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Latest news stories this night 19th July 2020

1. Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama tests positive for Covid-19

Nigeria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, has tested Positive for coronavirus.

“Did my fourth Covid-19 test yesterday at the first sign of a throat irritation and unfortunately this time it came back positive,” Onyeama tweeted on Sunday afternoon.

“That is life! Win some lose some. Heading for isolation in a health facility and praying for the best,” he added

2. Edo 2020: My support for Obaseki in 2016, a costly mistake – Oshiomhole

The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, says he made a costly mistake by supporting Godwin Obaseki to become Governor of Edo State in 2016.

The former Governor of the state disclosed this while addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters who trooped to his private resident in Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.

Oshiomhole said the incumbent Governor’s failure to continue on the plethora of projects he started has hindered development in the state in the past three and a half years.

The former APC National Chairman, who expressed delight at the warm reception he received from his people, said he will correct the errors he made in 2016 which saw Obaseki emerge as the Governor in the next September 19 governorship election.

3. COVID-19: Stakeholders urge Buhari to intervene in schools resumption debate

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to intervene in the confusion created by the Minister of Education on the exact date schools will reopen to enable students to take the West African Senior and junior schools certificate examinations, already fixed for August 4 to September 5.

In this report, AIT examines the implications of the minister’s action, which has been receiving mixed reactions from several quarters.

Nigeria’s Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, at the Presidential Villa, recently suspended schools resumption for the West Africa senior and junior secondary three certificate examinations already scheduled by WAEC Nigeria and confirmed by his Minister of State, Emeka Nwajuba, at the weekly Covid-19 Presidential Task Force briefing.

While Adamu gets the support of the 19 northern states governments through their education commissioners, the south west states at a virtual meeting initiated by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN, in collaboration with the forum of South-West education commissioners, special advisers on education, and the state universal basic education board chairmen, resolved to go ahead with school resumption

Before now, the Lagos, Ekiti, and Oyo states have already fixed dates to reopen schools

4. Ekiti State Govt. decontaminates public schools to reopen next month

The Ekiti State Government has commenced the decontamination of public schools in the state. The exercise is in preparation for the planned reopening of schools in the State.

Speaking during the exercise, the State Commissioner for Environment, Gbenga Agbeyo, said the State Government is committed to the well-being of the residents.

5. I won 2016 election for you – Deputy gov fires back at Akeredolu

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi has replied his principal, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, regarding a remark he made on Saturday that the choice of his deputy in 2016 governorship was a mistake.

The governor during ‘meets delegates’ tour at Igbekebo, Ese-Odo Local Government Area stated that he regretted picking Ajayi as his running mate in 2016, describing his exit as a cleansing for the better performance of the party.

However, Ajayi, in a statement sent to P.M. News by his chief press secretary, Babatope Okeowo, disclosed that Akeredolu is frustrated over his inability to remove him illegally through the instrumentality of the House of Assembly using the state fund.

Setting the record state, the deputy governor stated that it was his experience, weight, and political capital brought into the 2016 gubernatorial election that produced Governor Akeredolu after he came a distant third in the 2012 election.

Ajayi added that he has been sidelined for the past three and half years.

“It must be put on record that Akeredolu contested in the 2012 governorship election and came a distant third in the election won by Dr. Olusegun Mimiko of Labour Party,” the statement stated.

“It was the experience, weight and political capital Hon Ajayi brought into the 2016 gubernatorial election that produced the current All Progressives Congress (APC) led government in the state.

“The Yoruba proverb that says when the head is rotten, the whole body is destroyed is apt in Ondo State as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has destroyed the economy of the state and cornered her resources for few cronies and family members.

“If there is any wrong choice, it is Governor Akeredolu who has refused to take all-wise counsel not only from his Deputy but by senior citizens of Ondo State,” the statement added.

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