Yearly Archives: 2020

Former NCAA DG, Muhtar Usman dies at 63

Former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman has died. He was 63 years old. Family sources say late Usman died at a hospital in Zaria, Kaduna state after a brief illness on Tuesday night, December 1. Born on December 5, 1956, late Usman assumed office as the DG of the aviation regulatory body…

Gas-fired vehicles will be cheaper to run – FG

The federal government on Tuesday December 1, inaugurated an autogas scheme in Abuja.  At the event, it was also disclosed that motorists who run their vehicles on autogas will spend less in refilling their tanks than those using Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol.  Though a figure was not given to show how cheap the product will be, however the Minister…

Forbes names Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Africa Person of the Year 2020

Forbes has named Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Africa Person of the Year 2020. Forbes Africa tweeted on Tuesday, Dec 1: “The 2020 #AfricanOftheYear Award honoree is…Congratulations to Dr. @NOlweala! Board Chair @Gavi; Board Chair @ARCapicity, gracing the cover of @forbesafrica.” Reacting, Okonjo-Iweala, who is set to become the first African and first woman to…

10 pregnant girls and kids rescued from Ogun baby factory

10 pregnant girl and some kids have been rescued by the Ogun state police command from a baby factory at Ofada, Mowe, Obafemi-Owode LGA.  While the operator of the factory, Mrs Florence Ogbonna reportedly fled during the raid on Tuesday December 1, her daughter and a physically challenged man were arrested. The physically challenged man is allegedly responsible for impregnating the young…

DPO shot by hoodlums in Benue community

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Otukpo Police Station in Benue State, Yahaya Pawa was on Tuesday December 1 shot by hoodlums. The state police spokesperson, Kate Anene confirmed the incident and also revealed that the incident occurred on Tuesday morning after the DPO led officers to Icho-Otukpo settlement to arrest suspected criminals who looted items during a fire…

Nigerian man convicted of stabbing 24-year-old man to death in London over second-hand Gucci bag

A 24-year-old Nigerian man, Samuel Odupitan, who stabbed a stranger to death in order to steal his second-hand Gucci bag in Croydon, London was convicted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.   Odupitan, of Longheath Gardens, Croydon, killed 24-year-old Tyler Roye on February 26 in Bywood Avenue, Croydon. He appeared at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday December 1, where…

Maina rearrested in Niger Republic

Embattled ex-chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who jumped his bail, has been rearrested. According to Daily Post, the operatives of Nigeria Intelligence Service and anti-graft agents, the Economic And Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) arrested Mr. Maina in Niger Republic. Maina – who is being prosecuted on 12 counts of money laundering to the tune…

Trump’s COVID-19 pandemic adviser Scott Atlas resigns as US death toll nears 270,000

Dr. Scott Atlas, a radiologist who gained US President, Donald Trump’s attention by pushing science-defying advice about COVID-19, has resigned from the White House coronavirus task force after a controversial four months during which he repeatedly clashed with other members of the coronavirus task force. Atlas, a neuroradiologist with no expertise in infectious diseases or…

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