Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Wednesday 15th July 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Wednesday 15th July 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Wednesday 15th July 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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N/Assembly queries NDDC over missing N143bn in 2019 Budget

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, yesterday, queried the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on N143 billion allegedly missing from the 2019 budget of the Commission.   The issue of the alleged  missing figure came to the fore during the Commission’s budget defence session with the …

Obi cautions FG against WASSCE cancellation

Following the recent directive by the Federal Government through the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stating that schools in the country would no longer reopen as earlier planned and that West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) would not hold, the Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last election, Mr. Peter …



Borno: Police rescue soldiers from Boko Haram

Police Counter-Terrorism operatives have rescued two soldiers who were earlier abducted by Boko Haram fighters in Borno State.   According to PRNigeria, the terrorists had killed some security personnel and abducted others after an attack on soldiers on a patrol.   This came after Nigerian troops had also repelled an attempt by terrorists to seize …

Senate prescribes life imprisonment for kidnappers

Removes gender barrier on rape cases   Senate yesterday approved life imprisonment for convicted kidnappers in Nigeria. The apex legislative chamber also made the cases of rape to be gender inclusive in the mode of man raping woman and vice versa.   It also extended the scope of penetration in the act of rape from …

WASSCE: Don’t jeopardise future of Nigerian students, Babalola tells FG

The Founder and Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, has said the non-participation of Nigeria in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) could jeopardise the future of final year secondary students in the country.   Rather than prevent Nigerian students from the examination due to coronavirus pandemic, Babalola …

Niger vows to deal with violators of COVID-19 protocols

Following increasing number of confirmed cases of people infected with COVID-19 in Niger State and the continued flagrant disregard for safety protocols, the state government yesterday warned that it would deal decisively with the offenders of such protocols in the state.   It reminded the people that the state’s preventive, containment and emergency order was …

AbdulRazaq invites EFCC, set up panel to probe LG funds

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, yesterday invited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the state to conduct an independent probe into funds so far received and disbursed to the 16 local government areas of the state between May 2019 and now.   A panel of inquiry, made up of members from various backgrounds …



Borno: Police recover cache of arms, ammunition from Boko Haram

The police in Borno State yesterday said it had recovered arms and ammunition suspected to belong to members of the Boko Haram sect who ambushed motorists, including military vehicles, along the Maiduguri- Damaturu highway.   Our correspondent reports that on Monday, there was an attack along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road by Boko Haram members, where they …

Bayelsa guber polls: Supreme Court dismisses Alaibe’s suit against Diri

The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed a suit by a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant, Timi Alaibe, challenging the emergence of Governor Douye Diri, as candidate of the PDP in the November 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State.   The suit was dismissed by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, following its withdrawal by the appellant.   Before the …

Alleged fraud: Reps intervene in NSITF impasse

The House of Representatives has picked holes in the recent suspension of some top management staff of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). PHILIP NYAM examines the decision   Allegations of corruption at the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) have become a recurrent decimal like that of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). …

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