Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers Thursday 16th January 2020

Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers and Evening News Thursday 16th January 2020

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Emir of Muri wants curfew lifted in Jalingo

The Emir of Muri in Taraba state, Alhaji Abbas Tafida, has called on Governor Darius Ishaku to lift curfew imposed on Jalingo in the wake of ethnic crisis in the town in July last year. He made the call while addressing newsmen in his palace in Jalingo, on Thursday, saying peace has already returned to […]
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Lagos denies destroying Awolowo, Fela statues

The Lagos State Government on Thursday debunked the news making the rounds that it had destroyed the statues of late Premier of Western region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Nigerian music legend and social crusader, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti erected at the popular Allen roundabout in Ikeja area of the state. The state’s Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic […]
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Yobe workers to receive minimum wage in February – Gov. Buni

Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state on Thursday assured that the state government will implement the new minimum wage for civil servants from February. Buni announced this in Damaturu while swearing the reappointed Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Baba Malam-Wali and eight newly appointed Permanent Secretaries. The governor urged the appointees to be […]
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Buhari jets out to London for UK-Africa Investment Summit Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja tomorrow (Friday) for London to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit holding on Monday, January 20, 2020. President Buhari will be accompanied to the Summit by Governors Yahaya Bello, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya and Okezie Ikpeazu of Kogi, Gombe and Abia states respectively. Also on the presidential entourage are […]
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Lagos Assembly confirms Sanwo-Olu’s 11 nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly has confirmed Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s nominees for the state Executive Council, Civil Service Commission and the state House of Assembly Service Commission (LAHASCOM). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the confirmation of the 11 nominees took place through a voice vote conducted during plenary on Thursday. The […]
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Court remands 52-year-old nursing mother for stealing earrings

A Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun state on Thursday remanded a 52-year-old nursing mother, Adijat Lukman, in police custody for stealing earrings. Police prosecutor, Inspector Olayiwola Razaq, told the court that the accused person committed the offence on 13th of January, 2020 at Ilesha Garage, Osogbo. The prosecutor said the earrings stolen by the accused […]
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Yobe Council of Chiefs condemns attack on Emir of Potiskum

The Chairman, Council of Chiefs, Yobe and Emir of Fika, Alhaji Muhammadu Idrissa, has condemned the recent attack on the convoy of the Emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram, by armed men on Kaduna-Zaria expressway. This was contained in a statement issued by the emir’s Media Aide, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, on Thursday in Damaturu. “We […]
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PDP asks S/Court panel to recuse in Bauchi, Sokoto, Benue, Adamawa governorship cases 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday challenged the Justice Tanko Mohammed-led Supreme Court Panel that heard the 2019 governorship apeal on Imo to recuse itself from the pending cases on Bauchi, Sokoto, Benue and Adamawa states. The PDP argued that sequel to the judgement delivered on the Imo state governorship election on Tuesday, it […]
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Gunmen abduct retired DSS official in Benue

A retired senior official of the Department of State Security (DSS), Peter Unogwu, popularly known as Naraguta has been abducted by unknown gunmen along Otukpo-Utonkon-Igumale road in Benue state. Daily Trust gathered that Unogwu was travelling in his car on Wednesday about 5:00pm when his abductors intercepted the vehicle and forcefully took him away. Witnesses […]
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Electricity grid records system collapse

…Restoration ongoing – TCN The Nigerian electricity grid recorded a system collapse on Thursday, plunging some parts of the country into outage. The incident was announced by Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on its Twitter page as it alerts its customers in Lagos over the outage effects. It said: “Dear Customer, present outage affecting all […]
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Maina’s brother makes revelations in court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, presented Khalid Aliyu Biu, younger brother of the former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, as its fifth prosecution witness (PW5) in the ongoing trial of the defendant before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Biu, while being lead in evidence by […]
Maina’s brother makes revelations in court

Gov. Ugwuanyi speaks on Aisha Buhari’s leadership qualities

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has applauded the leadership qualities of the First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, in promoting and identifying with persons with disability, through sports. Gov. Ugwuanyi, who spoke during the dinner organized by the Para Powerlifting Federation, under the Patronship of Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari, to raise funds for […]
Gov. Ugwuanyi speaks on Aisha Buhari’s leadership qualities

Niger Delta: EFCC, DSS move against oil theft, other maritime crimes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Department of State Services (DSS), Thursday, pledged to fight against Niger Delta oil thieves and other maritime related economic crimes. The anti-oil theft resolution was disclosed by the new EFCC PortHarcourt Zonal Head Office, Usman Imam, when he went on a familiarization visit to the Rivers […]
Niger Delta: EFCC, DSS move against oil theft, other maritime crimes

Drama as patients chase health workers out of hospital over NHIS

Mild drama ensued on Thursday at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, UNIMEDTH, Akure, Ondo State, when some enrollees of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, stormed the hospital over poor services. The enrollees, who paralysed activities at the clinic, protested against the management of the hospital for their continuous deafening silence on their predicament. […]
Drama as patients chase health workers out of hospital over NHIS

EFCC vs Nyako: What court decided on ex-governor’s trial

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed a plea by a defendant in a suit filed by EFCC against Murtala Nyako, former Adamawa Governor, and others to stop the prosecution from closing its case. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defendant, Zulkifik Abba, who is the 3rd defendant, had, on Nov. 13, […]
EFCC vs Nyako: What court decided on ex-governor’s trial

Court orders arrest of businessman, Jimoh over N155m alleged fraud

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, on Thursday issued a bench warrant against a Lagos-based businessman, Alhaji Isiaka Jimoh following his inability to appear and answer to criminal charges instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had in September 2019 arraigned Jimoh and his company, Chemtech […]
Court orders arrest of businessman, Jimoh over N155m alleged fraud

Amotekun: Afenifere breaks silence, tells governors what to do

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has told the South West governors not to be intimidated by the declaration of the federal government through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami that Operation Amotekun is an illegal security outfit. The leader of the group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti gave the backing of […]
Amotekun: Afenifere breaks silence, tells governors what to do

Transfer: Details of Arsenal’s deal with PSG for Kurzawa revealed

Arsenal are close to wrapping up a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender, Layvin Kurzawa, according to The Athletic. The Gunners are in talks with the Ligue 1 champions for the France international left-back, who has just six months left on his current contract. Negotiations are believed to now be at an advanced stage between […]
Transfer: Details of Arsenal’s deal with PSG for Kurzawa revealed

Amotekun: Yoruba leaders state position on security outfit

Prominent Yoruba leaders on Thursday, called for synergy among regional security outfits in Nigeria to ensure better security and proper coordination in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that they made the call at the second installation anniversary of Iba Gani Adams as the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, held at Ikeja, […]
Amotekun: Yoruba leaders state position on security outfit

Jonathan minister’s trial: What happened in court on Thursday

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, adjourned continuation of trial in the alleged N650million fraud case involving Jumoke Akinjide, a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and two other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. They are Senator Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti. Akinjide […]
Jonathan minister’s trial: What happened in court on Thursday

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