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Mufutau Olayemi, a lecturer and HOD of the Electrical Engineering Department,  at D.S Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori, in Ogun State, was killed in his car by unknown gunmen on Wednesday.

It was gathered that Olayemi was trailed to the Itori area by the gunmen in an unmarked vehicle and was shot at close range.

Olayemi was said to be returning from a conference. He died in his car while the culprits left without taking anything from him or his car. 

Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi said the command is treating it as a case of assassination, stressing that detectives from the homicide section have been dispatched to the area to investigate the matter.

Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe, a popular prophet and Sheperd-in-charge of CCC Global Genesis church, has been jailed for fraud.

Reports Reveal that the popular prophet was sentenced to two-year imprisonment for defrauding an American based woman by the Lagos State High court on Wednesday.

Justice Olabisi Akinlad, the trial judge,  sentenced Prophet Oladele after she found him guilty of two count charges out of the seven he was charged with.

In a judgment that lasted for about four hours, the trial judge sentenced the defendant, prophet Oladele to a year imprisonment for counts two and four. She however discharged him of counts 1,3, 5,6, and 7 for lack of evidence against him.

The popular prophet was charged with seven counts of charges bordering on fraud and obtaining money by false pretenses, preferred against him by the Lagos State government sometime in 2007.

CNN has released its findings from an independent investigation carried out on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki tollgate.

CNN shared footage of what appears to be soldiers shooting at the #EndSARS protesters who had gathered at the tollgate to press home their demands to end SARS as well as end police brutality.

CNN in its investigation spoke with a man, Elisha Sunday, whose brother, Victor, was killed during the October 20th shooting incident.

The media house also spoke with some of the protesters who were at the scene when the shooting occurred. They claim the soldiers indeed fired shots at them.

The media house also tracked the bullets shells seen at the Toll Gate and the companies that supplied the Nigerian Army Weapons since 2005. CNN gathered that these ammunitions were supplied from Serbia.

Recall Nigeria drew global attention when military men stormed the Lekki toll plaza where #EndSARS protesters gathered and fired gunshots. 

Shortly after the incident, Governor Sanwo-Olu in a press conference stated that no sitting governor controls the rules of engagement of the military.

On October 26, the governor granted an interview to CNN where he stated that only two deaths were recorded from the incident. He added that he visited the scene the next day and couldn’t find bloodstains. 

On Wednesday, The Supreme Court upheld the election of Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, putting an end to legal battles to unseat the governor.

The seven-member panel of the apex court, led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta also upheld the election of the Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

The apex court dismissed the six appeals filed against the governor and his deputy by the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP), Labour Movement (LM), and Accord Party.

Ngwuta dismissed the appeal as lawyers to the plaintiffs withdrew their cases.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have concluded to go after Point of Sale (POS) and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraudsters.

Sanusi Abdullahi, Head of EFCC Kaduna zonal office, during a visit to the CBN branch in the state, complained that more Nigerians are being duped.

Abdullahi disclosed that petitions on withdrawals they did not authorize had surged.

The official called for strong collaboration between the EFCC and the apex bank to monitor new trends on financial policies as it affects financial institutions.

CBN Branch Manager, Ahmed Wali, reiterated the need for a robust partnership for positive results.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, during the passing out parade of the pioneer members of Amotekun Corps in the State on Wednesday,  warned members of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), named Amotekun not to harass any member of the public.

The Governor while speaking at the event held at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education in Oyo also urged members of the public to cooperate with the Corps.

Also present at the event were Secretary to the state government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka, former Oyo Central District Senator, Mrs. Monsurat Sunmonu and Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Abiodun Fadeyi.

On Monday, November 16, 2020, many primary school teachers in Ojo Local Government Area of the state received one sachet of noodles and one sachet of cabin biscuit as palliatives.

However, teachers in Lagos State have described the food items they received as COVID-19 palliatives as a slap on their faces.

