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NEWS IN BRIEF


AgendWatchdog brings you a summary of the major news stories for Monday, July 6, 2020

  • FG Set To Shut Third Mainland Bridge For Six Months – The Third Mainland Bridge is set to be shut for three weeks for maintenance work to be carried out on the outward section of the 11.8Km bridge, according to the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola.
  •  Akeredolu’s SSG, Ifedayo Abegunde, Resigns – Ifedayo Abegunde, the Secretary to Ondo State Government (SSG), on Monday, July 6, 2020, resigned his appointment in the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu-led Ondo State Government.
  • FG Warns Civil Servants Against Flouting COVID-19 Regulations – The Federal Government has, via a circular signed by the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, sent out a stern warning to federal civil servants to ensure they adhere to COVID-19 Guidelines.
  • COVID-19 BRIEFS – Nigeria Records 544 more COVID-19 cases, taking total infections in the country to 28,167 confirmed cases, out of which a total of 11,462 have been discharged, following recovery from the ailment, while 634 fatalities have been recorded since the outbreak of the deadly virus.  
  • DSS Denies Arresting EFCC Boss, Magu – The Department of State Services (DSS) has officially denied, via a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, that it arrested Mr Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), contrary to widespread reports.
  • Arewa Youths Order FG To Reverse Petrol Pump Price Or Face Mass Dissent – The recent Federal Government increase of the pump price of petrol to N143 per litre has been condemned by a coalition of Northern Youth Organizations, who are ordering the government to either reverse the hike or face mass protest.
  • Governor Akeredolu Recovers From COVID-19 – One week after testing positive to COVID-19, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has announced his recovery from the virus, having tested negative twice since he went into isolation. He is one of six state governors across the country who have tested positive for the infectious disease.
  • Political Campaigns In Edo State Set To Kick Off As INEC Lifts Ban – Ahead the September 19, 2020 Governorship Poll in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially lifted the ban on campaigns by political parties.
  • FG Writes Off 60% Debt Owed It By Broadcast Stations – Broadcast stations in the country have had 60% of debts owed the Federal Government written off to help the sector cope with the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was announced by  the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Abuja, during a press briefing.
  •  COVID-19 BRIEFS – Nigeria Records 544 more COVID-19 cases, taking total infections in the country to 28,167 confirmed cases, out of which a total of 11,462 have been discharged, following recovery from the ailment, while 634 fatalities have been recorded.  


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