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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, 16th July, 2020

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Thursday, 16th July 2020

1. Magu Released From Detention

The suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been released.

Information gathered revealed that Magu was released on Wednesday evening.

2. National Assembly Clerk, Sani-Omolori, 149 Other Staff Sacked

The clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori has been sacked by the National Assembly Service Commission.

The sack which occurred on Wednesday, 15th July, also affected 149 other members of staff.

Naija News understands that any staff who has spent 35 years in service or has attained the age of 60 was affected by the retrenchment exercise carried out by the National Assembly Service Commission.

3. COVID-19: 6 States Agree To Reopen Schools For WASSCE Exams

The six states in the Southwest region of the country have agreed to reopen schools to allow SS3 students to participate in the 2020 West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE).

The six states that agreed to reopen schools for the exam scheduled to start in August are Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun, and Ekiti.

4. President Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the eight virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

Naija News reports that Buhari is presiding over the meeting at the council chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

5. How Ex-Classmate’s Car Killed Tolulope Arotile – NAF

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) says Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s First female combat helicopter pilot, was hit by her former classmate’s car.

Naija News had reported earlier that the first Nigeria Air Force female combat pilot, Tolulope Arotile died at age 23 as a result of head injuries she sustained from an accident at the Nigerian Air Force base in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria.

6. Buhari Suspends EFCC Secretary, 10 Other Officials

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended over 10 senior officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It was gathered that the EFCC’s executive secretary, Olanipekun Olukoyede, was among top officials of the commission suspended by President Buhari.

Olukoyede became the Secretary to the EFCC in November 2018 following confirmation by the Senate.

7. Ondo 2020: Tinubu Declares Position On Akeredolu’s Re-election Bid

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has declared that he has no special candidate for the Ondo Governorship election.

Tinubu also added that contrary to speculations in certain quarters, he is not trying to influence the outcome of the Ondo APC governorship primaries in favour of or against any aspirant.

8. Senate Begs Buhari To Review Age Limit For Job Seekers

The Nigerian Senate has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to increase the age limit for job seekers in the country.

Naija News understands that the appeal was made during the plenary session today fifteenth of July after Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC, Sokoto East) raised the motion that requirements of MDAs and other private bodies, which set age barriers, “inadvertently excludes and marginalizes skillful and competent prospective applicants from participating in such exercises.

9. Ogun State: Doctors At Isolation Centre Join Strike

Medical Doctors who are working at the COVID-19 isolation centre at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, have joined other doctors in the ongoing industrial action.

Information gathered revealed that the doctors were nowhere to be found following the directive by the Association of Resident Doctors, OOUTH, Sagamu directing them to leave their duty posts at the isolation centre and embark on the indefinite strike.

The development was confirmed by the Association President, Dr Popoola Mutiu and the secretary, Dr Osundara Tope, in a statement released on Wednesday.

10. Arotile’s Death: Buhari Commiserates With Nigerian Airforce, Family And Friends

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Nigerian Airforce, family and friends of the late Tolulope Arotile.

The President’s condolence message was revealed in a tweet by Bashir Ahmad, his Personal Assistant on New Media on Wednesday, July 15 on the microblogging site, Twitter.

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

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