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Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Wednesday Sept 2, 2020



Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Wednesday Sept 2, 2020 Pointloaded

Find below the news headlines for today, Sept 2, 2020.


60-year-old man in court for trespassing on Obasanjo’s land

Unlicensed driver crushes Lagos motorcyclist, passenger to death

Femi Fani-Kayode’s faux pas

Mr President, wear face mask too, ex-ACF secretary tells Buhari

Osun technician arraigned for killing three, attempting to flee custody

Petrol price should be about N155/litre – Marketers

Two fake soldiers arraigned for attempted robbery in Osun

Water resources: Confusion over bill as Reps leaders disagree over hearing

Two policemen killed as truck crashes into Oshiomhole’s convoy

Gbajabiamila visits Buhari, embarks on peace shuttle to Ghana

Nine directors fail re-sit exam for four perm sec seats

NLC, MAN, others kick against electricity tariff hike

Tribe can’t determine who becomes President, says Uzodinma

National Assembly denies receiving N20m palliative from NDDC

Bye-elections: APC clears aspirants, says no anointed candidate

APC faults PDP’s allegation of buying Ondo voter cards


How Nigeria can use smart port technology to enhance efficiency

AMP: Anyiam-Osigwe, Baba Agba promise to revolutionise Nigerian film industry through producers

Igini: We stand by our RECs –INEC Boss

CMD, hospital worker abducted in Ondo

Edo APC suspends campaign over road accident, sympathises with victims

Village head arraigned over alleged misappropriation of salaries in Kano

AMCON failure to obey court order killing my business -Indian

Imo North by-election: Odds favour Uchendu

Abia APGA exco, 400,000 members join APC

Ikpeazu meets security heads

Ugwuanyi to appoint new administrators, members of devt centres

Ebonyi’s longest reigning monarch dies at 81

COVID-19 lockdown: Abuja, Kaduna, Lagos record highest cases of sexual violence

Edo guber: 2 policemen in Oshiomhole’s convoy die in accident

Enugu civil disturbances: Ugwuanyi promises to get to root of matter

ASUU: No going back on strike, jettisons IPPIS for UTAS

Protests in Ibadan over alleged secession agenda of Yoruba nation

Outrage as new electricity tariff takes effect

Village head arraigned over alleged misappropriation of salaries in Kano

AMCON canvasses more women participation in financial services


Nigeria spends N148b on refineries

AfDB attracted $78.8b investments to Africa, says Adesina

AAAN hails Fed Govt on Fadolapo’s appointment as APCON Registrar

Senators threaten to ‘kill’ Water Resources Bill

Oxford varsity can’t stop Nigerian lawyer’s N10m suit, court rules

Governor to meet on N1b COVID-19 fund, others

Chopper crash probe on course, says AIB

Over 5,000 lawyers seeking to join New NBA, says convener

FCTA rolls out housing for officials

Buratai presents flat to ex-soldier, 85, evicted by Kaduna govt

Yobe council polls for December 5

Female education tops Matawalle’s to-do list

Taraba blessed with rich resources, says minister

‘Peace must return to Tiv-Jukun communities’

Eight drown in Kebbi boat accident

Suspect killed three family members, court told

15 kidnap suspects held in Delta, Anambra

Five drown as flood ravages Kaduna, Bauchi

Two arraigned for gun possession

Pastor arrested again for rape in Anambra

Lagos Assembly to Sanwo-Olu: check drug abuse among students

Fake soldiers remanded for attempted robbery

Shun IPOB, Boko Haram, militancy, NYCN tells youths

COVID-19: Minister applauds DPR on sustained economy

Federal, state govts lose huge amount of money to illegal mining – Ishaku.

Shock as FCT authorities demolish building housing school, church

FG pledges to rescue 435 Nigerians

Plateau signs MOU with Max Air to commence flight from Jos to Abuja, other cities

Schools to reopen in Osun September 21

Yobe to hold local council polls December 5

Electricity Tariff: NLC rejects plan to impose further economic distress on Nigerians

N10m suit: Oxford University loses bid to stop Nigerian lawyer

NASS enmeshed!

CAMA nor targeted at religious bodies, FG tells CAN

Ngige, Arthur Eze at war over 12 monarchs’ visit to Buhari

Group tasks NERC on price of prepaid meters

Edo guber: Several dead in APC campaign train auto crash

BDCs defy CBN’s directive to sell dollar at N386

Shock as FCT authorities demolish building housing school, church

FG pledges to rescue 435 Nigeria

Yobe to hold local council polls December 5

Electricity Tariff: NLC rejects plan to impose further economic distress on Nigerians

Senator Olujimi blames PDP NWC for Ekiti crisis

NASS by-elections: APC denies claim of anointed candidates

Foreign investors hijack rights issues

Nigeria loses $55 million daily to port congestion

CAMA not targeted at religious bodies, says Presidency

Poor countries desperate for Covid vaccines may be outbid by richer neighbors

Protests after Los Angeles police kill black man following altercation

Don’t provide opportunity for insurgency in South East, group advises FG

Sanwo-Olu meets FAAN team, seeks remodelling of Murtala Muhammed International

Court remands man for butchering three family members in Osun

Atiku writes Lawan, urges rejection of loan proposals for unviable projects

SOKAPU lauds FG peace efforts in Kaduna, gets knock from Muslim group

Doctors down tools in Cross River over kidnap of colleague

Ondo bitumen host communities kick against exploitation

DisCos implement new tariffs

CNPP warns against repeat of 1983 crisis in Ondo State

Adesina begins fresh term, promises better deal at AfDB

NBC promises to resolve Abia/Akwa Ibom boundary dispute

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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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