LATEST NEWS IN NIGERIA THIS AFTERNOON, WEDNESDAY, 6/1/2021

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Good afternoon and welcome to Brainnews news updates for this afternoon, Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Below are all the latest updates you need to read;

1. Federal Govt To Borrow Dormant Account Balances, Unclaimed Dividends From Nigerians

Federal Govt To Borrow Dormant Account Balances, Unclaimed Dividends From Nigerians

The Federal government will be borrowing from Nigerians unclaimed dividends and bank account balances unattended to for at least six years.

This is according to the provisions in the Finance Act 2020 recently signed into law by President Buhari. The remitted funds will be available as special credit to the federal government through the Unclaimed Funds Trust Fund. CONTINUE READING..

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2. Benue State Police Arrest 83 Suspected Cultists

Benue State Police Arrest 83 Suspected Cultists

Eighty-three cultists and criminals have been arrested by the police in Benue state, following a crackdown on black spots during the festive period.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mohammed Mukadass who paraded the suspects before newsmen on Wednesday January 6, said the suspects were arrested with 10 firearms and seven live ammunition. CONTINUE READING..

3. UNILAG Professor, Duro Ajeyalemi Dies Of COVID-19

UNILAG Professor, Duro Ajeyalemi Dies Of COVID-19

Ajeyalemi, the institution’s former dean of students affairs and immediate past registrar of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB), died at the isolation centre at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, in Lagos.

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He retired from UNILAG in 2020 after he clocked 70 years old. CONTINUE READING..

4. Lagos State Deputy Gov, Obafemi Hamzat Loses Brother To COVID-19

Lagos State Deputy Gov, Obafemi Hamzat Loses Brother To COVID-19

The half-brother of Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor of Lagos state, Haroun, has died.

A medical doctor by profession, Haroun, 37, died after testing positive for COVID-19. Until his death, late Haroun worked at a primary healthcare centre in Orile Agege local council development area of the state. CONTINUE READING..

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