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24th JULY NEWSPAPER HEADLINES FROM NIGERIA

1. Fire on Monday gutted the office of the Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola. It was gathered that the fire started at the White House office of the governor around 4 pm. Governor Aregbesola was reportedly not around when the inferno broke out. Report says the fire started from an air conditioner, which was inside the governor’s office but was later put off.

2. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has expelled the senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, alongside three others from the party. The spokesperson of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, announced the expulsion at the end of an emergency NEC meeting in Abuja. Mr Kashamu was expelled alongside Bayo Adebayo, Segun Sarki and Sanimu Sodipo; all from Ogun State.

3. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has asked Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to appear at the office of Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Abuja, over the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, in April this year. In a letter dated July 23 and addressed to Saraki, the police IG asked the Senate President to be at IRT’s office at 8 am on Tuesday “for further investigation”.

4. In a swift reaction, the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that the invitation to him by the Police to report to a station in Guzape over the Offa robbery investigation was a mere afterthought, designed to achieve a political purpose. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said that the Police had already decided on the suspects to arraign in court in Ilorin, Kwara State on Wednesday and that the turn around to invite him was a ploy aimed at scoring cheap political points.

5. Buba Galadima, Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (r-APC), his son and two others escaped death after involving in a ghastly car accident on Monday. Reports have it that the incident happened when Galadima was returning from Yobe State, where he went to condole with his brother, who recently lost his daughter. It was gathered that Galadima was driving with his son, Sadiq and two others when their SUV somersaulted along Hadeija-Kano road. They all survived the incident.

6. Amaju Pinnick, the embattled factional Chairman of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has returned to his office. Earlier, the Department of State Service, DSS ejected embattled President of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Chris Giwa from the Glass House. Giwa and his staff who were told by the Nigerian Government to occupy the NFF secretariat on July 2, on Monday made a U-turn, asking them to vacate the premises immediately.

7. The Borno State Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, has confirmed the killing of eight worshippers after a suspected suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Konduga town of Borno State in the early hours of Monday. Chukwu disclosed this on Monday at a news conference in Maiduguri, while speaking on the deadly attack. According to him, the suspect, who disguised as a worshiper; also injured six persons.

8. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disclosed the four major items, on the agenda of their 80th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Monday. During the meeting, the schedule of activities leading to the 2019 elections was approved. Earlier, Senator Kashamu Buruji and three others from the Ogun State Chapter were expelled from the party. PDP also confirmed they will contest the result of the Ekiti governorship election that held July 14.

9. National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has charged members of the party across the country that Nigerians are looking up to them to halt the disastrous slide in the state of the nation. According to a statement from his media office and signed by media Adviser, Ike Abonyi, Secondus said that the situation in the country demands that all hands must be on deck to see off the incompetent APC regime.

10. The Deputy Governor-Elect of Ekiti, Bisi Egbeyemi, has said that Governor Ayo Fayose planned to use last-minute recruitment drive to win the July 14 governorship election for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but failed. He described the employment forms released by the Fayose administration before the governorship poll in the state as fraudulent, warning prospective jobs seekers to be wary.

 

CREDIT:DAILYPOST

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