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Latest News Headlines this Morning, Sunday 27 June, 2020

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Here are some of the news making rounds both locally and globally.

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Presidency speaks on alleged rift between Buhari, Tinubu

The presidency has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, are not at war.

A statement by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the relationship between Buhari and Tinubu was cordial.

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COVID-19: Nnamdi Azikiwe airport reopens, makes changes

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday, re-opened for business with the observance of safety protocols following the Coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic.

The airport also complied with strict safety measures, aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus.

Police: Baby girl dies in Virginia after being left in car

A 11-month-old girl has died after being inadvertently left unattended in a vehicle for “an extended period of time,” police in northern Virginia said Saturday.

Officers responded Friday around 5 p.m. to a report of an unresponsive child left in a vehicle, the Fairfax County Police Department said in a news release.

Protesters blast Emancipation Memorial as Trump signs order to protect monuments

A bronze, God-like President Abraham Lincoln towers over a kneeling, newly-freed slave. With one fist clenched, the unnamed man wears only a loincloth and broken shackles at the president's feet.

The Emancipation Memorial, with a design dating back to Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, is facing fresh criticism amid a national reckoning on race.

2 dead after shooting at business center in California

Two people were killed and at least four people were in fair condition at a hospital Saturday after a man drove into a distribution center and started shooting at people.

The two deceased people and the four injured ones were taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, spokeswoman Allison Hendrickson told The Associated Press. She declined to provide more details.

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Lagos accuses contractors of paying street sweepers N5k instead of 25k

Acting managing director of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Ibrahim Odumboni has accused some contractors of short-changing Lagos street sweepers.

Odumboni in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune said the state government approved N25,000 for each sweeper in the state but contractors that hired them paid them N5,000.

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