Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Sunday 26th January 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Sunday 26th January 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Sunday 26th January 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Rohr not good enough for Eagles – Chukwu

Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, has described the current national team handler, Gernot Rohr, as an average coach and not good enough for the team.   Speaking ahead of the impending renewal of the Franco-German coach, the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations Cup winner believes the team cannot hit the expected heights as they have remained average under Rohr.   “He is not taking us anywhere,” the former Rangers skipper declared. “We are just average. We have not passed average.   You know, when Clemens Westerhof was here, we…

Issues as FG set to disburse N72bn Cabotage fund

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Thursday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund (CVFF). PAUL OGBUOKIRI reports that the development has raised fresh issues over the deployment of the fund for the very purpose it was meant for—to build indigenous tonnage for cabotage shipping.   Buhari gives go ahead Amaechi sets up committee to rejig guidelines CVFF more than $200m –Stakeholder     CVFF     CVFF, otherwise known as Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund was set up in fulfillment of…

Aguma: Rivers’ APC must move on even without Amaechi, Abe

  Hon Igo Aguma, a two-term member of the House of Representatives and a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Rivers State is unhappy with current state of affairs in the party. The former lawmaker, who is a close ally of Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, feels the time has come for internal democracy to reign supreme rather than “one single individual” deciding the party’s direction in Rivers State in this interview with EMMANUEL MASHA     A few days ago you organised a stakeholders meeting in Port Harcourt.…

Defections, Imo and legislative opportunism

STEVE UZOECHI, in this analysis, examines the gale of defections at the Imo State House of Assembly less than two weeks after Supreme Court verdict removing former Governor Emeka Ihedioha, positing that Nigerian politics needs to be based on ideology and principles       T he Nigerian politician over time has shown himself to be as unreliable as the British weather; and a master of the middle-of-the-road game.     It is actually no news that the average Nigerian perceives the average politician as a fraud; what may be…

Pipeline Explosion: Sanwo-Olu visits victims at relief camp

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State yesterday met with the displaced victims of the Abule-Egba pipeline explosion, saying that he would meet with the management of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to discuss issues of compensation for the victims.     Sanwo-Olu said the government would also be discussing with the cor poration on measures to be taken in finding a lasting solution to incidents of pipeline vandalism in the State.     The governor disclosed this while sympathising with over 300 displaced victims of the inferno resettled in Igando Emergency…

Nobody can chase Christians out of Nigeria –Bishop Goddy Okafor

Bishop Goddy Okafor is the Chairman of South East branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and General Overseer of Glorious Life Gospel Centre, (a.k.a. Peculiar Peoples’ Ministries Int’l), Aba. He speaks on the security situation in the country and other national matters in this interview with EMMANUEL IFEANYI     What is your view on FG’s handling of the nation’s security challenges?     One of the responsibilities of the Federal Government is to secure the nation. Inability to secure this country on government’s part amounts to failure.…

Akeredolu, Deputy mend fences, set for poll

As Ondo State begins the count down to its governorship poll, ADEWALE MOMOH writes on the resolution of a cold feud between the Deputy Governor of the state, Hon. Agboola Ajayi and the camp of the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu   A head of the Ondo State governorship election this year, stakeholders  are rolling up their sleeves as they await the whistle of the country’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the kick-off of electoral activities for the polls.     As politicking in the state becomes intense,…

Don’t cross your boundary, witch doctor warns fiery pastor

      Like in the case of Prophet Elijah and 70 prophets of Baal, the battle line seems to have been drawn between fiery General Overseer of Mountain of Holy Ghost Deliverance Ministry, Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanenere, and a dreaded witch doctor in Anambra State, named Adindu na Nnobi.   Prophet Chukwuemeka, popularly known as Odumeje is the cleric said to have boasted that he will walk on River Niger, just like Jesus did.   But he never did; however, he denied that he never said anything like that, in…

Senate may probe Customs’ N1.6bn recruitment expenses, appointments

The Nigeria Senate may probe activities of the Nigerian Customs Service, especially the Comptroller General, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) over allegation bordering on appointments and plans to spend N1.6 billion on recruitment.   Only recently, the nation was jostled with the report of alleged payment of a N1.6billion consultancy fee for the recruitment and training of 3200 new staffers of the service, by the Comptroller General.     The Deputy Chairman of the Senate Committee on Customs, Senator Francis Fadahunsi has frowned at the payment of N1.6 billion to recruit…

PDP will win Ondo guber poll –Olafeso

The National Vice Chairman South- West of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and gubernatorial aspirant of the party in Ondo State, Dr. Eddy Olafeso has reiterated his believe that Ondo State will join the league of PDP States later this year.   Olafeso spoke at a meeting he had with stakeholders across the 18 local governments in the state at his campaign office in Akure, Ondo State. “The PDP is primed for victory in the coming polls with the abysmal performance of the incumbent Governor and his party and no…

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