Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Friday, 17th, July, 2020

This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Friday, 17th, July 2020.

President Buhari Finally Wades In NDDC Saga, Orders Immediate Probe

A speedy investigation into activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari had in October 2019 ordered the forensic audit of the commission from its inception in 2001 till 2019.

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Court Orders EFCC To Return Saraki’s Houses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been ordered by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State to return the properties belonging to the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Justice Rilwan Aikawa, on Thursday, reversed its order forfeiting the two houses in Ilorin to the Federal Government while delivering judgment on an application by EFCC seeking to permanently forfeit the houses.

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NASS vs Keyamo: President Buhari Warns Political Appointees

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday warned political appointee not to disrespect the National Assembly.

Naija News reports that the National Assembly had clashed with the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, over the proposed 774,000 jobs.

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Magu Writes Presidential Panel Over False Media Reports About Him

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has alleged that some untrue allegations were published against him while he was in detention.

He had therefore written to the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel to debunk such allegations.

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Edo 2020: Obaseki Reveals The Truth About Harassing APC members

Governor Godwin Obaseki has reacted to the alleged report by the vice-chairman of the national campaign council on communications and publicity for the Edo Governorship elections, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon.

Naija News recalls that Obahiaagbon accused the Governor of harassing members of the APC serving in elected offices over their refusal to defect to PDP.

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