FG Explains Why Fuel Price Was Increased, Ambassador Walks Out On Reps + 12 Burnt To Death In Auto Crash

Good evening. Here are the top news headlines for Thursday, July 9, 2020.

Why We Increased Fuel Price — FG

The Federal Government did not promise to keep the pump price of petrol permanently low, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has said.

Sylva, in a statement Thursday, also said the FG could no longer bear the burden of petrol subsidy…READ MORE>>>


Lebanese Ambassador Walks Out On Reps

Coronavirus: House of Reps to shut down for two weeks

A drama played out at the venue of a meeting called by the House of Representatives on Thursday when the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Houssam Diab, staged a walk-out.

Diab, shortly after entering Conference Room 236, New Building, House Wing of the National Assembly complex, walked out on the Committee on Diaspora Affairs who he was to meet…READ MORE>>>


12 Burnt To Death In Tragic Bayelsa Auto Crash

No fewer than twelve persons have reportedly burned to death following a fatal motor accident along the Tombia-Ammassoma road in Yenagoa Local Government Council Area of Bayelsa State.

DAILY POST gathered that while eight persons were reportedly burnt to ashes on the spot following an explosion that followed the accident, four others later died on arrival at the Niger Delta Teaching Hospital in Okolobiri…READ MORE>>>


We Used N1.5bn To Take Care Of Ourselves As COVID-19 Palliative — NDDC MD

The Nigerian Senate Plenary [PHOTO CREDIT: @NGRSenate]

The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, has admitted that the commission spent N1.5 billion for staff as ‘COVID-19 relief funds’.

He made this statement at the investigative hearing on the N40 billion corruption allegation against the commission…READ MORE>>>


RCCG Sacks Pastor Who Was Caught Trying To Sleep With Member

RCCG sacks Pastor who was caught trying to sleep with member’s wife

The Redeemed Christ Church Of God (RCCG) has sacked one of its Pastors in Akure, the capital of Ondo state after allegedly trying to sleep with a member.

The Pastor identified as Gideon Bakare was allegedly caught trying to sleep with a member and filmed. The video which was released online went viral within a very short space of time…READ MORE>>>


22-Year-Old Nigerian Arrested By Dubai Police For Online Dating Scam


A 22 year-old Nigerian is on trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance after robbing a Turkish national of about $8,200.

According to court records, the Nigerian lured his victim via a dating app, locked him inside a hotel apartment and stole his money…READ MORE>>>