Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers Saturday 29th February 2020

Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers and Evening News Saturday 29th February 2020

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Coronavirus latest: 39 contacts now quarantined, as cement company denies closure of production

The number of contacts identified and quarantined in connection with the Italian victim of Coronavirus at Lafarge Africa PLC factory in Ewekoro, Ogun State has risen from 28 to 39, the cement company’s Industrial Director, Segun Soyoye, disclosed on Saturday. Soyoye equally said Lafarge has not shut down its production lines contrary in the media
Daily Trust.

Buhari sends delegation to Ganduje, Sanusi over Dan Iyan Kano’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a delegation led by his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, to deliver condolence messages to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, following the death of Dan Iyan Kano, Ambassador Ado Sanusi. The delegation was made up of the Minister of Defence, Maj. General Bashir
Daily Trust.



JUST IN: Buhari directs crackdown on security agents undermining border drill

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a crackdown on security agents undermining the ongoing border drill exercise to checkmate the illegal activities of smugglers across borders. The action of President Buhari came after receiving what he called a “disheartening” news that 295 smuggled petroleum tankers were released without due authorization on December 17, 2019 by some
Daily Trust.

Marcos Alonso hits brace to rescue point for Chelsea at Bournemouth

Marcos Alonso scored twice as Chelsea earned a 2-2 draw in an entertaining contest at AFC Bournemouth. Philip Billing missed two early chances for the hosts before Chelsea broke the deadlock after 33 minutes. Olivier Giroud’s effort came back off the crossbar before Alonso fired into the roof of the net. Giroud shot wide early
Daily Trust.

Nigeria needs a new constitution, says Obasanjo

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said Nigeria needs a new constitution in order to move forward as country. He spoke at the first memorial lecture of Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), in Lagos. The former President also said Nigeria must address the agitation for restructuring for the country to
Daily Trust.

How Domkat Bali averted bloodbath during civil war – Gowon

A former Head of States, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has said that the loyalty of a former Minister of Defence and member Armed Forces Rulling Council (AFRC), Gen. Domkat Bali (rtd), saved the country the loss of many innocent lives during the nation’s three-year civil war. Gowon said this on Saturday in Abuja at the
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Senate President Lawan attends Emir of Bade’s daughters wedding +PHOTOS

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Saturday, attended the wedding Fatiha of two daughters of the Emir of Bade, HRH Abubakar Umar Sulieman. The Emir’s daughters whose hands were given out in marriage in accordance with Islamic rites are: Aisha Abubakar Umar who is betrothed to Mohammad Abubakar Usman, and Fatima Saleh Grema to
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Teachers’ union demands full implementation of minimum wage in Niger

The Niger State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has called for the full implementation of the new minimum wage and it’s consequential adjustments for all categories of its members. The demand followed the non payment of the 18 percent increase across the board for senior civil servants as approved during negotiations with
Daily Trust.

Coronavirus: Ogun government reacts to reports of taxi driver’s escape

Ogun State Government has denied reports that a taxi driver who drove the Coronavirus victim from Lagos to Ewekoro, had escaped. Report had gone viral on social media that the driver had demanded N100 million, threatening to spread the chronic virus, if not paid. A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor,
Daily Trust.

Ondo government to open vehicle assembly plant in June

The Ondo State government has announced its plan to begin to assemble different cars and trucks at the Ondo/Linyi industrial hub in Ore by June. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Chief Alex Ajipe, Manager of the industrial hub, made the disclosure on Saturday while speaking with some online journalists in Akure, Ondo.
Daily Trust.

EPL: Lampard admits Chelsea might not finish in top four, blasts players after 2-2 draw with Bournemouth

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has criticized his attackers for not contributing enough goals, after Marcos Alonso’s brace salvaged a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday. Alonso gave the Blues the lead, before the hosts fought back to take a 2-1 lead. It was the Spaniard who scored again for Lampard’s men with five minutes left,
EPL: Lampard admits Chelsea might not finish in top four, blasts players after 2-2 draw with Bournemouth

FRSC effects shake-up

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has approved the redeployment of three Deputy Corps Marshals and one Assistant Corps Marshal. The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Bisi Kazeem, made the announcement in a statement on Saturday. He noted that DCM Ojeme Ewhrudjakpor, formerly in the Department of Operations, had moved to Administration and Human Resources.
FRSC effects shake-up

Coronavirus in Nigeria: Dr Osundare says Covid-19 has no cure, reveal ways to prevent disease

The founder of Odufunke Memorial Hospital, Doctor Odufunke Osundare, has declared that the deadly Coronavirus has no cure but can only be prevented. Osundare said Nigerians can avoid being infected by regular intake of water, washing their hands, avoid staying in a crowded place and around those sneezing and coughing. Reacting after the disease was
Coronavirus in Nigeria: Dr Osundare says Covid-19 has no cure, reveal ways to prevent disease

Buhari approves new security operation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, commissioned ‘OPERATION SWIFT RESPONSE’ as a border drill exercise to checkmate the illegal activities of smugglers across our borders. His spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement, explained that this is part of the Federal Government’s effort to ensure food security and improve local production of goods at competitive prices, The
Buhari approves new security operation

Obasanjo carpets Buhari, says Nigeria may fall into pieces

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership of Nigeria. Obasanjo condemned the current state of affairs in his speech on Saturday at the Frederick Fasehun 1st Memorial Lecture. Fasehun was a Yoruba leader and founder of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC). Obasanjo stated that Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians on the
Obasanjo carpets Buhari, says Nigeria may fall into pieces

Buhari mourns Sanusi

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent messages to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II, over the death of Dan Iyan Kano, Ambassador Ado Sanusi. In a statement on Saturday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari stated that he was shocked to learn about the death of the Ambassador. In separate
Buhari mourns Sanusi

Coronavirus: Ogun releases emergency lines

Following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria, coupled with the fact that the Italian index was in Ewekoro area of Ogun State, the state government has released emergency numbers. DAILY POST reports that the emergency numbers are 08188978393 and 08188978392; to report any suspected cases of Coronavirus to the state’s Epidemiologist. The Ogun State Government
Coronavirus: Ogun releases emergency lines

Obasanjo breaks silence on Amotekun, Nigeria’s insecurity, makes revelations

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has spoken on the increasing insecurity in Nigeria. Obasanjo spoke on Saturday at the 1st Memorial Lecture for the late founder of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Frederick Fasehun. The former leader stated security and political structure were of great concern to Fasehun. Obasanjo said the first duty and responsibility of
Obasanjo breaks silence on Amotekun, Nigeria’s insecurity, makes revelations

Ex-militant leaders react over sack of Amnesty boss, Dokubo

Some ex-Militant leaders from the nine states of the Niger Delta region have described as “expected” and “commendable” the sack of the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Dokubo. They said the sack by President Mohammed Buhari, showed the present administration has the interest of the region at heart. Recall that DAILY POST
Ex-militant leaders react over sack of Amnesty boss, Dokubo

‘I don’t know why I killed my friend’s son’ – Suspect

The case of a man currently being held by the Adamawa State Police Command for killing his friend’s son has remained mysterious. Neither Police investigators who arrested him when the incident took place last weekend nor journalists who interviewed him on Saturday have been able to obtain enough information from him on why he took
‘I don’t know why I killed my friend’s son’ – Suspect

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