Top Breaking News Headlines In Nigeria This Evening, Friday, June 26,2020


Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has confirmed Leon Balogun is fit for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash against Blackburn Rivers at the DW Stadium, reports The centre-back missed last weekend’s 2-0 away win against Huddersfield Town due to injury. The Nigerian international, who extended his stay with Latics on Thursday featured in a practice match against Fleetwood Town at the DW Stadium on Tuesday, alongside Jamie Jones, Jensen Weir, Kal Naismith, Tom Pearce, Lewis Macleod, Lee Evans, Jan Mlakar, Joe Gelhardt, Michael Jacobs, Alex Dobre, Joe Garner and U23 squad members Emeka Obi, Olly Crankshaw and Divin Baningime. 

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Gov. Bello on Friday described the death of the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, as painful and a colossal loss- Nigeria Tribune

APC: We did no wrong, Bagudu replies pro-Oshiomhole group

After leading APC governors on a “thank you” visit to Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday, Bagudu insisted that the President received due legal advice before he took a position on the crisis that rocked the party.- Punch News

The World Health Organization said Friday that a global initiative to speed up the development and production of COVID-19 tests, vaccines and treatments will require more than $30 billion over the next year. Providing details of the so-called ACT accelerator, launched in April and aimed at pooling international resources to conquer the pandemic, WHO said “the costed plans presented today call for $31.3 billion in funding.” -Guardian News

EFCC Arrests Man for Attempted N1.5million Fraud. The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday June 24, 2020 arrested one Anthony Ojemolon for attempting to obtain money by false pretences and impersonating officials of the Commission. Ojemolon, 47, ... Mehr Source: EFCC News

Marco van Ginkel has been offered a fresh one-year-contract by Chelsea football club of England despite that the player has spent last eight seasons on loan spells. 

Injury has limited the player’s shine at the Stamford Bridge club but the club confirmed that he will remain their player until 2021.- Legit News

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have described the death of Senator Abiola Ajimobi as a huge loss to the progressives community. Mourning Ajimobi who was a two term former governor of Oyo state on the APC platform, The Progressives Governors while mourning his death added that the party will greatly miss the wealth and political experience of a great politician who selflessly sacrificed for APC. -Legit News

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, however, said Nigeria should be partly blamed for not legalising the property, acquired some 20 years ago.- Guardian News