Find below the news headlines for today, Monday August 24, 2020.
It’s time to dump old administrators for new faces – Fatima-Olukoju
OBJ, the evil that men do lives after them
Ex-Falcons coach, Yusuf, dies in Osogbo
Soldiers allegedly beat policeman to death in Rivers
We owe contractors N336bn, says Fashola
AMCON returns property to Anglican Church after 99 years
We led police to re-arrest Oyo serial killer in grandma’s residence –Hunters
Bandits killed 1,126 Nigerian villagers in six months – Amnesty
Power sector loses N468.4bn as hitches stall 33,122MW
Businesswoman accuses Arepo monarch of defamation
Dark side of surprising, delighting customers
Dogara’s reported presidential bid, a distraction –Ex-speaker’s aide
Sanusi visits Kaduna, knocks NBA for withdrawing El-Rufai’s invitation
Bayern rule Europe, pip PSG 1-0 in final
APC interim panel compiles errant members’ list, to propose expulsion
Businesswoman accuses Arepo monarch of defamation
Girl drowns in well, fire consumes 30 Lagos shops
Police nab three over murder of Kogi chief imam’s wife
Court freezes 65 accounts for forex manipulation
ECOWAS mediation team meets ousted President, Junta leaders
Former Kano Emir Sanusi in Kaduna
IPOB, DSS clash in Enugu
Separatist group: we lost 21 members
Okorocha’s kinsmen to court: order varsity’s return to state
Contractors seek fund release to NDDC IMC
Why Salami panel can’t submit interim report now, by Magu
NCC seeks reduction of data charges
Why we won’t call off strike, by ASUU
Party disowns judgment sacking Diri
160 Nigerian businesses ‘still locked in Ghana’
Video clip controversy: Gambari is PDP’s target, says Presidency
‘Local products’ consumption ’ll boost manufacturing’
’52 countries face debt crises’
SEC declares zero tolerance for market abuses
Access Bank signs $93.8m syndicated loan
Fed Govt spends N3.9tr in five months
UACN’s 3rd largest shareholder sells stake in N973.5m deals
‘DisCos collected N442.6b in 2018’ 4:08 am
Gombe government obtains e-tablets, charts, others for public schools
175 sacked via WhatsApp: NUPENG insists on strike, denies meeting Chevron
Police re-arrest Oyo suspected serial killer
God not pleased with us over Southern Kaduna killings — Catholic Bishops
Police begin screening of applicants in Ebonyi on Monday
Human Rights Commission decries military coup in Mali
Uncertainty over resumption of dollar sales to BDCs
War over 774,000 jobs as Keyamo, Reps in fresh tussle (VIDEO)
14 million children out of school in Nigeria ― Obasanjo
2023: Senators, Reps dump Electoral Act, partner CSOs for new law in Nov
Re-investors dump Lagos as Ogun becomes new industrial hub
3-year-old girl falls into well in Lagos, dies
Firemen prevent inferno at site of vandalised NNPC’s pipeline in Lagos
My world crashed, Omotola tells her COVID-19 story
Three feared dead as Police, Shi’ites clash in Kaduna
PDP will reap its cocktail of lies at the polls ― APC
Modular Refinery: APC having sleepless nights over Obaseki’s achievements ― Osagie
SEC prioritizes investor protection
NAF Begins 3 Day Medical Outreach For Southern Kaduna IDPs
Gov Fintiri To Transform State Owned Media For Wider Coverage
Niger Reiterate Commitment To Education As NUT Inaugurates School, Secretariat
Farmers Urge Governor Umahi To Establish Sesame Seed Processing Plant
Rotary Club Distributes Palliative, Generator Set to FCT Community
Okowa Condemns Same Sex Marriage
Closure Of Nigerians’ Shops In Ghana Disturbing – Abaribe
2023: Disregard Reports That I’m Running For VP – Dogora
S/Kaduna Killings: CAN Round Up 4 Sundays Of Prayers, Indoor Protest For God’s Intervention
Panel Can’t Submit Report Without Magu’s Defence – Lawyer
NNPC Records $378.42m Crude Oil, Gas Export Receipts in June
Assessment: Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Transport counterpart Top List Of Performing Ministers
JUST IN: Ex-Kano Emir, Sanusi II Arrives Kaduna, On First Visit To North Since Dethronement
FG’s Support For C’River’s Superhighway, Deep Seaport Projects Sacrosanct – Fani Kayode
Edo polls: Gambari, A Diplomat Will Never Compromise People’s Wishes – Presidency
Edo 2020: Obaseki Vows To Tame Aggressors With Nation’s Laws
Pastor Fatoyinbo, Ned Nwoko Kicks-off Big Dreams Talent Show
Digital Economy And Healthcare Services In Nigeria
78,120 farmers abandon food production in Borno, Taraba, others
Mali junta wants three-year military rule, agrees to free president
Naira crashes 108% against CFA
‘How intervention funds will cushion rate of recession, sustain productive momentum’
Nigerians kick as Multichoice hikes tariff twice in three months
Boko Haram recruiting IDPs, Zulum warns
Disbelief, jubilation in Akinyele LGA as Oyo serial killer, Shodipe, is rearrested
Three feared dead, others injured as police, Shiites clash in Kaduna
Enugu govt says demolished structures around airport won’t frustrate rail to S’East
Rice farmers escape with N364m Central Bank of Nigeria loans in Taraba State
Petroleum varsity moves to revolutionise oil, gas sector
No ethnic consideration in NBA’s decision on El-Rufai, says Usoro
APC wins 14 councils in Ondo LG election
SERAP urges Buhari to revoke assent to CAMA
Biafra realisation non-negotiable, Uwazuruike insists
Militia in eastern DRCongo agrees to stop attacks
Two killed in Ivory Coast vote violence
West African leaders add to pressure on Mali after coup
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Benue Crisis: Expose Those Who Killed Soldiers, Return Army Weapons – Ortom Urges Communities
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.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Husband Prince Philip Dies At 99
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
Buhari Approves Appointment Of Usman Alkali As Acting IGP
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector General of police.
He immediately replaces Mohammed Abubakar Adamu.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this to State House correspondents on Tuesday.
The president had on the 4th of February, extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police for three months out of which the erstwhile police boss spent two months and three days.
According to the minister, Baba’s appointment was carefully made, after the president considered issues of professionalism, competence, and numerous years of service.
The president urged DIG Usman Alkali Baba to among other things ensure that policing reform policies are fully prioritized to engender peace across the country.
Born on 1st March 1963 in Gaidam, Yobe State, the acting IGP enlisted in the Nigeria Police on 15th March 1988.
He was until his appointment a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters.
He holds a Teacher’s Grade II Certificate (TC II) from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe State in 1980.
He obtained a BA (ED) in Political Science from Bayero University, Kano in 1985.
The Acting IGP also has a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) obtained from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State in 1997.
As part of his policing vision, he aims to enhance police primacy in Nigeria through the provision of motivational and credible leadership, directed at stabilizing internal security and modernizing police operations, facilities and standards within the framework of citizens, consent, trust, and the rule of law.