Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Saturday 29th February 2020

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We ‘ve improved security in Rivers to attract foreign investors – Wike

TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the state government has developed a strong security architecture to attract foreign and local investors. Wike said this when he granted audience to the Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Peter Kjemprud, at the Government House Port Harcourt. He informed that more investments were being
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Bayelsa judgment: Diri donates N40m Supreme Court award to Church

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has donated the N40 million awarded by the Supreme Court to him and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, to the church to promote the work of God. The apex Court had on Wednesday fined Afe Babalola (SAN) and Wole Olanipekun(SAN) over their failed application for a
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2023: Niger APC Chieftain backs El-Rufai on southern Presidency

John Adams, Minna Former Commissioner for Information and Culture and a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger state, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, has thrown his weight behind the Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai who recently called for a power shift to the South in 2023, saying that it is the only thing
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Gov. Bello kick off monthly sanitation in Niger

 Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Saturday kick off the reintroduction of monthly sanitation exercise in the state, in a bid to  keep the environment clean and free from outbreaks of epidemic. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the State Commissioner for Information at a news conference, said the governor had during the weekly Executive Council
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Enugu LG elections witness poor turnout but peaceful

Turnout for the local government elections in many parts of Enugu State is generally low as voters are yet to come out, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN correspondents who monitored the elections in the state on Saturday reports that there was voter apathy in the wards visited as very few voters were
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COVID-19: Nasarawa govt urges residents to maintain hygiene

The Nasarawa State Government has tasked residents to maintain personal and environmental hygiene to avoid being infected with infectious diseases such as Coronavirus, Lassa fever among others. Musa Ibrahim, State Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources made the call on Saturday in Lafia, while addressing newsmen after the February environmental sanitation exercise in the state.
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Gov. Bello kicks off monthly sanitation in Niger

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Saturday kick off the reintroduction of monthly sanitation exercise in the state, in a bid to keep the environment clean and free from outbreaks of epidemic. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the State Commissioner for Information at a news conference, said the governor had during the weekly
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Leap year birthday celebrants say “we are special”

 For what seems to be normal for most people who celebrate their birthdays every year, some who are born on Feb. 29, see it as very special as they get to celebrate it every four years. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a leap year occurs once every four years, which has 366 days.
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COVID-19: Itlian victim’s driver never demanded N100m from us – Ogun gov’t 

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Ogun State government has described as false, a news on the social media that a cab driver who drove an Italian victim of Coronavirus from Lagos to Ogun, was demanding a ransom of N100m or spread the virus. The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Kunle Somorin, who
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Supreme Court’s maggots-infested wood

Yinka Olujimi In dismissing the hitherto unheard-of appeal for a review of its recent controversial judgment in the Bayelsa governorship election conundrum, the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Wednesday this week dug into equally unheard of depths of anger. It imposed hefty fines on two eminent lawyers who filed the applications, Chiefs Afe Babalola and
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Coronavirus drops oil price below $50

The international oil benchmark, Brent crude, has tumbled below the $50 per barrel mark as the spread of coronavirus stoked fears that a slowing global economy would hit energy demand.Brent, which rose to as high as $70 per barrel in January, has been on a downward trend since the coronavirus broke out, posing a serious threat to Nigeria’s 2020 budget.The budget, which was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in December, was based on projections of oil production of 2.18 million barrels per day with an oil price benchmark of $57…

US, Taliban set to sign deal to end war in Afghanistan

A week after the “reduction in violence” (RIV) agreement announced by the US and the Taliban armed group in Afghanistan, the two are set to sign a peace deal that could signal the end of the US’s longest war.The week-long RIV agreement has largely held as the two sides prepare to sign a peace deal on Saturday that comes after nearly two years of protracted negotiations in the Qatari capital Doha, reports al-Jazeera.At least 19 security forces and four civilians have been killed during the period –  a marked decrease compared…

