Find below the news headlines for today, Sunday August 30, 2020.
Secondus: A Govt Engrossed in Corruption Can’t Regulate Church Activities
NNPC Remittance to Federation Account Hits N1.87trn in One Year
Polaris Taps Innocent Ike, Segun Opeke to Lead Bank
Sanwo-Olu Visits Helicopter Crash Scene, Promises to Renovate Affected Structures
From Banking to Politics…Abiru on the Move Again
CSOs Ask Presidency, N’Assembly to Resolve Contentious Issues in CAMA
Lagos-Ibadan Railway as Economic Game Changer
Will Inflationary Pressure Abate?
Where’s Nigerian Economy Headed?
A Review of Buhari Administration’s Achievements
OCP Africa, Bauchi Govt Sign MoU on Agro-Sustainability Projects
Senate to bar FIRS, Customs, NBC, 57 others from getting federal allocations
It’s unfair northern states get VAT from beer, others –Abiante, Reps member
Helicopter crash: I’ve been barred from my house, says 77-year-old landlady
Abuja trip: Ngige calls for banishment of 12 Anambra monarchs
Indiscipline, money now church leaders’ problems –CAN
Water bill, plan to take land for herdsmen – Ortom
Fayose, Olujimi clash: Two PDP state chairmen emerge at congresses
Lagos to reopen tertiary institutions
Filling stations’ll dispense gas in vehicles from September — FG
Eliminating sleeping sickness feasible in Nigeria — Expert
Lagos community laments as two kids go missing
How I jumped out of my burning car, escaped death — Broadcaster whose vehicle was engulfed in flames on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Stop speaking for Fulani, Apostle Kure tells Buhari, others
Why I celebrate 35th birthday every year –Allwell Ademola
How I sued anti-graft panel for filing flawed case against me – Chinedu Udora
Police detain cop for shooting teenager who impregnated girl
COVID-19: Over 10,000 citizens evacuated to Nigeria
Measurements of Buhari
Nigeria is a secular state
Crashed helicopter: Nigerians hail ‘hero’ pilot for saving lives
Amotekun: Southwest states insist on independent structure
As COVID-19 cases decline, Lagos schools reopen Sept 14
EDO 2020: INEC raises concerns about transparency, integrity of process
I’m vying to fix Edo, says Ize-Iyamu
Shaibu’s wife hails Supreme Court for defending women’s rights
Ondo 2020: My deputy plans to embarrass me with fake
Mali: ECOWAS, junta strike deal on transition programme
Jimoh Ibrahim joins APC, declares PDP dead in Ondo
Ondo Deputy plans to embarrass me with fake documents – Akeredolu
Threat to float rival bar association unfortunate – Umeh Kalu
ZLP receives PDP, APC members
Reps outline plans to tackle insecurity
PDP disqualifies ex-speaker, three other Bayelsa senatorial aspirants
Anxiety in Kogi as Supreme Court decides Bello’s fate on Monday
Ondo accident: Four crushed to death
Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise to 53,727
As COVID-19 cases decline, Lagos schools reopen Sept 14
Money has become ‘god’ to our church leaders – CAN president, Ayokunle laments
Mali: ECOWAS, military reach agreement on transition
COVID-19: Lagos govt gives update on 10pm to 4am curfew
Trucks crush six to death after brake failure in Ondo
Edo: FG to deploy special mission aircraft to Benin
DSS vs IPOB: Killing of unarmed youths senseless – Peter Obi
Ameh Oboni: President Buhari reacts to death of Attah of Igala
Enugu State at 29: Ohanaeze President-General extols Ugwuanyi’s leadership qualities
Enugu Airport: First flight lands on new runway
Mali: Let soldiers know dire consequences of not returning to civilian rule – Bamgbose tells ECOWAS
Ebonyi holds LG elections amid tight security, APC boycotts poll
Cracks in Ogun PDP as Adebutu’s Personal Assistant, others join APC
Akeredolu, wife, son, in-laws run Ondo govt – Deputy Gov, Agboola makes allegations
Guardiola returns to UK from Barcelona
Gary Neville predicts how Messi-Barcelona standoff will end
Trucks crush six to death after brake failure in Ondo
Mali junta postpones transfer of powers meeting as cracks emerge
Parallel congresses as Ekiti PDP crisis deepens
AKANU IBIAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT READY FOR FLIGHT RESUMPTION ― MINISTER
AMYORUBA DARE FG OVER AMOTEKUN: GO TO COURT!
NIGERIANS CHASED INTO DUBAI DESERT10 ‘ONE BIG LIE:’
38,000 PEOPLE RALLY IN BERLIN AGAINST COVID-19 RULES7
ARTHUR EZE EMERGES FIRST TO LAND ON REOPONED ENUGU AIRPORT
VIDEO: I SPEAK AS HERO, WARRIOR OF SHINKAFI EMIRATES — FANI-KAYODE
12 NIGERIANS ALLEGEDLY ATTACK MEDICS AT ROME COVID-19 CENTRE AFTER TESTING POSITIVE
Edo 2020: APC, Igini bicker over alleged rigging plan
EDO 2020: PDP not interested who heads INEC in Edo but free, fair election ― Orbih
Edo election: State collation centre will be ready before Sept.15 — INEC
DAREY, FALZ, WAJE, YEMI ALADE ANNOUNCED AS COACHES ON “THE VOICE” SEASON
VIDEO: POLICEMAN DEMANDS BRIBE FROM TRAFFIC OFFENDER, REJECTS N100
NDDC WANTS NIGER DELTA REGION TO LOOK LIKE DUBAI ― OJOUGBOH
Police nab guard who raped stranded woman in Ibadan
Business failure: Man commits suicide 3 days after resisting first attempt
Castrate rapists – Halima Abubakar reacts to sexual violence
Ramadan 2021: Sultan Asks Nigerian Muslims To Commence Fasting
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.”
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