Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Saturday 1st February 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Saturday 1st February 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Saturday 1st February 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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APC leaders condemn attack on Idahagbon, task police to arrest perpetrators

Edo govt warns against EPM rally in Edo Central today Leaders and elders of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday converged on Benin, the Edo State capital, to sympathise with the Convener of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), Mr. Henry Idaghagbon, over Thursday’s alleged assassination attempt on him in the state. This emerged on a day the Edo State Government warned that very stiff penalties would be meted on any individual or group who flout orders from…

…Oshiomhole can’t play God, Obaseki insists

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has insisted that the suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, cannot play God in determining what happens in the state. Obaseki said this while receiving members of the Omega Fire Ministries International led by Pastor Azemhe Azena, who were in Government House, Benin, on a peace walk. The governor, who insisted that his administration is peaceful and abhors disregard for law and order, assured the people of the state that, as a governor, he would continue to pursue…



U.S., UK keep mum on PDP protest

The Embassy of the United States and the British High Commission, yesterday refrained from comments on the protest staged by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), asking for the intervention of both countries in the political situation in Nigeria. Shortly after the protest, Saturday Telegraph had made enquiries at the two embassies situated in the Diplomatic Zone of the Federal Capital Territory to ascertain what the next line of action could be but their officials kept sealed lips on the development. A check on their official Twitter handles…

Vandalism, non-payment of bills hampering our operations –BEDC

Management of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), yesterday decried the spate of vandalism of its equipment and poor response by customers in the payment of electricity bills, as hampering its operations across the states of its operations It noted that activities of vandals in most communities and customers non-payment of bills as and when due as problems affecting its operations in Delta, Edo, Ondo and Ekiti states while calling for change of attitude in order to enable to render quality services to the public. Managing Director/CEO of the company,…

Coronavirus: FG approves additional N71m for surveillance, screening activities at ports

As the transmission and fatality rate of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread rapidly in China and some other parts of the world, the Federal Government has committed an additional N71 million to enable it to raise its level of preparedness to detect, assess and respond in the case of any case identification. Speaking at a coronavirus inter – ministerial/multi – sectoral preparedness and response meeting yesterday in Abuja, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said although Nigeria had the capacity to manage the virus should it be confirmed…

UNIZIK student infected with Lassa fever

A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Anambra State has been confirmed positive for Lassa fever virus in the state. The student was confirmed positive at the Chukwukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, while the unnamed female undergraduate has now been moved to Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, after necessary decontamination. Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Government has declared that the state has no confirmed case of Lassa fever. It also added there is no cause for alarm on outbreak of Lassa fever in some states of the federation. The state’s Commissioner for…

Insecurity: Military won’t be compromised, group tells Reps

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER), has condemned the calls for the sack of Service Chiefs, saying that the Nigerian military under President Muhammadu Buhari, is displaying unalloyed commitment and cannot be compromised for selfish politicians. Speaking during a press conference in Abuja yesterday to address the avalanche of calls for the sack of the Service Chiefs, CALSER, through its President, Princess Ajibola, expressed utter disgust at the desperation of some self-serving politicians who have carried on with the campaign of calumny against the Service Chiefs in…



Ganduje: Briton to manage Kano govt’s N5bn acquisition centre

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has said in order to adopt culture of maintainance, he is hiring a British national to manage the newly created Dangote Skill Acquisition Centre. The centre located at Gurjiya Town in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area, is said to be the biggest in Nigeria. Speaking after inspecting the multi-billion naira centre, Ganduje said, already, Aliko Dangote had agreed to take over the responsibilities of paying the salary of the foreign expatriate for six years. Ganduje procured stateof- art equipment worth N2.5 billion from the…

Reps rerun poll: PDP challenges Doguwa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the victory of the House of Representatives Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, in the just concluded rerun elections must be challenged in court. Doguwa had, while celebrating his victory at the floor of the National Assembly, presented his four wives before the Honourable members on Thursday, which caused uproar. PDP’s candidate in the rerun election, Air Commodore Salisu Yushau (rtd.), had assembled a team of lawyers to file a petition challenging the election of Doguwa as member representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency.…

LG crisis: Don’t set Oyo ablaze, Ibadan Mogajis tell Buhari, Malami

Traditional Family Heads in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, otherwise known as “Authentic Mogajis”, yesterday warned the Federal Government and the Attorney General of Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), against precipitating any act that can set the state ablaze. The Mogajis were apparently reacting to the forceful take-over of the local government administration by the APC chairmen following the directive from Malami to ensure the council chairmen resume to their respective offices with support of the Commissioner of Police in the state. According to the Publicity Secretary of the group, Chief…

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