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Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Wednesday September 9, 2020



Here Are The News Headlines For Today, Wednesday September 9, 2020 Pointloaded

Find below the news headlines for today, Wednesday September 9, 2020.


Togo displaces Nigeria as West Africa’s logistics, transshipment hub

Nigeria’s economic future lies in maritime development –Diri

APM Terminals Apapa boosts efficiency with scalable 4G wireless network

FG, states, others shared N3.88tr in H1–NEITI

Electricity tariff: Customers with less than 12 hours supply won’t be affected –Buhari

Kwara commends Sterling Bank on health insurance partnership

Stronger collaboration with CBN’ll stabilise naira –ABCON president

Anambra: GSS boss boosts SMEs with N2.7m grant

OPS kicks against electricity tariff increase

Danbatta sets priorities for second term

Ohanaeze, Igbo elders, youths rise against Water Resources Bill

Anti-fuel price, electricity tariff hike protests rock Osun, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo

Christian massacre allegation: What I told Trump –Buhari

South East looking up to pan-Igbo organisation for 2023 Presidency push –Group

Wanted militia leader, Gana, Killed, says Military

INEC meets tomorrow to decide on card readers, others for Edo, Ondo polls

5 to die by hanging for kidnap, murder in Rivers

…NGOs, women doctors protest rising insecurity in C’River

Ugwuanyi’s wife donates cervical cancer screening machines

Enugu community rejects govt panel on land crisis


Subsidy: A citizen’s response to Garba Shehu

FG debt now N24.52tn, recorded N561.71bn deficit – CBN

I didn’t float Air Peace with Amnesty fund – Onyema

Why quality of Nigerian homegrown rice is poor

PwC senior partner drowns in Lagos, police probe aides

ECOWAS halts single currency launch, adopts gradual approach

COVID-19: AGF replies SERAP on donation

Osun footballer slumps, dies during match

Gana, others arrested on their way to surrender – Ortom

Police to arraign Kogi commissioner for rape, assault of beauty queen

Malabu: EFCC rearraigns businessman, raises charges to 67

PDP knocks Ize-Iyamu as APC says deputy gov distributing arms

NCDC COVID-19 figures don’t represent Nigeria’s reality – Tomori

COVID-19 restrictions: Musa, Ezenwa may miss Eagles friendlies

Ogun needs N218bn to complete Daniel, Amosun’s projects – Panel

N30,000 minimum wage meaningless with petrol price hike – NLC

Why we couldn’t defend ourselves against Offa bank robbers – Cop

Oil marketers now free to fix prices, says PPPRA

PDP knocks Ize-Iyamu as APC says deputy gov distributing arms

Loyalists accuse Marafa of romancing Zamfara govt

Edo/Ondo: INEC tinkers with card verification, drops viewing portal

Two years after, ‘recuperating’ Jerry

Okorodudu gets sports ministry’s lifeline
Experts warn as ATMs breed dirty notes

MDAs yet to remit over N1.7trn operating surplus, says Muruako

Protests in Oyo, Osun over fuel price, electricity tariff hike

Buhari orders ministers, MDAs to stoutly defend regime’s achievements

What I told Trump about Christian massacre, by Buhari

Christian leaders, SOKAPU shun peace summit on Kaduna crisis

Mother of UNIBEN student strangled to death in hotel cries for justice

Niger exports fuel to Nigeria as Egypt, Algeria build 13 refineries

Buhari orders ministers, MDAs to stoutly defend regime’s achievements

What I told Trump about Christian massacre, by Buhari

Christian leaders, SOKAPU shun peace summit on Kaduna crisis

Fuel, electricity price hike burdensome for Nigerians, PDP tells President

School reopening: UN demands protection for students, teachers from attacks

Osinbajo seeks speedy implementation of N2.3tr economic stimulus

Poverty strikes 433, 166 individuals, 99, 463 households in Anambra

Traditional worshippers protest, accuse Oyo govt of discrimination

‘Nigeria can earn over $10b yearly from gold, jewel’

South African economy shrinks by half in second-quarter ‘gut punch’

Chad suspends 12 newspapers over lack of training

Zuma graft hearing delayed for third time to December


‘Ize-Iyamu best option for voters’
Edo elite hail Obaseki’s stellar performance

‘INEC committed to credible poll’
Centre hails Oba of Benin’s peace initiative

Alleged assembly invasion: Court awards N2.52m damages against police

‘Politicians plant toxic waste deaths report to discredit Akeredolu’

Be ready to pay more taxes if Akeredolu returns, says YPP candidate

NLC, NUJ, others invite candidates for debate

‘Don’t use Amotekun against opposition’

Ajayi: why I will defeat Akeredolu, Jegede
Former attorney-general resigns from PDP

El-Rufai: we spend over N400,000 to treat each patient

‘Virus has exposed infrastructure deficit’
Cases of depression rising, says medical doctor

Ogun gives automatic promotion to pupils as schools reopen Sept 21

UN urges Nigeria to prioritise school safety, learners’ protection

Body of Benchers bars parents from call to Bar ceremony

Joshua taunts Fury on retirement

PZ Wilmar: women empowerment vital to growth

‘Blockchain tech will end poverty’

‘INEC committed to credible poll’

Centre hails Oba of Benin’s peace initiative

Alleged assembly invasion: Court awards N2.52m damages against police


Labour, CSOs should rise against fuel price hike as they did with Jonathan — OPC

Killing of Christians: My response to Trump — Buhari

Benue militant, Gana, surrenders after 4 years in hiding; seized by military

I want freedom, not ‘Igbo president’

Fani-Kayode condemns hike in petrol pump price, electricity tarrif

NBA’s disinvite controversy

Odion Ighalo named Dettol brand Ambassador

I’m ready for reconciliation with Marafa but…, Yari, ex-Zamfara Gov

ONDO 2020: You’re notorious for having loose tongue ― Ajayi replies Akeredolu

Our public schools are in bad condition, South-East parents cry out

Nine coronavirus vaccine makers pledge to ‘stand with science’

Cross River by-election: PDP electoral panel submits report

Water Resources Bill: NASS owe Nigerians duty to avert catastrophy – Okon

We’ll stamp out kidnapping in Akokoland — Jegede assures

Man axes mother of two for shrinking his manhood with mysterious powers

5 men in court over alleged theft of spirits, wine worth N20m

COVID-19 or not, Olympics must go on — IOC

Businessman in court over alleged N1.13m fraud

EFCC arrests 3 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Abuja

FG, states, LG, others received N3.9trn from FAAC in six months — NEITI

Deregulation: Why marketers are yet to resume fuel import — FG

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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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