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Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Saturday 16th May 2020

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Top Nigeria News Dailies Update from Newspaper Headlines Today this Afternoon

Borno saves N400m from pension fraud
Timothy Olanrewaju Maiduguri Borno State government has saved about N400 million from pension payment fraud discovered during verification exercise. Head of the Civil Service in the state, Mr Simon Malgwi revealed at a Press Conference in Maiduguri, state capital on Saturday that the state governor, Babagana Zulum was worried about several complaints from prisoners regarding …


ASUU faults IPPIS, says FG paid dead, ex-lecturers, others on leave 2 months withheld salaries
Gabriel Dike The use of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) to pay lecturers in 43 Federal universities of their two months withheld salaries have revealed certain discrepancies which the Federal Government says the new platform was meant to detect and correct. Some branch chairmen of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) …


Gunmen on fresh rampage in Adamawa, burn down fishing community
Billy Graham Abel, Yola Some suspected gunmen are reported to have attacked and burnt down Mbemun, a fishing town in Lamurde local government of Adamawa state. The attackers were said to have raided the village at around 2 am Saturday morning, burning down more than half of the village as residents scamper for safety. Daily …


Edo APC guber ticket: Esan youths root for Ogiemwonyi
Tony Osauzo, Benin A pressure group on the platform of Concerned APC Youths in Edo Central senatorial district of Edo State, yesterday, called for a fair and just process in arriving at a consensus candidate that would represent the true spirit and ethos of the party in the September 19 governorship election. The group in …


Zamfara first lady, northern governors’ wives donate palliatives to widows
Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau Wife of Zamfara state governor, Hajia Aisha Bello Matawalle in collaboration with wives of Northern States governors have provided palliative items to widows in Zamfara state. Speaking at the commencement of the distribution of the palliative items, the Zamfara first lady said the donation of the palliative items was to cushion …


Plateau PDP suspends factional Exco
Gyang Bere, Jos The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Plateau State has suspended the factional Caretaker Committee of the party led by a former member of the House of Assembly, Hon. Nandom Penap Exodus. The party in a press statement signed by Head of Media of the Hon. Yakubu Gwot Chocho Caretaker Committee set up by …


NAF fighter jets bombard more terrorists bases, kill scores in Borno
Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters, said the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, have destroyed more operational bases of the Boko Haram group and killed several of its fighters in an air raid of the sambisa forest. Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche, who made this known in a statement …


Involve more in politics to salvage Nigeria, group urges youths
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Nigerian youths at home and in the diaspora have been urged to participate and play more active roles in politics and use their numerical strength to take over mantle of leadership, with the desire to put the country back on track. A member of the New Generation Leadership, (NGL) Gabriel Oguntoyinbo, stated …


Why I petitioned IGP over killings by Customs – Ogun monarch
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta A traditional ruler, the Eselu of Iselu Kingdom in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Ebenezer Akintunde Akinyemi, has opened up why he wrote a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, over what he described as a “gruesome murder” of his subject, Kehinde Ogunji, by men …

Elders in Kano Meet Ganduje over COVID-19
Desmond Mgboh, Kano A group of Kano elders has met with the Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on the present management of COVID-19 responses in the state. The elders , different from those opposed to the governments quality of intervenetion led by the former NRC presidential candidate, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, was led by Barrister …


COVID-19: Four-month-old girl among new Kaduna cases, says govt
The Kaduna State Ministry of Health has said a four-month-old girl is among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday. The state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni, in a statement on Saturday, also said 15 of the 20 new cases are family members. She explained that the new COVID-19 patients are close contacts of previously confirmed cases. The statement reads: “A four-month-old girl is regrettably one of the new patients, and investigations indicate that her father has travel history to Kano. “The infant, who…

Banditry: FG deploys troops to Katsina
The Federal Government on Saturday deployed troops to combat bandit attacks and related violent activities in Katsina Governor Aminu Bello Masari disclosed this during a radio Hausa media chat in Katsina. Masari said that troops of soldiers from the state and Federal Government will be deployed to Katsina to combat bandit activities in state. During the chat, the governor also stressed security matters were not under his control but handled by the Federal government, which is in control of the military and other armed forces. The Federal Government,…

