BREAKING: Major Breaking News Headlines In Nigeria This Afternoon, Saturday, July 18, 2020

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Good afternoon, here are the major breaking news headlines in Nigeria this afternoon..




Buhari told to sack Malami.

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to sack the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

Austin Okah, National Coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Youth Frontier, made the call in a statement on Saturday.


Kidnapped wife of Justice Ignatius Agube regains freedom.

The wife of Justice Ignatius Agube, Mrs. Ekwele Agube, abducted at gun point by suspected kidnappers about two weeks ago, has regained her freedom.

The victim was kidnapped at her shop along Ekorinim, in Calabar Municipal Council, Cross River State by gunmen who came in with an unmarked Audi 80 vehicle.


Two vigilantes killed, four wounded in gun battle with kidnappers in Taraba.

Two members of vigilante group lost their lives during a gun battle with persons suspected to be kidnappers in a thick forest of Mutumbiyu area of Gassol local government area of Taraba state.

Four other members of the vigilante sustained gun shot wounds during the battle.


Former Edo Speaker, Garuba, is dead.

A former Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Zakawanu Garuba, is dead.

It was gathered that Garuba, a two-time member of Edo Assembly died of undisclosed illness Saturday morning at an Abuja hospital.


Buhari Congratulates Dapo Olorunyomi On Press Freedom Award.

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated co-founder and publisher of Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi, on his being named one of the four awardees for year 2020 International Press Freedom Award, by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).


Federal High Court suspends transfer of judges.

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, has suspended indefinitely the annual redeployment of the court’s judges, which began nearly eight months ago.

Justice Tsoho said the suspension followed the effects of coronavirus pandemic.


EFCC: Magu's probe may be drama to ensure Senate confirms him - PDP.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has raised concerns over the ongoing probe of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.


Lagos Street Sweepers Get Insurance Cover.

The Lagos State Government has insured street sweepers in the state owing to the risks they face while discharging their daily duties.

This was confirmed by the Lagos Waste Management Authority in a statement issued on Friday.


FG Evacuates 324 Nigerians From US.

The Federal Government has evacuated another batch of 324 Nigerians who are stranded in the United States of America.+

This was revealed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama on Saturday via Twitter.

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