Latest News In Nigeria This Evening, Friday 26th Of June 2020
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. 1. 145 Nigerians returns home from Sudan.
According to report this evening, 145 Nigerians were stranded in Sudan because of the coronavirus pandemic, have returned home, Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said.
He added that, the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and would immediately observe 14-day isolation, according to the protocols of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
“Air Sudan conveying 145 Nigerians departed Khartoum, Sudan at 9.00 am and arrives Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 12:45 pm today, Friday, 26, June 2020,” he announced via Twitter.
Also, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission said no fewer than 18 Nigerians stranded in Europe departed Paris on Friday morning.
It said the evacuees are headed to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and would be subjected to the necessary repatriation protocols.
“About 18 Stranded Nigerians in some European countries just departed Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, 8 am, to the Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport Lagos in a repatriation exercise coordinated by the Nigerian Mission in France monitored by NiDCOM,” it tweeted.
2. Edo: PDP governors tasks INEC, security agencies on free, credible poll.
According to report this evening, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the nation’s security agencies, and other stakeholders among others government agencies, to ensure that the election is free and fair ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
The PDP Governors’ Forum, chaired by Sokoto state governor, under the leadership of Aminu Tambuwal, made the call in his congratulatory message to Governor Godwin Obaseki on his emergence as the flag bearer of the PDP in the Edo State governorship election.
In a statement signed by its Director General, Cyril Maduabum, Friday in Abuja, also urged Nigerians and civil society groups to do everything legitimately possible to make the election hitch-free.
The forum described Obaseki’s emergence as the flag bearer of the party as a testament to his leadership skills, even as they urged him to make the most of his time in office in uniting the people ahead of the election.
The Forum thanked the leadership of the PDP, particularly the National Working Committee, under the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, “the constructive and supporting role played by the Edo state chapter of the PDP and the rank and file members of the party, for their exceptional conflict resolution mechanism and cooperation employed to achieve the seamless rancour – free outcome of the primaries.”
The statement reads in part: “The PDP Governors’ Forum under the leadership of His Excellency, Aminu Tambuwal, congratulates Governor Godwin Obaseki on his emergence as the flag bearer of the PDP in the Edo state governorship election, scheduled for September 2020.
“His victory in the primaries, is an affirmation of the confidence the people of Edo State has in his ability to steer the ship of Edo state positively for another four years and on the record of his sterling performance in office in his current term.
“This victory should be a humbling one, as it has been achieved on the backdrop of a grave injustice, done to him by his former Political party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and a demonstration of the role of God in the affairs of men. It is indeed a call to continue faithfully serving the good people of Edo State.
“This victory is even more remarkable as His Excellency joined the PDP just a few weeks ago, and it is a testament to his leadership skills that he successfully got all other aspirants who started the race before him in PDP to step down for him and join him in salvaging the state without rancour or bitterness.
“We hope that he will continue to deploy this management skill, in uniting the PDP and Edo people in the great task of enthroning good governance and accountability in Edo state.”
3. ECOWAS Court orders Nigeria to pay all 244 soldiers that was dismissed in 2016.
According to report gathered this evening, The ECOWAS Court of Justice, has ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria to pay the salaries and allowances of 244 soldiers dismissed in 2016.
A statement issued by the court on Friday being 26th of June 2020, said that the order was given in a Judgment issued by a panel of three justices of the court on Thursday being 25th of June 2020.
The court had earlier ruled in May 2019, that the process by which the soldiers were dismissed violated their right to work and fair hearing.
Delivering a supplementary judgment to its ruling of May 15, 2019, the court ordered the government to pay all arrears of monthly allowances and salaries and other entitlements of the Applicants up to January 2016.
4. N-Power warns youths against filling unverified forms online.
It was reported that, The management of the Federal Government’s youths empowerment programme, N-Power, has advised youths not to input their personal details on any platform that the Scheme has not put on its verified platform.
It also warned applicants not to fill in strange forms, adding that there are people desperate to harvest their information on the online space.
The Scheme made this known in a tweet on its official Twitter page.
DAILY POST had earlier reported that N-Power would open its registration portal for intending applicants on June 26 at 11:45 pm.
N-Power tweeted: “Dear 2020 N-Power Applicants,
“Very IMPORTANT information.
“DO NOT input your details on any platform that we have NOT put up on our verified N-Power platform.
“ALL intending applicants MUST follow N-Power on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for authentic updates and info.
“Please do NOT fill in strange forms. There are people desperate to harvest your information.
“Do NOT believe ANYTHING you have not read on our page.”
5. Reopening: Varsities need FG’s assistance, says UNIJOS VC.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, says without the assistance of the Federal Government, it will be difficult for universities to meet the conditions outlined for the reopening of schools amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
FG had on Tuesday, sent a document to the National Assembly detailing guidelines and conditions to be met by schools and learning facilities preparatory to their reopening after being shut for over three months.
Among the conditions recommended, was that schools should have temporary isolation spaces and fully-equipped clinics.
Other conditions include the provision of more classrooms and the employment of more teachers, amongst others.
The Vice-Chancellor, who spoke in Jos on Friday during a press conference to mark his fourth year in office, said though the conditions were commendable but said the resources needed to actualise them were scarce.
Maimako said, “We want our students to return to the classrooms but we have the challenge of meeting these conditions before the schools would be allowed to reopen. That is why we are appealing to the Federal Government to assist the universities in this regard so that students can resume their normal studies.”
These are some of the breaking news in Nigeria this Evening, today being Friday 26th of June 2020.
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