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Top News Headlines For Thursday, 25th of June, 2020

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1. ‘Earth-shaking decisions’ will be made at APC NEC meeting today — Sources

There will be earth-shaking decisions at All Progressives Congress, APC, controversial National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting today, Thursday, June 25, Vanguard has learned.

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Sources told Vanguard that the “earth-shaking decisions” were inevitable but necessary for the well-being of the party.

Recall that the leadership crisis in APC took a vital turn when, on Wednesday,

President Muhammadu Buhari declared support for the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting summoned by the court-recognised Acting National Chairman, Chief Victor Giadom.

The President promised to attend the meeting billed for today.

2. APC is a conglomeration yet to fuse, says Forum of ex-lawmakers

The Forum of Former Members of the House of Representatives has said one of the major problems of All Progressives Congress, APC, is that the party is a conglomeration that is yet to fuse in unity.

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The former lawmakers said this in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, dated June 24 and entitled National Crisis Bedeviling the All Progressive Congress (APC): The Way Forward , adding that the party is grossly disrespectful of its own laws and constitution.

According to the Forum, “APC, as a conglomeration of a number of defunct political parties and interest groups, is yet to fuse into a single party.”

They also listed “long-drawn political manoeuvres and rivalries, the inability of the party leadership to manage and accommodate dissenting opinions, and a weak, untrusted, disrespected and disregarded internal conflict resolution mechanisms.”

3. Obaseki, Imansuangbon battle for Edo PDP ticket

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and Kenneth Imansuangbon are the only aspirants in the race for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the September 19 election.

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An aspirant, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, who earlier obtained a Federal High Court order to stop Obaseki from the PDP primary, withdrew his case and stepped down yesterday.

It will now be a straight fight between the duo at the indirect governorship primary election which holds today at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, the state capital.

Imansuangbon had declared that he would not step down for the governor.

Ogbeide-Ihama, who opted for an out-of-court settlement, said he listened to highly-respected Edo elders.

4. FG sets stringent conditions for school reopening

The stringent conditions for the reopening of schools contained in the guidelines submitted to the National Assembly by the Federal Ministry of Education , may force some schools to close down their operations.

The document , obtained by our correspondents is titled, “ Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID- 19 pandemic closure. ”

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According to the document , each school is required to create temporary isolation space and fully equipped clinics before reopening.

They are also to establish a referral system , including protocols and procedures to take if learners , teachers , administrators and other education personnel become unwell while in school.

Apart from that , the Federal Government in the document , mandated any state wishing to reopen schools to hold adequate consultations with the Presidential Task Force on COVID- 19 and the parents.

The guidelines also require school proprietors to construct additional structures and employ more teachers to ensure that they accommodate their pupils by adhering to the two -metre spacing system in classrooms .

5. Bowen varsity 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.

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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.

" To sustain the university, some people have to go. So the excess workers in all departments and sections were told to go. It cuts across both the academic and non - academic."

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