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Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Tuesday, 16th, June, 2020

This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Tuesday, 16th, June 2020.

NCDC Confirms 573 New Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday evening confirmed 573 new cases of coronavirus infection in Nigeria.With the latest figures, Nigeria now has 16,658 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 5,349 discharged cases and
424 deaths.

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Edo 2020: Ganduje Backs Obaseki’s Disqualification, Gives Reason

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, northern Nigeria has backed the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the Edo APC governorship primary.

Naija News recalls that the All Progressive Congress (APC) screening committee had on Friday, disqualified Obaseki from the June 22 governorship primary election, over alleged “defective certificate”.

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Buhari Approves Sack Of Marilyn Amobi, NBET MD

The sack of the Managing Director, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading, PLC (NBET), Dr Marilyn Amobi has been finally been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Recall that the sack of Amobi would have been affected by Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, however, Buhari came to her rescue.

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Buhari Re-jig Aso Rock Security After Aisha Buhari/Yusuf Clash

Following the clash between First Lady Aisha Buhari and his Private Secretary, Sabiu Yusuf, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the restructuring of security at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

It was gathered that the clash at Aso Rock irked President Muhammadu Buhari and other security heads.

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Edo 2020: APC NWC Takes Decision On Obaseki’s Disqualification After Meeting Gambari

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, insisted it would stand by the outcome of the recently-concluded screening of contestants for the governorship primaries, which edged out the sitting governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki.

Naija News reports that the APC NWC made this decision after meeting Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, where it noted that was done and dusted with the screening of contestants for the governorship primaries in Edo State.

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