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Biggest News Currently Happening In Nigeria This Afternoon, Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Here are the biggest stories currently happening in Nigeria, this Thursday afternoon.


BREAKING: Wike rushes to Nunieh’s house as policemen besiege home of ex-NDDC MD.

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has rushed to the residence of a former acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, in Port Harcourt following massive presence of armed policemen in the compound.

The armed security operatives besieged the residence of Nunieh on a day she was billed to travel to Abuja to testify before an ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives investigating the alleged malfeasance in the NDDC.

Nunieh has been engaged in allegations and counter allegations with Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, over corruption and mismanagement of resources that accrued to the commission.

The armed policemen, who reportedly came in dozens as early as 4am on Thursday, were said to have surrounded the house attempting to gain entrance into the main building.

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A source said the policemen banged the gate repeatedly and later forced it open but could not enter inside the house where Nunieh took refuge.

Nunieh confirmed that armed security operatives were in her premises located at 3, Owuru Creek view, off Herbert Macaulay Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, on Thursday.

Disturbed by the development, it was gathered Wike, who had earlier warned against harm coming the way of Nunieh, moved in to monitor the development.

Sources from the Government House confirmed that the governor was at the residence but failed to disclose the actions he took when he arrived the area.


BREAKING: NDDC acting MD walks out on Reps.

Acting Managing Director of Interim Management Committee(IMC) the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei and his team on Thursday walked out on the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC.

He said he and the team were not prepared to make any presentation before the committee.

Pondei had abjected to Chairman of the Committee, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, presiding over the investigative hearing, insisting he cannot preside over a matter in which he is an accused.

Members of the Committee, including Benjamin Kali, Ben Ibakpa and Shehu Koko, told the Acting MD that since there was no document before them, he is constitutionally bound to answer their queries.

While members were still making contribution on the issue, the Acting MD sought permission to leave and walked out before the committee could grant or reject his request.

Furious members of the Committee accused the Interim Management Committee of trying to frustrate legislative functions and ordered a warrant of arrest be issued against him.

The Committee also unanimously passed a vote of confidence on its Chairman.


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.


BREAKING: FG set up panel to probe alleged fraud in NSITF.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has inaugurated a presidential investigative panel to probe the alleged financial infractions in the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).


NYSC extends service year of seven corps members in Osun.

The National Youth Service Corps has extended the service year of seven corps members as four members absconded in Osun State.


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.


Ondo: Yahaya Bello heads APC primary election committee.

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.


Why court refused to dissolve 10-year-old marriage.

The Karu Upper Area Court sitting in Mararaba, Nasarawa, on Thursday refused to dissolve a 10-year-old marriage brought by one Mrs Deborah Joseph for lack of care.

The petitioner had urged the court to nullify the marriage between her and her husband, Mr Pious Joseph, on account that he had not cared for his family anymore.

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