Many teachers rejected the items that were said to have been sent to them from the office of the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in the Local Government.

The Ministry of Health has disclosed that after the new 957 infections and 11 related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, Kenya’s tally of the coronavirus disease increased to 72,686.

The country’s total recoveries from the viral disease are 49,878 as 2,616 Covid-19 patients were cured in the last 24 hours across the country.

The Health Ministry on Wednesday said of the newly recovered patients, 2,434 were in the home-based care programme and 182 at hospitals across the country.

From the new cases, 908 are Kenyans while 49 are foreigners. In terms of gender, the Health ministry said 569 are male while 388 are female.

On Wednesday morning, Pensioners in Osogbo, Osun State hit streets in the state protesting against non-payment of their benefits.

The pensioners protested at Olaiya and the State secretariat bearing placards with various inscriptions like, “we are dying of hunger”, “Masses, help us we are dying”, “Dead people cannot enjoy infrastructure”, etc.

They were also singing different solidarity songs urging stakeholders to come to their aid as the state government is punishing them unduly.

The Delta state Police spokesperson Onome Onovwakpoyeya has confirmed the incident that claimed the life of three final year students of the Department of Mass Communication, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South Local Government Area, in an accident after their final examinations.


It was gathered that the deceased, two females and a male, died on the Isselle-Azagba/Ogwashi-Uku Road allegedly on their way to a graduation party.

The accident involved a commercial tricycle and a Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).


The female students died immediately while the male, who was unconscious, died on Sunday.

A Coalition of Islamic scholars in Kano during a courtesy visit to Abdulazeez Gafasa, speaker of Kano house of assembly called on the state assembly to make a law for the punishment of those who commit blasphemy.

Speaking during the visit, Ibrahim Muazzam, a member of the coalition, said the need for the law to punish blasphemers was agreed upon during a recent public lecture over the blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad by Presiden t Emmanuel Macron of France.

To prevent the breakdown of peace in Kano, it is necessary for a law to be in place to punish those who commit blasphemy” Muazzam added

General Olusegun Adeniyi, who appeared in a viral video urging military authorities to supply them with weapons and accurate intelligence to combat Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East region has been removed by the Nigeria Army under the leadership of Lt General Turkur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff.

Adeniyi, who is Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, in the viral video lamented how his men were outgunned and ambushed while on an operation in Borno.

On Tuesday, President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba in revealed that

the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities was not only on Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System but also the 2009 collective bargaining agreement


The NLC President said this while speaking with journalists shortly after meeting with the Senator Smart Adeyemi-led Committee on Aviation.


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told the National Security Council he will not allow a repeat of the #EndSARS protests and called for proactive measures to end the increasing rate of armed banditry particularly in the north-west and northeastern states.

The country’s Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, disclosed this while briefing state house correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over by the president.Dingyadi explained that in vowing to do everything within his power to prevent a reoccurrence of the #EndSARS protests, the president assured that he will carry all stakeholders, including the youth along in the process of maintaining peace in the country.“On the issue of #EndSARS protests,

what we are saying is that the government will continue to dialogue, it will continue to listen and will continue to carry all stakeholders along in ensuring that there is no repeat of what happened that destroyed a lot of properties, public and private, individuals in this country.“Mr. President assured Nigerians that he will do whatever it takes to ensure the repeat of #EndSARS protests does not occur in Nigeria again,” he said.

“Mr President reassured that all stakeholders will be involved in the Process of maintaining peace in the country, particularly the youth, community leaders, traditional rulers, politicians, public servants, religious leaders,” he noted.According to the minister, the council reviewed the security situation of the country and noted with concern the increasing rate of armed banditry in the country.

“The meeting noted with concern the increasing cases of armed banditry particularly in the north-west and northeastern part of the country. The meeting agreed to be more proactive in dealing with the situation in a more decisive manner.“The Federal Government will continue to maintain its bureaucratic, humane and just postures in handling security matters in the country.”

