Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Newspaper Headlines

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  1. COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 444 New Infections, 11 Deaths

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirms that Nigeria now has a total of 174,759 COVID-19 cases.

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2. COVID-19: FG Places Lagos, Six Others On Red Alert

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Federal Government (FG) has placed Lagos State and six others on red alert following the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

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3. COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 32 Delta Variant Cases In Four States, FCT

Thirty-two Delta variant cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in five states across the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed.

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4. Sanwo-Olu Reveals Number Of COVID-19 Deaths Recorded In One Week

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed that the state has been recording six COVID-19 deaths daily in the last week.

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5. BREAKING: IGP Appoints Tunji Disu As Abba Kyari’s Replacement

Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has appointed DCP Olatunji Disu to provisionally replace under fire Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, pending when the lingering malfeasance case levelled against the supercop by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is resolved.

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6. Hushpuppi: “We Didn’t Advise Mompha”- EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has distanced itself from claims by Mompha.

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7. VIDEO: Drama As DSS Operatives Attack Journalist At Sunday Igboho’s Aides Trial

A mild drama ensued on Monday as the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) attacked Vanguard photojournalist, Mr. Gbenga Olamikan, at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

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8. BREAKING: Governor Abiodun Loses Father

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Monday, lost his father, Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya Abiodun.

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9. JUST IN: Governor Makinde Re-Appoints Seven Former Oyo Commissioners

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has forwarded the list of seven immediate past Commissioners who are set to be re-appointed to the State House of Assembly.

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10. 2023: Igbo Presidency In God’s Hands, Says Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, on Monday, said the chances of the South-East region producing the nation’s presidency in 2023 is in God’s hands.

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11. Patients Forcefully Discharged As Resident Doctors Begin Strike

About 44 patients on admission in the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital were on Monday forced to go home by the management of the hospital as the resident doctors downed their tools.

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12. Man In Court For Beating Another To Death With Charm Ring

A 43-year-old man, Akintunde Ojuawo has been remanded in the correctional centre in Ado-Ekiti over alleged murder by a Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court.

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13. Chaos As ‘Mad Cow’ Kills 3-Month Old Baby In Delta

There was chaos on Monday at the Ebrumede community in the Effurun area of Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State after a cow on the run reportedly killed a three-month-old baby.

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14. #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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15. 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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16. Olympics: Ese Brume Wins First Medal For Nigeria In Long Jump

Ese Brume has won the first medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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