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Latest News In Nigeria This Afternoon, Monday 20 July, 2020

PHOTOS: NDDC Acting MD slumps during probe

Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof Kenebradikumo Pondei has fainted.

1. Eid-El-Kabir: Islamic Supreme Council tells Muslims when to expect new moon

Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs through the National Council for Moon Sighting, has called Muslims in the country to watch out for the new crescent of Zul-Hijjah from Tuesday, the 21st of July, 2020.

The call was made in a statement titled: ‘Crescent sighting reminder for Zul-Hijjah 1441AH’ issued on Monday, by Usman Al-Nafaty on behalf of the Council.

2. Police promotes 41,863

Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, on Monday said 41, 863 officers and men across various ranks since January 2019 when he took office.

Adamu, who disclosed this at the decoration ceremony of newly promoted senior police officer at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, said the promotions were guided by the principles of seniority and merit, which was reflective of their record of discipline and invaluable experience.

Adamu said the capacity of the human assets of any organization; particularly at strategic management level is fundamental, to the attainment of the goals and mandates of such institution.

3. JUST IN: Voting begins in Ondo APC guber primary

The governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, commenced exactly 2:00 pm on Monday with some aspirants shunning the venue.

Ife Oyedele, Segun Abraham and John Odimayo had earlier announced their withdrawal for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).

Among the remaining nine aspirants, only four turned up at the venue of the election as at 2:00 pm when the exercise commenced. They are Akeredolu, Isaac Kekemeke, Owolabi Adelami and Olusola Iji. Olusola Oke (SAN) arrived later.

4. Alleged fraud: N300m LG funds intact, says Kwara commissioner

Kwara state Special Duties Commissioner Aisha Ahman-Pategi Monday, denied accusing the state Ministry of Finance of alleged withdrawal of N300 million local government funds.

This accusation was said to have led to a shouting bout between the Finance Commissioner Mrs. Florence Olasumbo Oyeyemi and Ms Ahman-Pategi, who until recently was the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the state.

Based on this, state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq invited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to probe funds so far received and disbursed to the 16 local government areas of the state between May 2019 till date.

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