JUST IN: Hot Breaking News This Afternoon, Sunday, 28th June, 2020


1. More trouble for Akeredolu’s Deputy as State Assembly plans his impeachment this week

It was learnt that members of the state House of Assembly loyal to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had perfected plans on how to go about the impeachment process.

It was learnt that a crucial meeting was held by members of the House loyal to Akeredolu at the weekend and it was concluded at the meeting that Ajayi would be impeached during the week.

The crisis between Governor Akeredolu and hi deputy, it was gathered has polarized the House of Assembly with some lawmakers in support of Akeredolu, while some are in support of Ajayi.

The 26 members of the House, investigations revealed are sharply divided over plots to impeach the Deputy Governor, but the pro Akeredolu lawmakers were said to be looking for means to ensure the realization of their plan.

2. International Air Travellers Must Arrive Five Hours Before Takeoff, Nigeria's Aviation Minister Says

Minister of Aviation, has said that passengers travelling abroad through the country’s airport terminals must arrive five hours before departure to undergo COVID-19 protocols.

Hadi Sirika said this on Saturday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, while announcing some of the measures introduced for the reopening of the country’s airports closed in March following the outbreak of COVID-19.

According to the minister, authorities are putting the necessary equipment in place to help passengers adapt efficiently to the new normal and ensure that time was not wasted.

3. False COVID-19 test results may spike infection rate –Virologist

The Director of Research and Head, Microbiology Department, Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Lagos, Dr. Rosemary Audu, says PCR-based COVID-19 tests can produce false-negative results, warning that such variability might increase the spread of the virus.

4. BREAKING: Kogi chief judge, Ajanah, is dead

The Chief Judge of Kogi State , Nasiru Ajanah , is dead .

Justice Ajanah died in Abuja on Sunday, he died after a brief illness at the age of 64 .

The justice’s death is coming exactly a week after the state lost the President of the Customary Court of Appeal , Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga, after a brief illness.

A source, who confirmed the death, said Ajanah was moved from Lokoja into the isolation centre some days ago where he died.

5. Niger NUT Cautions against Hasty Reopening of Schools

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has cautioned governments against the “hasty” opening of schools, saying that the lives of teachers and their pupils should be seriously considered before such action is taken.

The Principal Assistant Secretary of the union in Niger State, Labaran Garba, gave the advice in Minna at the weekend after conducting newsmen round the ultra modern state secretariat of the organisation.

"We should not rush into it (opening of schools) so as not to draw pupils into the pandemic."

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