Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Friday 2nd April 2021

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target=_blank rel=noopener>NSE unveils mentorship programme to tackle unemployment

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Ikeja branch has unveiled its mentorship programme to address skill gaps and unemployment in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the mentorship scheme was unveiled by the past and present chairmen alongside members of the society on Thursday night at its combined virtual/physical monthly meeting
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Delta Air reintroduces onboard snacks, extends validity of all tickets expiring in 2021

By Chinelo Obogo Delta Air is reintroducing onboard snacks, beverages and extending the validity of all tickets expiring in 2021 – as well as all new tickets purchased this year, through the end of 2022. The airline said customers can now look forward to industry-first loyalty rewards, digital tools that make it simple and seamless
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Group rejects gold for arms use of Zamfara airrcraft

  From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja  A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Development has described as hoax and lie from the pit of hell, the allegations that Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mattawalle was using an aircraft to take out gold and bring in arms and ammunitions for bandits. The group, in a
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target=_blank rel=noopener>APC charges Nigerians to pray for leaders at Easter

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has charged Nigerians to dedicate themselves to more prayers during Easter to seek divine intervention and guidance for the country’s leaders. Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Borno and Chairman APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) gave the charge in a statement on Friday in Abuja. A statement by
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Emirates to operate special flight marking vaccination milestone

By Chinelo Obogo Emirates will on April 10, 2021, have a special flight that will carry only fully vaccinated crew and passengers onboard as it showcases the United Arab Emirate’s progress in its vaccination programme. The special flight EK2021 will depart Dubai International Airport at 12:00hrs local time, to cruise over various areas across the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Senator Abiru launches COVID19 relief funds programme

  By Chinelo Obogo Senator Tokunbo Abiru representing Lagos East District formerly launched his COVID19 relief fund scheme on Thursday, April 3, with beneficiaries already receiving N5000 monthly. At the launch which took place at his Ikorodu constituency office in Lagos, Abiru said the fund which has 2000 beneficiaries is just one of the many
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Senator Abiru launches COVID19 relief funds programme

By Chinelo Obogo Senator Tokunbo Abiru representing Lagos East District formerly launched his COVID19 relief fund scheme on Thursday, April 3, with beneficiaries already receiving N5000 monthly. At the launch which took place at his Ikorodu constituency office in Lagos, Abiru said the fund which has 2000 beneficiaries is just one of the many projects
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target=_blank rel=noopener>EASTER Celebration: Niger Governor Bello vows to end banditry in parts of the state

From John Adams, Minna As Christians all over the world celebrate Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, and Chairman North Central Governors Forum has assured the people that his administration will put an end to Banditry and other forms of criminal activities in the state. He said evil-doers
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Missing fighter jet may have crashed-NAF

From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force has released an update on it’s missing fighter jet in Borno state. Director of Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a statement said “Intelligence report gathered by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) indicates that the Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went off the radar
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target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: Abia, Taraba states recorded lowest vaccinations, says NPHCDA

 The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has identified Abia and Taraba states, as having the lowest number of COVID-19 vaccinated people, even as over 800,000 people had so far been vaccinated in the country, the NPHCDA said on its official Twitter handle on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria kicked
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigerians in London storm Abuja House, tell Buhari to return home

  A crowd of Nigerians in the United Kingdom have stormed the Abuja House, 2 Campden Hill, Kensington, London, demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently on medical leave, to immediately return home. In a video tweeted on his verified Twitter handle, a Nigerian broadcaster and former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, said the protesters

target=_blank rel=noopener>Customs intercepts N1bn cannabis

  The Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted six tonnes of weeds suspected to be cannabis–that’s 6,oookg, the equivalent of 120 bags of 50kg rice. The Western Marine Command of Customs, Lagos estimated the cannabis to have a street value of N1 billion. It was intercepted along Lagos backwater, and believed to be the second biggest

target=_blank rel=noopener>Sudan hikes diesel, petrol prices  

Petrol and diesel prices in Sudan rose sharply on Friday following fuel subsidy reforms, which are part of a series of economic measures that have helped set the country on course for substantial debt relief. Petrol prices rose by about 23% and diesel prices increased by more than 8% at fuelling stations, a Reuters witness

target=_blank rel=noopener>Police kill three ‘kidnappers’ in Niger, rescue victims

  The Police Command in Niger State says it killed three suspected kidnappers and recovered firearms at Fapo village, Lapai LGA of the state. In a statement on Friday, in Minna, the state capital, Wasiu Abiodun, the command’s spokesperson, said the police received information on March 14 that gunmen kidnapped three persons at different locations

target=_blank rel=noopener>Those who take COVID-19 vaccine have agreement with Satan —Pastor Chris Okotie

  The Pastor of Household of God Church International Ministries, Chris Okotie has described as satanic the inoculation of COVID-19 vaccine while giving his submission on the drug. The preacher asserted that anyone who takes a jab of COVID-19 vaccine has entered an agreement with the devil. He also stressed that the vaccine against the

target=_blank rel=noopener>Iheanacho named Premier League MVP for March

  Kelechi Iheanacho has been named Premier League Player of the Month for March. The Nigerian international, the league’s inform striker,  scored seven times for Leicester City during the period. With five of the goals coming in the league, he also scored a brace in the Foxes 3-1 FA Cup quarter finals defeat of Manchester

target=_blank rel=noopener>NAF: Intelligence report suggests ‘Missing Jet’ crashed

  Intelligence report gathered by the Nigerian Air Force indicates that the Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went off the radar with 2 crew members on board on March 31, 2021 might have crashed. A statement by the Director Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, noted that the cause of the crash as

target=_blank rel=noopener>Opposition grows against UK vaccine passports

    More than 70 British lawmakers have signalled their opposition to the introduction of so-called vaccine passports that the government is considering bringing in to help to open the economy as it starts lifting COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The government is reviewing the idea of asking people to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to

target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: FG extends deadline for NIN-SIM linkage by one month

  The Federal Government has extended the deadline for the ongoing national identification number (NIN) and subscriber identity module (SIM) integration exercise by four weeks. The new deadline is May 6, 2021. In a statement on Friday, Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, said the extension was endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari on

target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: Nigeria records 106 new cases

  Nigeria on Thursday recorded 106 new COVID-19 cases in 12 states. This is according to an update published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Thursday night. The new figure raised the total number of infections in the country to 162,997. According to the NCDC, a total of 151,708 people have recovered after treatment while

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