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- The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says the Federal Government will from October begin converting the cars and generators of Nigerians to run on gas.
Daily Times Nigeria gathered that Sylva said it will be done free of charge for all Nigerians to curbthe effect of the hike in pump price of petrol.
The minister who said this on NTA’s ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ on Monday said the move would reduce carbon emissions as well as the demand for Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as petrol.
- To deepen democratic practices in Nigeria, the United States has imposed visa ban on individuals, who it said undermined conducts of the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa governorship polls.
It said the move was in the run-up to the September and October 2020 Edo and Ondo governorship polls.
Spokesperson for the Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, disclosed this on Monday in a statement.
- The embattled former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, has told the State Security Service (SSS) that he still does not have evidence of the involvement of the government in the killing of Nigerians.
He also said that he has no evidence to back his allegations that the government was culpable in the killing of Nigerians and that an unnamed Nigerian governor was a sponsor of bandits killing Nigerians.
Mr Mailafia stated these on Monday, shortly after being quizzed for the third time by the SSS (also called DSS), Jos office.
- Two Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corp have been killed while ten other officers were abducted by bandits along Mararaba-Udge road in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the State.
The FRSC officers were said to be traveling from Sokoto and Kebbi States to FRSC Academy in Udi, when they were attacked at about 8am on Monday.
Sector Commander of the Corps, Ahmed Mohammed who confirmed the incident, said twenty six of it’s men were attacked by the bandit, two were killed, ten abducted while others sustained various degrees of injuries.
- The former governor of Edo State and immediate past Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has described using what he said about Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the last governorship election against him (Oshiomhole) as a lazy man’s argument.
He said the most important thing is that he cannot campaign for somebody that is not in his political party.
Oshiomhole said these in an interview published by Vanguard.
According to him, playing up what he previously used to campaign against Ize-Iyamu “I think it is a lazy man’s argument.
“What about what I said of Obaseki; that he will do more? Has he done them? What about what Obaseki said about me on the day of his inauguration? Is that what he is saying about me now?.
- THE Federal Government has advised state governments to ensure that adequate measures are put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic before full reopening of schools, threatening that it will not hesitate to shut any school reopened without adherence to guidelines and protocols provided by the national response.
Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who spoke on Monday during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, said the state governments making move to reopen schools were in tune with the directive last week by the PTF that states and other stakeholders should prepare for the full reopening of schools.
He, however, said the universities need to get clearance from the National Universities Commission (NUC) before reopening.
Nwajiuba was reacting to a question about some state governments that have already announced full reopening of primary and secondary schools effective from September 21.
He, however, did not give specific date for full reopening schools nationwide, noting that primary and secondary education were within the purview of the state governments and that the right thing must be done to safeguard the lives of the school children before reopening.
- Some Nigerian States may soon experience blackouts following a sudden burst at the Kainji Hydroelectric Dam in Kainji.
The embankments of Kainji dam, one of Nigeria’s hydro-power stations caved in after the opening of the four spillway gates to free surplus water caused by heavy rains.
- The Nigerian government on Monday announced the reopening of all domestic airports in the country.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, during the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
- Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has said that all is ready for a mass action against the President Muhammadu Buhari government.
The CNPP said it has mobilised a coalition of civil society groups to join labour movements such as the Trade Union Congress, TUC and the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to join the protest against the recent hike in patrol pump price and electricity tariff.
- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two lecturers of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa, and 28 others for alleged internet fraud.
The lecturers, Abdulahi Opashola and Adebisi Ademola, according to Dele Oyewale, the EFCC spokesman, were nabbed with cars, phones, laptop computers, among others.