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Yemi Alade Reacts As Buhari Appoints 75-Year-Old As New Chief Of Staff

Popular Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade has taken to her official Twitter handle to express surprise that a 75-year-old man emerged as the new chief of staff to Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari.

The ‘Jonny’ crooner made the comment following news that professor Ibrahim Gambari, a 75-year-old man has been appointed the new chief of staff to the president.

Lockdown Relaxation Will Be Reviewed This Week: FG

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has announced that the effectiveness of relaxation of lockdown in some parts of the country would be reviewed this week.

He made this known while briefing newsmen on Tuesday.

Hotel Demolition: Wike Can Not Be Compared To Buhari: Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani Kayode, a former minister for aviation says even though he is not in support of the hotels that were demolished in Rivers state by governor Wike, the latter can not still be compared to President Muhammadu Buhari in terms of tyranny. Speaking via his official Twitter handle, he described Buhari as a complete ‘evil’ while he described Wike as a human right activist in the last 10 years.

Buhari Replaces Dead Nominee On Federal Character Commission Board

Following the public outcry which met the appointment of a dead person, Tobias Okwuru into the Federal Character Commission (FCC) board by president Muhammadu Buhari some weeks ago, he has retraced his steps by announcing a replacement.

The deceased name was earlier on the list of 37 FCC nominees that the president sent to the Senate for confirmation.

Church Reopening: ‘We Have To Remain Careful, Calm’ – Pastor Sam Adeyemi

Sam Adeyemi, senior pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre has called on Christians to remain calm and hold on as church activities become impossible following the ban on social and religious gathering.Speaking during an Instagram live interview tagged “iforowero” with BBC News Yoruba, he added that the current situation is not peculiar to churches alone but all other aspects of life. He also called on Christians to remain calm as the ban on religious houses is a worldwide thing.

Madagascar Therapy: PDP Berates Buhari For Failing To Invest On Homegrown Remedies

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for discounting the development of homegrown remedies only to seek solution from Madagascar even when our nation brims with curative resources against ailments such as COVID-19.

The party said that while it has nothing against any genuine effort to secure therapeutics for COVID-19, it holds that such solutions as developed by Madagascar abound in Nigeria but had remained untapped because of the failure of the Buhari administration to heed to wise counsel to look inwards for answers.

National Assembly No Longer Safe For Lawmakers — Reps Spokesman

Hon Ben Kalu, the spokesman of the house of representatives has cried out that lawmakers are no longer safe in the national assembly complex.

“It’s actually surprising to see that somebody broke into my office. We are still trying to assess to know what was the intention of breaking into my office. Was it to take an important document out or to check if we are leaving money or any valuables in the office or

Madagascar’s COVID-19 Remedy Should Be Clinically, Scientifically Tested: Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari government against express consumption of the Madagascan Coronavirus ‘remedy’, known as COVID Organic when it arrives in Nigeria.

Recall that on Monday, President Buhari directed the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 to pick up the Coronavirus ‘remedy.’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) said its Sokoto Zonal Office has arrested two Chinese, Mr. Meng Wei Kun and Mr. Xu Koi for offering a sum of N50million ( Fifty Million Naira) only as bribe to its Zonal Head, Mr. Abdullahi Lawal.

EFCC in a statement yesterday in Abuja by it’s Spokesperson, Dele Oyewale disclosed that the suspects were arrested on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Sokoto.

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah’s Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah's Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the call for the scrapping of the popular ‘Black Friday’sales by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

Recall that earlier on Friday, the board asked a radio station, demanding that it stops using the word “Black Friday” to refer to Friday.

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

The board explained that since Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam, tagging it “Black Friday” is derogatory and a thus, should not be condoned.

Reacting to the statement, the former lawmaker from Kaduna described the threat by the Hisbah board as ‘nonsensical.”

He wrote:

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Court Orders Release Of Sen. Ndume From Kuje Prison

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Court Orders Release Of Sen. Ndume From Kuje Prison

Ali Ndume

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ali Ndume who was detained in prison on Monday following the failure to produce Abdulrasheed Maina in court.

This was made known by the presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Friday, November 27.

Also Read: BREAKING: Court Fixes Date For Ndume’s Bail Application

He stated that he chose to grant the senator bail based on his record of good behaviour before the court, notwithstanding that the other grounds of his bail application failed.

Justice Abang granted bail to Senator Ndume pending the hearing and determination of the Borno South Senator’s appeal filed at the Court of Appeal to challenge Monday’s order.

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We Deliberately Shut Down Refineries – NNPC GMD

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We Deliberately Shut Down Refineries – NNPC GMD

NNPC boss, Mele Kyari

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has expressed that the corporation deliberately shut down the nation’s refineries because they became unsustainable.

The GMD disclosed this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Upstream in Abuja.

He pointed out that the NNPC was unable to supply crude oil to the refineries, adding that the Excravos pipeline is the only one the NNPC managed to sustain through the contracting process.

He went on to express that it is practically impossible to run pipelines at their optimum capacity.

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“For instance, to run Kaduna and Warri refinery, you need to deliver 170,000 barrel of oil per day so that both will operate at 70 percent capacity,” he said.

Kyari said that at the moment, it only had over 5,000 kilometers of pipelines with 13 fuel depots, which according to him must be protected to forestall the activities of vandals.

“And I can tell you today that except the Atlas cove to Ibadan line and also the Portharcourt to Aba line, none of these pipelines is serviced.

“We cannot flow product into these lines, the cheap one is to say they are aged but the real reason is that the level of activities of vandals on these lines is gross, monumental, and profound.

“At every point within a month we fix 80 vandal points, the option is to shut them down and the result of having one depot is what we have seen in Lagos,” he said.

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