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Headlines of the day 16th November 2020

Benjamin Ukpabi



Headlines of the day 16th November 2020

1. Abia LG election: Full list of 17 PDP deputy chairmanship candidates.

  • on Sunday in Abia State, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has released the full name of 17 candidates that will be representing them for in the 18 local government election in the state.

The report’s made it known that, PDP chairman of Abia state in person of Rt. Hon. Alwell Asiforo Okere passed this information on Sunday. (Headlines)

According to the source, names of the nominees that are nominated with the LGA they will be supervising are listed below.

Aba North: Mrs Iwuchukwu Joy.

Aba South: Princess Peace Nwobilo.

Arochukwu: Cletus Nwankwo.

Bende: Promise Uzoma Okoro.

Ikwuano: Cokey Nwachukwu.

Isiala Ngwa North: Chuks Amaike.

Isiala Ngwa South: Chimereze Joseph Nwankwo

Isuikwuato: Odoeme Rosemary Ebere Chukwu.

Obingwa: Uloma Okezie.

Ohafia: Samuel Uduma Kalu.

Osisioma: Uchenna Jumbo,Ugwunagbo: Azubuike Moses Chidiebere.

Ukwa East: Eric Ugbor.

Ukwa West: John Ajuzieogu.

Umuahia North: Bob Ogechi Agbugba. Umunneochi South: Lewachi Nzeadba

Umunneochi: Jubilee Ezindu

2. Osinbajo, Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu meet in Lagos

According to the latest reports which revealed that the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo came to Lagos om Sunday.

It was reported that the vice president were at the residence of National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. (Headlines)

The report’s show that during the meeting they was held at Lagos, some people who are in the meeting are Babajide Sanwo-Olu the present Governor of Lagos, the chairman of Lagos APC, Tunde Balogun and a member of of the House of Representatives Abiodun Faleke was in their as well.

In conclusion, DAILY POST made it known that the main reason of the meeting could not be ascertain

3. Shehu Sani raises alarm as bandits allegedly kidnap scores on Kaduna-Abuja road.

Former Kaduna State lawmaker in person of Shehu Sani, former Kaduna State lawmaker has reported in Sunday that an incident has happened in the state whereby some bandits have blocked the Kaduna-Abuja road also kidnapped scores of persons.

Shehu Sani passed this information to the people through his Twitter handle whereby he urged the northern governors to prioritize insecurity situations in the region. (Headlines)

He said on his Twitter page, reading that “Today,the Bandits along Kaduna Abuja audaciously blocked the road in broad daylight and kidnapped scores of people,including a young man I know. Operation Puff Adder needs reactivation.

“This is where the attention of the Northern Governors is needed”.

4. Ex-Eagles star Obodo kidnapped again in Warri.

According to the latest report form the PUNCH, an incident has happened at along Refinery Road, Warri in Delta State whereby former Super Eagles player who his playing the role of a midfielder, Christian Obodo, has been kidnapped by unknown gun men.

The report claimed that, Christian Onome Onovawakpoyeya, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command made this known yo the PUNCH that Obodo is a 36 year old player who ho stop to buy a bananas on Sunday before he was kidnapped.

Onome Onovawakpoyeya said “Obodo was kidnapped at about 5pm on Sunday around Ishaka Hotel just along Refinery Road”.

While speaking, she added that “He was with his girlfriend when he was abducted. They both stopped by the road to buy bananas’.

Onome Onovawakpoyeya explained further that those gunmen that kidnapped him ate yet to make any demand in other to release him.

It was gathered by the PUNCH that this will be the second time that will kidnapped Obodo.

This happened in the year 2019 on June 9 when he was on his way to church in Warri. (Headlines)

After he was kidnapped, the police men tried all their best to track down the abductors to Isoko which is outside before they later found him and arrests some suspects.

5. Nigeria confirms 152 new cases of COVID-19, total now 65,148.

The Tribune reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded another new cases in Nigeria which was announced through their Twitter handler on Sunday night revealing that the country has recorded another 152 new cases of COVID-19.

NCDC wrote on their Twitter page “On the 15th of November 2020, 152 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 65,148 cases have been confirmed, 61,073 cases have been discharged and 1,163 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. (Headlines)

The reports claimed that the 152 news cases are found in 8 States in Nigeria which are listed below with the number of cases reportedly found; Lagos (136), Kano (4), Niger (3), Ekiti (2), Kaduna (2), Ogun (2), Taraba (2) and FCT (1).

6. Fayose @ 60: His doggedeness stands him out – Akeredolu.

The Governor of Ondo state who was reelected by the people in the state in person of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has described Ayodele Fayose who has ruled as a Governor of Ekiti for two times as a man who his determined and a dogged man that focus on whatsoever he pursue.

The report claimed that this message was part of the statement that was signed by Donald Ojogo the the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation to congratulate Fayose on his 60th birthday.

Governor Akeredolu explained that an even though they are in different party but still relationship between him and Fayose had remained is still intact.

