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Thursday, 7 July 2022

7th July Newspaper Headlines

  1.  *NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY 7TH JULY 2022*



  2. *PUNCH*

  3. Kuje invasion: ISWAP claims responsibility, frees Kaduna train attack masterminds

  4. Buhari inaugurates new ministers, redeploys Mamora, Saraki, others

  5. Dutsinma attack: Buharis failings haunt Nigeria

  6. Without sounding arrogant, Im confident of defeating Banky W Obanikoro

  7. Primaries: Kogi PDP inaugurates 12-member reconciliation committee

  8. Osun: Adeleke absent as Oyetola, others participate in debate

  9. 11 fail as 9,989 police constables pass out

  10. Customs arrest 103 suspects over N7bn contraband

  11. Weak naira, others fueling energy crisis Operators

  12. Nigeria flirts with food insecurity as insurgency persists

  13. Lekki port demonstrates Nigerias readiness for trade NPA

  14. EU sets new requirements for inbound air shipments

  15. Business guidell add value to entrepreneurs LSETF

  16. Firm records 850, 000 truck movement in one year

  17. Labour faults NNPCs petrol imports, consumption figures

  18. Buhari, Lawan, Atiku, others mourn OPEC boss, Barkindo

  19. Sallah: Marketers lament high rams prices, low patronage

  20. Rising sea level will get worse, NCF warns

  21. Lagos airport runway shut, airlines predict flight delays

  22. Rising subsidyll stop states from paying salaries Governors

  23. Fuel sells N175/litre, marketers plan strike, queues worsen

  24. FG, EU, German govt inaugurate electrification data platform

  25. Institute provides solar energy training

  26. FG approves N22.45bn for Petroleum, Environment ministries

  27. Discos vow to battle FG over takeover, restructuring

  28. Injured Oshoala ruled out of WAFCON

  29. Falcons battle Mares in face-saving clash

  30. Alampasu delighted to join Maltese club

  31. Ndidi eyes full fitness before Premier League begins

  32. I can handle Blachowicz ' Usman

  33. Oshoala, three Falcons stars listed for CAF award

  34. Saints, Rangers agree 10m for Aribo

  35. Troost-Ekong returns to Watford training

  36. Devils faithfuls lament as transfer trauma continues

  37. WAFCON: Botswana eye victory against Falcons

  38. I'm going to Oregon to win ' Ofili

  39. Falcons seek redemption against Mares

  40. Bilbao's Iaki Williams switches from Spain to Ghana

  41. Capturing sickle cell disease as a disability

  42. May Nigeria never experience this 9th NASS again

  43. Gas explosion rocks Kwara community

  44. Boat captain bags life jail over 13 deaths

  45. Abducted priests rejoin families, Edo denies ransom payment

  46. Robbed Akwa Ibom corpers lose laptops, cash, decry neglect

  47. LASTMA, police probe traffic extortion, withdraw errant officers

  48. Policeman killed in ambush, deputy gov candidate escapes

  49. Drowned boat passengers didnt wear life jackets LASWA

  50. Lagos neighbourhood officer blinds partygoer, agency disowns suspect

  51. Two Ogun residents detained for stealing Sallah ram

  52. Anambra sexagenarian completes degree despite 21-year imprisonment

  53. Suspected female kidnapper nabbed in Ondo

  54. The making of the Nigerian Waco

  55. Atiku and Tinubu: Personal ambition or patriotism

  56. Dont blame Peter Obi for his zealous supporters

  57. Kuje prison attack: PDP accuses APC of complicity



  58. *VANGUARD*

  59. FUEL SUBSIDY: It's a scam; I won't spend $40bn as FG's doing 'Peter Obi

  60. Revenue allocation shortfall: Payment of salaries uncertain in months ahead ' Govs

  61. Edo govt assures farmers of safety amidst fears of attacks by herdsmen

  62. Enugu PDP guber zoning: Nkanu People's Assembly honours Ugwuanyi

  63. We'll replicate my Anambra achievements on a larger scale ' Peter Obi

  64. Cuban firm to establish vaccines manufacturing plant in Bayelsa

  65. No basis for take-over of BEDC, says mgt

  66. Umana, N-Delta minister, vows to make a difference

  67. White paper on Ozoro-Oleh crisis out ' Okowa

  68. Concerned stakeholders wade into Ologbo Itsekiri crisis ' Iyatsere

  69. Bankole Olabopo dies at 84

  70. Five killed, 879 inmates escaped, 443 recaptured, says NCoS

  71. How can terrorists organize, have weapons, attack security installations, get away with it ' Buhari queries

  72. Kuje Attacks: Atiku raises alarm over Abuja's security

  73. We will participate in nation-wide withdrawal of service ' Bread bakers

  74. Abuja-Kaduna train attackers responsible for Kuje Prison raid ' Malam Tukur Mamu

  75. Terrorists 24hr ultimatum: Mamuformally announces withdrawal as negotiator

  76. We'll ensure changes in DisCos don't disrupt service ' FG

  77. FAAN to close domestic runway 18L/36R for repairs

  78. Eid-El-Kabir: Kano approves 10 days Sallah break for Schools

  79. Peter Obi's Presidential ambition threatened as LP faction says 'his candidacy contentious

  80. I haven't picked Funke Akindele as deputy, says Jandor, Lagos PDP gov candidate

  81. Adeleke absent, as Oyetola, Lasun, Ogunbiyi, Omigbodun face off at Arise TV debate

  82. PDP crisis deepens as Wike insists Ayu must go, cautions against undermining Fayose, Ortom, others

  83. 2023: Obi National phenomenon, not southeast agenda, Ohanaeze tells Nigerians

