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Top News In Nigeria This Afternoon, Saturday, 18th July, 2020

1.Shehu Sani reacts as Niger Republic deports Nigerians

A former Kaduna Central district Senator, Shehu Sani has reacted to the deportation of Nigerians by the Government of Niger Republic.

He stated that the deportation may trigger an action that will not be helpful to the brotherly relationship that exists between the two countries.

The former lawmaker wondered why a country like Niger with hundreds of thousands of its citizens living in Nigeria for generations, should take such action.

2.Magu Probe: We are solidly behind Malami – Northern Youths

Youth in the north, under the aegis of Northern Youth for Good Governance, have thrown their weight behind the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami over the investigation of the former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

Speaking with newsmen in Kano on Saturday, the National Coordinator of the group, Bello Hadi called on Malami not to leave any stone unturned in investigating the suspended EFCC Chairman.

Hadi said that the arrest and detention of Magu as a democratic process that depicts the government in good light.

3.Outrage as Dangote truck kills one, injures three in Ogun

A mob on Saturday set ablaze a Dangote truck for killing one motorcyclist and injuring three others.

The incident happened around 8 am on the Old Ibadan Roundabout Road, Ago-Iwoye, in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The accident involved the truck and a motorcycle, said the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi.

Akinbiyi said the truck driver lost control of the vehicle and ran over the moving motorcycle, killing the rider and injuring three others.

4.It's Too Early to Talk About 2023 Presidency, Says Lawan

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has declared that it is too early to start talking about the politics of 2023 presidential elections.

He has, therefore, vowed not to shy away or be distracted from the task of ensuring good governance through necessary legislative interventions by the Ninth National Assembly.

5.El-Rufai orders civil servants back to work on Monday

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has ordered civil servants in the state to resume work on Monday, July 20, after more than four months.

The governor placed the state on quarantine after the outbreak of coronavirus in the state with a view to contain the spread of the pandemic.

The governor disclosed this on Saturday, via his official twitter handle.

6.Edo 2020: Obaseki denies destroying Ize-Iyamu’s billboards

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has denied claims that he destroyed the campaign billboards of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate , Osagie Ize - Iyamu.

Obaseki is seeking reelection on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, will face Ize - Iyamu and candidates from other parties in the September 19 governorship election.

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