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Latest News Headlines In Nigeria This Morning, Sunday, 19th July, 2020

Egbema-Ijaw Leaders Seek Buhari’s Intervention in Share of Marginal Fields.

Leaders of thought of the Egbema-Ijaw people in Edo and Delta States have demanded equity in the Marginal Fields allocation, asking President Muhamamdu Buhari to intervene in the matter by considering their proposal.

Specifically, they demanded that Egbema and other host communities of the Niger Delta should “be given the right of first refusal” in such matters with at least a 25 per cent equity holding on all fields within Egbema territory.

The Egbema-Ijaw leaders also cried foul over the reported on-going fresh bid for the award of 57 Marginal Fields to prospective oil and gas operators in the Niger Delta describing it as fraudulent and a sham.


Mixed feelings trail probe of NDDC activities.

Mixed feelings have continued to trail the ongoing National Assembly’s probe of the activities of the past management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Some Nigerians living in Bayelsa State have described the ongoing probe on the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as a distraction from the presidential directives for a forensic audit of the commission.


Olanipekun, Four SANs Lead Cases Seeking to Disqualify Obaseki, Shaibu.

Foremost lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, is leading four other SANs in cases of certificate forgery and perjury instituted against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, at a Federal High Court in Benin City. The All Progressives Congress (APC) and a member of the party, Mr. Edobor Williams, instituted the cases.


Ondo 2020: Fresh intrigues in PDP, APC over Ajayi, primaries.

Ondo State’s Deputy Governor, Alfred Agboola Ajayi’s refusal to resign his position after defecting to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress’ decision to adopt indirect mode of primary election, have combined to heat up the state’s political theatre as the two leading parties prepare for their primary elections.


COVID-19: No state reported new case in 24 hours - NCDC.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has claimed no state reported a new COVID-19 case within the last 24 hours.

NCDC, however, announced 653 outstanding cases which pushed the total number of confirmed cases to 36,107.


COVID-19: 50 persons arrested at nightclub in Ilorin for violating rules.

Fifty violators of COVID-19 guidelines have been arrested by the Kwara State COVID-19 technical committee at a nightclub in Ilorin, the state capital.

They were arrested in the early hours of Saturday, according to the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee on COVID-19, Dr Femi Oladiji in a statement in Ilorin.

The violators are being kept at the state’s quarantine centre in Ilorin.

He said the operation was led by the state chairman of the state COVID-19 technical committee, and deputy governor, Mr Kayode Alabi.


Respect yourself, stop attacking Buhari - Jonathan's ex-aide, Omokri hits Soyinka.

Reno Omokri, former Assistant on New Media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has warned Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, against further attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari.

Omokri said that the renowned dramatist lacks the moral rights to continue attacking Buhari whom he (Soyinka) pleaded with Nigerians to forgive and vote for in 2015.


Edo: They want me dead for rejecting PDP - APC chieftain.

An All Progressives Congress (APC) member in Edo, Fred Aimienwanwu, on Saturday, alerted of threat to his life and family.

He said this was due to his refusal to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Aimienwanwu is the Vice-Chairman, Ovia South West Local Government.

NAN reports that the official in a petition – signed by his wife – to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, Benin, alleged that the council chairman, Destiny Enabulele and one General Peres were after them.


FG announces 100 percent increase in train fare, gives reasons.

The Minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi has announced a 100% increment in train fare for the Abuja to Kaduna service.

Amaechi, on Saturday told reporters that the fair will double due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Despite NASS-ministry row, youths await FG’s 774,000 jobs.

Amidst the spat between the Federal Government and the National Assembly over the planned recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians in the Special Public Works (SPW) programmes, unemployed youths across the country have expressed eagerness to participate in the programme.

The youths expressed hope that the program would alleviate their sufferings and prepare them for future offers.

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