  84. Nothing wrong in Obasanjo selling my candidacy, says Peter Obi

  85. Labour Party's never been against removal of subsidy, says Peter Obi

  86. Kuje attack: I fled with my 3 kids as bombs rained ' Housewife

  87. Again, court defers judgment on Ogbaru market crisis

  88. Soldiers guarding vicinity removed 24 hours before Kuje Prison attack

  89. Kuje Prison Attack: One suspect reportedly caught after hot chase by gallant officers

  90. After Kastina attack, NAF jet kill scores of terrorists near Zakka/Umadan, Mahata villages

  91. How I was shot, dispossesed of my property by armed robbers ' Victim

  92. July 6, 1967 and Nigeria's Class of 66: A reflection

  93. The Cybercrimes Act comforts no cyber misdemeanour

  94. WHO says COVID-19 increased nearly 30% past two weeks

  95. More than 6,000 monkeypox cases reported globally as WHO calls for emergency meeting

  96. 65-yr-old man gets life imprisonment for raping 85-year-old stepmother

  97. For dissolving marriage, impregnating complainant's wife, LASG sacks Judge

  98. (Breaking) Kuje Prison: Abba Kyari, others still in custody ' Official

  99. 100 days: Rescue remaining train passengers in name of God ' Families

  100. We'll start killing kidnapped train passengers in 24hrs' Again, terrorists threaten

  101. Lagos probes Captain as 2 die, 15 rescued in another boat mishap
  102.  


  103. *THISDAY*

  104. Buhari Visits Kuje, Queries Intelligence, Response as ISWAP Claims Responsibility

  105. President Swears in New Ministers

  106. IOCs Lament Escalating Oil Losses, Say Threat Has Reached Existential Level

  107. FG Backs Fidelity Bank's Takeover of Benin, Kano, Kaduna Discos over Insolvency

  108. FG Okays N12.44bn for Projects in Environment, Petroleum Ministries

  109. Ekweremadu: Court Orders NIMC to Release Organ Donor's Bio-data to AGF

  110. Dwindling Revenue: We'll Not Be Able to Pay Salaries in Coming Months, Govs Cry Out

  111. Peter Obi: I Will Remove Fuel Subsidy, Use Savings for Education, Health, Security

  112. Bayelsa Govt, Cuba Consortium Seal Deal to Establish Vaccines Manufacturing Plant

  113. UN Agencies Warn of 'Looming Catastrophe' as World Hunger Levels Rise

  114. FG Urged to Establish National Hydrography Commission

  115. Boris Johnson Digs in Amid Growing Cabinet Resignations

  116. Tributes Pour in for OPEC's Barkindo as His Death Casts Gloom over Abuja Oil Summit

  117. NAF: Air Strikes Killed Scores of Terrorists in Katsina State

  118. Families of 50 Remaining Abducted Victims of Train Attack Protest in Kaduna

  119. Buhari: I'm Confident APC will Win July 16 Osun Guber Poll

  120. Peaceful 2023 Elections Now Under Threat, Warns NEF

  121. 9,989 Police Constables Pass Out from 16 Police Colleges, Training Schools

  122. You Can't Proscribe Union Activities, ASUU President Tells Obaseki

  123. Delta Community Protests 10 Years of Neglect by Agip

  124. Man Jailed for Life for Raping Octogenarian in Ekiti

  125. After Serving 21-year Jail Term, Man, 60, Bags Varsity Degree

  126. Displaced Ilaje Residents Urge A'Ibom to Intervene in Communal Crisis

  127. 2023: CSO Tasks INEC on Stakeholders' Enlightenment

  128. Eid-El Kabir: Bauchi FRSC Deploys 987 Personnel



  129. *THE SUN*

  130. 2023: We need to overhaul our politics, says Northern elders

  131. Road to 2023: Obill change Nigerias ugly narrative Yunusa Tanko, NCFront spokesman

  132. Road to 2023: Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket insult to Christians Dr Ekwok, CRiver PFN chair

