COVID-19: NMA accuses Cross River of deceit, govt disagrees

The Cross River State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has accused the state government of deceit in the way it is handling coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state.

During his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, the State NMA Chairman, Dr Agam Ayuk, decried that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has yet to update the situation in Cross River in its report on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

Niger lawmakers demand accounts of money on COVID-19

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Niger State House of Assembly (NSHA) has demanded detailed account; including monies budgeted for by the state government and the various sums of money donated by Nigerlites for the control of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

The lawmakers wanted to know what number of medical equipment and related non-movable structure the state Ministry of Health and the COVID-19 taskforce procured with the sum of N190 million purportedly for the purchase of Coronavirus equipment and control of spread.

APC youths blame Fayemi over omission of Ekiti in ambassadorial list

By Valentine Amanze

DSS arrests EFCC acting chairman, Magu, for money laundering

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) over allegations that he owns four properties and that he was allegedly transferring funds abroad through a third party.

Magu was taken to the Presidential Villa by security officials for questioning by the panel President Muhammadu Buhari set up to investigate him following Mr. Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General’s memo to the President, which indicted him for graft and abuse of office.

UN suspends air operations in North East Nigeria over helicopter attack

The United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has suspended the operations of the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS).

This followed an attack that caused damage to an aid helicopter on Thursday in Damasak, a town in Borno State.

The attack was said to have been repelled by military forces who inflicted heavy injury on the insurgents who retreated and started shooting sporadically, resulting in the death of three civilians, including a minor.

Buhari appoints Pam Christian Pilgrims Commission boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rev Yakubu Pam as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC).

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, until his appointment, Pam was the Chairman of the Plateau State Christian Pilgrims Board.

Born on February 20, 1960 in Gyel, Jos South LGA of Plateau State, Pam holds a first degree in Christian Education.

Imo govt plans migration to contributory pensions

The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has set in motion the process of integrating Imo Pensioners into the National Contributory Pensions Scheme as a way of enhancing good governance.

Governor Uzodimma gave this indication on Friday in a meeting with the leadership of Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Imo State at the Executive Council Chambers Government House Owerri. During the meeting he informed that everything concerning pensions and salary of Imo workers have been automated to make day-to-day running of Government easy.

Ebonyi governor, Dave Umahi, tests positive for COVID-19

The Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Appeal Court affirms Bello’s election as Kogi governor

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Mr Yahaya Bello as the governor of Kogi State.
A five-man panel of justices of the court upheld Governor Bello’s election in a judgement delivered on Saturday in the nation’s capital.
The court had dismissed the appeals filed by four political parties challenging the governor’s re-election in the November 2019 governorship poll.

Man seeks divorce over sex starvation in Ibadan

An engineer, Abidemi Dada, on Friday prayed a Customary Court in Mapo, Oyo, Oyo State to dissolve his 13-year-old marriage to Opeyemi because she denies him of sex.