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NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS: 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS SUNDAY MORNING

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. Some aggrieved indigenes of Southern Kaduna, on Saturday, agreed on a peace deal, in a bid to put an end to the protracted crisis in the area. The peace deal, which was reached during a meeting between the Atyap, Fulani and Hausa ...

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EL-RUFAI: ISLAMIC GROUP ATTACKS NBA FOR INVITING OBASANJO, WIKE

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has described the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA’s decision to withdraw its invitation to Governor Nasir El-Rufai as parochial, myopic and jejune. The NBA yesterday removed the name of El-Rufai from the list of speakers at its 2020 Virtual Annual General Conference (A...

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NIGERIAN GOVT TO BEGIN COVID-19 DRUG TRIAL IN 13 STATES

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said investigational drug trials would soon begin in 22 sites across 13 states in the country. This was confirmed by PTF’s National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, during a media briefing on Thursday. Aliyu did not reveal the states, but noted that all ...

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GOV EL-RUFAI BLOWS HOT AS NBA CANCELS HIS INVITATION TO CONFERENCE

The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has said the withdrawal of his invitation to speak at this year’s Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference, is an “unfortunate embrace of injustice”. El-Rufai said this in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Thursday. The ...

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COVID-19: PRESIDENT SACKS HEALTH MINISTER FOR SEEKING FOREIGN HELP

Madagascar has sacked its Minister of Health, Ahmad Ahmad as coronavirus spreads in the country. This is coming a month after Ahmad had a problem with the President for seeking outside help for coronavirus. Madagascar saw COVID-19 cases rise in July despite an official campaign to promote a controv...

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EL-RUFAI: SHIITES WRITE NBA OVER WITHDRAWAL OF INVITATION TO KADUNA GOVERNOR

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria IMN, otherwise known as Shiites, has commended the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, for withdrawing its invitation to Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State to speak at the association’s annual general conference coming up later th...

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EL-RUFAI LACKS MORAL RIGHTS TO ADDRESS LAWYERS – FALANA WRITES NBA

Femi Falana, popular activist lawyer, has said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State lacks the moral right to speak at the 60th Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, conference. Falana said El-Rufai has a penchant of disobeying court orders right from when he was a Minister of the Federal Capital T...

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TINUBU COMMISERATES WITH BUHARI OVER DEATH OF NAN BOARD CHAIRMAN

Sen. Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of Malam Wada Maida, Chairman Board of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Tinubu’s condolence is contained in a statement issued by his Media aide, Mr Tunde Rahman, on...

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CONFUSION AS WOMAN FOUND SLAUGHTERED IN OSUN

A 55-year-old woman Identified as Oluwatoyin Afolabi was on Wednesday found slaughtered in Okuku, Odo-Otin Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the woman’s neighbours in the house found her very early in the morning slaughtered. However, residents of the Oba Oyebode street, w...