Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, July 31st, 2021

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1. COVID-19: NCDC Confirms Eight Fatalities, 590 New Infections 

In its latest case update dated July 30, the NCDC reports 590 new cases with eight COVID-related deaths.

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2. JUST IN: Court Bans APC From Holding Congresses

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Abuja Federal High Court has banned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from holding Saturday’s congresses in Imo State.

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3. Unity Bank Grows 34% Pre-tax Profit, Records N23B Gross Earnings in H1 2021

Unity Bank has grown with 34% Pre-tax Profit and recorded N23B Gross Earnings in H1 2021.

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4. [BREAKING] Fraud: FBI Storms Nigeria To Arrest Abba Kyari

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have arrived in Nigeria and met with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba to demand the arrest and extradite of the Deputy Commissioner of Police and leader of the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, over a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by suspected internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.

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5. Internet Fraud: Abba Kyari Deletes Facebook Post Mocking Police Probe Of FBI Charges

Abba Kyari, the Nigerian police commissioner recently exposed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a member of an Internet fraud syndicate, has deleted the Facebook post in which he dismissed investigation into his scandal as a joke.

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6. $1.1m Fraud: Alleged Conversation Between Hushpuppi And Abba Kyari Exposed

EKO HOT BLOG reports that a US Court document has revealed the conversation between the Deputy Commissioner of Police and leader of the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, and suspected internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi, over bribery and arrest of another suspected fraudster, Chibuzor Vincent following a dispute over a $1.1 million dupe of a Qatari businessperson.

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7. Nigeria To Roll Out 5G Technology Soon – NCC

The Federal Government has announced its readiness to begin the roll-out of fifth-generation (5G) services across the country.

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8. Lawyer Reveals What Sunday Igboho’s Supporters Told Him In DSS Custody

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Pelumi Olajengbesi, the lawyer for the 12 detained supporters of popular Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo well known as Sunday Igboho, has disclosed what the arrested aides told him in the Department of State Services (DSS) custody.

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9. JUST IN: PDP Governorship Aspirant Dumps Party

EKO HOT BLOG reports that a governorship aspirant of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Obiora Okonkwo, has dumped the party.

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10. Student Leaves Shocking Surprise In Front Of Staff’s Office

A disgruntled student has reportedly left a ‘sacrifice’ in front of a staff’s office in Michael Okpara University, Abia State. 

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11. Ondo Varsity Lecturers Begin Indefinite Strike 

Lecturers at the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, OAUSTECH, Okitipupa, Ondo State on Friday began an indefinite strike action.

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12. Police Apprehend Two Women With 390 wraps Of Indian Hemp

Men of the Delta State Police Command have apprehended two women with 390 wraps of drugs suspected to be Indian hemp.

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13. JUST IN: Bandits Attack Hospital, Abduct Nurse, Caregiver

EKO HOT BLOG reports that unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked the General Hospital, Dansadau in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State and abducted a nurse and caregiver.

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14. Man Who Kidnapped Nine Children In Kano Sentenced To 104 Years In Prison

Paul Onwe the man who engineered the kidnap of nine children in Kano state was sentenced to 104 years in prison by Justice Zuwaira Yusuf of Kano high court.

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15. How A YouTuber Fell Off A Mountain

22 year old YouTuber, Albert Dyrlund, has fallen to his death while filming a video for his YouTube channel.

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16. #BoJuBoJu @ Lagos

Following the undertaking by the Trustees of King’s College; St. Gregory’s College; Barewa College; and Igbobi College to alert their schools to the raging controversy over the shabby treatment meted out by the Government to the Randle family over the J.K. Randle Centre which is under construction at Onikan, Lagos, more schools have insisted on getting involved as part of their civics education.

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17. Opinion: The Bane of Entrepreneurship

Most people don’t understand the bane of entrepreneurship, that is, the ugly side of starting and sustaining a business. They love the way entrepreneurs looks but don’t understand the enormous tasks and sweat it takes to start, run, and sustain a business.

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18. Tokyo Olympics: Two African Athletes Win Gold On Day Seven

Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega won the first athletics gold of the Tokyo Olympics while in the pool there was a gold and a world record for South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker.

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19. Okagbare Failed Doping Test, Banned From Tokyo Olympics

Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare, has been provisionally suspended from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after failing a drug test.

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