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Sunday Latest News 29th November 2020

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Sunday Latest News 29th November 2020

Buhari mourns as Boko Haram kills over 40 Borno farmers- Punch NG.

 

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd), has expressed grief over the killing of over 40 farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.

He described the insurgents’ action as senseless.

Buhari’s position on the killings was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘President Buhari condemns as insane, Boko Haram killing of farmers in Borno State.’

Boko Haram had on Saturday reportedly killed over 40 rice farmers in Kwashebe village, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.

The village is near Maiduguri, the state capital.

The terrorists were reported to have first tied up the farmers, who were working in rice fields, before slitting their throats.

A leader of a vigilante group, Babakura Kolo, who helped the survivors after the attack , told AFP that the insurgent group frequently attacked farmers in the area. (Sunday Latest News)

Lagos Leads As Nigeria Records Fresh Coronavirus Cases

 

Lagos led to the pack on Saturday, after the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced fresh coronavirus cases in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday evening, 28th November 2020, confirmed 110 new cases of coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.

Naija News reports that the new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.

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The development brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 67,330 which includes 62,819 discharged cases and 1,171 deaths.

Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos recording the highest number of new confirmed cases, followed by Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Kaduna.

110 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-26

FCT-23

Kaduna-20

Katsina-11

Ogun-7

Ekiti-6

Plateau-5

Rivers-4

Kano-3

Nasarawa-3

Niger-2

67,330 confirmed

62,819 discharged

1,171 deaths.

Boko Haram allegedly beheads 43 farmers in Borno

 

The Boko Haram sect has allegedly committed the gruesome murder of innocent civilians.

HumAngle reported Saturday night that the terrorists beheaded 43 farmers.

The massacre occurred today in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

Corpses of the victims have arrived in Zabarmari village, Jere Local Government Area. (Sunday Latest News)

Residents claim they are waiting for Governor Babagana Zulum to see the bodies and address them.

 

The military spokesman didn’t take calls as at press time.

Amotekun rescues kidnapped wife of Akeredolu’s Chief of Staff-

 

Kidnapped wife of the Chief of Staff to Ondo State governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, has been rescued by the personnel of the Amotekun corps in the state.

Some of the kidnappers were reportedly arrested by the personnel of the security outfit.

Mrs Ale was kidnapped at Owena in ldanre on Thursday night while travelling from Lagos to Akure by the bandits who laid siege on the highway and took her into the forest. It was gathered that the ugly incident happened very close to the military checkpoint in the town. (Sunday Latest News)

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Vanguard gathered that men of the Amotekun corps swung into action immediately the kidnap case was reported to them. The security outfit in collaboration with local hunters and vigilante in the area reportedly combed the forest in ldanre and the victim was rescued.

Contacted, the commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye confirmed the release of the victim. Adetunji promised to brief the press on how the victim was rescued at a later day.

A source in the office of the security outfit confirmed to newsmen that confided some hoodlums were apprehended in connection with the crime and had been transferred to the state capital, Akure for interrogation.

The source said: “I can confirm to you that the wife of the Chief of Staff has secured her freedom and on her way to Akure. “She was released without paying the ransom as she was rescued by Amotekun and local hunters.(Sunday Latest News)

Chief Ale could not be reached for comment but a family source told vanguard that the victim has reunited with her family.

Recall that the abduction of the wife of the governor’s aide came barely 24 hours after a first-class monarch, the Olufon of lfon, Oba Israel Adewusi was murdered by suspected kidnappers at Elegbeke in Ose council area of the state.

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His vehicle was riddled with bullets while his driver attempted to escape from the kidnappers. The traditional ruler was returning to his domain after attending the council of Obaship meeting in Akure, the state capital.

The police command spokesman, Tee-Leo Ikoro, could not be reached to confirm the release of the wife of the governor’s aide.

Nigerian Govt unveils new platform for ex- beneficiaries of N-power programme-

A new platform through which former beneficiaries of Federal Government’s N-power programme can apply for various programmes and initiatives for empowerment and job creation being implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria was unveiled on Saturday. (Sunday Latest News)

The platform, which was developed in collaboration with the CBN, will enable former N-power beneficiaries to log on and apply for the various economic, empowerment and entrepreneurship options provided by the CBN.

Hajiya Sadiyya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, who revealed this on Saturday appealed to ex- beneficiaries of N- power to log on to the portal and provide the required additional information for possible placements into the various CBN intervention options.

The Minister who said this in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Bashir Alkali said the platform called the NEXIT PORTAL will determine the suitability of the beneficiaries for the CBN affiliated programs.

(Sunday Latest News)

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Police Officer arrested with gang member during robbery operation

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Elekahia Police Division on sunday arrested a police sergeant Ibrahim Odege, and one other person involved in armed robbery at Elekahia Housing Estate.

State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Nmadi Omoni, disclosed this in a press statement. He said the two suspects were robbing people and falsefully taking their valuables from them.

Omoni said that the police early arrival to the scene led to the arrest of the two armed robbers, the police division identified one of the suspect Sergeant Ibrahim Odege attached to the Operations Department of the Rivers Police Command and one Sampson Inomoghe from Nembe in Bayelsa State, but resides at Rumuokwrushi in Obio/Akpor LGA.

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He said that the suspects took responsibilities for most of the robberies carried out in that axis. Omoni added that the state commissioner of police, Joseph G. Mukan, strongly condemned the act and ordered the immediate transfer of of the suspects and exhibits to the state Criminal Investigation Department for Investigation.

He appealed to the residents of the area to remain calm and be vigilant, also to work with the police to keep their area safe.

 

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Mercedes Benz With ‘Learner’ Sign Set Ablaze After Crushing 6 Children to Death in Edo

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Mercedes Benz With ‘Learner’ Sign Set Ablaze After Crushing 6 Children to Death in Edo State. The incident happened in Arue-Uromi, Esan-North East Local Government Area of the state.

According to Eye witnesses, the six children crushed by the Mercedes  were siblings, four girls and two boys, the driver (a learner) was trying to dodge a pothole and swerved to the spot where the kids were playing football.

This incident provoked the residents of the community,  they immediately blocked the road and set the Mercedes Benz ablaze.

This incident was confirmed by the Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Henry Benamaisia.

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I Didn’t Bribe Malami With $5m -Akpabio

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Senator Godswill Akpabio(Minister of Niger Delta Affairs), has denied the news making the rounds that he offered a bribe of $5 million to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to earn his appointment as a sole administrator for the  Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Akpabio said this on Sunday through his media aide Anietie Ekong. he insisted that he would take legal action against frontliners of the news to clear his name and that of AGF.

Ekong said “the attention of the minister of Niger Delta Affairs has been drawn to a piece of fake news, which claimed that Senator Akpabio paid $5 million bribe to Malami and others to secure the appointment of a Sole Administrator for NDDC.

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“We wish to state categorically that this is a piece of malicious concoction manufactured from the pit of hell by mischief-makers. It is a figment of the imagination of the author of the fake news. Akpabio denies the story in its entirety. The authors of the fake news should be ready to back up their claim or face the full wrath of the law.

“The story is a desperate attempt by some unscrupulous bloggers to impugn the integrity of Akpabio and Malami as the claim is not only spurious but utterly ridiculous.

“The fact is that in a suit number ABJ/CS/617/2020 filed by a Civil Society Organization, Forum for Accountability and Good Governance, at a Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Ahmed Mohammed had granted an order restraining the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC from performing the functions of the board and accessing the commission’s offices and files.”

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