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17 Major Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday July 20, 2020

LastBorn2000
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By Ozioruva Aliu – Benin City Immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in his Iyamho residence, Etsako West Local Government Area called the incumbent governor of Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki “the snake”. Oshiomhole stated this when he addressed a crowd of party supporters and faithful who thronged his residence yesterday evening after a similar scenario when he came home from Bening City on Saturday night adding that those that were bent on destroying the APC in the state have been “smoked out.” [ 81 more words ] - Vanguard Newspaper

• U.S., UK, China, Germany dump wastes on Africa• Toxins found in breast milk, vegetables, others• Experts lament weak legislation to tackle the menace Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria and the rest of Africa may soon begin to grapple with a different layer of complicated health issues unless governments rise up to the mounting electronic waste (e-waste) on the continent. [ 92 more words ] - Guardian Newspaper

As delegates in the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) go to the polls to elect their flag bearer today, there are strong indications that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu may emerge as candidate of the party. Recall that some aspirants had kicked against the adoption of indirect mode of primary election. But chairman of the Primary Election Committee for Ondo State, Governor Yaya Bello had maintained that the party has adopted Indirect Primary as the mode of election for Ondo gubernatorial primary election. [ 968 more words ] - Leadership Newspaper

The ongoing onslaught by the Kogi State Government against bandits and terrorists received further boost at the weekend with the arrests of some notorious bandits and recovery of arms/ammunitions. The arrest and recovery of arms and ammunitions made across four LGAs of the state, namely, Kabba Bunu, Adavi, Okehi and Ofu LGAs, followed the state government's renewed efforts in strengthening its… [ 408 more words ] - Leadership Newspaper

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has said that contrary to reports that President Muhammadu Buhari graciously approved the extension of his tenure for another five years, he got only six extra months elongation. Muhammadu who attributed what he described as “seriously misleading and a desperate attempt by mischief makers to cause disaffection in… [ 490 more words ] - Leadership Newspaper

There is a high degree of uncertainty in the country over the National Housing Programme (NHP) in 34 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari, following the inability of most Nigerians to rent or purchase affordable housing irrespective of the mounting deficit. This is further heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic that has crippled virtually every sector of the economy, including the built environment. [ 3,637 more words ] - Leadership Newspaper

Africa’s foremost car inventor, researcher and manufacturer of Z-600, Engr Dr Ezekiel Izuogu is dead. Izuogu who hails from Ideato North Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State, Nigeria died early hours of July 18th, 2020. He was a scientist, a researcher of note, foremost politician and inventor of Nigeria’s first indigenous car, Z-600, that took the world by surprise during its first official public unveiling. [ 673 more words ] - Leadership Newspaper

Political leaders from the Bayelsa West Senatorial district have backed an existing zoning arrangement of the National Assembly seats between Sagbama and Ekeremor local government areas. The Bayelsa West Senatorial seat had become vacant following the inauguration of Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo as the deputy- governor of the state. The Political leaders at the meeting were made up of various political parties and chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Hon Solomon Aguana, Chief Thompson Okorotie, Amb Felix Oboro, Hon Fyneman Wilson, former minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri who was represented by All Progressive Congress(APC) Deputy Chairman, Orubebe Ogeibiri and member of APC Board of Trustees, Chief Peres Peretu. [ 139 more words ] - Leadership Newspaper

Niger State government has organised a stakeholders meeting with the Fulani Herdsmen within Bobi grazing reserve in Mariga reserve, with a view to profiling those outside before allowing them to stay inside the reserve. The meeting, presided over by the commissioner,inistry for Livestock and Fisheries, Haruna Nuhu Dukku at the weekend was also aimed at educating the herdsmen on the need for their maximum support and participation in the modern animal husbandry,. [ 154 more words ]- Leadership Newspaper

Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari has called on stakeholders and members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state to Intestify their support in the ongoing war against banditry, robbery and cattle rustling in the state. The governor made the call while speaking with the chairmen and stakeholders of APC from the state, 361 wards and 34 Local government chairmen during an interactive meeting. [ 145 more words ]- Leadership Newspaper

The Defence Headquarters has said troops of Operation Sahel Sanity and Air Task Force killed 17 bandits and arrested five others in Katsina State. The team however lost one officer and two soldiers while four others sustained injuries during the operation. The acting director of Defence Media Operations, Brig Gen Benard Unyeuko said the troops of Combat Team 1, Operation SAHEL SANITY with the support of Air Task Force on 18 July 2020 captured one of the notorious armed bandits strongholds located in the deep forest of Jibia local government area of Katsina State known as Dangote Camp. [ 357 more words ] - Leadership Newspaper

The Organizing for Change, a civil society organisation, has urged the National Assembly to set-up a fresh joint committee to probe the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The CSO also urged that President Muhammadu Buhari should maintain his position on the forensic audit and call the National Assembly to order to avoid escalating the divisive politics by the members of his government. [ 273 more words ]- Leadership Newspaper

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has been urged to constitute a committee that would oversee the refund of deposits to 2020 Hajjintending pilgrims across the country. Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), a non-governmental organisation, monitoring and reporting hajj activities, gave the advice in a statement by its national coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammed and publicity secretary, Abubakar Mahmoud, yesterday. The group noted that it is expedient for the apex hajj regulator to ensure a transparent refund process following the decision of Saudi authorities to limit this year’s Hajj to only residents of the kingdom. [ 163 more words ]- Leadership Newspaper

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