  133. Road to 2023: Delta PDP: House divided against itself

  134. Osun guber: Were sure of victory, PDP boasts

  135. Minell be sweet, says Oyetola

  136. PDP charges NASS to probe collapse of security architecture

  137. Super Falcons players, Rivers Angels listed for CAF awards

  138. Sterling agrees on 55m Chelsea switch

  139. Alampasu joins Maltese Pieta Hotspurs

  140. Huddersfield Town snap up 2015 Nigeria U15 invitee

  141. Osimhen best striker in Napoli, says Italian pundit

  142. AWCON 2022: Super Falcons target 3 points against Botswana

  143. Aribo set for 10m Southampton move

  144. Joshua names Mike Tyson favourite heavyweight of all time

  145. Kyrgios admits he felt wasted, reaches first grand slam semis

  146. Israel Adesanya fires back at critics

  147. OPEC, Sylva, industry leaders extol virtues of Barkindo

  148. Caverton secures Benins presidential fleet maintenance contract, unveils water bus

  149. Delta, firm seal deal for N270 bn housing development project

  150. FG to use flaring penalties for environmental remediation

  151. Building savings culture in Nigerias challenged business environment

  152. Consumers hail sack of Benin, Kano, Kaduna DisCos mgt

  153. UASPDA president reiterates commitment to reposition market

  154. Manufacturers under severe pressure over diesel, raw materials

  155. Coca-Colas Catalyst for Change programme empowers 10,000 women

  156. Trophy Extra Stout innovates with No DNA Needed campaign

  157. Fuel subsidy affecting inflow into FAAC NGF

  158. NLC reiterates call for upward review of workers salaries

  159. Ekweremadu: Court orders NIMC to submit Ukpos bio-data to AGF

  160. Ohanaeze elders stand with ex-deputy senate president, wife

  161. Terroristsll never prevent Buhari fulfilling his international obligations Presidency

  162. Kuje: UK warns nationals on safety, security in Nigeria

  163. I never sponsored agitation, IPOB -Obi

  164. Niger mining site massacre: Military vows to defeat terrorists, bandits

  165. Group seeks pact with CDS to address economic sabotage

  166. Police on red alert over planned celebration of 777 by cultists

  167. Tanko Muhammads resignation and matters arising (1)

  168. Politics of chop-chop at Onitsha River Port

  169. Complete balkanization of Nigeria Police

  170. El-Rufai, Uba Sani, Balarabe and Kadunas future

  171. Kwankwasos golden opportunity

  172. FTAN and call to bell the tourism cat

  173. Amazing therapies with citrus peel wastes

  174. Ugwuanyi opens new vista in public healthcare with Medical University

  175. Nigeria needs inclusiveness not hatred

  176. Akanni Aluko, a man I so much loved

  177. INEC and credible polls in 2023



  178. *GUARDIAN*

  179. ADC not only among three largest parties, but most credible alternative

  180. Akwa Ibom moves to clear refuse dumpsite along Uyo village road

  181. Oyo: Police arrest two suspects over alleged ritual killing, sale of human parts

