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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Wednesday, 17 June, 2020)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Good Morning Nigeria! We hope you all are doing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Punch Newspaper. We prepare it as a quick-read for our visitors who also enjoys Punch News.

Why NYSC camps should be closed for two years –Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says all camps where the National Youth Service Corps orientation exercises are usually undertaken should be closed for two years because of the Covid-19 protocol which demands social distancing.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said this in a series of tweets on Tuesday while reacting to the controversy generated by the Economic Sustainability Committee report.

APC crisis: Appeal Court upholds Oshiomhole’s suspension

The crisis in the All Progressives Congress worsened on Tuesday when the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the APC national chairman.

In a unanimous judgment of a three-man panel led by Justice Eunice Onyemanam, the Court of Appeal affirmed the earlier March 4, 2020 order of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja, suspending Oshiomhole and barring him from continuing to parade himself as the national chairman of the party.

Naira Marley, Executive Jet fight dirty

Nigerian musical artiste, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, and the Chairman of Executive Jet Services, Sam Iwuajoku, have exchanged bitter words over the sanctions imposed on the airline by the Federal Government for violating the COVID-19 guidelines.

While Iwuajoku described Naira Marley and his team as a bunch of useless people, the singer, in a series of tweets on Tuesday, vowed never to patronise the airline again.

“Do you know that over 20,000 Marlians travel with executive jets a month? We won’t be using your useless airline again for calling us useless. Thank God we didn’t crash on that flight sha because we nearly did. BTW We didn’t book the flight ourselves,” Naira Marley said.

New electricity tariffs effective July, says minister

The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has insisted that the new increment on electricity tariff would take off in July.

He stated this on Tuesday at the Investigative Public Hearing on Power Sector Recovery Plan and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic organised by the Senate Committee on Power.

ICPC seizes Bauchi gov’s FCT property

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission said it has seized a multi-million naira property belonging to the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed.

The property, which housed Zinaria International School, is located at Plot 298 Wuye District, Cadastral Zone B3, FCT, Abuja.

The commission, in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, said the governor will be prosecuted after his tenure as “he currently enjoys immunity by virtue of Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution.”

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