Good evening readers! Below are summaries of topical news stories you might have missed in the course of the day. Happy reading!
Ondo: APC Chairman Defects To PDP – Samuel Olorunwa Ajayi, Chairman All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ese- Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, has resigned his membership of the party and defected to the People’s Democratic Prty (PDP). He confirmed his resignation via telephone, on Friday, 10th July, 2020.
#Magu: Buhari Approves Suspension Of EFCC Boss, Announces Replacement –The Suspension of the embattled Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been approved by President Buhari, who has directed the body’s Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar, to act as the interim chairman, pending the conclusion of Magu’s ongoing probe by the Presidential Investigation Panel under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act & other relevant laws.
EFCC: Magu Denies Giving N4bn To Osinbajo – Suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, who is undergoing probe by a Presidential Panel for allegations of financial misappropriation and gross abuse of office, has cleared the air on reports that he confessed to have given N4 billion to Vice President, Yemi Osinabjo, denying that he told the panel that he gave the VP the alleged sum.
Magu Applies For Bail – Embattled suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has applied for bail on “self recognizance” via a letter dated July 10, 2020, and delivered by his lawyer, Oluwatosin Ojaomo, to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Appointments: It Is Not True That Buhari Detests Igbos – Femi Adesina – Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has sort to clear the air on the president’s presumed hatred of the Igbo of the South East region, via an article in his weekly column titled ‘Buhari & S’East: Arthur Eze nails it,’, where he noted that within his 5 years in office, President Bhari had funded “69 different projects being undertaken by the Federal Government in South East alone, all amounting to about N680 billion.”
Reps Question FG’s Directive On WASSCE – The Federal Government’s directive on the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), has been frowned at by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education, Julius Ihonvbere, who on Friday questioned the rationale behind the new directive for students to write the forthcoming examination amid surging cases of COVID-19 in the country, asking for more clarifications on the order.
Revised 2020 Budget Signed Into Law By President Buhari – President Muhammadu Buhari, today, signed the revised budget of N10.8 trillion for the year 2020, into law at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, on Friday, July 10, 2020.
#COVID-19: Lagos State Government Says 2,191 Cases Are Yet To Turn Up For Admission – The Lagos State government has revealed that a total of 2,191 active cases of COVID-19 in various communities have yet to turn up for admission in the government’s treatment centres.