  182. Court sentences boat captain to life imprisonment for manslaughter

  183. APM Terminals Apapa moves against drug abuse, illicit trafficking

  184. Rivers residents lament absence of state abattoirs, poor meat processing

  185. Air Force jets reportedly bombs Katsina community by mistake

  186. MFM's relegation a bad omen for Lagos, says Akanni

  187. Amstel Malta Ultra tips Nigeria to bounce back against Botswana

  188. GSMA reveals 5G spectrum needs for 2030 across bands

  189. NASME leverages confab to address SMEs' sustainability concerns

  190. FCCPC to punish operators for non-compliance with NERC regulations

  191. Sell-off in UBN, 15 stocks drag indices further by N16 billion

  192. Unity Bank extends N10m business grant to corps members

  193. FG, EU, Germany seek improvement in electrification rate

  194. Firm advises Nigerians against hosting data abroad

  195. Firm launches new online payment platform

  196. Expert harps on technology automation for better outsourcing

  197. ICT stakeholders synergise for digital inclusion at PIC parley

  198. 2023: Tech entrepreneur unveils election monitoring app

  199. Women in PENGASSAN advocates for domestic violence-free society

  200. Paxful moves to boost financial literacy, empower women, youths

  201. Absence of project planning hindering artistes' career growth, says Akinboye

  202. 2023: Expediency of continuous voter registration

  203. Once bitten

  204. When evil men conspire, good men should combine

  205. Ekiti and the merchants of maggots

  206. 2023: How to distinguish among contestants

  207. The unseen child

  208. Research agenda to reform the civil service

  209. As NDLEA moves against drug abuse

  210. Bureaucracy of voter registration

  211. Third Lagos International Water Conference: A postscript

  212. Wounded Falcons seek redemption against plucky Botswana

  213. Open drug markets threat to public health

  214. Students, parents lament prolong ASUU strike, demand Adamu's sack

  215. Boris Johnson faces uncertainty as over 30 members of govt resign

  216. Kenyan court freezes Flutterwave's accounts, others over alleged money laundering

  217. Advocating improved nutrition financing in Nigeria

  218. APGA is a disappointment to Ndigbo, says MASSOB

  219. SEC Nigeria, Ghana to promote market regulations in West Africa sub-region

  220. SOKAPU opposes APC's Muslim-Muslim guber ticket for Kaduna

  221. Obi's candidature: Nigerians are tired of deception, re-cycling of failed politicians, says Ohanaeze



  222. *LEADERSHIP*

  223. Kuje Prison Attack: Madalla, Nyanya Bombers, 62 Terrorists, 264 Others On The Loose

  224. Why Fuel Scarcity Will Persist In Abuja, Others ' Federal Govt

  225. Buhari, OPEC, World Leaders, Others Mourn Barkindo

  226. How ISWAP Attacked Kuje Correctional Center

  227. MALICIOUS AND LIBELOUS PUBLICATION AGAINST THE PERSONALITY OF HON. DANJUMA USMAN SHIDDI BY SOFT SELL NEWSPAPER, TARABA TRUTHS AND FACTS

