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  • Kwara mother, four children burnt to death, husband hospitalized

A woman and her four children were burnt to death in their place of residence in the Tanke area of Ilorin, Kwara State, on Wednesday. The incident occurred in Ifesowapo community behind the ‘F’ Division Police Station, Tanke, Ilorin.

  • Doctors threaten strike, say FG not paying dead members insurance

The National Association of Resident Doctors says the families of frontline doctors, who died of COVID-19, have been abandoned despite N500bn released by the Federal Government last year for the COVID-19 response.

  • How Lamido received N1.35bn kickbacks into personal accounts – EFCC

A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Michael Wetkas, has narrated how a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, his two sons and four others allegedly used their companies to receive several payments suspected to be kickbacks from contractors.

  • Hijab: TESCOM orders 10 shut schools teachers to resume today

The Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, Mallam Bello Abubakar, has summoned the Principals, Teachers and Staff of all 10 schools shut down by the state government on the Hijab matter to report at their respective schools today (Friday).

THE GUARDIAN

  • PDP condemns alleged fresh $2.5b arms purchase scandal

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, condemned alleged $2.5billion arms purchase scandal “in which officials of President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration were named.”

  • Banditry may not end soon, Wike declares

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, yesterday, declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government has politicised insecurity and plunged the country into unimaginable banditry that may not end anytime soon.

  • Governors back use of AstraZeneca vaccine, mum on petrol subsidy

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has backed the continued use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, amid concerns about its safety.

  • Libyan mercenaries behind security crisis in Sehel region, Buhari Insists

President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed proliferation of arms and resultant conflict in the Sahel region to activities of mercenaries escaping from Libya.

THE NATION

  • Masari backs power shift to South in 2023

Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari on Thursday called for the rotation of the presidency in 2023. He said the Southern region of the country should produce the next President

  • Kwara orders teachers and others to resume

Kwara State Government has ordered head teachers, teachers and other workers in grant-aided schools shut down, to resume Friday.

  • Border closure failed to stop smuggling of arms, Buhari Laments

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday lamented the rising proliferation of illegal arms and ammunition in the country, in spite of the closure of the nation’s borders more than a year ago.

  • Insecurity: IGP accuses states of non-cooperation

Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu on Thursday accused states of not fully cooperating with the Federal Government in the battle against insecurity.

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

  • EU Regulator declares AstraZeneca safe for use

THE European Union’s medicines regulator has concluded that the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is safe to use after several EU countries suspended their rollouts following reports that it could be linked to blood clots.

  • $1.5bn to revive Port Harcourt refinery suspicious – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has kicked against the planned renovation of the Port Harcourt Refinery at the cost of $1.5 billion, saying that it is prohibitive.

  • Six super Tucanos jets to arrive in July – Presidency

The Presidency on Thursday affirmed that six of the 12 Super Tucanos will arrive in the country in the middle of July.

  • Aisha Buhari returns to Aso Rock

There were indications on Thursday that the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has returned to the country after about six months stay in the Middle East.

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