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Latest News in Nigeria This Tuesday Morning, 21st of July, 2020.

1. Magu’s Probe: EFCC Officials Get Suspension Letters

Some staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission including the agency’s Secretary, Olanipekun Olukoyede, have received letters of indefinite suspension

This comes days after 12 directors of the agency were suspended by the Presidency in relation to the ongoing probe of suspended Acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu.SaharaReporters gathered that some of the directors affected by that action had been a part of the team investigating Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

Others affected by the suspension include Kabir Latona, Muhammed Abba, Ibrahim Buhari, Rotimi Oyedepo.

2. Ondo 2020: Akeredolu emerges APC candidate

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, on Monday emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the October 10, 2020 governorship election in the state.

Akeredolu defeated eight other aspirants in the race for the party’s ticket to emerge the candidate of the party.

Four aspirants have earlier withdrawn and stepped down for Akeredolu before the commencement of the party’s primary which commenced around 2pm and ended around 8:35pm.

The governor was declared the party’s flag bearer, having won the highest number of lawful votes at the party’s primary election held at the International Conference Centre, Dome, Akure, the state capital.

The four aspirants who withdrawn from the race include Ife Oyedele, Segun Abraham, Jimi Odimayo and Nathaniel Adojutelegan.

3. Senator Akpabio gives account on how successive NDDC management split N1.1trn contracts

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio on Monday gave a vivid account of how successive managements of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) awarded multi-trillion naira contracts through contract splitting, over-pricing of contracts and other fraudulent acts.

Senator Akpabio who stated this during the ongoing investigative hearing held at the instance of the House of Representatives accused successive NDDC management of engaging in fraudulent financial practices ranging from contract splitting with the view to below the minister’s approval of N1 billion.


4. Buhari’s ally, Isa Funtua is dead

Alhaji Isa Funtua, a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, is deadFuntua reportedly died on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest.

Buhari’s spokesmen, Bashir Ahmed confirmed the development on TwitterHe wrote, “Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un! Just heard about Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua’s sudden death.

“This life! May Allah accept his soul, forgive his shortcomings and grant him Jannah al-Firdaus.”

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