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Major News Headlines In Nigeria You Need To Know, Thursday Morning, 16th of July, 2020

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Presidency reacts as Magu is released after 10 days in detention.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said the invitation of the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, by the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel was in his best interest.

On whether Magu’s 10-day detention was illegal, Adesina said: “if anything illegal has been done, there are ways to seek redress for it. However, I think it is in the best interest of everybody, including Magu, for the panel to have invited him to hear his side of the story.


Edo gov’ship: Wike, Fintiri, others strategise to defeat APC.

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo Governorship Election, yesterday, met in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on how to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming election.

The Chairman of the council and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said the party was confident of victory for Gov. Godwin Obaseki.


El-Rufa’i to community leaders: expose evil ones among you.

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday told leaders of Zango Kataf and Kauru councils of the state to expose people behind the crises in their communities where a 24-hour curfew is in place.

The communities have been at lwar, resulting in killings and destruction of property.


Private schoolteachers turn beggars as proprietors face lockdown hardship.

Since the COVID-19 lockdown started in March this year, Mr and Mrs Ogunlola have not been able to feed and meet other obligations for themselves and their two-year-old twins.

This is because they are both teachers in private secondary schools in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State and have not received salaries due to the lockdown and school closure.


BREAKING: Nigeria records 643 new COVID-19 cases, total now 34,259.

Nigeria has recorded 643 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 34,257.


WASSCE/pupils resumption: S’West states, Ebonyi, C’River on collision course with FG.

There were strong indications on Wednesday that some state governments were on a collision course with the Federal Government over their pupils’ participation in the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.


Osun to prosecute policewoman for maltreating stepdaughter.

The Osun State Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Bukola Olaboopo, has disclosed plans by the government to arraign a policewoman, who has allegedly been maltreating her six-year-old stepdaughter.


NCP asks electorate to reject PDP, APC.

Governorship candidate of the National conscience Party (NCP) in Edo State, Pastor Peters Osawaru Omoragbon, has called on the people of the state to reject the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gov. Godwin Obaseki and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu at the polls.

He said he is not desperate to become governor, but wants to enlighten the people of the state and enrich the electoral process by letting them know that they have other alternatives to choose from.


Conduct credible poll in Edo, INEC tasked.

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure the success of the September 19, governorship election in Edo State.

The Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, said INEC must ensure that the conduct of the election was free and fair.


Senators slam ambassadorial nominee over comments on ‘APC crisis’.

Members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs yesterday fumed when an ambassadorial nominee from Edo State, Yamah Mohammed Musa, told the panel his contribution to All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. At the commencement of screening of the 41 non-career and one career ambassadorial nominees, the committee chairman, Senator Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa (APC, Bauchi North) had asked the Edo nominee to explain his contribution to APC in his state.

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