Here are the latest hot news in Nigeria this morning being 26th of September 2020. Don’t miss it.


213 New Cases Of Covid-19 in Nigeria, Total Now 58062





Nigeria has recorded another 213 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, making the total infections to be 58,062.



The NCDC agency made this known in a statement issued through their official Twitter account on Friday night.



Edo Governor Meets President Buhari, Speaks On His Return To APC



The Edo state governor, Obaseki Godwin, Good Friday met with president Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.


While speaking, he talked about his returning to APC. According to him he declared that he would be immoral for him to return to his former party APC.


Obaseki won re-election in the last Saturday’s governorship election which he contested under the people democratic party after his former party dumped him by disqualified from participating in its primary election.



APC Nullified Suspension Of Fayemi, Ojudu And 10 Others



The All Progressives Congress (APC) has nullified the suspension of Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, presidential aide Senator Femi Ojudu and others.


Fayemi and the Paul Omotosho-led state Executive Council were suspected for alleged anti-party activities by the State Executive Committee (SEC) on Friday.


The development came barely 24 hours after the Omotosho-led executive suspended Ojudu and 10 others following the report of the Patrick Ajigbolamu-led eight-man disciplinary committee set up to probe the allegation of anti-party activities levelled against him.


But in a statement on Friday by deputy national Secretary of the party APC, Yekini Nabena he said the suspensions were a “Nullity” and said governor Kayode Fayemi still remain the leader of the party in Ekiti state.


Federal Government Ordered Deportation Of 10 Egyptians, 7 Sri Lankas



Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the deportation of 10 Egyptians and 7 Sri Lankans with immediate effect.


It was said that the Egyptians had violated the conditions for their entry and the minister had ordered their deportation with immediate effect and also the 7 SRI lanka’s that were jailed for Petroleum products related offences after serving their jail terms were ordered to be deported to their country as well.


The minister of interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola disclosed this in an announcement he made on Friday in Abuja.


US Government Releases $2.1m To Nigerian Government For Covid-19 Households Survey In Three States



The United States government on Friday has approved the release of an additional 2.1 million dollars to Nigeria for the conduct of Covid-19 household survey in Gombe, Enugu and Nasarawa state.


The America Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which disclosed this in a statement said thr survey is expected to increase the understanding of Covid-19 transmission and burden in three states.


The agency however noted that all members of selected households would be offered the opportunity to participate in the survey.


Federal Government Fresh Order To Stop Planned NLC, TUC strike On Electricity And High Petrol Price



The Federal Government has obtained a fresh order against the Nigeria labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TLC) from embarking on planned strike slated on Monday.


Justice Ibrahim Galadima of the National Industrial Court issued the order in Abuja in an ex-parte application by the office of the attorney general of the Federation.


Galadima had issued the same restraining ex-parte order for peace and unity Ambassador Association on this.


Recently, the two agencies had planned to declare a Nationwide strike on Monday for reversal of the recent hike in electricity tariff and petroleum pump price. But the Justice said the government has promised to take some necessary steps on it.


Good News As Troops Kill 7 Top Boko Haram Leaders



The defence headquarters (DHT) has said that troops deployed for operation Lafiya Dole have a continuation of aggressive operation against terrorism and other sundry crimes in the north-east killed 7 top Boko-haram terrorist commander.


The coordinator, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enonche, said the troops of army super camps Malam Fatori at the lake Chad basin successfully destroyed several identified terrorist camp and hide-outs in the area.


He however named several top Boko Haram leaders that were killed by them, which are: Abu Usman, Alhaji Shettima, Modu Malnola, Bukar Gana, Abu Summayya, Amir Taam among others.


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