Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Tuesday 28th January 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Tuesday 28th January 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Tuesday 28th January 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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No going back until insurgents are subdued –Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) to continue their onslaught against Boko Haram insurgents until they are completely subdued.   Buratai gave the charge while addressing troops of 156 Task Force Battalion deployed to Mainok village in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State yesterday. He commended the troops for the recent feat they achieved in the fight against insurgency in the state which had resulted in neutralising and capturing of insurgents.   Buratai added that the annihilation of the terrorists…

20yrs of democracy: Strengths, weaknesses and opportunities

‘Democratic space needs to be opened for more inclusive representation’       Being text of the keynote address delivered by Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at the 17th edition of Daily Trust Dialogue   Democracy: A journey   All over the world, democracy seems to be facing an existential crisis and there seems to exist an ideological inertial, or disillusionment. In his latest book, III Winds (2019), Larry. Diamond captures the essence of this crisis when he writes that: “After three decades…

Unending war against roadside, pedestrian bridge markets

The Federal Capital Territory Administration  (FCTA) has launched a war against street hawking and trading on  pedestrian bridges and roadside markets. But  those who indulge in these practices are adamant. CALEB ONWE reports     I n recent years, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has been constructing modern markets across the satellite towns to ensure that those interested  in  trading  had shops where they could display their wares in designated places and attract customers. The idea is to eliminate hawking and street trading, reduce traffic at road intersections,  as…

Lagos bans Okada, tricycle in 15 LGs, LCDAs

…restricted on 10 major roads, 40 bridges     …Govt says 600 die in 10,000 motorcycle accidents     L agos State government yesterday announced ban on the operations of the commercial motorcycles and tricycles on 10 major roads and 40 bridges.     Enforcement of the ban, which came after months of speculation, will take effect from February 1, 2020.   The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gebenga Omotoso, disclosed this while briefing journalists.   Omotoso said the decision was reached after a robust assessment of the debate…

NEC: Obi tasks PDP leaders on unity

T he vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday urged leaders of the party to be united in defending democracy in the country. Obi, who spoke at the 88th PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja, said the party had great role to play in building a better Nigeria.   “We have a duty as a party, you can see the way things are, we have to do whatever is possible to ensure that we contribute to building a…

TRCN battles against quack, unprofessional teachers

Registrar: There’s need to rejig teaching profession   POLICY Following the December, last year, deadline by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) that teachers in public and private schools should pass the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) and be registered, the Council said there is no going back on the policy as the Monitoring Committee for Compliance will swing into action next month     T here is no respite yet for teachers in Nigerian schools, who are yet registered and passed the mandatory Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE), conducted by…

Shuttle service as new niche market

Shuttle airline service is being reenforced as a new entrant shifts away from the popular triangular operations, WOLE SHADARE writes   Game change A departure from the past where airlines compete on the triangular routes of Lagos-Abuja-Port-Harcourt seems to be on the card.     Aero Contractors tried it in the 90s and became instant hit when it introduced shuttle services between Lagos and Warri, Delta state with about 50 seater airplanes.     It developed into smaller airports and reaped the benefits. Overland Airways is currently doing same connecting…

NSE opens week negative, loses N39bn

  SELL PRESSURE Downswing due to profit taking            T he equities market closed yesterday negative to commence weekly trading activities on the downswing after closing positive on Friday.     The market performance indices, NSE ASI, depreciated by 0.26 per cent.   The downswing, according to market watchers, was due to profit taking by investors.   Consequently, the All-Share Index dropped by 160.59 basis points or 0.26 per cent from 29,628.84 index points last Friday to 29,552.99 while the market capitalisation of equities depreciated by…

Train 7: Prospects, pains, gains

The final investment decision on $10 billion Train 7 was taken at a time the threat to Nigeria’s position as the world’s fourth biggest LNG exporter got to its crescendo. Adeola Yusuf takes a look at the gains of this progression in the face of Federal Government’s lip services to gas development   T he comatose multi-billion dollars Olokola Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Brass LNG projects present Nigeria as unserious with gas development.   This, coupled with 10 years of paying lip services to the final investment decision on…

Govt: Oshiomhole disrupting public peace, safety in Edo

      T he Edo State Government has chided the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for breaching the peace and security of the state. This is as the state government accused the former governor of the state of causing disruption that led to bodily harm to citizens and destruction of public and private property in the state. In a statement by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie, the government said Comrade Oshiomhole’s disregard for directive by the judiciary, the Nigeria Police…

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