The federal government of Nigeria has announced a cash reward of N36 million for any Nigerian scientist who finds a cure to the deadly coronavirus. This was confirmed in a tweet via the official Twitter handle of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.
The Sokoto zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdullahi Lawal has revealed how the nonpayment of a mere N3000 logistic allowance to a corp member led to the recovery of N320 million from the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
There was pandemonium in Yenagoa, the state capital of Bayelsa on Friday as angry protesters stormed the home of the newly sworn-in governor of the state, Douye Diri. During the course of the violent protest, properties which include vehicles, building windows among others were destroyed.
Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, has been released on Friday from the Calabar prison after meeting bail conditions. Recall that the journalist was granted bail by Justice Sule Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Calabar, on Thursday including N10 million, a refundable deposit of N700,000 to court registry by sureties.
Popular social media commentator and a former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has stated that the unrest in Bayelsa can be likened to the comment by the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress(APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has released an official statement following the comment credited to Adams Oshiomhole which states that Douye Diri, the newly declared governor of Bayelsa state would not be sworn in.
The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has called on the Inspector-General of Police, I to call the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress(APC), Adams Oshiomhole in for questioning following the violence that broke out after the Supreme court sacked David Lyon and declared Douye Diri as the new governor of the state.
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has stated that he is optimistic that the newly sworn-in governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri would deliver because he knows his ability from working as a commissioner in the state when he served as governor.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, presented the Certificate of Return to Senator Douye Diri as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State.
Omokri took to his Twitter page to say many Nigerians have lost trust in the president over the security challenges bedevilling the country. The staunch critic of the President pointed out that under the rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigerians trusted the military and the police, but at the moment they have lost faith.