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Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Thursday August 27, 2020

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Find below the news headlines for today, Thursday August 27, 2020.

THE NATION

NBS: share of Nigerians working rising during pandemic
Fed Govt approves N10b palliative for transport operators
Governor’s wife gives wheelchairs, food items to mark anniversary
20 WASSCE candidates test positive for Coronavirus in Bayelsa
Osun at 29: Oyetola urges citizens to support state
Broadcasting code not imposed, says NBC DG
AbdulRazaq hails EFCC for restoring sanity
Fayemi, others pay tributes to Olumilua
Makinde, chief extol Olubadan at 92
Blair lists conditions for Nigeria’s development
Executive Orders breed dictatorship, Ekweremadu warns
183 lawmakers yet to sponsor bill as 28 members propose 564
Buhari proposes 15-month time limit for court cases
AfDB’s capital base now $115b, says Adesina
Elders, rights’ groups blamed for lingering Southern Kaduna crisis
FEC okays forensic auditing for 12,000 NDDC projects
Amotekun won’t be under IG, say Akeredolu, Makinde
ECOWAS leaders to take stand on Mali Friday
Buhari appoints CEOs for NAN, National Theatre, others
CONUA ready to return to wor
Buhari proposes 15-month time limit for court cases
AfDB’s capital base now $115b, says Adesina
Elders, rights’ groups blamed for lingering Southern Kaduna crisis
FEC okays forensic auditing for 12,000 NDDC projects
Amotekun won’t be under IG, say Akeredolu, Makinde

PUNCH

Rivers policemen shoot teenager for impregnating girl
APC defends Buhari as PDP alleges President deceives Nigerians
Lagos pastor defiles, impregnates two sisters
Fani-Kayode’s public meltdown
South-West won’t place Amotekun under police, says Akeredolu
Refineries idle for 12 months, incur N142bn expenses
Pandemonium as task force, transport workers clash in Lagos
COVID-19: Lagos has passed peak, says health commissioner
Wike gifts National Assembly members with 15 SUVs, demands
unity
Fans thrilled as England snub Saka
We stand by our story: UNIMAID fence project
FG’s 774,000 unskilled N20,000 jobs: Four PhD, 200 master’s
holders apply, Senate tackles Keyamo again on slots
Farm guard fired shot that killed Oyo farmer’s fiance – CP
No tariff increase, Buhari ordered mass metering – NERC
Shrinking economy: Nigeria’s situation better than others, says
Presidency
Farm guard fired shot that killed Oyo farmer’s fiance – CP
Church rape: Police parade UNIBEN student’s suspected killers
APC defends Buhari as PDP alleges President deceives Nigerians
Edo assembly factions clash over commissioner-nominees,
others’ clearance
APC, PDP trade words over thugs’ invasion of Edo rally ground

GUARDIAN

NEPZA seeks private participation in LFZ to boost development
Maize import policy raises dust
Trump wants Biden to take ‘drug test’ before first debate
FG okays N722m for NDDC audit as Buhari inaugurates 12 perm
secs
Southern Kaduna killings have turned ethno-religious conflict,
says Sultan
Again, Jonathan visits Aso Rock amid Malian junta’s request for
three-year transition period
Herbalist facilitated my escape, says Oyo killer as force detains
officers
New CBN forex restriction will kill ailing firms, MAN warns
Second quarter GDP outlook better than projected, says
Presidency
Group launches campaign to eradicate cultism, others in Cross
River
Katsina eyes mineral resources to boost revenue
Buhari calls for speedy dispensation of justice
UNICEF urges Imo youths to support govt against GBV
South East, South South professionals warn against scrapping of
NDDC
Again, Jonathan visits Aso Rock amid Malian junta’s request for
three-year transition period
New CBN forex restriction will kill ailing firms, MAN warns
Second quarter GDP outlook better than projected, says
Presidency
Group launches campaign to eradicate cultism, others in Cross
River
Katsina eyes mineral resources to boost revenue
Buhari calls for speedy dispensation of justice

VANGUARD
How 14 Assembly members-elect were deceived — Obaseki
UCH writes family of late Richard Gbadebo over role in autopsy
Buhari orders end to estimated billing, directs mass metering
Chloroquine effective in early stages of coronavirus infection — NAFDAC
Edo 2020: APC, deputy gov in war of words over gunshots in Jattu
PANDEF attacks Okowa for aborting oil communities’ protest against FG
How 14 Assembly members-elect were deceived — Obaseki How 14 Assembly members-elect were deceived — Obaseki
Edo 2020: Stakeholders decry rising incidence of violence PDP’s era of voodoo economics, institutionalised corruption long forgotten, says APC
COVID-19 treatment: NAFDAC receives 40 herbal formulations for approval
CBN goes tough on exporters over non-repatriation of forex
Caution over Russian vaccine
PDP, Obasanjo: Everything changed in Nigeria within 8yrs — Fani-Kayode
South Africa’s annual inflation climbs to 3.2%
Confusion as Bida Poly Rector continues in office after retiring
Edo election: Why it is most crucial to vote wisely
Movie star Antonio Banderas recovers from COVID-19
AfDB President, Adesina, appeals for second term
Edo 2020: Opposition yet to tell us why Obaseki should not be reelected ― Prince Akenzua
NMA seeks partnership with Abia govt. to provide quality healthcare delivery

LEADERSHIP

Exam Malpractice: FG Begins Crackdown On ‘Miracle Centers’
Mali Junta Gives Conditions, Asks ECOWAS To Lift Sanctions
Dangote, Gates, Others Celebrate Nigeria’s Poliovirus-free Status
FG Inaugurates 7-Member Presidential Panel On UNILAG Crisis
Niger Sdgs Trains 500 Youths, Women On Briquettes, Borehole Repairs
PDP, Diri Adopt Dickson For Senate
NNRC Identifies Gaps In Nigeria’s Oil Sector, Proffers Solutions To Strengthen PIB
2023: As The Defection Season Opens
Shodipe’s Escape Gave Me Nightmare, Sleepless Night – Oyo CP
Suspended Nasarawa Council Boss Beg Assembly For Forgiveness
NBS Report: How Nigeria Mitigated Effect Of Negative Growth – Presidency
Senate Directs AGF To Release 1% Federation Account Fund To NASENI
PMB Convenes Council Of State Meeting
COVID-19: FG Approves N10bn Palliative Funds For Transport Operators
Ondo 2020: Makinde Heads PDP Campaign Council
Peace Returns To Enugu APC As Onyema’s Parallel Structure Returns.

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

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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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Buhari Approves Appointment Of Usman Alkali As Acting IGP

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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.

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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.

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