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Biggest News In Nigeria This Evening Monday July 20th 2020

Ondo PDP primary: Deputy Governor not threat to me, says Jegede

A total of 114 delegates of the People’s Democratic Party have pledged to vote for Mr. Eyitayo Jegede at the primary of the party scheduled for Wednesday, July 22. This is just as Jegede boasted that the entrance of the state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, was not a threat to his expected victory at the primary.

The 114 Akure delegates from Akure South Local Government made the pledge at the second leg campaign of Jegede to delegates across the 18 local government areas.

‘I only smoke, I don’t sell hemp’, suspect told court

A suspected Indian hemp smoker, Babarinde Muritala, 30, on Monday told a Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, that claim by the officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, that he was selling Indian hemp was false.

He admitted to smoking Indian hemp but stated that the two bags claimed by NDLEA officials to belong to him were not his property.

Another epidemic looms after COVID-19 ― Boss Mustapha

The Federal Government, on Monday, warned about the possibility of another pandemic if the country fails to take advantage of the opportunities presented by COVID-19 to develop its health infrastructure.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, who raised the alarm while inaugurating the Board of Experts (BoE) of the Healthcare Sector Research and Development Intervention Scheme (HSRDIS) said “if we lose the sense of the moment, we will be confronted with another pandemic and we will find ourselves starting all over again.

Ayade To Build Social Housing For Obudu Ranch Resort Host Communities

Worried by the squalid and deplorable living conditions of the host communities of the Obudu Ranch Resort in Obanliku local government area, Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade has promised to change their situation with the provision of social housing.

Governor Ayade who was on a one-week working visit to the Obudu Ranch Resort, made the promise during his tour of the communities.

Be vanguards of peace, Nasarawa gov tells leaders

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Monday, urged leaders across the state to be vanguards of peace.

He made the appeal at the Aliyu Akwe Doma banquet hall, government house Lafia while playing host to a delegation of leaders of thoughts from Lafia local government area of the state.

Sule who described peace as necessary tool for development said his administration was committed to achieving its policy thrust anchored on economic growth, infrastructure development, job creation and security. 

Imo varsity staff protest on non-payment of salaries

The Joint Action Committee of the Non-Academic Staff Union of the Imo State University, Owerri, on Monday held a protest over the non-payment of the five months salaries of 675 staff, including pensions of retirees.

This comes as the union has condemned the selective payment of staff of the university by the state government.

ONDO APC primary: Accreditation of delegates kick off smoothly as Akeredolu, Oke, others arrive venue

THE accreditation of over 3000 delegates who will elect a governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress kicked off today smoothly. Delegates from the 18 council areas of the state were accredited after which the election accreditations, various canopies were installed and tagged according to the 18 local government areas.

With the withdrawal of four aspirants, Ife Oyedele, Dr Segun Abraham, Jimi Odimayo and Nathaniel Adojutelegan, only eight aspirants will participate in the election.

BREAKING: Most NDDC contracts are handled by members of National Assembly – Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has linked contacts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to members of the National Assembly, saying that the majority of the contracts awarded were handled by the lawmakers.

He made the disclosure while answering questions at the ongoing probe by the House of Representatives committee.

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