Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Monday 20th January 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Monday 20th January 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Monday 20th January 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Uduk: Why SEC’ll ban some accounts from trading

  Ms. Mary Uduk, Acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in this interview with Chris Ugwu, speaks on knotty issues affecting Nigerian capital market     What are your expectations and outlook for Nigerian capital market in 2020?     The future for the Nigerian capital market is related to the outlook on the general economy. Various estimates of economic growth indicate the Nigerian economy should grow by about 2.9 per cent to 3.7 per cent in 2019. We also expect positive growth in 2020 as…

May & Baker: Resilience spikes earnings

In spite of challenging operating environment, May & Baker Nigeria Plc has recorded considerable performance in earnings. Chris Ugwu reports       N igerian economy has continued to experience volatility stemming from global financial pressure and political uncertainty.   The country’s economic landscape and headwinds in recent years have been challenging than the past years.   This is because the international price of crude oil, Nigeria’s major source of foreign exchange earnings, dropped significantly during the period.   This triggered shortage of foreign exchange that led the nation’s currency…



Lady fakes own kidnap with boyfriend

Taiwo Jimoh   …demands N10m from employer   A 26-year-old lady, Ataghar Namdoo, has been arrested by operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Lagos State Command, for allegedly faking her own abduction. On January 9, Namdoo allegedly conspired with her boyfriend, Emmanuel Idu, and another man, Okpe David, to produce a video of herself, blindfolded and driven to a bush at Sangotedo area of Ajah, a suburb of the Lagos metropolis. In the video, a man was seen wearing a mask and holding a Jack knife, threatening to kill Namdoo.  …

UNICEF to immunize 2m Ekiti residents against Yellow Fever

Adewumi Ademiju Ado-Ekiti     T he United Nations Children’s Fund yesterday said it was set to immunize two million residents in Ekiti State with a view to combating the spread of yellow fever and protecting the population from the killer disease.   The vulnerable population, ranging between ages nine months and 44 years, representing 85 per cent of the 2.3million Ekiti population, would enjoy the innoculation between 24th January and 2nd February, 2020. A World Health Organisation (WHO) State Technical Officer, Ekiti State, Mr. Ayomide Aibinuomo, described yellow fever…

Harmattan: NGO distributes 350 cardigans to IDPs in Kaduna

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Pan-African Youths for Societal Development (PAYSOD), yesterday, distributed not less than 350 cardigans to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and vulnerable children in Kaduna metropolis to ward off the biting harmattan cold.   News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the cardigans were distributed to inmates of Rafin Guza IDP camp in Kaduna, being supervised by Fisabilillah Orphanage Foundation.   NAN also reports that the NGO distributed detergents, clothes, head warmers and socks to some vulnerable children being cared for by All in Islam Foundation in Kaduna.…

Uzodinma: Kudos, knocks for Supreme Court

TUNDE OYESINA writes that although Senator Hope Uzodinma has been sworn in as Governor of Imo State following the verdict by the Supreme Court that the governor who came fourth in the governorship election held on 9th March, 2019 won the election, the apex court’s judgement has not been without condemnation and applause     I t is no longer news that the Supreme Court last Tuesday 14th January, 2020 sacked former deputy speaker House of Representatives Ho. Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State and consequently declared Senator Hope…

Judgement Day at Supreme Court

Guber petitions: Tambuwal,  Ganduje know fate today     FELIX NWANERI reports that it is uneasy calm in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states as the Supreme Court, which is the final arbiter in governorship election petitions, delivers judgements on appeals filed against the governors of the respective states over the outcome of the March 2019 polls   I t is judgement day for Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano) and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) as the Supreme Court rules on appeals filed against their respective victories in the March 2019…



A’Ibom community lauds Buhari over N1.69bn erosion project

Tony Anichebe Uyo     T he people of Ndueotong Oku, a remote community sandwiched between Uyo and Uruan Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State, at the weekend lauded the Federal Government for intervening in a gully erosion problem that has hitherto ate up a significant portion of their land. The Federal Government had in 2018, flagged off the erosion control project pegged at N1.69 billion. It was completed in 2019. Speaking during the inauguration of the project, Chairman of Ndueotong Oku village council, Obong Aniefiok Samuel, acknowledged that…

Igali salutes minister over wrestling feat in Rome

T he President of the Nigeria wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali has showered praises on the minister of sports Sunday Dare over his role in the feat achieved by Nigerian wrestlers at the recently concluded Ranking Series Tournament which took place in Rome, Italy. Oduayo Adekuoroye, competing in the 57kg category defeated Anshu Anshu of India 10-0  to claim gold in the global event.   Another Nigerian, Blessing Oborodudu, lost in the semifinal of the 68kg category but she was good enough to clinch the bronze medal in her cadre.  …

Imo Diaspora seek U.S. visa ban against CJN, six others

Steve Uzoechi OWERRI   I mo Diaspora Coalition for Justice and Democracy has petitioned President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the United States of America, expressing its grievances over an alleged miscarriage and desecration of the temple of justice as demonstrated in the sacking of Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State.   The group, however, bemoaned Tuesday last week’s judgement of the Supreme Court on the Imo governorship election, demanding far reaching sanctions on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad and six other Justices…

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