Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Friday 31st July 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Friday 31st July 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Friday 31st July 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Kogi West: Melaye fails to unseat Adeyemi

FELIX NWANERI reports on the failed bid by Senator Dino Melaye to turn the table against his political archrival, Senator Smart Adeyemi, following the dismissal of his suit challenging the outcome of the November 2019 Kogi West Senatorial District election by the Court of Appeal The legal battle over the Kogi West Senatorial District seat …

Why INEC can’t afford to shift Edo, Ondo polls – Okoye

A National Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye, in this interview monitored on Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), speaks on the commission’s preparations for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states. FELIX NWANERI brings the excerpts: What is your advice to politicians …



Afenifere leader, Fasanmi, dies at 94

Buhari, Gbajabiamila, Tinubu,Kalu, others mourn Leader of Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi, has died. Fasanmi died on Wednesday night at 94. Osun State government yesterday announced Fasanmi’s passage in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Duties, Mrs. Funke Egbemode. According to Egbemode, the frontline politician’s death was confirmed by …

No one can dislocate party supremacy in Lagos APC –Igbokwe

Engr. Joe Igbokwe, a former Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State is the Special Adviser, Drainage and Water Resources to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. In this interview with WALE ELEGBEDE, he speaks on the internal crisis rocking Ndigbo in Lagos APC, among other issues There was a report in the media …

Akeredolu seeks prayers against COVID-19

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has appealed to Muslim faithful in the state to ensure a low key celebration during this year’s Eid-el-Kabir in respect of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. While reflecting on the current mood across the world, Akeredolu in his felicitation message to muslims in the state, said the celebration called for …

Rededicate yourselves to Allah, pray for Nigeria, Gbajabiamila tells Muslims

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged Muslims to rededicate themselves to their creator and pray for the country during this period of Eid-el-Kabir. Gbajabiamila said the need for prayers became more pressing at this time that the coronavirus pandemic was ravaging the world, including Nigeria. The speaker said with …

Eid-el-Kabir: Let’s celebrate moderately, Sanwo-Olu, Adebule, Ashafa tell Muslims

As Muslims all over the world celebrate the Eidel- Kabir festival, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has rejoiced with Muslims across the country on the occasion of the Eidel- Kabir festival, urging them to celebrate moderately in the wake of the rise in cases of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was even as the former …



Eid El Kabir: Lawan, Senators enjoin Muslims to adhere to COVID-19 protocols

he President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and other Senators have felicitated with the Muslim faithful at this year’s Eid El Kabir, just as they urged the celebrants to observe COVID-19 protocols, to avoid further spread of the pandemic. In his goodwill message, Lawan said that the National Assembly was collaborating with the Executive in …

FAAN slashes workers’ salaries by 50%

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the underbelly of many of the aviation agencies, especially the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) as the agency can no longer meet its monthly N3 billion spent on salaries and wages. Consequently, the agency took the easy way out by slashing salaries of workers on grade levels 8 and …

AIB begins Middle East, Turkish airlines’ collision probe

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said it has commenced investigation into a serious incident involving an Airbus A330-243 with the registration marks ODMEA operated by Middle East Airline and a Boeing 777 with registration marks TC-LJC operated by Turkish Airline. The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 29 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Spokesman …

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