Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers Friday 24th July 2020

Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers and Evening News Friday 24th July 2020

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Mother, two sons paraded over alleged armed robbery in Kano

Police command in Kano has arrested a 60-year-old woman and her two sons over alleged armed robbery. Aisha Isyaku and her two sons, Ibrahim and Ahmadu Isyaku were among the 392 suspected criminals paraded on Thursday by Kano State Commissioner of Police, Habu A. Sani at Bompai police command. 30 armed robbers, 26 kidnappers, others …

‘Lack of synergy among security agents worsening insurgency battle’

It has been observed that the absence of synergy among security agencies in the country is one of the reasons why the war against insurgency has not been won. A retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Ambrose Aisabor said on Thursday that instead of collaborating to defeat insurgency and other insecurity challenges facing the nation, …



COVID-19: FG mulls alternatives on WAEC, schools re-opening

The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja said that final year secondary school students may have to sit for the General Certificate Examinations (GCE) in November if there is no shift in the timetable of the West African Examination Council (WAEC). The Minister of State Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, while answering questions at the 52nd …

30 armed robbers, 26 kidnappers, others paraded in Kano

No fewer than 30 suspected armed robbers and 26 alleged kidnappers have been arrested by operatives of  operation puff adder of Kano Police Command. The suspects were among 392 suspected criminals paraded for various offences by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Habu A. Sani on Thursday at the Bompai Police Command. Troops arrest bandits, rescue …

Nigeria tested over 250,000 persons for COVID-19 — NCDC

The Federal Government has said that over 250,000 Nigerians have been tested so far for the COVID-19. The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this on Thursday in Abuja at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. COVID-19: FG tasks Muslims on protocols ahead …

Reps to investigate invasion of Nunieh’s residence

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Police Affairs to investigate the invasion of Dr Joy Nunieh’s residence by the Police Command in Rivers. Nunieh, a former Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) testified before an investigative panel of the House of Representatives. …

Refund N4.923bn illegal payments to staff, contractors ,Senate tells NDDC’s IMC

The Senate on Thursday called on the Interim Management Commitee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) to refund the N4.923 billion payments made to staff and contractors in breach of procurement process. It said that the refund should be made to the NDDC’s Account with immediate effect. NDDC spent N1.3trn in 4 years – …



774,000 jobs: Nasarawa recruits street hawkers, artisans

Nasarawa State office of the Federal Government’s Special Public Works, FGN/SPW, Programme has started the recruitment of street hawkers and artisans for the 774,000 jobs of the programme. Chairman of the Nasarawa State office of the FGN/SPW programme, Kasim Mohammed Kasim, led officials of the programme in the state on the recruitment exercise on Thursday …

6 Nigerians, 3 foreigners arraigned over hijack of vessel

The Federal Government on Thursday arraigned three foreign nationals and six Nigerians for their alleged roles in the hijack of Equatorial Guinean Vessel, MV Elobey VI. The suspects who were employees of Pilgrim Africa Limited were arrested by the Nigerian Navy in Port Harcourt following allegations that they conspired and paid 200,000 dollars to a …

EU, US condemn execution of humanitarian workers in Borno State

The European Union and the United States of America on Thursday condemned the killing of five aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. A statement by the EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said the EU “joins the humanitarian community in strongly condemning the recent killing of aid workers that were abducted …

Gov Ortom reappoints Ugela as Benua links GM

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue Stage has reappointed Chief Mrs Monica Ugela as the General Manager, Benue Links Plc. Ortom announced Ugela’s reappointment at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi on Tuesday. The appointment is for a period of four years. A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase added that the reappointment takes …
Gov Ortom reappoints Ugela as Benua links GM

Ortom moves to resolve Air Force, Ugondo land disputes

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has promised to amicably resolve the land dispute between the Nigerian Airforce and Ugondo community in parts of Makurdi and Gwer East local government areas of the State over Ortom stated this today while briefing newsmen after a peace meeting between officials of the Tactical Air Command of the …
Ortom moves to resolve Air Force, Ugondo land disputes

Osun Assembly screens Amotekun Board Chairman, Corps Commandant

The Osun State House of Assembly on Thursday screened the Chairman Governing Board and the Corps Commandant of the State Security Network, code-named Amotekun. Brigadier Issa Ademola Aderibigbe rtd. and Brigadier Bashir Biodun Adewinbi Rtd. were screened as Chairman Governing Board and Corps Commandant respectively. The State House of Assembly charged the Governing Board and …
Osun Assembly screens Amotekun Board Chairman, Corps Commandant

Hushpuppi: US court dismisses fraud case against Nigerian, Mr Woodberry

A US court has dismissed a fraud case against a Nigerian accused of cyber-crime, Olalekan Ponle, popularly known as Mr Woodberry. Ponle, who was accused of multi-million dollar wire fraud was arrested alongside his associate, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi on June 10 by a combined team of Dubai police and the Federal Bureau …
Hushpuppi: US court dismisses fraud case against Nigerian, Mr Woodberry

Gov Sanwo-Olu appeals for compliance as Third Mainland Bridge shuts down on Friday

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the closure of Third Mainland Bridge was necessary to prevent any disaster that may result from the total collapse of the infrastructure. He also advised commuters in the state to explore the option of waterways. The governor stated this in a tweet via his official Twitter page on …
Gov Sanwo-Olu appeals for compliance as Third Mainland Bridge shuts down on Friday

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones: Venue, date of fight revealed

Former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson and former professional boxer, Roy Jones Jr will return to the ring for an eight-round exhibition fight on September 12 in Los Angeles, Sky Sports reports. Tyson, 54, and Jones, 51, are legends of American boxing. Both men will be making shock comebacks, although it is expected the duo will …
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones: Venue, date of fight revealed

Security conditions worsening for Nigerians – America reacts to Boko Haram executions

The United States Government has condemned the executions of aid workers by Boko Haram. The US noted that the situation in Nigeria was deteriorating. The deceased, five males, were shot at close range after one of the insurgents gave a speech deriding humanitarian organisations. They were working for Action Against Hunger, International Rescue Committee, Rich …
Security conditions worsening for Nigerians – America reacts to Boko Haram executions

BBNaija 2020: Dino Melaye is my celebrity crush – Dorathy

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Dora has revealed that former Kogi lawmaker, Dino Melaye is her celebrity crush. Kiddwaya made this known during Thursday night arena games which had housemates answer questions about each other. In his question tag, Kiddwaya was asked to name the housemate whose celebrity crush is Dino Melaye. He pointed out …
BBNaija 2020: Dino Melaye is my celebrity crush – Dorathy

Ondo election: Gov Bello hints on APC’s plan to win, warns PDP, others

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State, the head of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Reconciliation Committee, has warned other political parties including PDP that his party will do whatever is humanly possible to win the October 10, governorship election in Ondo State. Bello, represented by Sen. Adamu Aliero said this on Thursday shortly after the …
Ondo election: Gov Bello hints on APC’s plan to win, warns PDP, others

NDDC contracts: Atiku’s aide shows video proving Akpabio lied

Mr Paul Ibe, the senior special adviser to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said that Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, lied when he denied saying that the National Assembly received 60 percent of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, contracts. …
NDDC contracts: Atiku’s aide shows video proving Akpabio lied

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