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Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Monday August 31, 2020



Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Monday August 31, 2020 Pointloaded

Find below the news headlines for today, Monday August 31, 2020


Fani-Kayode’s crocodile tears

Concede presidency to South-East, Igbo lawyers beg Nigerians

Contract judgment enforcement: Firm lists 33 Nigeria’s UK properties, begins sales soon

APC, Jegede in verbal war over Ore overhead bridge

Abuja trip: Eze dismisses Ngige’s call for monarchs’ banishment

We spent N5.3bn on petrol subsidy in June – NNPC

Man killed for accusing neighbour of sleeping with co-tenant’s wife

COVID-19: Abuja overtakes Lagos as VIPs, others shun safety protocols

Contract judgment enforcement: Firm lists 33 Nigeria’s UK properties, begins sales soon

Police assault Lagos community leader with axe

Govs, Ohanaeze commend Buhari as Enugu airport reopens

Police incapable of protecting lives, can’t govern Amotekun – Akintoye

We’re not ready for full resumption yet — Ogun, Enugu, Bauchi, others

Man rapes Osun teenager washing clothes in stream

APC kicks as PDP claims poll gives Obaseki victory

We’re not ready for full resumption yet — Ogun, Enugu, Bauchi, others

Bayelsa gunmen kill councilor

First Siamese twins undergo successful surgery

Unusual ‘August break’ puts crops at risk
Edo PDP deplores alleged attacks on members

Ndigbo demand more as Enugu airport comes alive

Two feared dead as police, Shiites clash in Kaduna

Foreign, local firms restrategise to cushion currency devaluation, others

Border community cries for help over extortion, seeks Ogun government presence

SERAP sues Buhari over N800 billion recovered loot

Experts lament losses to fire, HSE-related incidents

Aviation workers protest against welfare, systemic rot nationwide

Osinbajo, others speak on media coverage of virtual court proceedings September 3

Lagos to start dislodgement of illegal slaughter slabs September 1

Unlatched containers: FRSC relaunches Operation Scorpion III in Lagos

FG to inject over N600bn into agriculture for food security -Nanono

FEMA, NEMA rescue 3 persons trapped in building
How NIPRD is redefining African traditional medicines’ response to COVID-19 — DG

Panic sale weighs on dollar as BDC window reopens


PDP condemns attacks on members
Separated twins get N1m for upkeep

NANS seeks student-friendly policies in schools

Lagos traffic system increases routes
Nigerian parties lack clear ideologies, say expert

774,000 jobs: More slots for governors, lawmakers

Kogi govt, minister mourn Attah Igala

NIPOST promotes 74 senior officers

Coalition seeks assistance for 160 traders in Ghana

Alao-Akala is Oyo APC leader
CAMA or Karma

Govt to meet JOHESU over ultimatum

Lawyers seeking NBA split write Malami

ADP candidate faults Akeredolu on tuition fee reduction

IG’s warning on politicians affirms petitions against PDP, says APC

Dickson to Dikio: unite ex-agitators for peace

Buhari hailed for reconstituting disabilities commission

Akwa Ibom to unveil nine-point guidelines to hoteliers

NIPRD seeks funding for traditional medicine

Lagos to begin crackdown on illegal abattoirs

More recoveries, less infections last week

APC accuses Jegede of overseeing white elephant projects

‘Loko-Oweto Bridge provides shorter route’


Why We Formed New Association – NNBA 1 second ago

Zamfara Gov Seeks Death Penalty For Reckless Driving

Edo State And The Gathering Storm(2)

NAF Airlifts Conjoined Twins Back To Yenagoa After Successful Separation

NEMA Warns Kogi Residents On Flood-prone Areas To Relocate

We Lost 13 District Heads To Boko Haram – Shehu Of Borno

Job Loss Looms As NASS Reviews Labour Act

More States Record Drop In COVID-19 Cases

NASS, Northern Elders Disagree Over Constitution Review

Flood: Bagudu Pledges Urgent Intervention

NBA: Lowering The Bar

Democracy Day Declaration: Between Presidential Order And Public Holidays Act

Buhari, COVID-19 And Salvation In Agriculture

If Mamman Daura Were A Christian And A Southerner….

Courts Stops Kaduna PDP State Congress

INEC Introduces Z-file To Ensure Credibility In Edo Poll

Anxiety As Ekiti PDP Holds LG Congress Today

Jimoh Ibrahim Joins APC, Declares PDP Dead In Ondo

Borno: We need drinking water in Magumeri- Indigens beg Gov Zulum

Fayose addresses party members as Segun Oni formally joins PDP

Arthur Eze dismisses call for banishment of monarchs by Ngige

EFCC: Salami panel denies issuing ‘interim report’ on Magu’s investigation

Fani-Kayode vs Daily Trust: ‘We only have stupid answers, not questions’ – Presidency mocks ex-minister

PDP councilor shot dead in Bayelsa

Niger: More women may die from pregnancy complications over poor family planning- Experts

Celebration as Enugu International Airport reopens for flight operations

Bauchi govt set to conduct local govt elections

Benue: Defection to APC, ploy to cover up water resources bill- PDP raises alarm

Abia moving like train without engine – APC Chieftain

Renovated Enugu airport not enough for South East zone – Imo APC Spokesman, Onwusoanya

Ogun fleeing kidnap suspect arrested in Benin Republic

Three trapped in building rescued in FCT

Police arrests 11 suspected kidnappers, recovers firearm, ammunition, others in Delta

Ogun: Two arrested while on robbery mission in Ijebu-Ode

Kano married teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with two underage students

Hisbah bans gala dance, DJ display, confiscates 2500 bottles of alcohol in Jigawa

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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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