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Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Friday, September 4, 2020



Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Friday, September 4, 2020 Pointloaded

Find below the news headlines for today, Friday September 4, 2020.

Further petrol price hike likely, marketers warn Nigerians

Water bill hearing: SANs, others warn Reps against illegality

PTF okays phased reopening of schools, orders risk assessment

Anambra woman stabs lover to death over abortion disagreement

Lagos, Ogun seek to take over, toll Lagos-Abeokuta road

International flight: FG bars Air France, KLM, others, approves 14 airlines

Amotekun arrests three suspected kidnappers in Ondo

Govt schools’ll drop common uniforms Nov 9 – Osun

Oil servicing firms may go bankrupt, says report

Truck driver, owner in court for killing two in Lagos

Bandits ambush Niger vigilantes, kill 17, lose three members

Blasphemy: Musician appeals conviction, says Sharia law illegal

Five directors fail perm sec test, nine sail through

Police threaten surveyor for reporting extortion to PUNCH

IGP ordered to pay detained Delta journalists N350,000

46-year-old Benue man arrested for alleged rape of maid, 14

Man caught attempting to cut off woman’s breast

Girl dies while mother tries killing lice with pesticide

‘Drivers not complying with safety protocols in Ibadan’

Super Eagles friendly: Uchegbulam, Dike praise NFF

Oyo cancels curfew as night clubs operators get warning

Agency monitors WASSCE

Doctor dies in Kaduna

NSIA: Dawn of rare health infrastructure provisions

Aruna Quadri: Excitement as Africa’s No. 1 ping-ponger begins Germany adventure

Govt lifts restrictions on markets, stores

Oba of Benin to politicians: rein in your thugs

Police pledge security ahead of poll

Obaseki condoles with Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu over crash

Lagos: bars, restaurants, others still under restrictions

110 bag community service for violating protocols in Osun

‘Fayemi has turned around Ekiti’s fortune’
Mimiko to PDP: campaign with Agagu’s projects

No Akure agenda in Ondo- PDP
Election results will determine third force, says SDP

Lawyer gives INEC ultimatum on ZLP candidate

Lassa fever, COVID-19 kill 111 in Ondo

Buhari extends PTF lifespan till December

Barcelona can succeed without Messi – Modric

P&ID, big lessons as Nigeria moves to Arbitral Hub

Ghana’s delegation in Nigeria to resolve diplomatic impasse

Covid-19: Buhari approves third phase of eased lockdown, extends timeline of PTF till December

Confusion over aspirant disqualification in Zamfara by-election

Buhari describes flood crisis in Kebbi as setback for food production

Sack Ngige now, Igbo Youths tell Buhari

FCT residents lament hike in transport fares

Amotekun Corps apprehend 3 kidnappers in Ondo

Kano singer condemned for blasphemy appeals death sentence

Assist me to eliminate ghost workers, Bauchigov urges NUJ

FG lists approved airlines for resumption of international flights

Lack of evidence, reason for non-conviction of rapists – JusticeDanladi

28,094 teachers pass professional exam – TRCN

FG saved N1trn on subsidy removal in 6months – Sylva

Edo election: Timing, propriety of new REC negate INEC’s core values – NEBPRILl

Petrol sells at N162 per litre in Jalingo

Ghana’s delegation in Nigeria to resolve diplomatic impasse

Covid-19: Buhari approves third phase of eased lockdown, extends timeline of PTF till December

FG sets up technical group to coordinate humanitarian actions

FCT residents lament hike in transport fares
A’Ibom PDP slams APC chairman

Restructuring Nigeria is imperative to make headway – Sen. Shehu Sanni

Enugu govt inaugurates administrative panel of inquiry into Ugwuaji land dispute

Plateau Killings: Relevant laws to try perpetrators will soon be signed into law- Lalong

Defection: 6 APC Govs, 27 Lawmakers in secret talks with PDP

Ghana’s delegation in Nigeria to resolve diplomatic impasse

Soldiers, Insurgents Killed, Borno Councils Deserted

How Bauchi DPO Tortured, Killed Two Suspects, Maimed One Over Chicken Theft

Now that Polio is kicked out of Nigeria

FG okays full reopening of schools, NYSC camps

Edo Gov’ship: PDP Urges Buhari To Call Oshiomhole To Order

Bayero Appointed As Kano Acting Chief Registrar

COVID-19: We are yet to flatten the curve, FG warns

76 In 100 Women Denied COVID-19 Support In Lockdown, Survey

Residents Lament As FCDA Demolishes Inner-City Shanties

Security Agents Captured Flouting Covid-19 Restrictions On Duty

Mali Gets One-Year Deadline To Return To Democracy

What The Biggest Economic Decline In A Decade Means For Nigerians

COVID-19 Weighs Heavy On AfDB Meeting,

As Adesina Seeks Re-Election
Bale Accuses Real Madrid Of Making It ‘Difficult’ To Leave

Edo governorship: Judge withdraws from suit against Ize-Iyamu

APC Candidates Emerge For Lagos East, Kosofe 2 By-Elections

Imo APC Chieftain Rejects Zoning, Backs North For 2023 Presidency

Situation Report On Counterinsurgency In Borno

COVID-19 Quarantine: Nigeria To UK And Return Dilemma

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Ramadan 2021: Sultan Asks Nigerian Muslims To Commence Fasting



Ramadan 2021: Sultan Asks Nigerian Muslims To Commence Fasting Pointloaded

Following the sighting of the moon, this year’s Ramadan starts Tuesday, April 13th 2021, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, announced Monday.