As coronavirus slams Italy, paralysis and anxiety spread

At the epicenter of Europe’s worst outbreak of coronavirus to date, daily lives have taken on an eerie, aimless calm. It’s at night that the worry takes over.“You can hear the ambulances coming and going, and maybe they’re going to sick people who have nothing to do with the coronavirus but it worries you just the same,” said Davide Benelli from his home in Casalpusterlengo, a town of around 15,000 in Italy’s quarantined “red zone” where the disease broke out a week ago.People in the zone wake up to closed…

Trump calls coronavirus criticism Democrats’ ‘new hoax’, links it to immigration

Donald Trump attempted to link the coronavirus outbreak to Democratic immigration policies, labeling Democratic attacks on his handling of the crisis a “new hoax” in a rambling speech in South Carolina, the night before the state’s crucial Democratic primary.In a packed rally in North Charleston, Trump defended his administration’s handling of the outbreak. He accused the Democrats of “politicizing the coronavirus”, calling it “their new hoax” after the Russian investigation and impeachment.“We are doing everything in our power to keep the infection and those carrying the infection from entering the…

Buhari approves Oyo-Ita’s retirement, insists probe will continue

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the retirement of Winifred Oyo-Ita as head of service, saying it is “without prejudice to the on-going investigations into the allegations against her”.Boss Mustapha, Secretary of the Government to the Federation (SGF), disclosed this in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services), on Friday.There were allegations of a N3 billion contract scam levelled against her but she denied it vehemently. A court had ordered the permanent forfeiture of funds allegedly linked to her.Consequently Oyo-Ita tendered her resignation following pressure from her family members but…

EPL: Norwich stun Leicester to keep faint survival hopes alive

Norwich moved to within four points of an unlikely escape from the Premier League relegation zone as Jamal Lewis’ fine goal gave them a precious win against Leicester.The Canaries were in real danger of being cut adrift heading into the final 10 games of the season but can now retain hope of overhauling the struggling sides above them after a much-needed win.Daniel Farke’s side had not scored from open play since New Year’s Day but managed to hang on after Lewis smashed in for a fifth win of the season,…

Coronavirus: Nigerian Stock Exchange loses N308bn

    Following yesterday’s index case of the Covid- 19 disease otherwise known as coronavirus in Lagos, the deadly disease has consumed its first casualty as the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) lost a whooping N308 billion in less than 24 hours of the new. While many had thought the victim would be a human casualty, Nigerians were caught napping at the reality and extent of the fiscal damage the virus could have on the economy. The situation has however led to palpable fears among some residents and visitors to the…

INSURGENCY: Presidency needs to be wary of moles in high places –Rev Ladi Thompson

Rev Ladi Thompson of Living Waters Limited Church, Anthony Village, Lagos, and who is also a public strategist and security expert sopke with ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA on the security challenges confronting Nigeria and the way out   The security challenges facing the nation has, instead of abating, increased and assumed a frightening dimension, why is this so? The insecurity issues confronting Nigeria cannot be wished away, and the earlier we faced up to the challenge squarely the better our chances of surviving the unavoidable day of reckoning. It has been…

Donating kidney to someone I barely knew, my way of saving souls –Pastor Umeh

Founder and Pastor of Divine Helper Deliverance Ministry, a church located in the Ilogbo Eremi area of Badagry, Lagos State, Clifford Umeh, appears to have done what many believe to be the unthinkable in this clime. Umeh has claimed to have donated one of his kidneys to another man he barely knows. This would normally sound and appear far-fetched in this part of the world where people travel abroad to sell their organs for millions. However, the man, who also claimed to have been donating blood to help humanity, told…

FROM DELE UDOH TO TIYAMIYU KAZEEM: Killing of sportsmen by uniformed men

The recent killing of Remo Stars FC of Sagamu assistant captain, Tiyamiyu Kazeem, by the men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ogun State, has led to outrage and outcry in the country with citizens calling for the government to call uniformed men to order. This is another case in the long line of sportsmen killed by either policemen or soldiers over the years. In a statement on Saturday, Oladimeji Oshode, Remo Stars media officer, said the incident happened about noon along Sagamu Road. According to him, the accused officer…

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