Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Saturday 17th October 2020

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UPP collapses into Imo PDP

George Onyejiuwa, Owerri The Imo state chapter of the deregistered United Progressive Party has completed its second stage of collapsing into the People’s Democratic Party in the state. The first phase of the declaration was done on July 4, 2020 at the PDP secretariat, Owerri in the Imo state capital. The second stage of the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Procter & Gamble supports federal ministry of health, state governments to promote maternal and child health in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria: October 2020: Under P&G’s Pampers® Rigakafi II program, Procter & Gamble is stepping up as a Force for Good by partnering the Federal Ministry of Health and state governments to reduce infant mortality and increase immunization rate. During the phase 2 of this program, P&G has provided over 1.5 million Pampers® diapers to …
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Bauchi LG election: Gov Mohammed hails peaceful conduct of exercise

Paul 0rude, Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has hailed the peaceful conduct of the Local Government election across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state. He gave this assessment shortly after casting his vote at his polling unit in Duguri District of Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state at about 12:00 …
The Sun Nigeria.

Late arrival of materials mars Bauchi LG poll

Paul Orude, Bauchi Some electoral officers and voters in Alkaleri local government area.of Bauchi State have lamented the late arrival of materials to the local government for the council elecrion. Journalists on election duty who visited the local government election materials distribution center found that electoral officers were still collecting the ballot papers and boxes …
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World Food Day: Eatery feeds 500 people free in Benue

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Over 500 Benue people were fed freely in Makurdi, the Benue State capital by Asiwaju Isaac Akinkunmi, owner of he popular Titogate eatery in Makurdi as part of activities to mark this year’s World Food Day. Speaking to newsmen during the free food distribution which held at the main outlet if the …
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World Trauma Day: Over 6 million people die from traumatic injuries annually

Dr Kunle Olawepo, the Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Committee on Road Safety and Trauma Services, says no fewer than six million people die from traumatic injuries annually. Olawepo made the disclosure as the world marks the World Trauma Day 2020 on Saturday. He explained in a statement that over 80 percent of these …
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Explosion as 2 vehicles collide in Lagos

An head-on collision between a 40feet container truck and a petrol tanker has resulted into an explosion on the Otedola Bridge along Lagos/Ibadan expressway on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident occurred at 2.00 a.m. when the 40fit containerised truck, loaded with fabric, had a brake failure while moving inward …
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Enugu Gov’s aide gives new motorcycles to unemployed youths in Nsukka

 Felix Ikem, Nsukka Succour came the way of 30 unemployed youths in Nsukka local government Area of Enugu state as they were given brand new motorcycles for commercial purposes by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s aide. Hon. Ben Ugwoke a philanthropist and Senior Special Assistant to the Enugu State governor at the weekend at Adada house in …
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#EndSARS protesters ground Minna

John Adams, Minna Business and commercial activities were paralyzed in Minna, the Niger state capital on Saturday morning as Youths in their hundreds took to the major streets to add their voice to the ongoing protests against the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). The youths are also demanding an end to the poor supply of …
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Attack on #EndSARS protesters will worsen situation, peace builders warn

 Okwe Obi, Abuja Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CNEEPD), has said that the #EndSARS protest would get messier if security personnel continue to attack agitators. Aside urging the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to call his officers to order, it said hoodlums who are taking advantage of the civil unrest to …
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#EndSARS: Police website still offline 48 hours after ‘attack by hackers’

  The website of the Nigeria police force (NPF) is currently offline as protests against the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) continue across the country. Checks on Saturday revealed that the website, www.npf.gov.ng, was not available. On the police website was the message: “This Account has been suspended. Contact your hosting provider for more information.” The …

#EndSARS: Northern elders pass confidence vote on Buhari

  …decries attacks on protesters Our Reporter Amidst the palpable tension in the country, occasioned by the continued protests against police brutality, some Northern elders have passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. According to the elders, the president’s leadership quality had ensured the existing unity among the people, despite pockets of …

Hoodlums attack #EndSARS protesters in Osun, injure one 

  Hoodlums wielding cutlasses on Saturday morning attacked #EndSARS protesters around the Olaiya Junction in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. One of the protesters simply identified as Oloyede was reportedly macheted by the thugs. The incident happened around 9am. The hoodlums also dispersed the protesters but they were said to have gone to regroup around …

New Zealand’s Ardern appears headed for big win, 2nd term

  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared headed for a landslide win and a second term in office Saturday during early vote counting in New Zealand’s election. With about one-third of votes counted, Ardern’s liberal Labour Party had nearly double the amount of votes than its main challenger, the conservative National Party. One question will be …

US election: 370,000 Pennsylvania mail-in ballot applications rejected – Report

  Pennsylvania has cast off hundreds of thousands of applications for mail-in ballots ahead of the 2020 election, because of confusion about the process. About 372,000 requests were rejected, as reported by ProPublica on Friday, largely because many of them, about 90%, were duplicates. Overall, one out of every five requests for mail-in ballots are being rejected, according to the publication. The …

#EndSARS: Osinbajo apologies to Nigerians, admits govt’s fault

  Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has finally spoken on the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country and the rest of the world. There have been calls for the vice-president, who is a professor of law, to speak up on the demand by the youth to end police brutality in Nigeria. On Friday night in a seriesof …

Coronavirus spending pushes US 2020 fiscal year deficit to record $3.132trn  

  The U.S. budget deficit hit a record $3.132 trillion during fiscal 2020, more than triple the 2019 shortfall due to massive coronavirus rescue spending, the U.S. Treasury said on Friday. The deficit more than doubled the previous record of $1.416 trillion in fiscal 2009, when the United States was battling a financial crisis, reports …

Nigeria records 212 new COVID-19 infections

  Nigeria’s total count of confirmed coronavirus cases crossed 61,000 on Friday with 212 new infections recorded across the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new cases in seven states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in its update for October 16. Lagos topped the list of states with 85 new …

Commissioner to participate in A’Ibom investment chat

  The Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Com. Ini Ememobong is scheduled to participate in the ongoing Akwa Ibom Investment chat online – a project by BPDI Limited meant to engender the participation of Akwa Ibom people and well meaning business people everywhere in the development of the business climate in the state. BPDI hopes …

Report: Two tankers explode on Otedola Bridge

  There has been yet another tanker explosion on the notorious Otedola Bridge in Lagos Lagos. According to reports, two tankers laden with fuel exploded in the early hours of Saturday (around 2 am). The number of casualties as at press time were uncertain.

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