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Flliqqa News Update today 9th December 2020

Benjamin Ukpabi



Flliqqa News Update today 9th December 2020

today Wednesday, 9th December 2020
1. President Buhari Holds Closed-Door Meeting With All State Governors
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday held a closed-door meeting with the 36 state governors of the federation.

The meeting held at the Aso Rock presidential villa in Abuja.

2. APC Expels Former National Vice Chairman, Hilliard Eta

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended its former National Vice Chairman, South-south, and ex-acting factional Chairman Hilliard Eta. (Flliqqa)

The decision was part of resolutions taken during the NEC meeting which held at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.

3. FG Replies US Govt After It Placed Nigeria On Blacklist For Religious Freedom Violation
The federal government of Nigeria has accused the US government of dishonesty after it placed the country on its religious freedom blacklist.

Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was quoted on Tuesday by his spokesperson, Segun Adeyemi to have denied any form of religious persecution by the government and queried the move by the American government. (Flliqqa)

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4. APC Dissolves State, Zonal, National Structures
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday dissolved all wards, states, zonal, and national party structures.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State announced this while speaking to State House reporters after the NEC meeting alongside Governors Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Hope Uzodinma (Imo), and Secretary of the CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe.

5. Amnesty International Claims Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People In Nigeria
International human rights organization, Amnesty International has released a fresh report in which it claimed that Boko Haram terrorists and the Nigerian Military are killing a lot of old people in the North East.(Flliqqa)

The report explained that the aged people are either too weak to run during the attacks or have become emotionally attached to their communities and unwilling to relocate despite frequent attacks.

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6. APC Extends Tenure Of Buni-led Caretaker Committee
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday extended the tenure of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee of the party by six months.

The decision was taken by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party at a party held at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

7. My Guardian Angel Won’t Forgive Me If I Reconcile With Obasanjo – Gani Adams
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, on Tuesday, noted that he does not have any reason to reconcile with former Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo.(Flliqqa)

He further stated that his guarding angel will not forgive him if he reconciles with the former president.

8. APC NEC Grants Waiver To New Members To Contest 2023 Elections
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday approved the granting of waivers to new members to contest party primaries ahead of the 2023 elections.(Flliqqa)

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Naija News reports that without waivers new party members would have to wait for two years to be able to contest party primaries.

9. FG Reduces Petrol Price To N162.44
The Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has reduced the pump price of premium motor spirit otherwise known as petrol from N168 per litre to N162.44 per litre.

Naija News reports that the new petrol price would take effect from December 14, 2020.

10. Federal Government To Reopen Borders Soon – Buhari
Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, had a closed-door meeting with governors from the 36 state on the security challenges across the country.(Flliqqa)

Buhari noted that the land borders of the country were closed to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs.

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Saturday News update 16th January 2021

Benjamin Ukpabi



Saturday News update 16th January 2021

News in Nigeria Today Saturday 16th January 2021
Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Saturday 16th January 2021 on some of the nation newspapers .

COVID-19 vaccine: NARD president urges FG to prioritise procurement
The National President of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Dr. Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa, has urged the Federal Government to prioritise the provision of the vaccine by sourcing urgent alternative funding to achieve this objective.  (Saturday News)

Logistics firm empowers 40 women at Onne

The oil and gas logistics company, INTELS Nigeria Limited, has completed the training of a fresh batch of 40 women under its Women Empowerment Programme Scheme Synergy (WEPSS). Since inception seven years ago, no fewer than 1,400 women, drawn from various communities across the country, have benefited from the empowerment scheme.

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Failure of past regimes to blame for Nigeria’s current situation, says Azuka

The former President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Kano State, Chief Chris Chukwubuzor Azuka, has urged Nigerians not to blame the President Muhammadu Buhari – led administration for the present ills of the country, saying that the present situation of the country is a cumulative effect of the failures of past administrations. (Saturday News)

Buhari vows to improve security, welfare of troops

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised a significant improvement of security in the country this year.This is as the country yesterday commenced the celebration of this year’s annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day across the country.

Failure to accept our limitations costing us dearly

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One of the biggest problems in this country our inability to acknowledge our failings which would then allow for proper reflection in order to ensure the same mistakes will not be repeated in future. This failing cuts across all areas afflicting both government and the private sectors and often leads to devastating consequences.  (Saturday News)

Kwara APC youths back removal of party chairman

Youths under the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the three senatorial districts in Kwara State have expressed unflinching support for the removal of Hon. Bashir Omolaja

C’River achieves $20.4m World Bank grants

Cross River State government has said it has achieved World Bank grants worth $20.4m given under States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme. The Commissioner for Finance, Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr, disclosed this on Friday while briefing journalists on the achievement of his ministry  (Saturday News)

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Bagudu approves N2.4billion for constituency projects

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the release of (N2.4billion) two billion four hundred million naira for constituency projects in the state. The projects are to be executed under various ministries, departments and agencies in fulfillment of the policy thrust of the incumbent administration of provision of dividends of democracy to the people.

Soun congratulates Alaafin on his golden jubilee coronation anniversary
Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, has felicitated with Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, on the occasion of his 50th coronation anniversary.

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Federal Government warns against large gatherings

Benjamin Ukpabi



Federal Government warms against large gatherings

The FG has warned against large gatherings as schools resume on Monday.

It is no more news that the resumption of school activities is close. The FG announced that the resumption of school activities remains on 18th January.

Over crowding and large gatherings in school has been banned by the federal government in a bid to safe guard the lives of students against contracting the deadly corona-virus.

The banning of large gatherings by the federal government is coming few days to the resumption of school activities (18th January).


Nevertheless, there were mixed reactions from various Nigerians on twitter towards the banning of large gatherings in schools.

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The FG also advised all students to follow all Covid-19 protocols inorder to stay safe at all time.

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Covid-19 update: 1867 new cases in Nigeria

Benjamin Ukpabi



Covid-19 update: 1867 new cases in Nigeria

1867 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;


107,345 confirmed
84,535 discharged
1,413 deaths

Covid-19 update

Our discharges today include 277 community recoveries in Lagos State, 150 in Kaduna State and 78 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.



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