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday in Abuja launched the National Young Farmers Scheme, designed by the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) to spur more youth interest in farming.

The President stated that agriculture remains the backbone of the Nigerian economy, being the largest contributor to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

We will do more to expand, modernize, and revolutionize our agriculture, which is our most important asset. I have directed that all NALDA’s abandoned farm estates be retrieved to enable thousands of our young men and women to be engaged in farming. This Administration will be achieving agricultural mechanization through this scheme and I am confident that Nigeria under my watch, we will achieve food security in producing most of what we eat. In good harvest years, we may even export our surpluses and earn foreign exchange. I am asking the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and State Governments to give full cooperation to NALDA in its activities. With the success of Anchor Borrowers program spearheaded by the Central Bank of Nigeria and new programmes to revive cotton, palm products and cocoa, the next few years will see a vast difference in our agricultural performance,” he said.

The President said all the necessary approvals that NALDA requires for effective take-off, beginning with areas of adequate land preparation for crop farming and livestock rearing, had been given, charging the Executive Secretary/CEO of NALDA and his team to continue to live up to expectations and increase their activities in local communities.

Frederick Shaibu a younger brother to Deputy Governor of Edo State has been kidnapped on Tuesday by unknown gunmen. 

Shaibu was said to have been kidnapped while taking his kids to school in Irhiri, Benin-city.

It was gathered that the kidnappers are yet to make contact with the family.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

Mali’s ex-President Amadou Toumani Touré has died on Tuesday aged 72.

He passed away in Istanbul, Turkey where he was undergoing treatment after arriving in the country a few days ago.

The ex-President was said to have had undergone an emergency heart surgery in the capital, Bamako before he was taken to Turkey. 

He was Mali’s president from 2002 until he was deposed by a military coup in March 2012 that was led by General Amadou Haya Sanogo

The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has revealed that Nigeria may experience a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

He made this known at the media briefing with reporters organized by the National Youth Service Corps on Monday.

Ihekweazu said the country must continue to abide by the protocols and guidelines developed to avoid a second wave of the virus. Warning that the virus was still around and more dangerous despite the drop in recorded cases.

The Lagos State Government has confirmed COVID-19 cases in a secondary boarding school on the mainland.

This was made known according to a report by Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi on Friday night, after a member of the school’s staff tested positive for COVID-19 on November 2.

Contact tracing has revealed that a student and four contacts of the staff member are positive for COVID-19. The staff member fell ill for a few days and received first aid at the school clinic. She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday 2nd of  November at the Lagos State Biobank. The Lagos State COVID-19 Incident Command System through the Emergency Operation Centre is investigating the incident, and we would like to assure members of the public and stakeholders of the school that the situation is completely under control. All parents are being contacted first through the PTA and a family zoom call is being arranged to further allay their fears. It is important to note that COVID-19 presents with very mild symptoms in children and teenagers, compared to other age groups. However, there is the risk of infected children transmitting the disease to adults who they interact with daily, and who may be at higher risk of severe disease and death. The school authorities, supported by Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH), Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), and the Ministry of Education, are following the COVID-19 guidelines as set out by the government. Students who test positive are to be isolated in the school premises and, if unwell, will be admitted to one of the accredited isolation centers in Lagos. Students are discouraged from going home to avoid infecting members of their families,” he stated.

Ghana has experienced a high spike in the cases of coronavirus cases being recorded. The health authorities revealed that cases jumped fivefold with an increase from an average of daily 25 to 130 cases over the last two weeks,

This has raised concerns about a possible second wave of the virus in the country.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, in a televised address on Sunday, said the government would step up contact tracing, testing, and treatment of Covid-19 cases to stop the spread.

President Akufo-Addo attributed the increased infections to a disregard of Covid-19 safety protocols, including social distancing and the wearing of masks.

It is being gathered that although large gatherings are banned in the country. campaign activities are still ongoing ahead of polls in December which are seen as a contributing factor in the increase of the recorded cases.