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BREAKING: 801 dead as Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 37,225

Nigeria's coronavirus cases hit 37,225 on Saturday with the confirmation of 562 new infections. This is as the number of associated deaths rose to 801, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

BREAKING: Ondo lawmaker, Tomomewo survives auto crash

A member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, representing Ilaje Constituency II, Favour Tomomewo, on Monday survived a ghastly motor accident along Ondo /Ore Road in Ondo East Local Government Area of the state.

BREAKING: Buhari mourns political associate, Isa Funtua

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Monday said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), received the news of the death of his political associate, Isa Funtua, with “deep sadness.”

Shehu said this in a statement titled “President Buhari mourns friend, political associate, Isma’ila Isa Funtua” and made available to journalists.

BREAKING: Acting NDDC MD Pondei collapsed under guilt of corruption – PDP

“Our party restates our submission to President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately suspend the Minister of Niger Delta Affair, Akpabio, as well as disband the NDDC Interim Management Committee, if he indeed desires the coordinated probe he ordered to yield any credible results.”

BREAKING: Akeredolu wins Ondo APC governorship primary election

Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu has emerged as the APC governorship candidate for the Ondo governorship poll.

The governor defeated his closest rival in the exercise, Chief Olusola Oke with over 50 per cent votes.

Governor Akeredolu also polled the highest number of votes in all the 18 local government areas of the state.

BREAKING: Police promote 41,863 personnel in 19 months

The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu has said that a total of 41,863 police personnel had been promoted in the last 19 months. Adamu disclosed this on Monday during the decoration of 10 newly promoted Senior Officers in Abuja.

BREAKING: NDDC Gave Indigenes N340m To Help Inspectors Identify Projects Within Localities, Director Says 

In relation to allegations of extra-budgetary spending, the director admitted that the funds being spent were not approved by the National Assembly but stated that the NDDC was allowed to spend 50 per cent of the proposed budget it had submitted to the National Assembly.

BREAKING: Police to get Arotile’s case file soon – NAF

The Nigerian Air Force has said it was in the process of handing over the case of late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile to the police for investigation and prosecution of the prime suspect, Nehemiah Adejoh.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Comm. Ibikunle Daramola, said he did not specify the date for the handover of the case to the police, noting that it would be done soon.

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