  228. BREAKING: ISWAP Terrorists Claim Responsibility For Kuje Prison Attack

  229. JUST-IN: NAF Air Strikes Kill 42 Terrorists In Katsina



  230. *NEW TELEGRAPH*

  231. WAFCON: After opening day flop, Falcons battle to maintain dominance

  232. Oil drops 2% to 12-week low on recession fears

  233. Obi To Kwankwaso: Primitive sentiments like yours bane of Nigeria's devt

  234. Shocks as OPEC scribe, Barkindo, dies weeks to retirement

  235. Abuja fuel crisis to persist for a while 'Sylva

  236. Kuje Facility: Invaders freed 64 Boko Haram members 'Defence Minister

  237. Presidency: Buhari won't succumb to terrorists' activities

  238. KUJE CORRECTIONAL CENTRE ATTACK: ISWAP claims responsibility, releases video evidence

  239. Nigeria loses $10m daily to crude oil theft

  240. Ekweremadu: Court orders NIMC to submit Ukpo's bio-data to AGF

  241. MOSOP to FG: Reverse $178bn oil loss via dialogue

  242. Reengineering ACGSF lending window

  243. Telecoms record steady growth with 5G

  244. Challenges slow growth in manufacturing

  245. 5G-enabled smartphone to reach 69% by 2023

  246. Bread: 'Disregard master bakers' strike threat

  247. Asaju, spectrum expert, bows out of NCC

  248. Stakeholders commend NCC's support for sport devt

  249. Wema Bank launches leadership school

  250. External reserves climb to $39.25bn

  251. Over 2000 people to attend Africa Social Impact Summit

  252. Subsidy: Anxiety as Reps embark on another probe

  253. Electoral Act: Senate initiates fresh amendment over primaries

  254. Kwankwaso's insults on Ndigbo show he's not a nationalist 'Ezugwu

  255. Funke Akindele emerges PDP deputy governorship candidate

  256. Injury rules Oshoala out of 2022 WAFCON

  257. WAFCON 2022: Amstel Malta Ultra tips Falcons to bounce back against Botswana

  258. Chelsea set to seal 45m Sterling deal

  259. Moroccan club Avadas appoints Gara Gombe consultant

  260. Delta unveils logo, mascot for NSF

  261. Morocco 2022: Super Falcons target three points against Botswana as Oshoala returns to Spain

  262. Richarlison to miss Spurs' season opener

  263. Morocco advance to Awcon last eight

  264. Milan complete Origi free transfer signing

  265. Moroccan club Avadas appoints Gara Gombe consultant



  266. *BLUE PRINT*

  267. Investigation:How intelligence failure, insiders' conspiracy led to Kuje jailbreak

  268. Revealed! What Buhari told security operatives on Kuje prison attack

  269. CVR Update: INEC registers another 10.4m

  270. PVC: INEC decries empty chairs in Lagos office

  271. Impeachment: Oyo Assembly directs CJ to set up 7-man c'ttee to investigate deputy governor

  272. 2023: Support Tinubu, eschew ethno-religious messages, group urges Nigerians

