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    Sahara Reporters Reports
    Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, may soon be announced as new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

    If appointed, Adamu will replace Abba Kyari, who was announced dead on Friday.

    Kyari, who had a history of diabetes and was in his 70s, died at a private hospital in Lagos on owing to complications from Coronavirus.

    A top government source, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said the President would have wanted Babagana Kingibe but was prevailed upon to drop him.

    Recall that SaharaReporters had fews hours after Kyari’s death, disclosed that Kingibe was scheming to become Buhari’s Chief of Staff.

    The source however, said, “The President actually wanted Kingibe but a lot of people prevailed upon him to drop the idea as Kingibe was not trustworthy as he betrayed and abandoned both his previous principals Abiola and Yaradua in their hours of need.”

    The announcement of Adamu’s appointment as new COS is expected to happen soon.

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    A notorious cult leader in Ugep, Cross Rivers State, popularly known as Jboy, has been killed during a clash with his gang members.

    According to SaharaReporters, a resident of the community outlined that Jboy and his gang belonged to a certain cult group known as the Vikings and have been terrorising persons living in Ugep for years.

    The source said a power tussle between the deceased and another member known as Arikpo 007 had left many in the gang dead in recent months.

    He said, “It’s an internal crisis within the Vikings also known as Baggers. Few months ago, there was power tussle between Jboy and one Arikpo 007, this led to killing of another gang member.


    “A robbery incident that took the life the CEO of House 27 Hotel in Ugep and many other robberies in the community were all linked to the gang.

    “It got to a stage when Jboy’s father was dragged out from his house and flogged with machetes by Arikpo’s boys.

    “Following the humiliation on his father, Jboy swore never to leave cult violence until he kills Arikpo 007, a threat that kept Arikpo on the run.


    “On April 20, 2020, another cult member, also a Viking, was shot dead by aggrieved members of the same cult as a reprisal attack after a meeting around Ijiman Street.

    “The situation led to an immediate reprisal by the other faction and it was in the process that Jboy and another gang member named Solo were killed.

    “The entire community is in chaos and everyone is afraid of what might happen next.”


    Spokesperson for the police in the state could not be reached for comments as of the time of this report.

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    A new case of Coronavirus has been recorded in Warri, Delta State, bringing to five the total number of cases in the state including one death.

    Our correspondent reliably gathered that the new case was recorded on Tuesday but yet to be forwarded to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for announcement.

    Speaking in confidence with our correspondent, a medical doctor, who is among health personnel managing COVID-19 cases in Warri, disclosed that the new case is a female and currently undergoing treatment at the Warri Central Hospital.

    He said, "It's possible she may have contacted the virus from Lagos where she went to visit her boyfriend.

    “She returned to Delta State just before the lockdown started here."

    Contacted at the time of filing this report, the Delta State Commissioner for Health, Mordi Ononye, did not respond to calls put across to him on the subject.

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    For he was astonished, and all that were with him – Luke 5 v 9

    From the moment you begin to walk with the Lord, your life will be full of astonishment, amazements and so many “my Lord and my God” moments (John 20:28).

    In Luke 5 v 2; the Bible tells us that some men were done fishing and were washing their nets. Disgruntled and bitter, they had not caught anything, (Luke 5 v 5) and it was in this state that the Lord entered their boats, (Luke 5 v 3) un-announced, asking that they should push the boat again into water so that he can teach some people.

    Hmmm, firstly, he entered my ship without telling me; some people will flare up and curse and refuse him, because the individual is frustrated and stressed, he hasn’t caught anything, what will he take home to his wife and kids? It’s already late. Brothers it’s not easy;  when we have toiled all day without selling anything, and the Spirit beckons us to witness or they said we should go for evangelism;  I really don’t know; but the key thing in display here in the life of this fisherman is Obedience.

    With the same energy we used to push a boat to the shore without catching anything, am been asked to push the same boat back into water, and the request wasn’t to hire for a fee, but to just use and preach; ok; that word “ok” is full of sacrifice and obedience. And so he did (Luke 5 v 3).

