Nigeria Breaking News Today Headlines Friday 8th November 2019
Here are some of the Nigeria Breaking News Today Headlines on some of the newspapers.
Governors tackled for shunning housing corporations
As accommodation deficit has continued to increase at an alarming rate in Nigeria, state governors have been advised to partronise housing corporations in order to reduce the ugly trend. According to the Chairman, Association of Housing Corporation of Nigeria (AHCN), Alhaji Mohammed Baba-Adamu, this singular effort will encourage affordable housing and reduce redundancy among
Using technology to transform Africa’s agric potential
Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is proposing to improve agricultural productivity in Africa with technology towards attaining zero hunger continent. Taiwo Hassan reports Recently, Nigeria and other countries in the continent joined the rest of the world to mark the World Food Day, dedicated to creating awareness and inspire action against hunger, food
Zulu: Growing youth population good for Nigeria
Dennis Zulu is the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Country Director for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In this interview with REGINA OTOKPA, he challenges Nigerian government to prepare for the future of work by improving on technology, capitalise on its large population as an opportunity to grow a stronger economy. Excerpts: ILO
Man kills self over inability to bury mother
A 45-year-old man, identified simply as Fubara, has reportedly killed himself at Mgbidi in Orlu West Local Government Area of Imo State, because of his inability to bury his mother. Residents said Fubara committed suicide on Wednesday last week by tying an electrical wire to the ceiling fan and then tied the wire around his neck.
Why border closure should continue
So many comments have been advanced in favour and against the justification for the closure of Nigerian borders with her neighbouring countries. But to a large extent, it is observed that majority of the criticisms were borne out of political consideration instead of genuine intentions that will be in the interest of the generality of
Incessant attacks on varsity students
The prevailing insecurity in the nation is fast manifesting with the incessant attacks on university students. There is hardly any week that passes by that one case of robbery is not reported at the off-campus hostel accommodation. During the attacks, cellular phones, laptop computers, jewelry, clothing, cash and other valuable items of students are taken
Insurgency: When military, gov opt for prayer warriors
President Muhammadu Buhari came into office in 2015 with a promise to among other things deal with insecurity across the country. At the time he came in, the country’s major problem was centred around the Boko Haram insurgents that ravaged the North-East and pockets of other vices such as kidnap for ransom, armed robbery and
NAHCON reads riot act to state pilgrims’ boards, tour operators
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has read the riot act to States’ Muslim pilgrims welfare board in Nigeria over fear of improper utilization of funds for Hajj and Umrah services. The commission also warned Licensed Tour Operators over high number of complaints received from 2019 pilgrims on services being rendered not being commensurate
Boko Haram not Islamic sect, group tells media
Media organizations in Nigeria and abroad should desist from addressing Boko Haram insurgents as Islamic sect, an international group, the Organisation of Islamic Conference (IOC), has said. What the Boko Haram members do, a document of the IOC sighted by New Telegraph on Thursday showed, is “a criminal act; it has absolutely nothing to do
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