1. Presidential panel holding Magu in detention, not police, says IGP
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Wednesday distanced himself from the detention of the suspended acting Chairman of the country’s anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Magu, the embattled former anti-corruption helmsman is being quizzed by Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential investigation panel
2. The NASC ordered the clerk to retire immediately, dismissing 149 people
The National Assembly Service Commission (NISC) has ordered the immediate resignation of National Assembly Clerk Alhaji Mohammad Sani Omolori and sacked 149 officers.
3. N1.5BN Laundering: Former Nimasa director Agaba sentenced to seven years in prison
Capt. Ezekiel Bala Agaba, former executive director of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has been sentenced to seven years in prison for laundering N1.5 billion.
4. Resume work or be sacked , Akwa Ibom threatens striking health workers
Aqua Ibom asked the state government on Wednesday to immediately resume striking health workers who are at risk of being fired or fired.
The threat was made in a statement by Commissioner Mr Charles Udo for information that the Joint Health Workers Union (JHSU) felt the strike action was wrong.
5. FG wants to remove the age barrier for job seekers
The Senate on Wednesday asked the federal government to set up a committee to review the age limit that prevents Nigerians seeking employment in government agencies.
6. Troops kill 6 bandits, foil attempt to steal cattle at Katsina in Jamfara
Sahel Sanity's forces killed six bandits in an attempt to wipe out livestock in the provinces of Katsina and Jamfara between July 13 and July 14, the defense headquarters said.
According to him, a GPMG, an AK47 rifle, a magazine and 34 motorcycles were seized.
7. COVID-19 is not in Nigeria - Nollywood actor Mr. Ibu
John Okafor, a Nigerian actor and comedian best known as Mr. Ibu, is one of those who believes that COVID-19 is definitely not in Nigeria.
The actor, in a chat with The Nation, said he did not believe the novel virus existed in the country and was not even interested in its existence.
According to him, COVID-19 is a demonic program, and should only be attended by Nigerians in exile.
Mr Ibu said: "Nigeria, we do not need to take part in this COVID - 19, I have no reason why. Only Nigerians in the diaspora should take part in this demonic event.
At home we are neglected, we should not participate in any ceremony while trying to act or trying to escape. My brother, COVID-19 or 20 is not here, I do not care.
People are now starting to die when they know why China gives us sickness and decorates American technology and sells it to the world and it will be killed. Thank God we have hot weather, Safe Day scares us. "
Still speaking actor
"I'm not afraid of anything, I'm dressed on my own. There's nothing here, no one will die for this whole area, no one will die if you go to another area, no one will go to the stadium. Sorry about us.
"I tell everyone, it's not just the government, it's the only thing you know that is not an exaggeration. Na we dey Own our mouth call sick Im own, sick day will pass by itself but na we dey am am for Nigia. You will not see COVID-19 because you are not here. "
On the growing COVID-19 cases in Nigeria and the activities of the NCDC, Mr. Ibu said,
“Do you know anyone?
Have you ever attended any burial and they kill this thing? Have you ever been to the hospital and they say this guy is my Kovid Day Hold? Have you ever seen a family, someone my kovid na m kill yesterday am you know for family? You can't, dem say dem na em me and you listen. Sickness Day also scares us.
“Whether they are human or not, let’s take a picture of at least one person who was killed by COVID-19 and we will find the family of such a person.
COVID what is not in Nigeria, we have a hot climate here, this disease does not come here because it scares us as much as it scares us.
It has affected many industries in the country and it has kept us away from work due to lies and gossip. Stay hungry for the little thing and don kill me so good people don't say.
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