The statement read: “Life’s blessings have a special way of manifesting in God’s special ones. For my brother and friend, former Governor of Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose, the uncommon illumination of the Lord’s light of hope, His outpour of Favour and Grace are faith builders (Headlines)

He added that “This is one man whose doggedeness stands him out; he pursues his choices with an alluring courage and has always deployed ingenious potentials in achieving his goals. Fayose, undoubtedly, remains a strong force in Nigerian politics.

In conclusion “Interestingly, our relationship which spans several years before we both ventured into politics has waxed stronger, defying the vicissitudes of partisanship and artificial political borders. This should, and must be the spirit of men of honour whose desire is to serve the people.

7. Why man sets self, girlfriend ablaze in Benue.

According to the Nation, more facts begins to come in as a man whose name his Nicodemus Nomyange has set himself and his girlfriend Shininenge Pam on fire.

According to the reports both of them died on Saturday whereby the incident occurred around Inikpi street, high-level area of Makurdi.

Nomyange and Pam dead bodies have been taken to the Federal Medical Center Makurdi and deposited by officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps ) FRSC.

While investigating the matter, it was known that Nomyange has been dating Pam for some time. They source also learnt that Nomyange is a married man who has children and still proposed to marry Pam whereby dge reportedly turned the man down because he has married and she prefers to marry a single man.


Due to this, the source claimed the, Nomyange to Pam apartment and set the house on fire by locking every one inside.

During the incident, Nomyange died immediately at the scene but for Pam, she gave up the ghost when they are taking her to hospital for treatment.

Kate Anene who served as Benue Police spokesperson confirmed the incident.

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Gov Obiano declares Monday as public holiday to celebrate Nnamdi Azikwe’s Birthday

Wisdom Nwachukwu



The Governor of Anambra state has declared Monday 16 November, a public holiday to celebrate and honour the First President of  Nigeria, Dr Nnamdi Azikwe who was born in Zungeru in November 16 1904.

The governor through the commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Mr Don Adinuba said this in Awka.

in a letter to President Buhari Obiano wrote“The Ghanaians observe President Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday as a national holiday. Angolans observe Dr Agostino Neto’s birthday as a national holiday, just the way Tanzanians do the birthday of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.

“Interesting enough, it was the Great Zik of Africa who mentored Dr Nkrumah whom he discovered when he was editing the African Morning Post in Ghana and sent him to his alma mater in the United States, Lincoln University, the first historically black university in America, to study the humanities just like himself.

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“Zik inspired a generation of Africans, including Nigerians, into African nationalism.

“Another great Nigerian whom Zik inspired into embracing pan Africanism was the late Chief MKO Abiola, who won the 1993 presidential election fair and square but was tragically denied victory. The Nigerian people are consoled by the fact that this great Zikist has officially been declared the winner of the historic vote, though posthumously, and June 12 proclaimed a national holiday.”


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Kwara to stop pensions of Sarki and other former Governors

Wisdom Nwachukwu



The Executive Governor of Kwara State Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq  has made it clear that he would stop the pensions of the former governors of the state.

The Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu  started this move to stop pensions of the former state governors in the state.

The former governors of kwara state are AbdulFatah Ahmed and Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq said this on Friday on his twitter account.

He said “In line with our campaign mantra and the yearnings of our people, next week I will be sending a bill to the State House of Assembly to revoke the law awarding pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors in Kwara state.

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“Our state needs all the resources it can get to improve our human capital development. I believe our limited resources are better spent on tackling the question of poverty and youth unemployment.”

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PPMC increases Depot price of Petrol to N155.17

Benjamin Ukpabi



PPMC increases Depot price of Petrol to N155.17

The Petroleum Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has increased the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, to N155.17 per litre from N147.67 per litre.

The PPMC disclosed this in an internal memo with reference number PPMC/C/MK/003, dated November 11, 2020, and signed by Tijjani Ali. (PPMC)

The memo, a copy of which was seen by our correspondent, said the new ex-depot price would take effect from Friday.

The ex-depot price is the price at which the product is sold by the PPMC to marketers at the depots.

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In its PMS price proposal for November, the PPMC put the landing cost of petrol at N128.89 per litre, up from N119.77 per litre in September/October.


It said the estimated minimum pump price of the product would increase to N161.36 per litre from N153.86 per litre.

The National Operation Controller, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Mr Mike Osatuyi, in a telephone interview with our correspondent, said the over N7 increase in ex-depot price would translate into an increase in pump prices.

He said, “The implication of the increase in the ex-depot price is that there is going to be an increase in the pump price. We are expecting the pump price to range from N168 to N170 per litre.

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“Crude oil price is going up,” he said, noting that the Federal Government has fully deregulated petrol prices.

Following the deregulation of petrol prices in September, marketers across the country adjusted their pump prices to between N158 and N162 per litre to reflect the increase in global oil prices.

Petrol price band had also risen from N121.50–N123.50 per litre in June to N140.80-N143.80 in July and N148-N150 in August.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said in September that the government had stepped back in fixing the price of petrol, adding that market forces and crude oil price would continue to determine the cost of the product. (PPMC)

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