AS BBNAIJA 2020 WINDS UP, WHO GOES HOME WITH 85 MILLION NAIRA?

It’s the eve of the Big Brother Lockdown edition finale and fans are pretty hyped and ready to see how the final votes will pan out for the top five finalists; Dorothy, Laycon, Nengi, Vee, and Neo. This year, the reality show has been eventful, drama-filled, and has also produced ‘new celebrities’ who are well on their way to new beginnings. How can we forget to mention the cult-like following that some of the housemates already have. Interestingly, the evicted and disqualified housemates already boast a massive fan base and…

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COVID-19: 2 ISOLATION CENTRES SHUT IN ABUJA OVER LACK OF PATIENTS

Authorities in Abuja have shut two of the four isolation centres that cater for coronaviruspatients in the Nigerian capital. COVID-19 isolation centres located inside Karu and Asokoro general hospitals are now closed following the reduction in the number of patients. Only the treatment centres in Idu and THISDAY Dome will now hold COVID-19 patients in Abuja. There has been a significant reduction in the number of daily infections across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). For about a month, the West African nation has been recording daily figures below…

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RIVERS UNIVERSITY LECTURER SUSPENDED FOR IMPREGNATING FEMALE STUDENT AFTER SERIES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

The Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) has suspended a lecturer, Dr. Rowland Igwe, indefinitely for allegedly getting a student of the institution pregnant, after a series of intimidation and sexual assault. Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, said this in his official twitter handle on Friday. The VC said the undergraduate suffered health complications as a result of the pregnancy, while the matter has been referred to the institution’s Senate Committee on Staff Disciplinary Matters for further investigation. The statement reads, “The Management of the Ignatius Ajuru University…

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HOW 17 PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS TOOK PICS OF WAEC EXAM QUESTIONS AND POSTED THEM ON WHATSAPP GROUPS

Adelani Adepegba,Abuja The police on Friday paraded 17 school principals and teachers for alleged involvement in examination malpractices. They were said to have leaked the questions to students during the August/September West African Examination Council examinations across the country. The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, who paraded the suspects at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Friday, said the examination body is collaborating with the Nigeria Police Force to strengthen the integrity of its examination processes. He said, “It is in line with this new approach and partnership…

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ZULUM MOURNS DEAD BACK-UP SECURITY PERSONNEL, ATTENDS BAGA’S FIRST JUMA’AT SERVICE IN 2 YEARS, SEE PICS

Baga: Zulum pained by death of 11 backup security personnel, salutes sacrifice … Attends Baga’s first juma’at in nearly 2 years … Why Zulum is keen on Baga Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum is saddened by the killing of 11 security personnel made up of eight policemen and three civilian JTF members ambushed on their way to Baga as security backup in reconstruction efforts. The governor was in Baga from Thursday to Friday as part to supervise efforts to return residents as part strategies that aim in to cut…

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SALAMI PANEL INVITES DEFENCE MINISTER, CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF, OTHERS

The Presidential panel probing the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has summoned the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas; and a former Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde Others expected to appear before the panel include- the Director General of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, Modibbo Hamman-Tukur; EFCC’s Acting Director, Directorate of Asset Forfeiture and Recovery Management, Mr Aliyu Yusuf; an EFCC lawyer, Bala Sanga; and one Isa Dongoyaro. They are all expected to respond to…

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26-YR OLD MAN RUNS AMOK KILLS HIS 70-YR OLD FATHER IN ANAMBRA

By Vincent Ujumadu – Awka The Anambra State Police command has arrested a 26 -year old man for allegedly killing his 70 -year old father. A police spokesman in the state, Mr. Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident said police operatives attached to Umunze Division in Orumba South local government area, in collaboration with the local vigilante group, arrested the man, Chisom Ogum of Umuomaku Community in Orumba South. According to Mohammed, “the suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstance yet to be ascertained, attacked and killed his own biological…

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DEATH TOLL IN AMBUSH AGAINST BORNO GOVERNOR ALONG BAGA ROAD RISES TO 30

The death toll from Boko Haram attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has risen to 30, security sources said Saturday. Two sources told AFP the number of fatalities from the attack Friday had doubled as more bodies were found and now included 12 policemen, five soldiers, four members of a government-backed militia, and nine civilians. “The tally has increased to 30 as many bodies were picked in the surrounding areas after the attack,” one of the sources said, adding that “many people were injured”. The PUNCH had reported that an ambush on…

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SCORES FEARED DEAD AS TRUCK FALLS OFF BERGER BRIDGE INTO EPE RIVER LAGOS

An unknown number of persons are missing after a truck fell off the Berger bridge into the Epe river in Lagos State. The PUNCH gathered that the incident happened on Friday night. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the incident on Saturday. Head, Public Affairs of LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, said search and rescue operations are ongoing. He said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a six-tyre truck loaded with sand fell into the river. “The number of people in the truck can’t be ascertained…

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THOSE CALLING ME SUPREME COURT GOVERNOR ARE IGNORANT SAYS UZODINMA

Hope Uzodinma ‌ Sodiq Oyeleke Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has faulted those referring to him as a “Supreme Court Governor”, saying that they are ignorant. He spoke on Channels Television’s Hard Copy programme monitored by our correspondent on Friday. The governor explained that he emerged through a legitimate means, adding that he was not the first to be favoured by a Supreme Court judgement. Asked how he feels when people call him a Supreme Court governor, Uzodinma said, “It is the height of ignorance because they don’t know what they are…

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