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Ten Dailymail Nigeria’s News Highlights Today 20th Of July, 2014


1. Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state and his counterpart from Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole were on Thursday prevented by the Federal government from getting into Ekiti state to join the APC rally aimed at mobilize support for Gov. Kayode Fayemi against the Saturday election in Ekiti state. While Amaechi was blocked from getting into the state capital, Oshiomhole’s was not allowed to even take off from the Benin Airport by the Aviation Authority.
2. The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday ordered  the House of Representatives to stop forthwith the probe of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, over allegation of N10bn spent  on a chartered aircraft. The lawmakers are to hold on  till July 3 when the court will hear the substantive suit  filed by Alison-Madueke, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources   and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.


4. The Federal Government had on Thursday appointed Roli, wife of Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Chief Olabode George, as the Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. Roli takes over from Mr. Olufemi Ajayi, who was on Wednesday named the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund.

5. The Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Dr. Joseph Odumodu, has disclosed that all multi-storey buildings in Onitsha and its environs that are below standard would be demolished. The SON Director General disclosed this on Thursday in Onitsha during the inspection of the sites of three multi-storey buildings that collapsed in different areas of the ancient city.

6. In a valedictory session held in honour of the late Justice Chukwudifu Oputa at the Supreme Court of Nigeria,  Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, including the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, as well as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Okey Wali paid resounding tributes to the late Justice.

7. Former Governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, on Thursday claimed that he was one of those at the meeting where President Goodluck Jonathan stated his intention to serve a single term in office as  the PDP candidate. 8. Management  of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, yesterday directed students of the institution to return to campus on June 23 for the full  resumption of academic activities as the   school Governing Council has finally  reduced the university’s tuition fees by 34 to 60 per cent across the various faculties as directed by the state government. 



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