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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 19 June, 2020)

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

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PDP NWC considers waiver for Obaseki, postpones primary

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party held a meeting in Abuja over the Edo State chapter of the party.

The Punch correspondent gathered that the meeting was in continuation of further consultations on how best to accommodate the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his supporters expected to join the party’s ranks before the governorship primary which has been shifted to June 23 from June19 and 20.

It was learnt that the NWC agreed to grant the governor a waiver in line with the party’s constitution to enable him to  contest the primary.

Akeredolu denies celebrating Oshiomhole’s suspension

The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday denied a report that he and his supporters were jubilating over the Appeal Court’s verdict affirming the suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole.

The governor, who spoke through the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Donald Ojogo, described a report that he welcomed the plight of Oshiomhole as untrue and mischievous.

CUPP spokesman arrested over $10m bribery allegation –Lawyer

The Nigeria Police Force has acted on a resolution of the House of Representatives by arresting the spokesman for the Coalition of United Political Parties, Ikenga Ugochinyere.

Ugochinyere had accused the leadership of the House of Representatives of collecting $10m bribe from American billionaire, Bill Gates, to pass the Infectious Disease Control Bill.

Lawyer to the CUPP spokesman, Chibuzor Ezike, said this in a statement on Thursday.

We’re tracing victims of Hushpuppi’s $35m scam –EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to trace those allegedly defrauded by Ramoni Igbalode, aka Ray Hushpuppi.

The commission further stated that many Internet frauds in Nigeria had been traced to Hushpuppy.

The EFCC said the suspected fraudster was arrested on June 10, 2020 in United Arab Emirates in connection with $35m ventilator scam.

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