Edo: Court stands down PDP primary suit

It appears the coast may soon be clear for Governor Godwin Obaseki’s participation in tomorrow’s governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State.

This comes after the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt granted the request by one of the governorship aspirants, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, to have the matter stood down to enable an out of court settlement.

Mr. Ogbeide-ihama had filed a suit in the court asking it to prevent any member of the party that has purchased forms but not screened within the time stipulated to contest the PDP primary.

APC crisis: Eta alleges threat to life

The leadership crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) took a more dangerous turn on Wednesday with the National Vice Chairman, South South, Hon. Hillard Eta, alleging threat to his life.
Eta, who is standing for acting national chairman, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, in Abuja, said that some people were after his life.
His disstress call came barely less than 24 hours when a detachment of policemen took over the party headquarters.

Pay cut: Aviation unions threaten NAMA management

Unions in the aviation industry have written the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA) warning the agency not to go ahead with its planned payment of incomplete salaries to staff.
They also threatened that the decision would trigger dire consequences.

Lagos govt discharges 45 additional COVID-19 patients

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Bagudu tasks northern governors on quality education for Almajiri

Wife of Kebbi State Governor, Hajiya Aisha Bagudu, has urged northern state governors to provide quality education to repatriated almajiri in their respective states.

Hajiya Bagudu gave the advice on Monday while speaking with newsmen.

NNPC-SPDC Donates to Imo towards fight against COVID-19

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in partnership with the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria Limited has donated medical and other facilities to Imo State Government towards efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Receiving the palliatives, the Imo State Governor, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Senator Hope Uzodimma, represented by his Deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku said that the Government did not expect anything less from the Oil and Gas Industry with the intervention on covid-19 to Imo State.

Oshiomhole remains suspended, insists ward chairman, Oshawo

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Etsako Ward 10, Mr. Oshawo Stephen, has dismissed claims that the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as a member of the party has been lifted, insisting that the ward executives stand by their suspension of the erstwhile National Chairman of the APC.

In a statement, Mr. Stephen said the ward executives who were elected into office in 2018 remain intact and have not been displaced by anybody, describing the claims of the lifting of the suspension as a charade.

Tankers explode on Kara bridge, kill four persons

About four persons were at the early hours of Sunday feared dead after three petroleum tankers and an articulated truck exploded on Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The explosion occurred around 12:30am following collision of two tankers laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Gas on the outward Lagos lane.

Aside the two tankers, the fire which followed their collision extended to another tanker and a trailer, said to have also exploded.

Breaking: Resident doctors suspend strike

Resident doctors under the aegies of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have suspended their indefinite strike action, which started on June 15.

They acknowledged provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs) in some hospitals but said there were still need for sustained supplies.
The doctors also announced the Medical Residency Training funding has been included in the revised 2020 budget through the intervention of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and will be implemented as soon as the budget is assented to the President.