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Latest Breaking News In Nigeria This Afternoon, 17th Of July, 2020

BREAKING;Nigeria reports new 595 COVID-19 infections

BREAKING;NDDC Attempt to arrest Nunieh legitimate – Police

The Rivers State Police Command has rejected reports that the armed activists who attempted to arrest the former director of the NDDC, Joi Nunieh, were not sanctioned by the Inspector General of the Police and the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State.

The state governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike, said in an interview shortly after Nunieh was rescued that the officers could not present an arrest warrant and the police hierarchy was unaware of their presence.

However, in a statement by SP Nnamdi Omoni, the PR officer, the Rivers Police Command said the employees were on legitimate duty.

BREAKING;NDIC seeks legislation to hold directors accountable for bank failures

Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has legislative powers that allow directors to account for bank failures.

The banking underwriter also wants clarification of bills that could be interpreted as overlapping mandates between the NDIC and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to avoid confusion in the laws that apply to them.

Umaru Ibrahim, the NDIC chief, said this on Thursday in a statement titled Clarity in the NDIC and CBN roles in the proposed amendment to BOFIA, which is crucial for effective banking regulation.

The document noted that Ibrahim made the presentation at the public hearing to amend the 2004 Banking and Other Financial Institutions Act, which was ordered by the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions in Abuja.

"Directors of banks should be detained, are fully responsible personally for the causes of their banks' failure, which were found to be negligent in managing the bank," said the NDIC director.

BREAKING;Court orders return of Saraki properties forfeited to Nigeria government

The Federal Court of Justice's Lagos division has ordered the return of two houses from former Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki that were forfeited to the Nigerian government.

In 2019, the Federal Court of Justice in Lagos ordered the temporary lapse of two properties in Ilorin, the capital of the state of Kwara.

The Nigerian anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), claimed in an Exparte application submitted by lawyer Nnaemeka Omewa that it had been acquired through income from illegal activities.

BREAKING;FCT discharges 21 patients, records 23 new COVID-19 cases

21 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the FCT isolation center.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced in a tweet on Friday.

The country's capital also recorded 21 new cases of infection. 39 patients died from the effects of COVID-19.

23 new cases, 21 released in the FCT. "Summary of # COVID19FCT as of July 16, 2020." Total number of confirmed cases: 2761 "Total number of active cases: 2016. Total number of cases released: 706" Recorded deaths: 39

BREAKING;Nigerian Army recruitment: Oyo govt alerts of scam

The government of the state of Oyo has appealed to the public to beware of fraudsters who are submitting fake 2020/2021 recruitment forms to the Nigerian army.

Governor Seyi Makinde's spokesman, Taiwo Adisa, said the government confirmed that the forms were fake.

Adisa said the warning resulted from a letter of disclaimer from the Directorate for Resettlement and Recruitment Reserve (DARRR) to the state government secretary, Olubamiwo Adeosun.

The DARR advised the state, indigenous people and residents to draw attention to the distribution of the fake recruitment form and an equally fake website: http.//

DARK explained that the portal for the application form for the admission of 80 regular recruits has not yet been opened.

BREAKING;How Ex-Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, Got University Student Who Created Parody Twitter Account In His Name Detained For 54 Days

Babatunde Olusola, an orphan and chemical engineering student at Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, is still in custody 54 days after his arrest for creating a parody Twitter account of former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

His arrest was directed by Jonathan, who personally made a phone call to the inspector general of the police, Mohammed Adamu, alerting him to the parody account and requesting Babatunde's arrest.

The former Nigerian president also instructed his chief of security to file a formal written complaint with the inspector general of the police.

Babatunde was arrested by his uncle from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a feared controversial unit of the Nigerian police.

The police entered Babatunde's privacy and received information from the telecommunications service provider about his call list.

The call list connected him to his uncle, a pastor in Ogbomoso, State of Oyo, who was immediately placed under house arrest by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad staff and ordered to invite Babatunde to his home for further arrest.

Thereafter, Babatunde was transferred from Ogbomoso to Ibadan and later to Abuja, where he continues to be detained in the Nigerian Police Criminal Police and Intelligence Service (FCIID) in Area 10, Abuja.

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