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Afternoon BREAKING: 17 Breaking News Headlines Today, Saturday July 18, 2020

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday summoned top officials of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the controversial concessioning of the National Theatre to the nation’s apex bank and other top bankers. The Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement between the bankers and the administration is to see a total makeover of the monument. A firm, Topwideapeas Limited, brought a N1.26 trillion suit against the project and on Friday tabled an exparte application before the Lagos court, seeking a halt to the project. [ 28 more words ] - Tribune Newspaper

“The National Assembly Service Commission, at an emergency meeting held on Friday, July 17, 2020, has approved the appointments of some senior management staff for the service.” - Punch Newspaper

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter were hospitalised for COVID-19 treatment, the Times of India reported on Saturday, days after her husband and father-in-law were admitted. Rai’s father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan, also major Bollywood celebrities, were admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital early this week, becoming the highest-profile patients the pandemic sweeping India. At the same time, Aishwarya Rai, a former Miss World who regularly appears on “most beautiful” lists, and her eight-year-old daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but they have since been in-home quarantine. [ 163 more words ] - Vanguard Newspaper

Australia's parliament will be suspended for two weeks over fears that politicians could bring coronavirus from outbreak hotspots to the country's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. The postponement comes a day after the nation's second-biggest city reported a record rise in COVID-19 infections. Citing medical advice, Morrison said the government could not ignore the risk that legislators might spread the disease to Canberra. [ 328 more words ] - Vanguard Newspaper

The report adds that Klopp ‘has already spoken’ with the Leipzig defender and that Paris Saint-Germain will provide Liverpool with ‘solid competition’. - Vanguard Newspaper

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