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Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Tuesday Sept 1, 2020



Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Tuesday Sept 1, 2020 Pointloaded

Find below the news headlines for today, Tuesday Sept 1, 2020


2023 Presidency: No zoning in APC constitution, says Kalu

Contractors picket finance ministry over N18bn debt

VCs, IPPIS staff manipulating appointments, promotion processes –ASUU

Reps to set new rules for probe panels

Barca wanted Osimhen to replace Suarez – Agent

IOC taxes plunge by N16.46bn amid production cuts

Oyo tackles FG over disbursement of COVID-19 funds

Oil marketers deny NNPC on N5.35bn petrol subsidy payment

Reopening varsities now suicidal, social distancing impossible – ASUU

UNILORIN undergraduate to clear drainage over romance scam

Adeboye declines interview after Villa closed-door meeting with Buhari

PDP leaders backing Fayose to destroy Ekiti chapter, says Olujimi

School resumption: PTF asks states to learn from Germany, US, others

Don’t ambush Nigerians, drop water bill, NLC tells National Assembly

How Rivers Okada rider raped my 13-year-old niece –Man

Adeboye declines interview after Villa closed-door meeting with Buhari

Drama as man, family disrupt Lagos church wedding, say bride already married

There was no meeting between Obaseki, Akwa Ibom REC – Spokesman

APC, PDP clash again over shooting in Edo communities

We won’t allow mercenaries in Ondo election – Jegede

Oil marketers deny NNPC on N5.35bn petrol subsidy payment

FG raises agric credit scheme fund to N50bn

Group seeks accountability for N10bn transporters fund

Vanguard’s GM, Gbenga Adefaye, named Provost of NIJ

Updated: Guests die on way to funeral, four rescued, one missing in Lagos boat mishap

Edo/Ondo guber polls: Police uncover movements of arms, thugs into both states

COVID-19: FG cautions State Govts against hasty reopening of schools

Buhari names Osinbajo chairman of Exco-Legislative Party forum

82-yr-old Guinea’s President, Conde, to run for 3rd term

Edo 2020: PDP calls for police investigation in Akoko-Edo campaign violence

Canada researchers investigating acai berry to fight COVID-19

2023 Presidency: I will serve my country if given opportunity – Orji Kalu

COVID-19: Lagos health commissioner recovers, tests negative

COVID-19: Low testing rate worries health minister

Reopening: WHO harps on COVID-19 prevention plans

Court fines firm N7m for dealing in petroleum product illegally

Enugu widow laments non-prosecution of husband’s killer

Police nab guard who raped stranded woman in Ibadan

Edo: INEC REC fires back, denies connivance with PDP to rig polls

FG secures $6.15bn for Nigeria’s power infrastructure


NNPC spends N5.34b on fuel subsidy

Brent hits five-month high at $46

CBN sets capital rules for mobile money licences

Govt urged on mines’surveillance

Coalition seeks assistance for 160 traders in Ghana

Council gives transformers to five communities

Advertising guru marks 45th birthday

Ekhomu urges govt to protect facilities

‘Nigerian parties lack clear ideologies’

COVID-19 cases dropping due to low testing, says PTF 5

‘Why Senate is tracing $18b NLNG dividends’

Edo governorship: Flying the trite ‘APC’ll rig’ kite

PTF warns against hasty reopening of schools

Buhari, Adeboye meet at State House

NDDC contractors threaten hunger strike over debt

Buhari: needless squabbles cost APC governorship, National Assembly seats

Fed Govt may extend 774,000 public works jobs

PDP receives defectors at Iju/Itaogbolu

‘Why Mimiko can’t campaign with PDP projects’

Ex-SSG returns to Akeredolu’s camp

I love being underrated, says Ize-Iyamu’s running mate

‘APC crossed the line on publication’


Buhari, Adeboye meet at Aso Rock

We are not in crisis –NUFBTE

FG spends N5.34bn on fuel subsidy in June –NNPC

Stamp duty on tenancy agreement shouldn’t raise house rent –Nami, FIRS Chairman

‘Widen tax net, reduce borrowings,’ NECA charges FG

CBN sets PSB capital base at N5bn

Igini writes Ize-Iyamu’ s campaign team,

APC chair, threatens to sue over allegation of rigging plot

Enogie of Ehor endorses Obaseki’s re-election

NLC, aviation unions threaten to shut down all airports over FG’s concession plans

Edo, Ondo elections: IGP meets CSOs, assures of police neutrality

Enugu airport: United Nigeria debuts with 5 aircraft

2 killed, 4 injured as Anambra communities renew hostilities

COVID-19: FG intentionally neglected Oyo on special funds, resources –Commissioner

Kwara shifts June 12 celebration

Kwara announces virtual training for youths

Why Benue IDPs’re still in camps – SEMA

Borno returns IDPs to liberated town Sept 26

Ortom to set up peace, truth, reconciliation panel

Ortom spits fire, urges EFCC to probe RUGA contracts

Ize-Iyamu accuses Obaseki of playing politics with Edo people’s health

Abia PDP organising scribe resigns

PDP accuses APC of masterminding attacks in Ekpe community

APC and PDP as metaphoric ‘Egypt’

APC, PDP claim victory in opinion poll

Debate rages as governments eye excess digital profits

PTF rolls out COVID-19 protocols for airline passengers

Zulum blames porous borders for arms proliferation, insurgency

President reassigns NIMC to communications ministry

HURIWA flays Buhari, South East politicians over inauguration of Enugu airport

IGP assures of neutrality, professionalism in Edo, Ondo governorship elections

Nigeria may hit 200 million active phone lines this month

PTF rolls out COVID-19 protocols for airline passengers

School resumption raises fresh concerns

Aviation workers, NLC protest against planned concession of airports

Lagos Assembly urges Sanwo-Olu, others to curb drug abuse in schools

Fayemi swears in eight new commissioners, sacks two, re-appoints four as special advisers

Nigeria to benefit as 27 youths complete digital training

Anyaoku, Anambra elders intervene in Obiano, monarchs’ rift

Supreme Court dismisses PDP, Wada’s appeal, returns Bello as Kogi government

‘COVID-19 disrupts essential health services in most countries’

Lawyers probe Enugu killings

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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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