Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Thursday 16th January 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Thursday 16th January 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Thursday 16th January 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Expidite action on Legion Bill, Tambuwal tells NASS

Umar Abdullahi     Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, has called on the National Assembly to hasten the process of passing the bill for the amendment of the Nigeria Legion Establishment Act. The Bill is aimed at improving the welfare and well-being of the families of the fallen heroes, retired military personnel, as well as injured military personnel. Tambuwal, who spoke at this year’s commemoration of the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Sokoto, said the passing of the bill would provide opportunity to cater for the welfare…

Why South-West deserves 2023 presidency, by Okunola

Hon. Mutiu Kunle Okunola, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is the National Coordinator of Nigeria Unity Forum and Tinubu 2023 Not Negotiable (TNN). In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, he speaks on his recent defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling party and the 2023 presidency, among other issues     Why did you dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)? I defected to the APC because the narrative has changed. Nigeria has a tradition of power rotation,…

IMC: N1.3trn contracts ‘fraudulently’ awarded in NDDC

3,000 emergency jobs approved in 3 years – Ojougboh   Emmanuel Masha     The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has revealed that contracts worth over N1.3 trillion were fraudulently awarded at the commission in the past three years. The committee stated that the value of the contracts exceeded the interventionist agency’s budget. IMC said that in 2017 2018 and 2019, the commission “criminally” awarded over 3,000 emergency contracts jointly worth N1.3 trillion. Chairman of the contract verification committee, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, who disclosed…

Sanwo-Olu to empower widows of slain heroes

Muritala Ayinla   As the nation remembered the fallen heroes yesterday, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged that his administration would be catering for the spouses of fallen soldiers through empowerment scheme of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. The governor, who also charged Nigerians to always make sacrifice for peace and desist from actions that may divide the country along its fault lines, said the citizenry had a responsibility to keep Nigeria on the path of sustainable prosperity and unity, saying such remained the best…

NANS chides Malami, backs govs on Amotekun

Kunle Olayeni The South-West Coordinator, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone D, Comrade Kowe Odunayo, has faulted the pronouncement of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Operation Amotekun. Odunayo said Malami’s declaration of the security outfit as illegal was inimical to peace and not in the interest of students in the South-West geopolitical zone. He spoke at a press conference held yesterday in Abeokuta, where student leaders asked governors in the South-West not to back out of the regional security arrangement. In…

Oil drops on doubts over demand boost from U.S.-China trade deal

Oil prices slipped yesterday on concerns that the Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China, the world’s biggest oil users, may not boost demand as the United States intends to keep tariffs on Chinese goods until a second phase. U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said late on Tuesday that tariffs on Chinese goods will remain in place until the completion of a second phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement, even as both sides were expected to sign an interim deal later yesterday. Brent crude LCOc1 was down…

Abia APC, group hail Supreme Court judgement, celebrates Uzodinma’s victory

Kenneth Ofoma and Emmanuel Ifeanyi The All Progressives Congress (APC), Abia State chapter yesterday congratulated Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma on his victory at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The Supreme Court had declared Uzodinma, the candidate of the APC as winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State and validly elected Governor of the state. The apex court also instructed that Uzodinma be sworn in immediately without delay, thereby sacking the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Emeka Ihedioha who was sworn in…

Bello urges military not to relent

Daniel Atori   Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has appealled to the military as well as other security agencies not to relent in the provision of security for the safety of lives and property of the people. Bello, while appealing at this year’s Nigerian Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration and Wreathlaying Ceremony at the 123 quarters in Minna, the state capital, charged them to do their best. While acknowledging that the military has been overstretched and overwhelmed because of the size of the state, the governor said the state…

EEDC introduces cashless policy in electricity bill’s payment

Kenneth Ofoma Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC. (EEDC) has introduced cashless policy in the customers’ payment of electricity bills. The new policy would take effect from 1st February, 2020. The company announced that electricity customers making payments above N3, 000 would no longer do so in cash as they were expected to pay using the electronic and other alternative payment channels available to them. The move by the organization was in compliance with the recent cashless policy initiative introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This development was contained in…

Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Govs, others remember heroes, rally support for grieving families

Nigerians spoke in a voice yesterday as they remember the nation’s fallen heroes and the sacrifices they made to sustain national unity as the country marked the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day. In Ibadan, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said the contributions of the fallen heroes required appreciation, urging Nigerians to care for those injured in the course of carrying out their service to the nation. Makinde spoke at the wreath-laying ceremony and grand finale of the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day activities held at the Remembrance Arcade, Government House,…

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