Nigerian News: Some news items that might interest you this Wednesday morning.


Good morning, readers! This is a summary of some local news stories. 

  1. 329 stranded Nigerians arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Tuesady, from the United Kingdom, according to the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), following the initial arrival of 261 stranded Nigerians at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.
  • Professor Itse Sagay, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all the board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), and inject fresh members into the board, consequent to the allegations of corruption rocking the commission.
  • The Presidency, via a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari, despite criticism from some quarters, especially from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) since the beginning of the interrogation of suspended acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, would remain committed to the war against corruption.
  • According to the Medical Guild, in a statement jointly signed by the association’s Chairman and Secretary, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo and Dr Ismail Ajibowo, no fewer than 200 doctors in Lagos State have contracted coronavirus (COVID-19) in the line of duty. The body said this in response to an earlier statement from the state government on the ongoing warning strike by doctors in the state, adding that the government was aware of the situation.
  • Following a motion of urgent public importance raised by the Chief Whip, Mohammed Monguno, and co-sponsored by three other leaders, the House of Representatives is set to investigate the purported resignation of over 356 soldiers from the Nigerian army.
  • The Federal Government’s Special Public Works Programme has commenced across the country, despite its suspension by the National Assembly, following the inauguration of special committees in all the states of the Federation and the FCT for the selection of applicants for the programme by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo on Tuesday.
  • The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, has confirmed that the Nigeria Police Force has lost seven officers attached to the Police’s Special Forces Unit, who were on their way to Katsina State, following a ghastly road accident in Kaduna State.
  • Following their victory over already relegated Norwich 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, Chelsea opened up a four-point cushion over Manchester United and Leicester in the race for a place in the Champions League next season.
  • A 60-year-old man, Haruna Lawal, hs been arrested by the police in Niger State have arrested, for raping a minor in Wushishi Local Government Area of the state. The suspect was said to have used N100 as bait to lure the unsuspecting victim, an 8-year-old girl from Angwan Barwa community.
  • White House hopeful Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious climate change plan that would revamp the United States energy sector and seek to achieve carbon pollution-free power in just 15 years. The clean energy proposal was fleshed out in a speech in Wilmington as the veteran Democrat aimed to draw a contrast with President Donald Trump ahead of November’s election by arguing that fighting climate change would be a massive job creator under a Biden administration.

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