    After that, the Lord said again, those my nets that I have washed, I should unbundle it again and cast it into the water; the average mind would say, which kind man is this; who is this? This reflected in Peter’s initial response; “Master we had toiled all night, and have taken nothing;” this was the typical reflection of normalcy after all that had happened, but something overrode this mindset;  Obedience again.

    Obedience said “nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net” – Luke 5 v 5. From henceforth, was a life full of amazement.

    1. They inclosed a great multitude of fishes
    2. The nets that were been washed and tied after the day’s work has now broken
    3. Their counterparts which didn’t mind them (if we could use that word) were now been beckoned at to come and help them, not to bring their boat back to shore, but to help them on load the full net of fishes.
    4. They had to borrow the partners boats to be able to accommodate all the fishes
    5. Finally the boats started to sink because of the load of fishes they had caught

    All these happened between Luke 5 v 2 and Luke 5 v 5. Beloved, this is short of amazement and wonder. It can only happen through Obedience. Indeed Obedience is better than sacrifice. 1 Samuel 15:22

    Verse 8 – “When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus knees, saying; depart from me; for I am a sinful man O Lord”. Verse 9 – “For he was astonished…” who would not?

    I beseech you to open up to this Wonder Working Life of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ today; it is practical, amazing, miraculous and overflowing.

    Kindly say this short prayer “Lord Jesus, I am sinner, I cannot help myself, please help me; I believe you’re the Son of God; I believed you died for me; I believe you rose up on the third say; I believe you’re seated at the Right Hand of God and I believe you’ll come back again; Come into my hear, write my name in the book of Life, remove my name from the book of death, so that at the end, I’ll see you again. Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen”.

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    The ogun state government has arrested 13 persons parading themselves as officers of Amotekun Corps in the state.

    They were apprehended by So Safe, a security outfit established by the state government.

    The 13 suspects who mounted a checkpoint at Lafenwa area of Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state, wore reflective jackets with Amotekun inscriptions and were allegedly extorting money from members of the public.
    So Safe’s Director of Information and Public Relations, ACC Moruf Yusuf said;

    So-Safe Corps, an Ogun State owned security agency has recorded another great achievement as officers and men of the corps deployed to enforce the COVID-19 Stay-at-home directives of the Federal/ State Governments in Ado–Odo Ota Division at about 16:16hrs, noticed a strange set of criminally-minded ones who disguised as a lawful security outfit.

    The culprits who were thirteen (13) in number were apprehended, claiming to be officers of Amotekun, Ogun State Command.

    During preliminary investigation, the suspected fake officers claimed that their operation had a solid backing of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission.

    The suspects who were kitted with reflective jackets with Amotekun inscription with two(2) vehicles and three(3) motorbikes were caught at the spot they mounted a checkpoint and were extorting the public at Lafenwa, Itele Ota, located at Ado Odo Ota Local Government.

    The suspects have been transferred to the Nigeria Police, Itele Division for further investigation and likely prosecution.

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    117 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;

    59 in Lagos
    29 in FCT
    14 in Kano
    6 in Borno
    4 in Katsina
    3 in Ogun
    1 in Rivers
    1 in Bauchi

    As at 11:25 pm 21st April there are 782 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.

    Discharged: 197
    Deaths: 25

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    The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MCBAN, has appealed to Nasarawa State Government to allow partial operation in cattle markets to cushion the effects of the lockdown in the state.

    Alhaji Mohammed Hussaini, Nasarawa State Chairman of Miyetti Allah, made the appeal while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Tuesday in Lafia.

    According to Hussaini, beef is as essential as other foodstuffs like egg, rice, yam, and other government exempted food and pharmaceutical products.

    He said the association was in full support of the measures taken by the government to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

    “We will always support the government to ensure that the deadly virus ravaging virtually all nations of the world is contained.

    “So, even if the government allows cattle markets to operate, we will know how to control the crowd by deciding those to bring cattle every week and still maintain social distancing, provide hand sanitizers and face masks among others,” the chairman said.

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate payment of the February and March, withheld salaries of lecturers in federal universities who have not registered in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this disclosure in a statement signed by his new media aide, Emmanuel Nzomiwu.