  273. 2023: Peter Obi's popularity nightmare to treasury looters ' Ohanaeze

  274. Air Peace extends wings to Asia with China, India launch

  275. FG pays N4.2trn as petrol subsidy in 5 years

  276. No basis for takeover of BEDC ' Management

  277. Dangote customers to enjoy N1bn in new promo

  278. Debt to rise as FG targets N720bn from bonds in Q3

  279. Exposed! How FG ignored intelligence on Kuje Correctional Center attack

  280. Kwara: Woman injured as gas explosion destroys N5m property

  281. Foundation mulls N26.5m devtprojects across Kwara LGs

  282. OPEC mourns Nigeria-born secretary-general Barkindo

  283. Ogoni clean up: FEC approves N449 million environmental restoration consultancy

  284. At last, Atiku reveals real cause of Kuje jail break

  285. 2 arrested for stealing Sallah ram in Ogun

  286. Idheze community protests neglect by Agip oil

  287. Nigeria Correctional Service gives fresh update on Kuje prison attack

  288. Barkindo's contributions to energy sector legion ' Northern governors

  289. Police pass out 1,087 recruit constables in Maiduguri

  290. LawanmournsBarkindo

  291. NPC holds trial census in 9 Niger LGs

  292. Gwagwalada: NBA set to celebrate 10th anniversary

  293. Court grants Okorocha permission to travel to UK for checkup

  294. Ekweremadu: Court orders NIMC to submit Ukpo's bio-data to AGF

  295. Ogun pensioners suspend proposed mega protest over gratuity

  296. Informal sector workers get insurance pay

  297. How Boko Haram attacked Kuje Correctional facility

  298. How Nigeria can exploit $15bn potential market for renewable energy- REAN

  299. Pictures: Buhari visits Kuje prison hours after attack



  300. *TRIBUNE*

  301. (PHOTONEWS): Oyinlola, CBCIU board members attend UNESCO General Assembly session

  302. Bread scarcity looms in Anambra as South-East bakers threaten strike

  303. Police pass out 9,989 new recruited personnel in Imo

  304. Court acquits suru homes boss, Akinlade of N1.7bn fraud

  305. Buhari carries out minor cabinet reshuffle as he swears in 7 new ministers

  306. Top Nigerian Sports Personalities of All Time

  307. How importers, exporters can enjoy duty recovery, drawback ' ITAS

  308. Organised Private Sector mulls completion of Lokoja Inland River Port

  309. NIWA board to make 10,00km waterways navigable

  310. Delta approves N400m grant to 40 mission schools

  311. Unfriendly trade policies, poor access roads fueling cargo diversion ' STOAN

  312. How standard gauge rail construction delays Customs scanner operations ' Malanta

  313. Fuel crisis again!

  314. NIMASA canvasses stakeholders' collaboration on security

  315. We are tired of paying multiple taxes, levies to Anambra govt agencies, private school owners tell Soludo

  316. Kaduna Dry Port set for Domestic Export Warehouse operation

  317. Highland Park shooting suspect due in court on 7 murder counts

  318. Pope to give women a say in appointment of bishops

  319. South Africa tavern deaths: Tears for teenagers at mass funeral in East London

  320. DR Congo leader warns of war with Rwanda

  321. Boris Johnson insists he will 'keep going as PM' despite flood of resignations

  322. UK junior home office minister Atkins resigns

  323. R Kelly, 9 others in the entertainment industry who have been sentenced to prison for sexual crimes

  324. Fidelity Bank takes over Kano, Benin, Kaduna, Ibadan, Port Harcourt DISCOs

  325. Negative sentiment persists at NGX as equities investors lose N16.15bn

  326. Accountancy a tool for national development, good governance in Nigeria 'Lead City VC

  327. Why we introduced more flights on Lagos, Abuja routes ' Dana Air

  328. FG hosts delegates of preferred bidders for airport concession

  329. SAHCO earmarks additional N2bn for equipment

  330. Key players attribute high fares to multiple factors

  331. Domestic airlines continue to bleed over expensive aviation fuel

  332. 15 years after, FAAN set to shutdown Runway 18L/36R for airfield lightings installation



  333. *SPORTS*

  334. 20 moments that defined Messi's career - CNN

  335. 5 Last-Minute Storylines to Watch Ahead of the 2022 NHL Draft - Bleacher Report

