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Top Breaking News this morning, Thursday July 16, 2020 | MadNaija

Top Breaking News this morning, Thursday July 16, 2020

Top Breaking News this morning, Thursday, July 16, 2020

Here are some of the news that you should not miss this morning:

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases exceed 34,000 with 643 new infections

760 coronavirus-related deaths have so far been recorded in Nigeria.

Nigeria has recorded 643 new Coronavirus infections on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, bringing the total cases of the virus to 34,259.


Ex-NIMASA chief sentenced to jail for N1.5bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Executive Director (ED), Captain Ezekiel Bala Agaba, to seven years imprisonment for laundering N1.5 billion.

Reconnaissance plane crashes in eastern Turkey leaving 7 security officers dead

A reconnaissance plane has crashed in eastern Turkey with seven security officers having died as a result of the incident, the Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday, citing the national Interior Ministry.


Two Rivers kidnappers nabbed, victim’s decomposing corpse recovered

The police in Rivers State , on Tuesday , arrested two suspected notorious kidnappers in a sting operation .

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Operatives of the Anti -Kidnapping Unit , who carried out the operation , recovered the decomposing body of a victim , whom the suspects had earlier abducted and ransom of N1m collected , but the victim was never released .

Police release Magu, Buhari suspends 12 EFCC directors

The former acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , Ibrahim Magu , on Wednesday breathed the air of freedom after spending 10 days in police custody .

He was released shortly after the Inspector -General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , directed one of his lawyers , Tosin Ojaomo , to direct his bail applications to the Presidential panel probing his activities in office.


Corper, one other rescued as Ogun police, kidnappers clash

A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps , Agnes Okoroji , who is attached to the Federal Girls College , Sagamu , Ogun State , and one Tawa Sosanwo , were on Wednesday rescued from the den of kidnappers by policemen .

One of the suspected kidnappers was shot dead , while the others escaped through a nearby bush on the Sagamu -Ijebu Ode Road.

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