Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Saturday 26th September 2020

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Obaseki’s re-election has nailed godfatherism in Edo – Diaspora citizens

Tony osauzo, Benin The re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki for a second term of office has finally put a nail to the activities of godfatherism in the state,‎ Edo citizens in Diaspora said in a statement while reacting to his victory at the just concluded governorship election. ‎Besides, the group, on the platform of Edo …
The Sun Nigeria.

MNJTF rescues civilian hostages from Boko Haram

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), a regional military cooperation forces of countries around the Lake Chad shores, has rescued 12 civilians hostages from Boko Haram captivity. MNJTF spokesman, Col. Muhammad Dole in a statement from the Force’s headquarters in Ndjamena – Chad capital on Saturday said the rescue operation was conducted …
The Sun Nigeria.



Fire razes multi-million naira electronic mall in Kogi

Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja Three days after a tanker fuel exploded killing over 40 people in Kogi State, another fire incident has completely wreaked havoc on a two- storey multi million naira electronic mall known as Pee-link Electronic house. Residents in the area where the mall is located woke up on Saturday morning to see the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Police confirm 8 cops, 3 CJTF, others killed in latest Boko Haram attack in Borno

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri The police have confirmed at least 11 people killed in an ambush on a convoy conveying some displaced persons, officials and security personnel by Boko Haram on a highway in Borno on Friday. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Borno Command, Edet Okon in a statement on Saturday said eight of the policemen …
The Sun Nigeria.

Digital economy will contribute more than 45% to GDP – Pantami

Chinenye Anuforo The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami said that the digital economy will contribute more than 45 per cent to the nation’s GDP, as the contribution of the ICT sector alone is now more than 17 per cent. The Minister made this known while speaking at the …
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Speaker, NIMASA director mourn first Delta deputy governor

Paul Osuyi, Asaba Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori has described the late first elected deputy governor of the state, Simeon Ebonka as an upright politicians and a peace loving elderstateman. Also, a former Speaker of the House and the current Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, at the Nigeria …
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NNPC, SEEPCO sign gas development deal on OML 143

Uche Usim, Abuja A deal to develop and commercialize gas from Oil Mining Lease (OML) 143 has been signed by the National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Sterling Exploration and Energy Production Company (SEEPCO). The deal also helps to reduce gas flaring in the country. Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony which held at the NNPC …
The Sun Nigeria.



Homosexualism: Police rescue man almost lynched by mob for allegedly raping 13-yr-old boy in Bauchi

Paul Orude, Bauchi The police in Bauchi State have arrested a man who allegedly raped his 13 year old boy. The suspect was also lynched but for the arrival of the police, a witness said. Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Mohammed Wakil disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists. Wakil, a Deputy Superintendent of  …
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MNJTF rescues 12 abducted persons from Boko Haram/ISWAP, kills scores

Molly Kilete The Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) said it has rescued 12 persons held captive by the Boko Haram and Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists along the fringes of Lake Chad Basin. The rescued persons comprising one male, 3 women and eight children rescued hostages have since been moved to a military …
The Sun Nigeria.

Soldiers kill 3 bandits, rescue Kidnapped victims in Nassarawa, dislodge regrouping ‘Gana boys’ in Taraba

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters(DHQ), said soldiers on anti banditry operations in the north central part of the country have killed three kidnappers and rescued three kidnapped victims in Nassarawa State. The soldiers from Operation WHIRL STROKE and 117 Guards Battalion who were on a joint clearance operation on around Mararaba Udege in Nasarawa …
The Sun Nigeria.

EPL: Man Utd snatch dramatic late win at Brighton

  A dramatic injury-time penalty gave Manchester United victory at Brighton and their first three points of the season in a stunning game at Amex Stadium. A match packed full of incident was settled with the very final kick as Bruno Fernandes coolly stroked in the winning penalty, spotted and awarded via a VAR check …

3 die as truck plunges into river at Epe Bridge

  Muritala Ayinla Three persons lost their lives in an early morning accident involving a six-tyre tipper which lost control and plunged into the river at Berger Bridge in Epe. New Telegraph learnt that the fatal accident occured at about 1:3am on Saturday when the tipper lost control and veered off the bridge before plunging …

US slams sanctions on officials involved in Iranian wrestler’s execution

  United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has announced sanctions against officials involved in the execution of wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran. Afkari was executed on September 12, having been given two death sentences for allegedly stabbing a security guard to death and his involvement in demonstrations against the country’s regime in 2018. Afkari …

WHO: Even with vaccine, 2m global COVID-19 deaths ‘not impossible’

  The number of global coronavirus deaths could reach two million before a vaccine is found and widely used, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. It comes as the death toll in the nine months since the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, nears one million, reports Sky News. Dr Mike Ryan, director of the WHO’s emergencies …

Troops rescue 12 hostages from Boko Haram in Lake Chad

Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF), have rescued 12 hostages from the Boko Haram terrorists enclave near Barkalam in Lake Chad. The Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF, Col. Muhammad Dole, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Ndjamena, Chad and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Dole said the troops …

Late night fire razes shops at Ajegunle plank market

  Traders of the plank section of the boundary market, at the Ajegunle area of Lagos were still counting their loses as fire gutted parts of the market. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed that some shops were gutted by fire late Friday night at the plank section of the market. Mr Nosa …

Land grabbers: Come to our rescue, Igbesa community begs Abiodun

Taiwo Jimoh     The residents of Igbesa community in Ogun State have called on Governor Dapo Abiodun and the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun to save them from the illegal activities of land grabbers in their area. The appeal was made by the Afobaje of Igbesa, Chief Oyekunle Ogunbiyi in a statement …

Diego Forlan slams Barca’s treatment of Suarez

  Former Atletico Madrid star Diego Forlan has backed Luis Suarez to be a success at the Wanda Metropolitano and criticised Barcelona for their handling of his exit. Suarez completed a move to Diego Simeone’s side following a long running dispute over his future at the Camp Nou. The Uruguayan international entered the final year …

Australia: World needs to know origins of COVID-19

  The world’s nations must do all they can to understand the origins of COVID-19, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday, comments that could worsen tensions with China. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Morrison said an inquiry into the roots of the virus would minimise the threat of another global pandemic, reports …

Supreme Court: Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett

  US President Donald Trump is expected to name Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court later. Reuters news agency said two sources had confirmed Judge Barrett as Trump’s choice following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week. Among those reacting to the expected nomination, Kevin Jennings, head of …

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