  336. 5-Star PG Kylan Boswell to Play for Arizona in 2022-23 Season After Reclassifying - Bleacher Report

  337. Aaron Rodgers Says Packers' Rookie WRs 'Definitely Look the Part' Physically - Bleacher Report

  338. Ajibade, Kanu, Oshoala nominated for CAF womens player of the year award - The Cable

  339. Alampasu delighted to join Maltese club - Punch

  340. Alampasu joins Maltese Pieta Hotspurs - The Sun

  341. Amstel Malta Ultra tips Nigeria to bounce back against Botswana - Guardian

  342. Aribo set for 10m Southampton move - The Sun

  343. Atletico Madrid snap up free agent Witsel - Yahoo

  344. AWCON 2022: Super Falcons target 3 points against Botswana - The Sun

  345. Beth Mead edges England over the line against Austria in Euro 2022 opener - Yahoo

  346. Beth Mead scores winner as England start home Euros with victory over Austria - Yahoo

  347. Biggest Winners and Losers of Baker Mayfield Trade - Bleacher Report

  348. Bilbao's Iaki Williams switches from Spain to Ghana - Punch

  349. Browns trade quarterback Mayfield to Panthers - Yahoo

  350. CAF Award: Super Falcons Laud Monday's Nominations - Complete Sports

  351. Cameron Norrie: How British player became a Wimbledon semi-finalist - BBC

  352. Cavaliers Rumors: Collin Sexton Has 'No Market' in FA; CLE 'Hopeful' for New Contract - Bleacher Report

  353. Chelsea set to seal 45m Sterling deal - New Telegraph

  354. Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Investing in Ice Cube's BIG3 League - Bleacher Report

