Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Thursday, 11th, June, 2020

This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Thursday, 11th, June 2020.

Presidency Loses Another Aide

Sani Yekini, a protocol officer attached to the office of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has passed away.

Naija News reports that the First Lady announced Yekini’s death in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Wednesday night, June 10.

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Uche Secondus, PDP Senators In Closed-door Meeting

Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday met with Senators elected on the platform of the party behind-closed-doors.

Naija News reports that the PDP chairman arrived at the Senate wing of the National Assembly at about 3 pm.

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NCDC Reports 409 New Cases Of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported four hundred and nine confirmed new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

According to the NCDC report on Wednesday night, the newly reported cases were recorded as follows, Lagos-201, FCT- 85, Delta- 22, Edo- 16, Nasarawa- 14, Borno- 14, Kaduna- 14, Bauchi-10, Rivers-9, Enugu- 5, Kano- 5, Ogun- 4, Ondo- 4, Bayelsa- 2, Kebbi- 2 and Plateau- 2 respectively.

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Smart Adeyemi Floors Dino Melaye At Kogi West Senatorial Tribunal

The tribunal hearing the dispute arising from the outcome of the Kogi West senatorial district election has given its verdict in favour of Senator Smart Adeyemi.

The tribunal in its ruling on Wednesday dismissed the petition by Dino Melaye and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Biafra: Shehu Sani Tells FG Only Way It Can Defeat IPOB

The former Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Shehu Sani has advised the federal government on how it can handle those pushing for Nigeria’s breakup.

Speaking generally about those who support secession but with particular reference to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Sani noted that the government must project fairness and justice if it wants to end the calls for Nigeria’s secession.

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