Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Saturday 15th February 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Saturday 15th February 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Saturday 15th February 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Magu: We’ve Buhari’s backing to fish out corrupt elements

…says youths crucial in anti-graft crusade   Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commi s s i o n (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, yesterday said the commission is now prepared to go after corrupt elements in the country as President Mohammadu Buhari has given the commission full backing to do so. Besides, the EFCC boss expressed worry over the growing insecurity situation in the country as it had provided what he called ‘many ungoverned spaces’ for terrorists to operate at the detriment of the citizenry. Magu stated this…

Magu: Nigerian youths must stand against graft

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, yesterday challenged the Nigerian youths to always raise their voices against corruption because the nation banks on them for a prosperous future. This was reinforced by the acting Zonal Head of the Commission, Ibadan office, Mr Bright Igbeleke, during the 10-million-man march organised against corruption held in conjunction with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) led by its State Coordinator, Mrs Ambekemo Eniola. Also participating were the State Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA),…

Ogiso-Osunde erosion: Edo govt, NEWMAP compensate victims

The Edo State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (Edo NEWMAP), has commenced payment of compensation to about 49 persons who were affected by an erosion control project in Ogiso-Osunde community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state. Speaking during the presentation of cheques to the beneficiaries in Benin City, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said the Ogiso- Osunde flood control project was among several other intervention projects executed by Edo NEWMAP in the past six years. The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele, said…

Govt, residents, others march against corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), yesterday marched on the streets of Jalingo, protesting against corruption. Saturday Telegraph reports that the march, which commenced at the NYSC state secretariat went through Machalin Round About and ended at the Taraba State Secretariat where the Head of Service of the state, MS Suzy Nathan, addressed the participants. Nathan told the participants that corruption was the greatest enemy of the country that needed collective efforts to tackle. She identified greed as the major…

Kanu’s parents laid to rest in Umuahia

The remains of Eze Israel Kanu and his wife, Salome, both parents of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), were yesterday laid to rest in their country home at Isiama Afaraukwu, Umuahia. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while Kanu’s mother died in August, his father died in December 2019. Delivering a sermon during a funeral service at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Afaraukwu, Rt. Rev Geoffrey Ibeabuchi, the Anglican Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, described death as inevitable. Ibeabuchi described the late traditional ruler…

Ogun govt begins reconstruction of Ijebu-Ode-Epe Road

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has approved the reconstruction of 14 kilometres Ijebu-Ode-Mojoda- Epe Road with immediate effect. The Commissioner, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Ade Akinsanya, made this known yesterday, after the executive council meeting of the State held at the Governor’s office Oke Mosan, Abeokuta. The linking road to Lagos, according to the commissioner will have two and half lanes in each direction, lay-bys and 14 box coverts and bridges. A timeframe of 12 months has been set for the completion of road. Other features of…

Buratai orders evacuation of stranded passengers in Borno

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday ordered his convoy to evacuate some passengers whose vehicle broke down along Maiduguri-Damboa road in Borno State. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Buratai who was en route at the time, ensured that all passengers in the vehicle were evacuated into one of the vehicles in his convoy. The action was borne out of the fact that the road was recently reopened by Nigerian Army after over a year of closure. The passenger vehicles were usually escorted in convoy by…

Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest, 4 children in Edo

Heavily armed men have kidnapped a Priest of the Uromi Catholic Arch Diocese, Rev Father Nicholas Oboh, in Benin, the Edo State capital. The cleric was kidnapped by suspected gunmen in the early hours of yesterday and taken to an unknown location. Similarly, four children of same family from Umelu community in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area were abducted by armed robbers, after they had robbed residents of the area. Chancellor Uromi diocese, Rev Father Osi Odenore, in a statement posted on his facebook page said that Rev Father Oboh was…

Amotekun Bill becomes law in Ekiti

A special plenary session to pass the Ekiti State Security Network Agency, codenamed; Amotekun Bill into law was held yesterday in Ado- Ekiti. The lawmakers set aside their constituency visit in order to hold the special sitting to pass the bill on the establishment of the security initiative. The bill passed through the first and second readings during an extensive deliberation on the floor of the House on Thursday after the draft bill was transmitted by Governor Kayode Fayemi to the House. Subsequently, it was committed to the Committee of…

UNIPORT expels 8 students over alleged plagiarism, malpractices

The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices. Dr. Williams Wodi, the Deputy Registrar (Information), confirmed the development in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) in Port Harcourt yesterday. He said the decision to sack the students was taken during the 449 meeting of the Senate of the university. “The students were expelled after a separate investigation established cases of gross misconduct against them. They were summarily expelled to serve as…

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