  355. Delta unveils logo, mascot for NSF - New Telegraph

  356. Devils faithfuls lament as transfer trauma continues - Punch

  357. England 'can do better', insists Sarina Wiegman after victory against Austria - Yahoo

  358. England 1-0 Austria: Lionesses get off to winning Euro 2022 start - BBC

  359. England 1-0 Austria: player ratings from the Euro 2022 opening game - Yahoo

  360. England offer record crowd glimpse of new dawn for women's football - Yahoo

  361. England v Austria player ratings: Beth Mead stars but two Lionesses fail to live up to hype - Yahoo

  362. Euro 2022: A night like no other for women's football in England - BBC

  363. Euro 2022: Beth Mead gives England lead against Austria at Old Trafford - BBC

  364. Euro 2022: Beth Mead's goal gives England winning start against Austria - BBC

  365. Euro 2022: Hollywood star Natalie Portman kicks off tournament - BBC

  366. Falcons battle Mares in face-saving clash - Punch

  367. Falcons seek redemption against Mares - Punch

  368. Former NFL star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had CTE when he died, parents say - CNN

  369. Frenkie De Jong transfer to Manchester United held up by 17m deferred wage debt - Yahoo

  370. Hosts raise a glass to Mead as Euro 2022 gets off to a record-breaking start - Yahoo

  371. Huddersfield Town snap up 2015 Nigeria U15 invitee - The Sun

  372. I can handle Blachowicz ' Usman - Punch

  373. I'm going to Oregon to win ' Ofili - Punch

  374. Injured Oshoala ruled out of WAFCON - Punch

  375. Injured Rafael Nadal stages incredible fightback to reach Wimbledon semis - Yahoo

  376. Injury rules Oshoala out of 2022 WAFCON - New Telegraph

  377. Israel Adesanya fires back at critics - The Sun

  378. Jaguars File Motion to Dismiss Josh Lambo's Lawsuit Over Urban Meyer Allegations - Bleacher Report

  379. Jimmy Butler Tells P.J. Tucker 'F--k You and Joel Embiid' After PF Signs with 76ers - Bleacher Report

  380. Jimmy Garoppolo's Top Potential Landing Spots After Baker Mayfield Trade - Bleacher Report

  381. Joe Aribo Set For Southampton Medical - Daily Independent

  382. John McEnroe compares Rafael Nadal to a superhero after Wimbledon win - Yahoo

  383. Joshua names Mike Tyson favourite heavyweight of all time - The Sun

  384. Kevin Durant Trade Rumors: Nets Aren't 'Thrilled' with Current Offers amid Suns Buzz - Bleacher Report

  385. Kevin Durant Trade Rumors: Nets SF Has 'Gone Dark' as Numerous Stars Have Reached Out - Bleacher Report

  386. Kevin Durant Unveils Trailer for Showtime's 'NYC Point Gods' Documentary - Bleacher Report

  387. Knicks Trade Rumors: Taj Gibson Drawing Interest from 'Multiple Teams - Bleacher Report

  388. Kris Letang, Penguins Nearing New Contract; PIT 'Still Working' with Evgeni Malkin - Bleacher Report

  389. Kyrgios admits he felt wasted, reaches first grand slam semis - The Sun

  390. Lakers bring back Bryant on one-year deal - Yahoo

  391. Lakers Trade Rumors: Eric Gordon, Buddy Hield Interest LAL Amid Kyrie Irving Buzz - Bleacher Report

  392. Leeds sign USA international Adams from RB Leipzig - Yahoo


  393. *Good Morning*

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Things to consider before writing a screenplay

 


Things to Consider Before Starting Your Screenplay

The lightbulb moment is invigorating. Few things beat that rush of excitement that courses through you when a movie idea hits you.

What follows is the urge to flesh out your idea because you believe you might be onto something special.

Here's some friendly advice: enjoy that moment because it's one of the perks of the creative process. But before committing to transforming that idea into a full-on screenplay, tick these boxes first.

 

1. Test Your Idea

Understand that some ideas are nothing but ideas and will not thrive on-screen, while others are genuinely screenplay-worthy.

So to vet the value of your idea, ask yourself a few questions: is this line of thought fresh, or is it merely a spruced-up version of the last two movies you saw? 

Can this produce a story, or will you struggle to squeeze out three acts?

If you think your idea will fly as a screenplay, the next thing you want to do is pitch it to close pals to gauge their interest. Ask for honest feedback on how they feel about it. Having many people interested in the story might be a sign that it's worth chasing.

 

2. Determine Why Your Story is Important

It's always great to nail this down before writing. Why would anyone care about this story? What does it matter if you tell it? Will it make any impact on anyone’s life? 

These questions are important because they let you test your idea for relevance. 

For instance, you wouldn't want to pour yourself into a story that would slip under the radar because it was ahead of its time.

 

3. Define Your Target Audience

You also want to have clarity about who you're writing for. Identify their age group (if this applies), popular worldviews, the trends they are familiar with and other details. 

This process aims to ensure that when you begin writing, you can embed story elements that your audience will understand, so they find your work relatable.

 

4. Outline Your Story

Your story outline is like a simplified version of your treatment. It contains all the events that would happen in the script but without dialogues. Basically, what you do is break down your story into its narrative-arc components and map it out beat by beat. 

Some writers use index cards or notepads. The goal is to do what works for you to bring out a good outline for creating a compelling story.

 

5. Develop Your Characters

Getting a sense of who your characters are before diving into the story is very important. Make a list of your characters and their strengths, weaknesses, goals, and motivations. 

This process will help you to map out how each character would react to different events in the story; it makes writing easier. 

And if necessary, with the bird's eye view you now have, you can decide to tweak the attributes of specific figures to create a more diversified character list before writing.

 

6. Research Your Story

Next, you want to research your story thoroughly. You can start by fact-checking some of the story elements you think you're familiar with to be sure you have your facts right.

Researching aspects of your story you aren't familiar with is a no-brainer. The internet can come in handy in this situation, but you may also need to consult subject matter experts depending on the subject and or how much information you need.

 







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