Good morning, readers! This is a summary of some local news stories.
1.Weeks after attending US President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in his state, the Governor of Oklahoma announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19: COVID-19 cases have escalated in Oklahoma, and local health officials have said that Trump’s indoor rally and large public protests in June were partly responsible for the spike in new cases.
2.Toyin Ojaomo, counsel to Ibrahim Magu, deposed acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has confirmed his client’s release from police custody: Earlier on Wednesday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, asked Magu, to direct his bail application to the presidential panel.
3.Edo State has made impressive strides in the management of COVID-19 cases in the state as over 1, 000 patients have been successfully treated and discharged: Governor Godwin Obaseki disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, in which he expressed his administration’s determination to stem the further spread of the disease in the state.
4. Ibrahim Magu, the deposed chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said he has not been summoned by the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) for days: This was contained in a letter by Magu’s counsel, Wahab Shittu, submitted to the panel on Wednesday.
5.The Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA), Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori, Secretary of NASC, Olusanya Ajakaiye, and 148 others were sacked by the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) on Wednesday, according to a letter by the Commission: According to the Commission, any staff who has spent 35 years in service and is 60 should leave and would receive their retirement letter soon.
6. The fight against corruption in Nigeria will get tougher, but Nigerians must continue to stand up against corruption, vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was speaking the 20th-anniversary regional webinar organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission (ICPC): According to the VP, the nation must at all times prioritize the fight against graft and all other corrupt practices.
7.Arsenal put paid to Liverpool’s bid to set a new Premier League points record with a 2-1 win over the champions, while Manchester City further endangered Bournemouth’s chances of survival: Liverpool had to win their final three games of the season to break Manchester City’s record of 100 points set in 2018.
8. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former finance minister and former managing director of the World Bank, has opened up on her plans for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) if she gets the opportunity to lead the body: Okonjo Iweala, who held a media chat on Wednesday, told newsmen that if she is elected Director-General of the WTO, she would ensure that the United States remain in the fold of the global trade body, adding that her experience in global fiancé management was an added incentive tht would help cope with the role of trade negotiation.
9.Nigerians have mourned the late Saleh Fahim, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ride-hailing service, Gokada, describing his death as gruesome: Saleh was said to have been dismembered with his decapitated remains found at his apartment in Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Tuesday afternoon.
10.The Court of Appeal in Ibadan has set aside the High Court judgment restraining the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde from sacking the chairmen of the local government councils in the state: In his verdict, Justice Haruna Tsammani premised his judgment on the fact that the sacked local government Chairmen failed to show verifiable facts of Governor Makinde’s plan to dissolve the councils.