADERSHIP : Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s foremost financial institutions, has once again delivered on its promise to reward customers who save diligently with the UnionKorrect range of accounts. A total of 345 Union Bank customers were awarded cash prizes totaling N40million in a transparent, automated online draw which held on Wednesday, June 24, duly supervised by […] The post Union Bank Rewards Customers With Over N40 Million In UnionKorrect Draw appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN. Source: Leadership Newspaper

US President, Donald Trump, has reacted to a Federal Appeals court judgement ordering the charges against his former aide Michael Flynn to be dropped.  Michael Flynn is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who was the 25th National Security Advisor for the first 22 days of the Trump administration until his forced resignation.  In a victory for the Trump administration, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, June 23, that U.S.- Linda Ikeji Blog

By Olu Fasan LAST month, on May 1, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the implementation of the Oronsaye Report on the rationalisation of federal parastatals and agencies six years after it was submitted to his predecessor, President Goodluck Jonathan. Recently, in his Democracy Day speech, President Buhari said he approved the implementation of the report because of dwindling resources caused by collapse of crude oil prices and the costs of COVID-19. - Vanguard Newspaper

‘Emre racially abused Yobo’

Emre has a notorious record of racially abusing black players, with then Bolton forward El-Hadji Diouf a victim in October 2006.- Punch Newspaper

[ICYMI] Gunmen kidnap Delta youth president, demand N30m ransom

The PUNCH gathered that the victim was kidnapped on Tuesday around 7pm along Ughelli-Patani Road, before Otega Emerhor’s house, as the kidnappers shot into the air to scare passers-by.- Punch Newspapers

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 22,020 on Wednesday as 649 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Nine deaths were recorded from the virus on Wednesday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 542. The health agency in a tweet Wednesday night said the new cases were reported in 22 states. - Guardian Newspaper

Matthew Ochei, Asaba The youth leader in Ohoror community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, Alex Orukevwe, has been kidnapped. The PUNCH gathered that the victim was kidnapped on Tuesday around 7pm along Ughelli-Patani Road, before Otega Emerhors house, as the kidnappers shot into the air to scare passers-by. The kidnappers were Click here to read full news.. Source: Punch Newspaper

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded two cousins: Olamilekan Goke and Akande Adeyinka, at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre over alleged rape and murder of the 44-year-old Mrs Bernadetta Tohouo-Tohouo. The Hungarian is the wife of Mr Gildas Tohouo-Tohouo, the Managing Director of Maersk Nigeria Ltd. Goke, 33, of No. 22, Elepe St., Ikorodu and Adeyinka, 27, of No.12, Odunlami St., Shomolu respectively, were arraigned before Justice Modupe Nico-Clay by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice. - Guardian Newspaper

Brazil defender David Luiz has signed a one-year extension at Premier League club Arsenal, the London side announced on Wednesday. Arsenal in a statement also said that Danni Ceballos, who is on loan at the club from Real Madrid , has extended his deal at the Emirates until the end of the season, while Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari will join the club on a permanent basis.- Complete sports news

As much as key players across the country’s aviation sector have expressed their desire to see the sector bounce back soonest after five months of the closure of the airspace and suspension of flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has however become advisable for the government not to rush into reopening the airports for flights. The need for government to tread cautiously in reopening the five airports already identified for flight operations becomes necessary following the latest revelations that came from the senate committee on aviation. According to the Senate, opening of the aviation sector now may come with lethal consequences, following the information given unto... Source: Nigerian Tribune

LEADERSHIP : The Adamawa state chapter of the Community Policing Advisory Committees (CPAC), has inaugurated, where citizens are urged to sustain dialogue as means of resolving conflict in the state. The IGP represented by the Assistant Inspector-General (AIG), police zone 3, Halilu Abubakar observed that, adopt peaceful dialogue as a means of settling communal disputes is better than […] The post IGP Inaugurates CPAC Adamawa Chapter appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN. Source: Leadership Newspaper

Three Oyo Executive Council members have tested positive for Coronavirus as confirmed by Governor Seyi Makinde. The Oyo state Governor further revealed that the test result conducted on two other members of the council came back inconclusive and will be conducted again. Earlier today, we received COVID-19 confirmation tests for all members of the Oyo State Executive Council (EXCO). Sadly, three tests came back positive, and two were inconclusive so they will need to be retested.- Linda Ikeji Blog

Zambias Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya was arrested on Wednesday and charged with using ill-gotten gains to acquire property, the countrys anti-corruption commission said. Graft investigators honed in on Chilufya, 47, last month after noticing the minister had suddenly amassed a fortune. Chilufya was arrested today and charged with four counts of possession of property reasonably Source: Punch Newspaper

South Africa’s economy is projected to shrink by a 90-year low of 7.2 percent in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said Wednesday. Presenting a supplementary budget in parliament, Tito Mboweni said South Africa’s economy, the most developed in the continent, “is now expected to contract by 7.2 per cent in 2020.” “This is the largest contraction in nearly 90 years,” he said. -Guardian News.

Alex Iwobi was in action for Everton who ended their winless streak with a 1-0 victory at Norwich City in the Premier League on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports. Iwobi who made his 20th league appearance for the Toffees this season, was replaced by Anthony Gordon in the 90th minute. Going into the game against Norwich Everton had not won their last four consecutive games and last tasted victory in February.

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN),a global business network of over 130 companies working together to tackle corruption in the maritime industry is expanding its Collective Action initiative in Nigeria with the support of the Siemens Integrity Initiative. The project will be implemented by MACN and the Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) and run from 2020 up to January 2023. “Through the generous support from Siemens AG, CBi and MACN will be able to contribute to a stronger government and port authority compliance environment and encourage public-private oversight of compliance in ports and terminals. We believe this will lead to more effective seaports and... Source: Nigerian Tribune

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo indicated Wednesday that Israel had the US green light to annex Palestinian land, amid wide criticism of the Jewish state's plans. The post Pompeo says annexation up to Israel amid condemnation appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. Source: Guardian Newspaper

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