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Top Breaking News In Nigeria This Afternoon, Thursday, July 16th, 2020

BREAKING: NDDC: Police storm Joy Nunieh’s residence.

Nigeria Police operatives have besieged the residence of Joy Nunieh.

Nunieh was former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The security agents arrived at the home, 3, Owuru Creek view, off Herbert Macaulay Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, early morning.

Nunieh was due to appear before a Senate panel in Abuja, today.

The upper chamber is investigating the alleged misuse of N40billion NDDC funds.

Nunieh and Niger Delta Minister, Godswill Akpabio, have been engaged in a shouting over match over the crisis rocking the NDCC Interim Management Committee (IMC).

Nigerian military pounds Boko Haram camp, kills scores.

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram camp in Borno.

Several terrorists were said to have been hit in a massive air strikes on July 15.

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, made this known in a statement on Thursday.

The air raid took place at Ngwuri Gana along the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe axis of the state.

The spokesman said the air operation was in continuation of the sustained offensive against terrorists elements in the North-East.

The senior officer said the operation followed intelligence indicating that the settlement was one of the locations from where the terrorists launch attacks against troops’ positions and villages around the area.

Aerial surveillance missions also confirmed the heavy presence of a large number of terrorists in the settlement, some of whom were seen slinging their rifles.

“The Air Task Force therefore, launched coordinated attacks on the various targets within the settlement, employing an enhanced force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships.

“The attack aircraft took turns in engaging the designated locations within the settlement, scoring devastating hits which led to the destruction of several structures, including the communication centres, as well as the neutralisation of several terrorists”, he added.

Tolulope Arotile: Atiku reacts to death of Nigeria’s first combatant female pilot.

Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has mourned Nigeria’s first female combatant helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile.

Atiku, who described Tolulope as a pace setter, said she would always be Nigeria’s number one.

Tolulope, a staff of Nigerian Air Force died in an accident in Kaduna State on Tuesday.

Reacting to her death, Atiku in a tweet wrote: “Tolulope Arotile was an inspiration. She shattered the ceiling, and will always be our number 1.

“May she rest in the bosom of the Lord. And may the Almighty God grant the Arotile family and all her loved ones the comfort to bear this loss. -AA”

Ondo: Yahaya Bello heads APC primary election committee [Full list].

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ondo Governorship Primary Election slated for July 20, 2020, the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee has constituted Primary Election and Appeal Committees.

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello will chair the Primary Election Committee, while Chris Baywood Ibe will chair the Primary Election Appeal Committee.

The full list below:

For the Primary Election Committee, Yahaya Bello is the Chairman while O’tega Emerhor is the Secretary.

Members are Alwan Hassan, Samuel Sambo, Binta Salihu, Emma Andy, Adebayo Adelabu, Abdullahi Aliyu and Margret Ngozi Igwe.

For the Primary Election Appeal Committee, Chris Baywood Ibe is the Chairman while Abdulmimuni Okara is the Secretary.

Members are Festus Fientes, Okon Owoefiak, Abba Isah, Umar Duhu, Sani El-katuzu, Osuere Eunice and Emeka Agaba.

The committees will be inaugurated at the APC National Secretariat by 3pm on Friday 17th July, 2020.

Already, 12 aspirants have been cleared to contest.

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