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Top Major News In Nigeria, Sunday 19th Of July 2020

A Mechanical Engineering graduate, Moses Moses, has narrated how his friend’s ghost started appearing after he killed, cut off his head and took possession of the N13 million in his bank account. Moses, 27, was alleged to have murdered Abuchi Wisdom Nwachukwu, 29, after the deceased confided in him that his brother, who is based in South Africa, sent him N13 million to complete his building project in Nigeria

The Ekiti State Government on Saturday directed traditional rulers in towns and villages to either postpone or cancel for the rest of the year all pending local festivals in their domains to curb the spread of Coronavirus. The State Coordinator of COVID-19 Task Force Response Team, Prof. Bolaji Aluko, made the announcement in a statement in Ado Ekiti. Aluko disclosed that Ekiti State had cumulatively recorded 78 positive Coronavirus cases, with 29 active, two deaths, and 47 discharged, warning that the cases can rise dramatically if public assemblies continued unchecked. 

The newly launched Nigeria Consultative Front has frowned at the internal wrangling dogging the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, which it said has continued to affect good governance and stability of the country. The group in a statement by Dr. Tanko Yunusa, its Head of Public Affairs Bureau, on Saturday said never in the history of the country has any Government been so chaotic that the centre can no longer hold. 

The return of the Zambian Super League on Saturday has been put on hold, after leaders Forest Rangers revealed that 28 players and staff had tested positive for COVID-19. Forest Rangers said on Saturday morning that they had 28 positive tests out of 58 conducted at the club ahead of their clash with Zanaco in Ndola. The announcement came just hours before the scheduled re-start of the 2019/2020 campaign. 

Pastor Bridget Kolade, the convener of August Girls Assembly and girls advocate, says collapse of marriage, carelessness and civilisation are factors responsible for incessant rape cases in Nigeria. She underscored the need for individuals to rise up to put an end to the menace and protect the future of children, especially girls. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kolade disclosed this in Ibadan, Oyo State on Saturday while speaking on ways to reduce the occurrence of rape cases in Nigeria. 

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Osun State Chapter has condemned the suspension of salaries of players and staff of the state-owned football clubs, Osun United and Osun Babes. The association expressed its feelings in a statement signed by the Acting Chairman, Tope Alabi, and Secretary, Timothy Agbor, after its Executive Council meeting on Saturday in Osogbo. “The decision to stop the salaries of the clubs’ players and staff, as well as salaries of contract coaches and athletes by the state government did not follow due process,” the association said.

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