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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Thursday, 9th July 2020

1. Vice President Osinbajo Speaks On Receiving N4bn From EFCC’s Ibrahim Magu

The camp of Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to the news on social media claiming the embattled EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu gave N4bn to the Vice President from his alleged loot.

Taking to his verified Twitter account on Wednesday evening, Mr. Laoulu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on media and publicity said Osinbajo never received any such amount from Magu.

2. Nigerian Students Will Not Write WASSCE 2020 – FG

The Federal Government says Nigerian students will not write West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE 2020).

Naija News reports that the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

3. Ondo House Of Assembly Suspends Deputy Speaker

The deputy speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon Irioju Ogundeji has been placed on indefinite suspension.

Naija News learnt that the deputy speaker Iroju and a member representing Ondo West, Rotimi Williams were suspended for unruly behaviour.

4. Bullion Van: Angry Nigerians Storm Abuja Street, Demand Bola Tinubu’s Arrest

Some angry Nigerians have taken to the streets in Abuja to protest over two bullion vans spotted in Bola Tinubu’s residence in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

Naija News recalls that an image of two bullion vans heading into Tinubu’s Bourdillon residence surfaced online prior to the 2019 general elections. Tinubu’s Bourdillon residence is in Ikoyi, Lagos state.

5. Explosion At NNPC Facility In Benin River Valve Station Kills Seven People

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed that an explosion occurred on Oil Mining Lease 40 operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).

The explosion which occurred on Tuesday at the petroleum company’s Benin River Valve Station resulted in the killing of seven workers, the NNPC announced on Wednesday.

6. COVID-19: House of Reps Debunk Report That 50 Lawmakers Tested Positive

The House of Representatives has debunked the report claiming that fifty lawmakers in the house have tested positive for Coronavirus.

There were reports making rounds on social media platforms that over fifty lawmakers have tested positive for COVID-19.

7. Ondo Assembly Majority Leader Resigns

The Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Jamilu Maito on Wednesday resigned.

Maito’s letter of resignation was read by the Clerk of the House, Mr Bode Adeyelu, during the plenary session.

8. Umar Resumes As Acting EFCC Chairman

Mohammed Umar, the head of operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has resumed as the acting chairman of the commission.

This is coming after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the suspension of the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu.

Umar, who is a Deputy Commissioner of Police, is the second most senior operative at the Commission.

9. Kogi State Gets New Chief Judge, Henry Olusuyi

Justice Henry Olusuyi has been appointed as the new Chief Judge of Kogi State by Governor Yahaya Bello.

The new Chief Justice was sworn in at a ceremony held on Wednesday in Lokoja, the State capital.

10. Ondo 2020: APC Picks Indirect Mode Of Primaries, Screen Akeredolu, Others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has picked the indirect mode of primaries for the Ondo State governorship election.

Naija News understands that the chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the party, Mala Buni confirmed the information after the six aspirants were screened at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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