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Latest Breaking News In Nigeria This Afternoon, Today Being Thursday 25th of June 2020

Tochi77 06/25/2020

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In accordance with the reports gathered this afternoon, Here are some of the breaking news we have in the country this afternoon.

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1. Court orders forfeiture of N250m diverted from NDDC.

The Federal High Court in Lagos, has ordered that a sum of N250m, allegedly diverted from the Niger Delta Development Commission should be forfeited to the Federal Government.

The court, in a ruling on Wednesday by Justice Rilwan Aikawa, made the interim forfeiture order.

The order followed an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The Head of Media and Publicity at the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, said in a statement on Thursday that Justice Aikawa granted the prayers in the ex parte application following argument by the commission’s counsel, Usman Buhari.

“Buhari, in the application, stated that the money had been illegally diverted from the NDDC, through a contract awarded by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“Buhari also prayed for an order of the court directing the publication of the interim forfeiture order in a national newspaper for anyone interested in the funds to show cause within 14 days why a final order of forfeiture should not be made in favour of the Federal Government.

“Justice Aikawa, in a short ruling, granted all the reliefs sought by the EFCC and ordered the forfeiture of the money,” the statement said.

The matter was adjourned till July 9, 2020.

2. Bowen University sacks 127 Workers.

Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, has sacked about 10 per cent its workforce.

The affected staff were said to have received mail intimating them of the termination of their appointment on Tuesday after their salaries for the month of June were paid.

One of the affected staff members said 127 workers across all departments and sections of the institution were affected.

The Head of Media and Public Relations Unit of the university, Toba Adaramola, confirmed the sacking on Wednesday.

3. Nigeria overtakes Sudan in Covid-19 death.

Nigeria has overtaken Sudan on COVID-19 death charts and currently occupies the 4th position on the continent.

Africa has recorded over 8,700 deaths due to complications arising from COVID-19.

According to the latest number released by the World Health Organization, WHO, regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, there are 8,733 deaths recorded on the continent.

Africa has also recorded 332,820 COVID-19 cases and 157,000 recoveries in 54 countries.

As of Thursday morning, Nigeria is now ahead of Sudan with 542 reported deaths, the fourth-highest on the continent.

4. Buhari, Govs, Nass leaders attend APC NEC.

According to report this afternoon, Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from across the country, including Governors, National Assembly leaders as well as some national and state party executive members are gathered at the State House for the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.

As at noon, the Executive Council chambers of the State House had been packed with attendees for the NEC, which was called by factional Acting National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Giadom.

Buhari had on Wednesday indicated his plan to attend the meeting.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is also in attendance.

Goverrnors of Nasarawa , Niger , Jigawa, Pleateau , Imo, Kogi , Yobe , Gombe , Osun , Ogun, Lagos , Kwara, Kebbi, Kano and Ekiti are some of those present.

Also present are Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; Deputy Speaker Idris Wase; House Leader, Hassan Dogowa and the Deputy Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Nnenna Ukeje.

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