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Top News Headlines In Nigeria This Afternoon, Saturday, 18 July, 2020

Senate President, Lawan speaks on running for presidency in 2023.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has denied he is planning for president in 2023.

This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, on Saturday.

NDDC: Nigerian women calls on Buhari govt to protect Joy Nunieh.

The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), has called on the Federal Government to protect Joy Nunieh, a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), from all forms of harassment and intimidation while she faces probe.

Arotile: 'more female pilots to battle B'Haram, bandits'.

With the shocking death of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, the Nigerian Military is consoled that more female pilots will join the counter terrorism war which the late pilot was committed to.

Eleven female pilots are currently concluding flying trainings both within and outside the country, the Nigerian Air Force has disclosed.

Police arrest kidnap kingpin, rescue 14 female victims in Katsina.

The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, for Dutsinma, Katsina state, CSP Muhammad Makama, Friday night, led ”Operation Puff Adder” to Kwantawama village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state, to arrest a notorious Kidnap kingpin and rescue 14 of his victims.

Fire engulfs shop in Warri market.

A bridal and gift shop located at the popular Igbudu Market in Warri South council area of Delta state, was early Saturday, engulfed in fire.

The Nation learnt that the fire started at about 6am and lasted for nearly an hour.

The timely intervention of youths in the area, as well as other traders reportedly saved the situation.

Sources at the market disclosed that the fire may have been caused by an electrical spark due to fluctuation of power.

Weekend lockdown continues in Ogun - State Govt.

The Ogun State Government said on Saturday that the weekend lockdown in Ogun State will continue until further notice.

Mob sets truck ablaze over cyclist's death.

A mob in Ijebu – Ode, Ogun State, on Saturday morning caught fleeing driver of articulated truck and beat him to a pulp for allegedly killing a commercial motorcycle rider.

The mob also set his truck ablaze and attempted to hurl him into the burning truck but for the quick intervention of the Operatives of the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps(NSCDC), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE).

Military kill seven bandits, recover ammunitions, cattle.

Nigerian Army has revealed that its troops under ‘Operation Sahel Sanity”, a component of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’, yesterday, killed seven suspected bandits.

Anambra govt issues warning to herdsmen.

Anambra State Government has warned against the grazing of animals on school premises.

Ostar Christopher, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Security, decried that this was going on despite ban.

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