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Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Tuesday August 25, 2020



Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Tuesday August 25, 2020 Pointloaded

Find below the news headlines for today, Tuesday August 25, 2020.


Suspected serial killer hacks Ogun community leader to death
Amuneke warns Barca against selling Messi, backs Koeman
Enugu monarch arraigned for falsely calling self engineer
Fake kidnap: 20-year-old Ekiti lady, accomplice get community service sentence
Delta SARS operatives extort, attack man with machetes
Aisha Buhari wanted Amokachi as sports minister – Gara-Gombe
6.1% shrinking of economy: FG won’t be able to service rising debts, fund budget –MAN, others
International passengers who evade Nigerian tests face travel ban –PTF
Judge handling suits against Ize-Iyamu’s candidacy linked with Wike – APC
No infrastructure for COVID-19 testing at airports – NCAA
$500m Chinese loan already approved, probe unnecessary – Reps
Don’t come for our celebration, MASSOB tells police
State rules out Sanwo-Olu’s examination as commissioner tests positive
Assembly probes Lagos three missing helicopters, summons officials
331,003 job losers withdraw N116.87bn from pension accounts
International passengers who evade Nigerian tests face travel ban –PTF
Judge handling suits against Ize-Iyamu’s candidacy linked with Wike – APC
$500m Chinese loan already approved, probe unnecessary – Reps
Judge handling suits against Ize-Iyamu’s candidacy linked with Wike – APC
LG poll: ADP demands cancellation, Akeredolu swears in chairmen
Borno fixes local govt election for November 28

Senate spits fire, flays NTA-Startimes’ ‘unfruitful’ partnership of 12 years
Banks, telcos defy recession as COVID-19 pandemic lingers
Obasanjo, Tambuwal’s meeting stirs PDP
FG to strengthen pre-boarding testing against COVID-19 transmission
Israel Adesanya not fazed by Paulo Costa’s challenge
Why FG should dump water bill, by AUPCTRE, CAPPA
Obasanjo prescribes replacement for oil as revenue source
Bandits kill one, abduct students, others in southern Kaduna
PDP, APC trade words over alleged plans to rig Edo poll
Woman dumped in septic tank by trafficker struggles for survival
Speculation of running for vice president is baseless, says Dogara
IDPs lament death of 30 pregnant women in Wasa camp
Ahmed orders full compliance with Correctional Service Act
Mailafia explains failure to honour DSS invitation
UN deplores pervasive insecurity in North East, urges better engagement
Economists write Buhari to revive ALSCON in Akwa Ibom
‘CDI protects over 96% businesses from fraudsters’
Fire guts South Africa’s historic Durban mosque
Ex-Congo president Lissouba dies at 88
UN in Libya urges probe after violence at protest
Ivory Coast president urges peace as he files candidacy for elections
Mozambican paper burnt down after state documents leaked
South Africa’s Ramaphosa rebukes minister for attacking Zambian leader

MALI: Junta set to free President Keita, offer three-year transitional rule
International Flights Resumption: Lift COVID-19 patient, pay $3,500 fine ― FG
Why Mailafia did not honour police invitation — Legal team
Allegation of Governor sponsoring Boko Haram: Police summon Mailafia to Abuja
COVID-19: Our fatality case on decline, FG says as figure reaches 1,000
8yrs after, former Rivers Assembly leader apologises to fellow lawmaker he almost killed
Ondo: PDP tasks Akeredolu over boasts of electoral violence
Ize-Iyamu’s SIMPLE agenda created by Oshiomhole, cannot solve economic problems ― Orbih
Deaths from coronavirus across globe top 800,000
Breaking: Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi, tests positive for COVID-19, isolates at home
Edo 2020: CAN cautions INEC on neutrality, tasks candidates against violence
COVID-19: 17 new deaths as Australia battles second wave of virus
Scrapping Amnesty Programme will truncate fragile peace in Niger Delta — Omo-Agege
FCTA demolishes 50 illegal shops in Kpadna community
COVID-19 Protocol Violation: Over 21,000 sent for community service in FCT ― NCoS CG
Stop blaming Buhari for hardship, high cost of food items — Gov Badaru
PayTV’s acquisition of La Liga rights excites Nigerians
There is conspiracy to release my husband’s killer, wife of slain security man cries out
Kidnap gang of teenagers abducts 6-yr-old boy for N1m


Sultan meets El-Rufai over Southern Kaduna killings
Bank of Transport will reduce crime – RTEAN
Evans, others face murder trial before another judge today
Smugglers kill newly wedded Customs officer in Oyo
Sanwo-Olu, AG may face contempt over installation of monarch in Badagry
Bandits invade Kaduna village, kill 1, abduct teachers, students, set church on fire
Mishap: Boat owner docked, remanded over involuntary manslaughter
Court sentences 2 for self-kidnap in Ekiti
Police arraign Igwe-elect for perjury in Enugu
CBN debits banks N2.476tr in 3 months
World Business Angels Investment Forum appoints Ambrose-Medebem to represent Nigeria
Evans, others face murder trial before another judge today
Making Lagos work again
Sanwo-Olu, AG may face contempt over installation of monarch in Badagry
2023: Kaduna women in politics begin consultations
Bandits invade Kaduna village, kill 1, abduct teachers, students, set church on fire
Bank of Transport will reduce crime – RTEAN
I’ll make public my choice presidential candidate in 2021 –Ngige, Labour Minister
Lagos East, Kosofe 2 by-elections: PDP begins screening of candidates
Boko Haram abduct 5 women in Borno town
Borno holds rescheduled council poll on Nov 28
Protecting legal profession from extinction, adulteration, infiltration (1)
APC asks Judge to withdraw from suit against Ize-Iyamu
SIMPLE agenda ‘ll empower, protect Edo women –Mrs Ize-Iyamu

Reconciliation: Buni-led APC Moves To Fortify Structure In South-South
COVID-19 Fatality Rate On Steady Decline – FG
Budget Deficit: Senate Mulls Mop Up Of N2trn From Revenue Agencies
Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU logo
University Lecturers Still On Same Salary Structure Since 2009 -ASUU
2 Young Nigerians Launch New Social Media App ‘TheNewGram’
Mali Military Seeks Three-year Rule, Agrees To Free President
States Unveil Policies On Community Policing
Natives Seek Int’l Communities Intervention Over Demolition Threats
Nigeria’s Foreign Policy And Ghana’s Impudence
Mailafia Goes To Court, Challenges Police Invitation
El-Rufai, Sultan Meet Over Southern Kaduna Killings
Mali: ECOWAS Peace Talks Deadlocked As Junta Insists On Ruling For 3 Years
Edo 2020: Call Me False Prophet If.. – Clergy, Predicts Guber Outcome
Northwest APC Social Media Forum Commends Senator Uba Sani
2 Young Nigerians Launch New Social Media App ‘TheNewGram’
Insecurity: Group Wants PMB To Sack Service Chiefs
NSE Opens Week With N3bn Growth
My Husband Maltreats, Starves Me, I Regret Marrying Him – Woman Tells Court

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Ramadan 2021: Sultan Asks Nigerian Muslims To Commence Fasting



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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



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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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