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Punch

Arms scam: Ex-NAF boss, Amosu, returns N2.3bn to FG

The immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), has returned N2.3bn to the Federal Government, The PUNCH has learnt.

Vanguard

‘Buhari secures China deals but currency woes linger’

President Muhammadu Buhari last week assembled one of the biggest ministerial delegations of his presidency and boarded a plane to China…

The Sun

NNPC unveils guidelines for refineries’ privatisation

At last, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has unveiled guidelines for the privatisation of its three refineries with submission of bid documents scheduled for May 30, 2016.

Thisday

Boko Haram Ambushes Army Commander, Kills One Soldier

The convoy of the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, was ambushed yesterday morning by suspected Boko Haram terrorists when he was en route to visit troops in Bama, Borno State.

Guardian

El’ Rufai allays fear over bill on preaching

Contrary to insinuations that the bill on religious preaching in Kaduna State would ban evangelism, the state governor Mallam Nasir El’ Rufai, yesterday clarified that it was meant to curb emerging religious extremism.

Daily Trust

Ekweremadu ‘takes over Senate plenary’ as Saraki leaves for CCT

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, abruptly took over the plenary yesterday when the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, left to attend to his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Daily Times

EFCC detects 37,395 ghost workers in federal civil service, says Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said in Abuja on Tuesday that it had detected 37,395 ghost workers on the payroll of the federal civil service.

National Mirror

Synagogue: Court remands two engineers in Kirikiri Prisons

Justice Abdulateef Lawal-Akapo, of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja yesterday, remanded the two engineers who constructed the collapsed seven-storey guest house belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons

Leadership

Suicide: Man Sets Self Ablaze After Row With Sister

A middle-aged man in Ufuogene, Umudomi in Onicha Igboeze, Onicha local government area of Ebonyi state, Michael Okoro has burnt himself to death following a misunderstanding with his sister.

The Nation

Saraki’s trial: Senate under fire for inviting CCT chair

Senators were yesterday under attack for summoning the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar, who is presiding at Senate President Bukola Saraki’s  trial for alleged falsification of assets.

Tribune

Saraki declared his assets, witness tells tribunal

A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, declared his assets before and after his tenure as the governor of Kwara State.

 

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Atiku Reacts To Killing Of 43 Borno Farmers By Boko Haram

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Atiku Reacts To Killing Of 43 Borno Farmers By Boko Haram

Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the security architecture of Nigeria following the continuous attacks of Boko Haram in the nation.

This is coming following the beheading of 43 farmers in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital by suspected Boko Haram members.

Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Atiku expressed sadness over the tragic incident, describing it as heartbreaking.

Also Read: Presidency Clears Air On N150,000 Monthly Payment To Repentant Boko Haram Members

The former presidential candidate condoled with families of the slain farmers in Borno State.

He wrote:

“Heartbreaking. Words fail me. The lives of our citizens should be worth much more than this. The rejig of the nation’s security architecture is long overdue. May their souls rest in peace and may their families be comforted.”

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Shehu Sani Condemns Attack By Boko Haram On Borno Farmers

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Shehu Sani Condemns Attack By Boko Haram On Borno Farmers

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has condemned the gruesome killing of 43 Borno farmers by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

The former lawmaker who reacted via a statement on his Twitter account lamented that Nigeria has continued to bleed in the hands of the evil ones.

Also Read: “This Is A Matter Of Life And Death” – Fani-Kayode Reacts As Sultan of Sokoto Declares North Insecure

He wrote:

“The reported massacre of over 40 farmers by insurgents in Borno state earlier today is condemnable. This is recurring news for some, but a horrible tragedy for the children, wives, and loved ones they left behind. Every dawn of a new day, our nation bleeds in the hands of evil.”

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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