Enyeama: I don’t have a problem with Oliseh
Former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama has said he does not have issues with ex-coach of the team, Sunday Oliseh. Enyeama, 37, unceremoniously quit the Super Eagles in 2015 after a row with the then-coach, Oliseh. This was after the 1996 Olympic gold medallist had stripped the former Lille goalie of the team’s captaincy and handed it over to Ahmed Musa. There are speculations that the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner is not in a good terms with Oliseh since the incident, but Enyeama has brushed aside…

W’Africa facing food crisis as coronavirus spreads
More than 43 million people in west Africa are likely to be in urgent need of food assistance in the coming months – double the initial estimates – as the Covid-19 outbreak accelerates, the World Food Programme has said. Food insecurity could also double this year to affect 265 million people across the continent; west Africa, where the outbreak of the virus is most severe, is of increasing concern, reports The Guardian. The region faces the three-pronged threat of surging jihadi attacks across the Sahel and Lake Chad area…

Fearing second wave, China’s Wuhan ramps up coronavirus tests
Authorities in Wuhan have tested over 3 million residents for the coronavirus in April and May and aim to test all of the rest, state media said, as the city at the epicentre of the original outbreak faces the threat of a second wave of infections. Priority will go to residents who have not been tested before, and people living in residential compounds with previous cases of infection, or old or densely populated estates, the official Xinhua News Agency reported late Thursday, citing a Wuhan government meeting.

COVID-19: Lagos sees huge jump as Nigeria records 288 new cases
*Five states taking part in WHO solidarity treatment trial Lagos State recorded a huge leap in the number of Coronavirus Disease cases in Nigeria with 179 out of the 288 infections in the country. The figures were released on Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its Twitter handle. The figures for Lagos on Wednesday and Thursday had been 51 and 58 respectively before recording more than half of the entire cases nationwide on Friday. Coming a distant second was Kaduna State with 20 cases, with Katsina,…

RedrickPR receives Certificate of Excellence At SABRE Awards Africa for #SheaOnTheBeach Campaign
Redrick PR was recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence at SABRE Awards Africa alongside Coker Creative – an experiential agency, for their collaborative work on the #SheaOnTheBeach campaign for global personal care company, Shea Moisture. The SABRE Awards are the world’s largest PR awards programme, recognising superior achievement in branding and reputation in North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, South Asia, and Africa. PRovoke Media which manages the SABRE Awards in partnership with the African Public Relations Association (ARPA) said it received 150 entries from agencies across Africa. Speaking on…

I was a bricklayer, panel beater and sold fish before I succeeded in football –Taribo
Taribo West is one of the most successful players in Nigerian football history; the tough-tackling defender featured for top European sides like Auxurre of France Inter and AC Milan in Italy before a sojourn in the English Premier League with Derby County. He couldn’t make it to the 1994 FIFA World Cup and African Cup of Nations triumph in Tunisia earlier that year but the former Julius Berger FC star played pivotal role as Nigeria won Africa’s first gold medal in the football event of the Olympics that was in…

Buyers crash Nigeria’s multi-million dollars liquefied gas demand
Buyers at the weekend deferred deliveries of multi- million dollars Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Nigeria, one of Europe’s key LNG suppliers. This cause by crater in the coronavirus pandemic has seen demand for Nigeria’s cargoes in Europe crash, which has created a fleet of tankers carrying LNG that are now just floating storage, according to commodity tracking firm Kpler, cited by an online news portal, Bloomberg. Over the past two months, Nigeria continued to send LNG cargoes to one of its main markets, Europe, but with many major European…

FAAC: FG, states, LGAs share N606.196bn in April
The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has approved for sharing to three-tires of governments the sum of N606.196 billion as revenue from federation purse for month of April. The FAAC meeting was conducted via virtual conferencing was chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse. However, Isa-Dutse in a statement issued yesterday, by the Director (Information)



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