Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers Friday 22nd May 2020

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Kano repatriates 61 Almajiri children to Kebbi

Kano State Government has repatriated sixty one Almajiri children to Kebbi State, according to Gov Atiku Bagudu. The children who were brought back to their state of origin, Kebbi, were in company of their teacher. They were received in Birnin Kebbi, on Friday at the IDP camp in Kalgo. The governor, members of the State …

Former Kano governor loses wife

Hajiya Halima Gaya, the wife of former governor of Kano state, Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya has died. Gaya was Executive Governor, Kano State from 1992 to 1993. President Muhammadu Buhari and President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan have commiserated with Senator Gaya over the death of Hajiya Halima. President Buhari, in a statement issued by …



Ekiti partners Kwara on contact tracing of deceased COVID-19 patient

The Ekiti Government says efforts are being made to partner its Kwara counterpart to exchange ideas on the medical history of a patient who died of underlining complications from COVID-19. The 75-old -year woman had died in one of the tertiary health institutions in Ekiti after being hospitalised upon referral from a public hospital in …

Tunisia to reopen mosques, cafes and hotels on June 4

Tunisia will reopen places of worship, restaurants and hotels from June 4, authorities announced Thursday, more than two months after closing them over the coronavirus pandemic. The reopening could be delayed if there is a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the ministers of major projects, interior and religion told a press conference. Hotels and restaurants, closed …

UK to introduce 14-day quarantine for international arrivals

Travellers arriving in Britain will face 14 days in quarantine from next month to prevent a second coronavirus outbreak, the government announced on Friday, warning that anyone breaking the rules faced a fine or prosecution. The new rules will apply to all international arrivals except Ireland from June 8 and come after weeks of calls …

UK court throws out FG’s $1bn bribery suit against Shell, Eni

A United Kingdom High Court on Friday ruled that a $1 billion bribery suit brought against oil giants Shell and Eni by the Federal Republic of Nigeria could not go ahead in England. According to Premium Times, while referencing a report by Law360.com, the judge, Christopher Butcher, held that the court does not have jurisdiction …

FG debt collectors not my agents— Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has explained that the institutional recovery agents are not his agents as being portrayed by some media. In a statement signed by his media aide, Dr Umar Gwandu, Malami said the agents are not engaged in his personal capacity, adding that he does …



Ogun doctors go on strike after negotiations collapse

Resident doctors at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun State,  are to go on strike this weekend after the government failed to respond to agitations for improved welfare package. Association of Resident Doctors at the hospital had embarked on a three-day  warning strike, a development which forced the government into the negotiation with …

Man fakes abduction of wife, 2 children over land dispute

Obinna Anusiem from Umuima Atta in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo state, has been arrested for allegedly faking the kidnap of his wife, Chinyere and their two children. Anusiem, 34, was among the 28 suspects arrested by the Police Command in Imo and paraded in Owerri on Friday for alleged various crimes. The new …

Buhari appoints Ebonyi REC as NECO registrar

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Godswill Obioma as New Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council. Until his appointment as Registrar/CE of NECO, Prof. Obioma was the Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission. This was contained in a statement issued by the NECO Head, Information and Public …

COVID-19: Gov Dapo Abiodun extends lockdown again

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has extended the coronavirus lockdown in the Gateway State for another one week. Governor Abiodun disclosed this during a press briefing at the Governor’s office in Okemosan, Abeokuta on Friday. Abiodun said he was “constrained to painfully extend the current ease of lockdown in Ogun for another …
COVID-19: Gov Dapo Abiodun extends lockdown again

PSG lose former defender, Jordan Diakiese

Former Paris Saint-Germain academy defender, Jordan Diakiese, is dead. He was aged 24. Diakiese was playing for fifth-tier French club, AS Furiani-Agliani, who released a statement via its official Twitter page to confirm his passing on Friday. The right-back played alongside the likes of Kingsley Coman and Presnel Kimpembe during his time at PSG youth …
PSG lose former defender, Jordan Diakiese

Kajuru crises: 107 killed, 49 injured, 66 kidnapped, 111 houses burnt in Kaduna community attacks

The Adara Development Association, ADA, in Kaduna State has cried out over killing and kidnapping of their indigenes by bandits. The association said no fewer than 107 persons have been killed, 49 injured, about 66 persons kidnapped, 111 houses burnt, 32 villages destroyed and about 20,000 displaced from January, this year to date in Adara …
Kajuru crises: 107 killed, 49 injured, 66 kidnapped, 111 houses burnt in Kaduna community attacks

COVID-19: CAN lists conditions for churches to hold services

The Kano State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said the use of face masks is now compulsory, for anyone to worship in any church in the state. This directive was contained in a statement on Friday, signed by the chairman of the association, Rev. Samuel Adeyemo. Adeyemo said the decision follows …
COVID-19: CAN lists conditions for churches to hold services

Eid el-Fitri: Bauchi police assure of hitch-free celebration

As Muslims in Bauchi State join their counterparts across the world to celebrate this year’s Eid el Fitri, the state police command has assured the faithful of a hitch-free celebration. The command, in a statement, signed and made available to DAILY POST on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP …
Eid el-Fitri: Bauchi police assure of hitch-free celebration

Islamic clerics warned as police ban political gatherings at prayer grounds

The Sokoto State Police Command has issued a strong warning to Islamic clerics in the state over inciting and seditious preaching during the Eid-el-Fitr prayers. Mr. Ibrahim Kaoje, the Police Commissioner in the state, issued the warning in a statement issued on Friday in Sokoto by the Public Relation Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammad Sadiq. Kaoje …
Islamic clerics warned as police ban political gatherings at prayer grounds

BREAKING: Nigerian States’ Legislature, Judiciary now independent as Buhari signs Financial Autonomy Order

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed into law Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 for the implementation of Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary Order, 2020. Umar Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media to Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, made this known in a statement. The development means that Nigerian States’ Legislature and …
BREAKING: Nigerian States’ Legislature, Judiciary now independent as Buhari signs Financial Autonomy Order

LaLiga: Ex-official claims 90 per cent of referees support Real Madrid, 10 per cent Barcelona

Ex-referee, Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez, has claimed 90 per cent of match officials in Spain lean towards Real Madrid and the remaining 10 per cent support Barcelona. Iturralde refereed almost 300 matches in LaLiga before retiring in 2012. According to him, a lot of people support Madrid from a young age, including most of the match …
LaLiga: Ex-official claims 90 per cent of referees support Real Madrid, 10 per cent Barcelona

EFCC: Two Chinese accused of N100m bribery offer get bail, passports seized

Justice Muhammad Saidu Sifawa of the Sokoto State High Court has granted bail to two Chinese, Messrs Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi. They are officials of China Zhonghao Nig. Ltd, a company under probe for an alleged contract scam of over N50billion awarded by the ex-Zamfara Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari between 2012 to 2019. They …
EFCC: Two Chinese accused of N100m bribery offer get bail, passports seized

Coronavirus: CCECC opens up on Chinese doctors’ duties in Nigeria

The company that funded the trip of the Chinese “medical doctors” to Nigeria, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), has provide further explanation of their trip. CCECC said the team has been focusing only on assigned duties in Nigeria. The firm said this in a statement posted on its Twitter page on Friday. It explained …
Coronavirus: CCECC opens up on Chinese doctors’ duties in Nigeria

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