Breaking News in Nigeria this Afternoon, Friday 26th June 2020
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1. Senator Abiola Ajimobi to be buried today.
The former governor of the state of Oyo, senator Abiola Ajimobi, will be buried today, Friday, June 26, 2020.
Reliable sources close to the family said the former governor would be buried in Ibadan at 10 am today, according to Islamic rites.
The 70-year-old man, who had been in a life-support after falling into a coma due to Coronavirus complications, finally reported that he died on Thursday.
2. Delta State Governor goes into isolation.
Today, the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa took to social media to announced that he will be going into isolation as a measure to take personal responsibility.
According to the Delta State Governor, earlier today, he received a news that one of his daughters has tested positive for the deadly Corona Virus.
Governor Okowa said in line with the laid out procedure, he will be going into isolation with his wife for 14 days.
He assured Deltans that he will keep them updated.
On his verified Twitter page, the Governor wrote: "Earlier today, Edith and I received the news that one of our daughters has tested positive for #COVID19. Hence, in-line with the laid out procedures, we are both going into isolation for the next 14-days.
We will continue to keep you all updated."
3. Hoodlums attacks Nigerian embassy in Indonesia, threatens lives and destroy properties.
Barely seven days, parts of the residential building in the Nigerian embassy was destroyed in Ghana, Nigerians protesting the alleged discrimination and violation of their human rights by Indonesian immigration officials, stormed the country’s embassy and vandalized some properties belonging to the Nigerian government.
In a video clip obtained by SharaRepoters, some persons believed to be Nigerians were spotted carrying placards with various inscriptions.
They were heard chanting “Nigeria is not helping us in this country. We don’t have an Embassy. We no go ‘gree.”
Recall that a 41-year-old Nigerian fell from a nine-storey building while trying to escape from Indonesian immigration officers.
His fall, however, sparked protest amongst Nigerians, leading to the destruction and vandalisation of the country’s properties in the embassy.
Reacting, the minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, via his twitter handle, condemned the act, noting that those involved in the destruction of the country’s properties would be caught and dealt with.
His words, “Absolutely deplorable and disgraceful criminal behaviour by Nigerian hooligans who without justification attacked the Nigerian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia today.
“Every effort will be made to identify them and see they are severely punished. Totally unacceptable behavior.”
4. EFCC seals properties traced to ex-Abia governor, Theodore Orji.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Thursday its operatives had traced some properties to a former governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji.
The commission’s spokesman, Mr. Dele Oyewale who disclosed this to journalists in Enugu, said the properties were suspected to be proceeds of fraud.
According to him, the properties which were sealed on June 24 in Umuahia, the state capital, were traced to the former governor during ongoing investigations into his alleged financial malfeasance.
The assets traced to Orji by the commission were the Abia Mall which accommodates Shoprite and other business entities, Benac Hotels opposite the Broadcasting Corporation of Abia (BCA), and a housing estate located at former Umuahia Main Market.
These are some of the breaking news in Nigeria this Friday morning, 26th June 2020.
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