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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Wednesday, 01 July, 2020)

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

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Edo 2020: INEC releases list of candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the provisional list of governorship candidates for the forthcoming Edo governorship election.

The list has the names of candidates from 14 political parties – 13 males and one female.

Osagie Ize-Iyamu was named as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress and Godwin Obaseki for the Peoples Democratic Party.

Oshiomhole withdraws application against suspension

A former chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday withdrew his application for stay of execution of the June 16, 2020 judgment of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal which affirmed his suspension as the National Chairman of the APC.

The withdrawal, his lawyers said, was in line with his concession to the dissolution of the National Working Committee of the party and the subsequent appointment of a caretaker committee by the National Executive Committee of the party on June 25.

Following the withdrawal of the motion, the three-man panel of the Court of Appeal, led by Justice Eunice Onyemenam, unanimously dismissed it in a short ruling on Tuesday.

Makinde’ll never surpass Ajimobi’s achievements – Daughter-in-law

Fatima Ganduje-Ajimobi, the daughter of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, says Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, will never surpass the achievements of the late ex-Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi.

“Lol. Face with tears of joy half truth is dangerous sha! SM can never ever, ever come close to Ajimobi. Not your mate!!!,” Fatima tweeted in response to a post by Segun Awosanya aka @Segalink on Tuesday.

Awosanya had tweeted, “I don’t know how many people are glad to know that Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State, cannot be guilt-tripped into endorsing a heist wrapped in emotions at the expense of the beleaguered people of Oyo State. I’m personally happy he saw through the shenanigans.”

Nigeria, other African oil exporters’ll lose $34bn – IMF

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to cost Nigeria and other oil exporters in Africa a total of about $34bn in revenue.

According to the International Monetary Fund, the projected decline in revenue is attributable to the dwindling global crude oil prices.

IMF’s Director, African Department, Abebe Selassie, disclosed this at the Africa Ministerial Roundtable on COVID-19 impact on the energy sector in Africa.

Wike invites Buhari, hails N78.9bn return to River

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday invited the President Muhammadu Buhari to Rivers State, to witness his administration’s accomplishments.

The governor also appreciated Buhari for approving the refund of N78.9bn to the Rivers State Government as cost of execution of Federal Government’s road projects in the state.

“Mr. President has by this remarkable and heartwarming gesture shown not only your love for the government and people of Rivers State, but also demonstrated expressively that you are, indeed, a President for every State of the Federation and all Nigerians,” Wike said.

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