JUST IN: Top 10 Major News Right Now in Nigeria. Monday 29 June 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Tuesday, finally flag off the construction of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK, pipeline, meant to realise the long-held dream of building the nation’s biggest domestic gas transmission infrastructure. Group Chairman, Engr. Emeka Okwuosa, said he was honoured that Oilserv Limited is part of the historic AKK project, and welcome Nigerians to witness the special moment when President Muhammadu Buhari flags off the long-awaited project.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2020 Edo State gubernatorial election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has challenged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to clear its infamous status of a "tax collector" - a despicable description it earned from the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. Reacting to a challenged posed by the party for him to provide evidence of goodwill from the state's former Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Pastor Ize-Iyamu denounced the PDP as a "fallen party in tattered rags, authoring an allegory of tax collectors and a Zacheus who must remain short of his 'non-negotiable second term ambition.
Boss Mustapha maintained that Nigerians should thank the Almighty God that the mortality rate of the virus had remained low when compared to other countries with similar climatic features like South American countries.
Sani is standing trial before the court on a two-count charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 has expressed worry over persistent cases of deaths of Ibadan elders in recent times, saying it is becoming one too many. Reacting to the death of Parakoyi of Ibadanland, Chief Bode Akindele, the first class monarch expressed shock and disbelief over his passing barely four days after the death of Oyo State immediate past Govermor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday says it has closed its dedicated portal designed for political parties to submit the details of their nominations for Edo governorship election. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC) disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Okoye said that the commission did not extend the June 29 deadline fixed for the exercise, which ended at 6 p.m.