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Biggest News In Nigeria This Morning Tuesday July 21st 2020

Imo contracts: Judicial Commission forecloses hearing from 21 witnesses

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Contracts has foreclosed hearing from 21 companies and individual witnesses, including Senator Rochas Okorocha’s sister and son-in-law, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo and Uche Nwosu, respectively.

Applying for the foreclosure of hearing from the witnesses Monday, the State Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Mr. Sam Ibechem, said: “The Commission’s life is time bound. All the witnesses were, in the spirit of fair hearing, properly subpoenaed and given ample opportunities to state their matters before this Commission, including several adjournments, but they failed to utilize it.

APC accuses Obaseki of planning violence

The All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, raised the alarm over alleged appointment of thugs as Special Assistants (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs)‎ by Governor Godwin Obaseki into his government to use them to unleash violence during the election.

Addressing journalists in Benin City yesterday, State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Chris Azebamwan, said the Peoples Democratic Party, now represented by Governor Obaseki are beginning to go beyond acceptable means and measures to abuse state powers.

Arsenal’s collective strength key to season-defining win over Man City, claims Arteta

Mikel Arteta believes his Arsenal team are showing a level of trust in one another to allow them to break free of the cycle of errors and lapses that have scuppered the club’s progress in recent seasons, reports inews.co.uk.

The manager watched his team defeat Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday to reach next month’s FA Cup final, days after beating Premier League champions Liverpool to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for Europe.

Controversy as Obaseki’s agents mop up newspapers

Agents of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, mopped up major Newspapers that published an advertorial considered to be against the interest of the governor.

The advertorial signed by a prominent Benin businessman, Capt. Hosa Okunbo, allegedly exposed Governor Godwin Obaseki’s wrongdoings against himself, as well as revealed how the governor allegedly frustrated peace effort to resolve the crisis in the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before he left the party.

End to insecurity in your hands, Buratai tells Nigerians

Nigerians can end the spate of insecurity in the country by exposing the criminals living within them, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said this in Abuja on Monday. He said citizens were not helping matters by only complaining about insecurity and accusing security agencies of not doing enough.

Fidelity Bank Names Onyeali-Ikpe MD/CEO Designate

The Board of Direc­tors of Fidelity Bank Plc has approved the appointment of Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, the Ex­ecutive Director, Lagos and South West Directorate of the bank, as the Managing Direc­tor/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) designate. She will take over as the substantive MD/CEO on January 1, 2021.

A statement by the bank said thisdevelopmentisfollowingthe impending retirement of Mr. Nnamdi J. Okonkwo, the MD/ CEO of the bank.

Minister Orders Single Management Framework For Defence Ministry

JOS – The Minister of Defence, Ma­jor General Bashir Magashi (rtd) has authorized the es­tablishment of a Committee to carry out fundamental re­view of how the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is to be struc­tured and managed within a single framework.

Major General Magashi stated this on Monday while delivering a paper titled “Ni­geria and the Challenges of Hybrid Warfare” at the Na­tional Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, near Jos, the Plateau capital.

Ex-Gov Dickson Lauds Peaceful Conduct Of Ijaw Youths Convention

The former governor con­gratulated Mr Peter Igbifa, who was elected President of the IYC at the just concluded convention held at Oporoza, Delta State on Sunday.

A statement by his Media Adviser, Mr Fidelis Soriwei quoted Chief Dickson for commending High Chief Government Tompolo for the efforts and the successful hosting of rancour-free con­vention.

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