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Major News in Nigeria RightNow. Friday 17th July 2020

"We are battle-ready at any time. If they are thinking of federal might, we are thinking of people’s might.

"We are leveraging on the electorate,” PDP chieftain Raymond Dokpesi vowed. 

Edo guber election has been scheduled for September by INEC.

The DSS has reportedly arrested Bilal Adamu Halilu.

Halilu is the convener of a northern-based group, 'Arewa Lives Matter'.

The group was planning protests across northern Nigeria before its leader was picked up by the secret police.

An Ondo APC governorship aspirant, Jimi Odimayo, has slammed Governor Yahaya Bello.

The Kogi governor is the chairman of the APC governorship primary election committee in Ondo.

Another aspirant said many of his colleagues are not happy with the choice of Bello as the committee's chairman.

FG on Thursday, July 16, inaugurated campaign strategy team for former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

 The former minister finance is one of the contenders for the post of director-general of WTO.

Adeniyi Adebayo, the minister of industry, trade and investment, disclosed this on Thursday, July 16, in Abuja.

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Lagos state chapter, warns that it is unsafe to reopen schools now.

The union cited the rising COVID-19 cases and the limited testing centres available in the Lagos state as a cause for concern.

“It is people who are alive that can write examinations and use certificates for further studies. What is paramount now are the children, The NUT Lagos said.

The Kogi State Government, North-Central Nigeria, says it is considering “divesting from business ventures”, as its responsibility is to create an enabling environment for businesses to flourish. This position was made known by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, in Lokoja, the State capital. “The State Government is evolving a policy The post “We are reconsidering our business interests” – Kogi Govt. appeared first on Voice of Nigeria. 

Oil prices eased on Thursday after OPEC and allies, such as Russia, agreed to taper record supply curbs from August, though the drop was cushioned by hopes for a swift U.S. demand pick-up after a big drawdown from the country’s crude stocks. Brent crude fell 27 cents, or 0.6 per cent, to $43.52 a barrel by 0439 GMT, and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude dropped 32 cents, or 0.8 per cent, to $40.88 a barrel.

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