    Ngige said the president also directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, and the Accountant General of the Federation to effect the payment urgently to cushion the deleterious effects of COVID 19 pandemic lockdown on lecturers and members of their family.

    The Labour Minister added that all the Vice Chancellors were asked to revalidate the affected lecturers Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) and forward to the Accountant General of the Federation for the payments.

    The Federal Government had directed all federal tertiary institutions in the country to enroll in the IPPIS from February 2020.

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    Subject: Agricultural Science

    Topic: Livestock Production II

    Duration: 40mins

    Reference Material: Agricultural Science for Primary School, 5

    Previous Knowledge: Pupils are familiar with general requirements for livestock production.

    Objective: At the end of the lesson, pupils should:

    • Define Poultry
    • List the breeds of sheep and goats with their uses



    It is one of the animals commonly reared in West Africa. It is used for wool, meat (mutton). Breeds of sheep are Ouda, Yankassa, and the West Africa Dwarf.


    It is closely related to the sheep, but the two differ in that the goat’s tail is shorter, also male goat has beards and it has a characteristic strong odour.

    Male goat is called buck, female doe and young keel. The skin is used in leather production and the milk is medicine.

    Breeds of goat in West Africa are: Sokoto Red, Borno Red, Kano Brown and West Africa Dwarf Goat.


    They are reared for their meat, leather and milk. Cattle reared for milk are called Diary cattle, while cattles reared for meat are called beaf cattle.

    Poultry Keeping

              Poultry birds refer to all species of birds that are kept by human being for economic benefits.

              Poultry is a place where poultry birds are kept (housed) e.g. turkey, ducks, chicken etc.

              Poultry birds are of two types: (i) Meat Type (ii) Egg Type.

    The meat type are reared to produce meat only, while the egg type are reared to produce egg only.

              Apart from the two, the “dual – purpose” are the types that produce, both meat and egg.


    Step 1: Teacher revises the previous lesson with the pupils.

    Step 2: Teacher introduces and explains the new topic to the pupils.

    Step 3: Pupils are allowed to ask questions.

    Step 4: Teacher writes notes under content on the board for pupils to copy.



    1. What is a Poultry?
    2. Mention the breeds of goats in West Africa

    Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary

    Assignment: Page 70, ex 7, 5 – 10

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    Subject: Basic Science

    Topic: Acids and Bases

    Duration: 40mins

    Instructional Material: Unripe Fruits

    Previous Knowledge: Pupils are familiar with Water Cycle

    Objective: At the end of the lesson, pupils should:

    • Define Acid and Bases
    • List the uses of acids and bases


    Acids are substances that turn blue litmus paper to red, they occur naturally in living things e.g. in unripe fruits, human stomach (HCl which helps in digestion of food; ascorbic acid (vit c) in orange juice, lactic acid in yoghurt and sour milk etc.

    Properties of Acids

    1. It has a sour taste
    2. It turns blue litmus paper red
    • Concentrated acids wear away (burn) the human skin

    Uses of Acids

    1. Vinegar is used in preparing salad
    2. They are used in manufacture of fertilizers, paper, dye and plastics
    • It is used in vehicle batteries
    1. Some naturally occurring acids are present in the foods we eat such as fruits and vegetables.


              Bases are chemical substances that turn red litmus paper blue. Some bases occur in nature as solid mineral ores e.g. copper, zinc, iron ore etc.

              Alkali is a base that is soluble in water e.g. caustic soda.

    Uses of Bases

    1. Caustic soda is used for making soap
    2. Lime (calcium hydroxide) makes acid soils suitable for the growth of crops
    • Some bases are used for manufacturing various product e.g. paper
    1. A suspension of magnesium hydroxide in water is called milk of magnesia and is used as a mild laxative i.e. a medicine thqt helps to empty the bowel.
    2. Some minerals such as iron, aluminium copper and zinc ores are very useful to human beings.


    Step 1: Teacher revises the previous lesson with the pupils.

    Step 2: Teacher introduces and explains the new topic to the pupils.

    Step 3: Pupils are allowed to ask questions.

    Step 4: Teacher writes notes under content on the board for pupils to copy.


    1. What are the properties of an acid?
    2. List examples of a base

    Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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