Alhaji Abubakar, who is the president of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), said this in an announcement on NTA live broadcast.

He urged all Muslims to use the occasion of the holy month to pray fervently for the country and indulge in acts of charity so as to benefit maximally this month.

The NSCIA on Monday had issued a guideline enjoining the Ummah to practice social distancing during the 1442AH Ramadan.

“All COVID-19 protocols should be observed. I’tikaf should still be put on hold while strict observance of all COVID19 protocols including avoiding lengthy or crowded sessions should be observed,” it stated.

Ramadan is the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar seen as sacred by Muslims during which they refrain from eating, drinking and sexual activities from dawn to dusk for 29 or 30 days — depending on when a new crescent is slighted.

The sighting of this new moon marks the beginning of another month, Shawwal, and the celebration of Islamic festival, Eid-l-fitr.

The Ramadan ritual is observed to attain a spiritual bond with God, as contained in Qur’an 2:183: “Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn piety and righteousness.”

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Benue Crisis: Expose Those Who Killed Soldiers, Return Army Weapons – Ortom Urges Communities



Benue Crisis: Expose Those Who Killed Soldiers, Return Army Weapons – Ortom Urges Communities Pointloaded

The Benue State Government has urged community leaders to expose those who carried out an unprovoked attack on Nigerian Army troops, leading to the death of an officer and 10 other soldiers.

In a statement on Friday, Governor Ortom while addressing the recent crisis between communities in Konshisha and Oju Local Government Areas, called for restraint on all sides including the military.

Ortom noted in his communique that he has already directed leaders of the affected areas to ensure that the weapons the “bandits” took away from the military personnel deployed to bring peace between the warring communities are returned without delay.

Earlier on, the army had reported that its troops came under attack while on a routine operational task, it was not clear who the attackers were at the time.

The military however asserted that the troops comprising one officer and ten soldiers were initially declared missing which prompted the deployment of a joint search and rescue team comprising NA troops and personnel of Operation Whirl Stroke.

The search and rescue team, unfortunately, found all the missing troops dead in Konshisha LGA of Benue State. While the bodies of the slain troops were evacuated immediately.

According to the army, efforts were still ongoing to track down the perpetrators of the heinous crime with a view to bringing them to justice.

In his reaction, Governor Ortom urged members of the affected communities to expose perpetrators of the unprovoked attacks on the military, stating that such an act is condemnable and also capable of jeopardizing the efforts Government has made to guarantee the return of peace to the area.

The governor disclosed that in an effort to find a solution to the crisis, he set up a Boundary Committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu to resolve the land dispute in collaboration with the National Boundary Commission.

The Committee had fixed a date for the demarcation of the area in contention when renewed violence broke out between the Bonta Community of Konshisha Local Government Area and Okpute Community of Oju Local Government Area.

Ortom assured the people that his administration is determined to see the end of the crisis and will support security agencies to fish out those fomenting trouble.

He, however, urged the military to avoid civilian casualties and protect law abiding people while efforts are on to recover their missing weapons.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Husband Prince Philip Dies At 99



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Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip has died at age 99, according to a statement by Buckingham Palace.

Prince Philip was the longest-serving royal consort in British history after getting married to Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen.

The Palace announced the death of the late monarch via its official Twitter handle on Friday afternoon, April 9, 2021.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” it said in a statement.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

The palace added that further announcements would be made “in due course”.

Fears over the health of the Duke of Edinburgh, as he was formally known, had been heightened after he recently spent a month in hospital for treatment.

He left the hospital on March 16 following what was described as a successful procedure for a pre-existing condition and treatment for an unspecified infection.

He was first admitted on February 16 on the advice of his doctor after he complained of feeling unwell.

Philip had returned to Windsor Castle, west of London, where he had been isolating with the queen — Britain’s longest-serving monarch — since the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year.

He was due to turn 100 in June.

The news of his death saw television channels interrupt regular programmes and start special coverage marking his life.

The BBC announced his death and played the national anthem, “God Save the Queen”.

Philip had increasingly struggled with his health in recent years and had retired from public life.

In the run-up to Christmas 2011, Philip was taken to hospital by helicopter after suffering chest pains.

The Greek-born former naval officer was then treated for a blocked coronary artery and had a stent fitted

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