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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 20th May 2020

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I Will Personally Patrol Kaduna-Kano Borders On Sallah Day: El-rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai says he would personally patrol the Kaduna -Kano borders on Sallah day to ensure that no one from Kano sneaks into Kaduna state.

Eid-el-Fitr, a festival which marks the end of Ramadan is expected to hold either on Saturday or Sunday.

Lawan: It’s Time To Review Privatisation Of Power Sector

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has called on the Federal Government to review or reverse the privatisation of the nation’s power sector.

The Senate President made the call while contributing to a motion on the “Power Sector Recovery Plan and the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic” sponsored by Senator Gabriel Suswam.

Court Strikes Out Resistance To Arrest Charges Against Melaye

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, has struck out charges of resistance to arrest instituted against former Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye.

Recall that Melaye was on January 22, 2019, arraigned before the judge by the Inspector-General on Police, who later handed over the case to the AGF office.

Court Convicts Owner, Manager Of Demolished Hotel In Rivers

A Magistrates Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted the owner of the demolished Prodest Hotel in Eleme, Gogorobari Needam and his manager, Bariledum Azoroh over defiance of state government’s COVID-19 lockdown order.

The Court also fined the parties N50,000 each for contravening Governor Nyesom Wike’s Executive Order.

Bill Gates Denies Offering $10 Million For Passage Of Health Bill By Reps

Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, has dismissed claims that he offered a $10 million incentive to the leadership and members of the House of Representatives to pass the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020 into law.Represented by the country representative of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Pauliu Basinga, Gates said he had no such interaction in what ever means between him or his foundation and the lower legislative chamber.

COVID-19 Patient Gives Birth To Twins In LUTH

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, has announced that its medical team delivered a 22-year-old COVID-19 patient, of a set of twins.The teaching hospital broke the good news in a statement on its Twitter page on Tuesday.

The patient gave birth to a boy and a girl, bringing the total number of COVID-19 births in the hospital to four.

5000 Nigerians Have Moved To Niger For Safety: Lawmaker

At least 5,000 Nigerians have moved to Niger Republic for safety, says Ibrahim Gobir, senator representing Sokoto east.

The lawmaker made the disclosure while speaking during the plenary session on Tuesday.

Perm Sec Who Paid N7bn For Uncompleted Building Says It Followed Due Process

Mohammed Bello, permanent secretary of the ministry of science and technology, says he hasn’t committed financial misconduct levelled against him.

Bello was earlier issued a query by the federal government over alleged financial misconduct while he was the permanent secretary of the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development.

Journalist, Family Detained 12 Days For Criticising Lai Mohammed

The minister for culture and information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has been accused of ordering the Nigerian police to illegally detain a popular radio personality, Rotimi Jolayemi, aka Oba Akewi and his family for 12 days for criticizing him.

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights(CDHR) made the allegation in a new statement on Monday through its National President, Dr Osagie Obayuwana.

Ganduje Approves Eid Prayers Amid Lockdown

Kano state government has announced that Eid prayers would be allowed to hold during Sallah despite the state being under lockdown.

Also, Fridays Jumat service would also start to hold in the state.

NNPC, CBN To Fund Accommodation, Feeding Of Nigerian Returnees During Quarantine

The Central Bank of Nigeria and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporations (NNPC) have agreed to fund the cost of quarantine accommodation and feeding of all Nigerian returnees from abroad during the pandemic period. This was made known in a tweet sent out on the verified Twitter handle of Bashir Ahmad, the presidential aide on new media.

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Donald Duke: Security Operatives Selling Weapons To Boko Haram

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Donald Duke: Security Operatives Selling Weapons To Boko Haram

Donald Duke

Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has claimed that the Boko Haram terrorist group gets most of its weapons from security operatives.

Speaking on Channels Television, the former governor called on the President Muhammadu Buhari government to investigate the nation’s security forces and flush out the bag eggs.

He said: “Boko Haram insurgents who have been responsible for most heinous crimes, get their weapons from the security operatives.

Also Read: Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

“Most of the weapons used by Boko Haram come from our armoury, we will need to look into that. Why are we selling weapons to the enemy?”

Speaking further, Donald Duke pointed out that the Nigerian military and police in the northeast must be adequately motivated to achieve results.

He also called for the use of intelligence to combat insecurity such as kidnapping across the country.

 

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Insecurity: Restructuring Not As Critical As Hunger And Poverty – Amaechi

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Insecurity: Restructuring Not As Critical As Hunger And Poverty – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is more concerned with getting rid of hunger and poverty than restructuring.

Amaechi a former Rivers State governor stated this on Sunday while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

The minister, however, admitted that there is nothing wrong with calls for the restructuring of the country.

Also Read: Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Amaechi said: “If to you what is important is restructuring, I don’t see anything wrong with restructuring. But I’m saying it is not the most critical problem we have.

“The most critical problem we have is hunger and poverty, which is breeding insecurity.”

 

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Insecurity: Buhari Can’t Protect Nigeria – Moghalu

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Insecurity: Buhari Can't Protect Nigeria - Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Kingsley Moghalu has expressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is not capable of protecting Nigerians or confronting the security challenges facing the nation.

The former presidential candidate made this remark in his reaction to the killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday.

Also Read: Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

He described the incident as a national tragedy which is a pointer to the fact that Nigeria is becoming a failed state under the leadership of President Buhari.

He also lambasted the government and security agencies, accusing them of intimidating and arresting peaceful #EndSARS protesters demanding better governance but unable to do anything to insurgents terrorizing the entire country.

He wrote:

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