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ThisDay Newspaper Headlines (Monday, 23 March, 2020)

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Nigeria Technically at War, Says Senate Committee

A Senate ad-hoc committee has reflected on the mounting security challenges facing Nigeria and concluded that the country is technically at war.

A 17-man Senate Ad-hoc committee on nation’s security challenges, headed by the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, in concluding that the country is technically at war, called for simultaneous operations by security agencies to dislodge the bandits, terrorists, and criminals from their hiding places.

Atiku’s Son Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has tested positive for coronavirus.
Annoincing this on his twitter handle @atiku, the former vice president who was also the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general election said the National Centre for Disease Control had been duly informed.

NNPC Records N5.28bn Trading Surplus

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday announced an increase in trading surplus of N5.28 billion in its December 2019 operations compared to the N3.95 billion posted in November last year, an increase of about 34 per cent.

The corporation noted that its downstream subsidiary, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), also posted N337.63 billion sales during the period under review.

Army Takes over Zamfara, Kebbi, Kaduna Boundaries over Banditry

The Nigerian Army has taken over the boundaries of Zamfara, Kebbi, Kaduna and Katsina States to check renewed cross border attacks on Zamfara by bandits.

THISDAY gathered that most bandits recently crossed from Niger, Kaduna and Katsina States to perpetrate their heinous acts in Zamfara State.

FG Rejects ASUU’s Demand for Time to Develop IPPIS’ Alternative

The warning strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may escalate as the federal government has rejected the union’s demand for 18 months to develop its alternative payment application, the University Transparency and Accountability System (UTAS), as its preferred mode for the payment of salaries of academic staff, THISDAY’s investigation has revealed.

It was, however, gathered that the negotiation between the two parties will continue today in Abuja.

Army Grants Concessional Promotion to Three Officers

The Nigerian Army Council has approved the promotion of three army officers to their next ranks.

Those promoted are Army Warrant Officer Nwabueze Agbo; Master Warrant Officer, Tijjani Namadi (the duo were promoted to the rank of Captain) and Master Warrant Officer Ibrahim Zakaria promoted to the rank of Army Warrant Officer.

An Army Headquarters’ statement said the promoted officers “were found to be professionally worthy for the elevation and are hereby, on merit, promoted to the rank of Captain and Army Warrant Officer respectively as approved by the Army Council”

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