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Today's Biggest News In Nigeria, 18th July 2020.

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Police arrests two ATM fraudsters in Jigawa


COVID-19: Oyo gov, Makinde, commissions another isolation centre


Two suspected Automated Taller Machine, ATM, fraudsters, one Isaac Izan, 27, and Emmanuel Ijeku, 22 were arrested by police in Jigawa state.

This was disclosed by the police spokesman SP Abdu Jinjiri.

He said the incident happened in Dutch local government at one of the banks along Kiyawa road.

He clarified that the incident occurred when a commercial motor vehicle driver sent his driver to one of the banks with his ATM card to withdraw the N25,000.


Jinjiri said the ATM card was replaced with another in the victim's assist process and got stuck in the machine while attempting to withdraw the money.

Therefore, he said the victim rushed back to the bank to request his card and found that his card was used by an unknown person(s) and the amount of N40,000 was deducted from his account from another ATM stage.

Police managed to arrest the two suspects at Bauchi State, Wunti Quarters.

The money withdrawn and the passport confiscated were retrieved from the suspects during the course of the investigation.

"The case is under review, and will soon be put before the judge," he said.


COVID-19: Oyo gov, Makinde, commissions another isolation centre


Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has commissioned another COVID-19 isolation center in the state's local government area in the midst of the pandemic located at Awe in Afijio.

While commissioning the isolation center at AFIJIO LGA, Governor Makinde said that the goal of his administration to revamp the state health sector remains unchanged.

According to him, the new isolation center was a testament to the government's determination to reduce COVID 19 's effect as its administration was preparing to remodel health facilities across all the state's nooks and crannies.

He said; "The center will provide for the well-being of the people and residents of all four areas of the local government in Oyo City.

"I call on all relevant stakeholders to collaborate with government to ensure delivery of a world-class healthcare service.

"The center is part of efforts to revamp the state's dilapidated health-care system, saying it's important to curb the spread of the virus among the community 's residents," added Governor Makinde.

This came four days after the state government confirmed it had registered its highest daily COVID-19 cases when the confirmation tests for 141 suspected cases returned positive.

Governor Makinde who revealed this in a post on his official Twitter page, said that 141 fresh cases now carry the number of reported cases in Oyo State to 1867.

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ATM Emmanuel Ijeku Isaac Izan Makinde SP Abdu Jinjiri

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