This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Tuesday, 19th, May 2020.
Just In: President Buhari Makes Fresh Appointment
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Kashim Ibrahim-Imam as chairman, board of trustees (BoT) of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
The appointment was made known in a letter by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. Ibrahim-Imam’s appointment which takes effect from May 14, 2020, would run for four years consequent upon which it would be reviewed based on performance.
Breaking: Boko Haram Attacks Dapchi Again, Sets Houses On Fire
The dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group on Monday, launched a fresh attack against Dapchi, a town in Busari local government of Yobe state.
The insurgents were said to have invaded the town in gun trucks around 7pm on Monday.
The insurgents have set many houses on fire while the residents have fled into the bushes and other neighbouring villages to escape the attack, Bala Bukar, a resident told TheCable.
He added that the military has deployed fighter jets to the area and have engaged the insurgents in a hot exchange of gun fire.
COVID-19 vs 5G: UK Sanctions Pastor Oyakhilome
Loveworld Television Network, a station owned by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has been sanctioned by Ofcom, the United Kingdom broadcasting authority.
Naija News reports that Pastor Oyakhilome had claimed that the 5G technology was what caused the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a statement on Monday, Ofcom said: “Loveworld News featured potentially harmful statements about the Coronavirus pandemic and adequate protection was not provided to viewers. Additionally, statements were not presented with due accuracy,” it said.
BREAKING: Massive Explosions Rock Borno
Multiple explosions have been reported on Monday night in Borno State, North-East Nigeria.
COVID-19: Bill Gates Reacts To Claims He Offered House of Reps $10m Bribe
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has denied claims that he offered members of the Nigerian House of Representatives $10million bribe to pass the Infectious Diseases Bill.
Naija News had reported that the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) had accused the leadership of the House of Reps of allegedly taking the bribe from Bill Gates to pass a compulsory vaccine bill.
Lesotho Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane Resigns Over Murder Allegation
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane announced on Monday his resignation, the long-awaited epilogue of several months of a political crisis caused by his implication in the assassination of his former wife in 2017.
“I have decided to announce to you personally that I am leaving my office as Prime Minister of Lesotho. I wanted you to hear it from the horse’s mouth, “Thabane told reporters from his residence.
Tribunal Affirms Yahaya Bello As Kogi State Governor, Dismisses Akpoti’s Petition
The Kogi state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday, affirmed the election victory of Yahaya Bello as the duly elected governor of Kogi State.
The tribunal dismissed the case filed by the Social Democratic Party and its candidate in the 2019 governorship election in the state, Natasha Akpoti.
Akpoti and her party had challenged Bello and APC’s victory at the polls, alleging irregularities during the election.