Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Friday 24th July 2020

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Arotile, NAF first female combat pilot, buried

 Molly Kilete, Abuja The remains of the first Nigerian Air Force (NAF) female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 17, in a car crash, has been laid to rest. Arotile’s body was intered  at at exactly 11:05 at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja, after a commendation service led by Group …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ohanaeze backs NASS on Service Chiefs

Geoffrey Anyanwu, Enugu The call  by the National Assembly for the removal of service chiefs received a boost with the apex Igbo cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, declaring full support for the lawmakers. In supporting the call, Ohanaeze Ndigbo stated that the continued  retention of the current service chiefs was becoming a national and international …
The Sun Nigeria.



Reps probe NEDC over alleged N100bn sleaze

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives, yesterday, ordered a probe of allegations  of misappropriation of N100billion by officials of the North East Development Commission (NEDC). NEDC which was set up to ameliorate the sufferings of the people of the North East ravaged by terrorists attacks and other violent crimes is alleged to be enmeshed …
The Sun Nigeria.

UN, US, EU, others express sadness over execution of humanitarian workers

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja and Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Outrage and condemnation have greeted the killing of five aid workers by insurgents in Borno State. The United Nation (UN) the European Union (UE), the United States of America and other organisations flayed killing by members of the Boko Haram. The five aid workers were staff of Borno …
The Sun Nigeria.

No going back on total shutdown of oil, gas operations –Urhobo group

 Paul Osuyi, Asaba An Urhobo ethnic group in the Niger Delta, Campaign for the Economic Survival of Urhobo Nation (CATESUN), has said there was no going on its plans to shutdown oil and gas operations in the region following its earlier ultimatum to the Federal Government to address some issues. The group had issued a …
The Sun Nigeria.

Stakeholders demand liberalisation of LADOL free zone 

Stakeholders in the maritime industry have called for the liberalisation of the Lagos Offshore Free Trade Zone (LADOL) to put an end to a monopoly structure that has stifled the development of over 121 hectares of land allotted for the project. Some of the stakeholders argued that the purpose of setting up the free zones …
The Sun Nigeria.

Pains of 3rd Mainland Bridge’s closure’ll be minimal, Sanwo-Olu assures Lagosians

Moshood Adebayo Lagos Governor,  Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appealed to residents to exercise patience and bear the discomfort that will be experienced from the six-month partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge, which starts tonight. He  said the closure of the 11.8km bridge, the busiest in the State, was inevitable, following physical deterioration observed on the …
The Sun Nigeria.



Guterres, UN Secretary-General condemns execution of humanitarian workers in Borno

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja United Nations Secretary-General, Antinio Guterres, has condemned the execution of humanitarian workers in Borno State. Guterres also called on the Nigerian authorities to spare no effort in identifying and swiftly bringing to justice, the perpetrators of the killings. Guterres, in a statement by his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, also extended his condolences to …
The Sun Nigeria.

Reps mull immunity for Supreme Court Justices, others

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House House of Representatives, on Thursday, passed for second reading a bill seeking to alter Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution( as amended) to provide for immunity for justices of the Supreme Court. Apart from Supreme Court justices, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Courts, the chief judges of the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Reps move to enforce treatment for victims of armed attack

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives, on Thursday, passed for second reading a bill seeking to amend the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshots Act 2017, to ensure treatment for victims of other armed attacks, without police report. The proposed legislation, which is sponsored by Wale Raji, a member of the All …
The Sun Nigeria.

Tears as first female combat helicopter pilot goes home

Tears flowed freely yesterday at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja, as the body of the first female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, was committed to mother earth. Arotile, who broke the record as the first female combat helicopter pilot of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) ever produced since its establishment on April 18, …

Policemen attack FCT Mobile Court over colleagues’ arrest

There was pandemonium yesterday at Dei-Dei, a densely populated satellite town of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) when policemen sporadically fired shots to disperse the FCT Mobile Court sitting in the area to try violators of the Covid-19 safety protocols. The shooting that shook the sleepy community occurred about noon, creating apprehension while residents and …

Video: IG orders probe of policemen dehumanising lady

Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered investigation into a viral video showing the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) officers humiliating a lady. The 25-year-old lady, who claimed to have just completed her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme, was found in the home of a suspected armed robber at the Apata area of Ibadan, …

Delta tanker explosion death rises to 95 Dominic

eath toll in the fuel tanker explosion in Delta State has risen to almost 100. No fewer than 95 hawkers were said to have died in the fire accompanying the explosion from a 44,000-litre tanker ferrying petroleum product on the ever-busy Benin-Sapele Expressway. The accident occurred on Wednesday. The victims included pork meat, popcorn, banana, …

Gunmen attack prison officers, free suspects

Armed men believed to be herdsmen yesterday attacked a convoy of prison officials near Plateau High Court, Barkin Ladi, and freed six suspected criminals. The convoy was conveying 14 suspects charged with different crimes ranging from murder to kidnapping and rape. Witnesses said the gunmen, who laid siege to the entrance of the court, opened …

Planning contravention: Lagos seals 43 banks, hotels, others

Lagos State government yesterday said it sealed 43 structures which comprised banks and hotels for violating the physical planning law of the state. Some of the buildings sealed by the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development included 13 banks and 13 hotels. They are located on Airport Road, Ikeja. The Commissioner for Physical Planning …

Third Mainland Bridge closes for repairs tonight

Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos is going to be closed partially to traffic by midnight today for periodic routine maintenance for the next six months. The 11.8-kilometre bridge, constructed in 1990, is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland. It was last shut in August 2018 for a three-day investigative maintenance …

Ebonyi: Inspectors injured, suspect dies in police, robbers’ shootout

Federal Highway Police Patrol Team in Ebonyi State yesterday shot dead a suspected armed robber at Nwezenyi axis of the Abakaliki-Ogoja Highway during a gun battle. The police also recovered an AK47 rifle from the suspected robbers. However, two inspectors were injured during the encounter. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Loveth Odah, …

‘Buhari planning to cover up southern Kaduna killing

The running mate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last gubernatorial election in Kaduna State, Sunday Marshall Katung, yesterday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of a plot to cover up the killings in the southern part of the state. Katung, a House of Representatives member between 2015 and 2019, in a statement issued …

Oyo to recruit 7,000 of 90, 000 applicants

Oyo State government yesterday said it has capacity to recruit only 7,000 of the 90, 000 applicants for its teaching job across the state. Its Teaching Service Commission Chairman, Akin Alamu, who disclosed this yesterday, said that only 7,000 of the 90,000 applicants who had been captured would be invited for the Computer Based Test …

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