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Biggest News In Nigeria This Afternoon Saturday July 18th 2020

Ex-Army General’s N8.1B suit against Lagos for definite hearing July 22

The Federal High court in Abuja has fixed a N8.1 billion Naira legal action instituted by Maj. General AbdulRauf Tijjani (rtd) against Lagos State government for definite hearing on July 22. Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the definite hearing date yesterday following the confirmation that parties involved in the suit have filed and exchanged necessary court processes to join issues with each other.

Delta records 11 new coronavirus cases, total hits 1,415

The spread of novel Coronavirus in Delta touched a new milestone as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control revealed Delta has a total of 1,415 confirmed cases.

Guardiola approves potential Liverpool move for ‘exceptional player’ Thiago

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola thinks Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara can adapt to the Premier League amid speculation that he will join Liverpool this summer.

El-Rufai orders civil servants back to work on Monday

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has ordered civil servants in the state to resume work on Monday, July 20, after more than four months.

The governor placed the state on quarantine after the outbreak of coronavirus in the state with a view to contain the spread of the pandemic.

Ekiti labour union threatens strike, issue 14-day ultimatum

The Ekiti State organised labour, has given a 14-day ultimatum to Governor Kayode Fayemi to pay all outstanding benefits to workers or face three days warning strike.

The union gave the ultimatum in a letter dated July 16, addressed to Fayemi and made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.

Lawan says he has no plan to run for president in 2023

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has dismissed the report that he’s planning to run for president in 2023.

BREAKING: Former Edo Speaker, Zakawanu Garuba, is dead

A former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Zakawanu Garuba, 54, is dead.

Garuba, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who was speaker between 2007 and 2009, reportedly died in Abuja in the early hours of yesterday, July 18 after a brief undisclosed illness.

Allow NDDC to work for the people, NANS tells detractors

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has asked those that have vowed to frustrate the ongoing forensic audit of the financial activities of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for whatever reason to have rethink.

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