Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Tuesday 21st January 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Tuesday 21st January 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Tuesday 21st January 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Lalong vows to recover encroached UNIJOS land

    Musa Pam Jos     P lateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has expressed determination to recover the University of Jos (UNIJOS) land encroached on by the host communities.     The governor disclosed this during the 31st and 32nd combined convocation of the institution held at the General Jeremiah Useni Stadium, Naraguta campus of the university in Jos, Plateau State.     He said: “I have received the report of the Committee we set up to investigate the alleged encroachment on the University of Jos land. Let me…

Buhari: We closed borders due to influx of arms, hard drugs

  Our Correspondent   P resident Muhammadu Buhari has  said that the  partial closure of Nigeria’s borders was not caused solely because of the smuggling of  food products, particularly rice, but also because arms and ammunition, as well as hard drugs were being ferried from neighbouring countries   into Nigeria.   Buhari gave the explanation yesterday during a bilateral meeting he held with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana in London on the sidelines of UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020. The Nigerian Leader said he could not keep his eyes open, and…



Kalu: It’ll be a hard task to break-up Nigeria

  A former Minister of Finance, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, believes that Nigerians have not learnt lessons from the Nigerian Civil War fought between 1967 and 1970. In this interview with Felix Nwaneri, he speaks on the need for cohesion, which according to him, is key to nation building     Fifty years after the end of the civil war, would you say that Nigerians have learnt any lessons from the war given recent developments in the polity?     I don’t think that we have learnt any lessons from…

Imo: One judgement too many

PHILIP NYAM reviews how the Supreme Court ruling on the Imo State gubernatorial election petition appeal was received by a cross section of Nigerians   S ince the declaration of Hon. Rotimi Amaechi as the duly elected governor of Rivers State and removal of Sir Celestine Omehia in 2007 by the Supreme Court, no other ruling by the apex court has generated so much controversy as Tuesday judgement that annulled the election of Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and affirming Senator Hope Uzodinma as the validly elected governor of Imo State.  …

Why Amotekun has come to stay, by Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, speaks, in this interview, on the regional security outfit code-named “Operation Amotekun,” established by governors of the six states of the South-West, among other issues. WALE ELEGBEDE reports   How do you see the launch of Operation Amotekun by governors of the six states of the South-West geopolitical zone?     Amotekun is a welcome development. At the same time, it is a belated idea that we have been expecting for a long time. I am one of those that motivated…

Kugbo fire disaster: Counting their losses

A few days into the New Year, a  ‘ strange ‘ fire engulfed a segment of the popular Kugbo Furniture Market in Abuja Municipal Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory leaving behind huge losses. CALEB ONWE reports     T here is yet no consensus on how and the exact time the fire started  but those who saw it first said it began  as a negligible flame in one of the shops and later grew into a wild inferno consuming everything on its way. Inside Abuja‘s investigation showed that …

Changing face of Karu Abattoir

Like many slaughter houses in different parts of the Federal Capital Territory,  the Karu Abbatoir  used to be an eyesore and an unhealthy meat shop. But the story has changed for the better.  DEBORAH OCHENI reports     T he Karu Abattoir is the main abattoir in the Federal Capital Territory. Work resumes there as early as 4.00 am when cows are prepared for slaughtering. It used to be a very difficult experience for both the animals and those slaughtering them because everything is done manually.     There were…



Taking Disability Rights Bill beyond the ordinary

  The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) recently held an interactive forum with media executives  to mark the first anniversary of the enactment of the National Disability Act in Nigeria. INSIDE ABUJA reports     A s part of the activities to mark the first anniversary of the passage of the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2018, the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) organised a workshop to highlight several issues confronting persons living with disabilities in Nigeria.     The interactive session attracted several senior media…

EFCC raids Ibadan nightclub, arrests 89 ‘Yahoo boys’

Sola Adeyemo Ibadan     I badan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the weekend arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at a popular nightclub, Club 360. The club is located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, Oyo State.   The EFCC Acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, said officers of the commission, in preparation for the late night operation, had carried out a series of discreet surveillance on the nature of activities going on in the nightclub.     According him, the…

50yrs after civil war: Nigerians say ‘never again’

Eminent Nigerians converged on Lagos recently to celebrate 50 years of the end of the Nigeria Civil War at a conference, tagged: “Never Again.” TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports       W ednesday, January 15, marked 50 years of the end of the Nigeria Civil War fought between the Federal Government and the secessionist state of Biafra and which led to the death of about three million people.     Though leaders of the victorious side – Nigeria – declared a “no victors, no vanquished” stance at the end of the…

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