Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers Tuesday 14th July 2020

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Reps investigate CBN, Finance Ministry over $500 million NESS fund

The House of Representatives is set to investigate the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for allegedly spending over $500 million from Nigeria Export Supervision Scheme Fund (NESS). The House took the decision after adopting a “Motion of Urgent Public Importance” sponsored by Abdullahi Sa’ad Abdulkadir (APC, Bauchi) on the …

Sanwo-Olu explains cause of Lagos doctors’ strike

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has blamed the industrial action embarked upon by doctors in Lagos state on inadequate communication and understanding, saying the major cause of the strike has been resolved. Doctors under the aegis of the Medical Guild in Lagos State had on Monday began three days warning strike over issues that affects their safety …



Buhari, Osinbajo take the people’s mandate seriously — Akande

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has said the Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by his principal is working hard to deliver the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan which a lot of Nigerians will benefit from. Akande, who spoke in an Instagram live session with Dele Momodu of Ovation Magazine …

Illegal miners undermining Nigeria’s sovereignty — Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said foreigners and anyone involved in the illegal mining of solid minerals in the country are engaging in criminal enterprise that undermines the sovereignty of the Nigerian State. A statement from the office of the Senate President quoted Lawan as saying during the consideration of a Policy Reforms …

Bode Oyewole, ex-3SC chairman, is dead

Bode Oyewole, a former Chairman of the Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan (3SC), is dead. Bose Oyewole, wife of the deceased, confirmed news of his death to journalists on Tuesday in Ibadan. I’m distressed by death of Lagos lawmaker, Buraimoh – Tinubu Buhari mourns Lagos, Benue boat mishaps’ victims She said Oyewole, who was …

Moving forcibly displaced persons from aid-dependence to self-reliance during protracted displacement

The world is experiencing a record high number of children, women, and men who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict, violence, natural disaster, and human rights violations. Figures by the UNHCR show that 79.5 million people around the world are living in forced displacement. Today, displacement situations are becoming increasingly protracted, …

Reps move to bar INEC officers from partisan politics

The House has passed into second reading, a bill to prohibit members of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from engaging in Partisan Politics until after five years of disengagement, resignation or official relief of duties. The bill was presented to the House by its sponsor Olawale Raji (APC, Lagos) on Tuesday. Reps warn contractors …



Reps to investigate mass resignation in Nigerian Army

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the purported voluntary resignation of 365 soldiers from the Nigerian Army. This resolution was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion of Matters of Urgent Public Importance by the Chief Whip of the House, Rep. Mohammed Monguno (APC-Borno), at the plenary on Tuesday. Nigerian Army redeploys …

I’ll make life unbearable for criminals in Benue — Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State reiterated promised that his administration will make life unbearable for criminals in the state. Ortom who made the remark in Makurdi while briefing journalists after the State’s Security Council meeting stressed that intelligence gathering remains key to the war against criminals. Troops raid bandits’ hideout in Benue 1 killed, …

8,000 health workers infected with COVID-19 in Africa — WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 8,000 health workers have been infected with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Africa Region. WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, disclosed this on its official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Tuesday. COVID-19 remains number one public enemy, WHO warns COVID-19: WHO to commence vaccine …

God is not interested in computers, online services ‘unscriptural ‘ – Pastor Okotie

Pastor of Household of God Church International Ministries, Chris Okotie says conducting services online is not scriptural. Most churches all over the world adopted online services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and in a bid to abide by the social distancing guidelines. But, Okotie in a message he titled ‘The COVID-19 Mystery’ said …
God is not interested in computers, online services ‘unscriptural ‘ – Pastor Okotie

Mali: Fmr President Jonathan appointed ECOWAS special envoy

Former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan, has been appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a special envoy to lead the sub-regional body’s mediation mission in Mali. Jonathan’s media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. ”As a special envoy, the former President is expected to facilitate dialogue …
Mali: Fmr President Jonathan appointed ECOWAS special envoy

Insecurity: Deploy military to crush bandits, insurgents in Jigawa – Senate tells Buhari

The Senate has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to direct the immediate deployment of a semi-Permanent platoon of soldiers to tackle banditry in Jigawa State. The call was made by the upper chamber on Tuesday following consideration of motion on “the need for the establishment of a Military Unit in Jigawa State.” Sponsor of …
Insecurity: Deploy military to crush bandits, insurgents in Jigawa – Senate tells Buhari

Kogi Insecurity: IGP approves two mobile police force units

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has approved the establishment of two new mobile police force units in Kogi State. They would be cited in Kabba (Unit 70) and Okene (Unit 77) areas. DSP William Aya, Public Relations Officer of Kogi command, confirmed the development on Tuesday. Men and officers of Unit 70 already commenced …
Kogi Insecurity: IGP approves two mobile police force units

Buhari’s Minister, Pantami hints on 40 percent crash of data

The Federal Government has disclosed that telecommunication data will crash by 40 percent in the next five years. Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy disclosed this while speaking at the opening ceremony of digital skills training for ICT journalists, in Abuja. Pantami said the government’s new five-year broadband plan would raise broadband …
Buhari’s Minister, Pantami hints on 40 percent crash of data

COVID-19: Ogun govt speaks on school reopening

The Government of Ogun State said it had set up a committee to look into the possibility of reopening schools in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. The committee, DAILY POST learned, will work in collaboration with the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and the Federal Ministry of Education. The Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele, …
COVID-19: Ogun govt speaks on school reopening

EFCC told to investigate Kwara LG funds

Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has invited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to conduct an independent probe into funds disbursed to the 16 local government councils in the state from May 2019 till date. The governor in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye also disclosed …
EFCC told to investigate Kwara LG funds

Nigerian govt told to use universities, colleges for WAEC exams

Legal luminary and the founder of Afe Babalola University, Afe Babalola, has joined the likes of Atiku Abubakar in opposing the decision of the Federal government to cancel Nigeria’s participation in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination WASSCE, Babalola in a statement on Tuesday said the cancellation of WAEC may result in ”a …
Nigerian govt told to use universities, colleges for WAEC exams

COVID-19: Lagos records over 12,500 cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in Lagos State now stands at 12,583, according to data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday. The NCDC announced the figure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for July 13. It said that Lagos accounted for 156 new COVID-19 infections out of the 595 cases reported …
COVID-19: Lagos records over 12,500 cases

Tunde Braimoh: Lagos Assembly directs lawmakers to undergo COVID-19 test

Lagos State House of Assembly members has been directed to undergo a COVID-19 test following the death of a member, Tunde Braimoh. Temitope Adewale, representing Ifako Ijaiye Constituency I, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday. Adewale is the Chairman, House Committee on Transportation. The lawmaker said he had been tested for …
Tunde Braimoh: Lagos Assembly directs lawmakers to undergo COVID-19 test

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