The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Saturday 29th February 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Saturday 29th February 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 29/02/20

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Wanted! Medical lifeline at stadia

By Ade Ojeikere Barclays English Premier League matches have thrown up interesting signposts for growth in the game. It would take the eyes of diligent observers to pinpoint them. One of such highlights is how the league owners have ensured mechanisms to address emergencies arising from players’, coaches’, officials’, referees’ and other ancillary staff’s medical

Perplexing antics of a royal father

By Vincent Akanmode Upon the installation of Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi  as the Oluwo of Iwo Kingdom on November 9, 2015, his mandate was not just to function as the traditional head of the Iwo community but to also act as the symbol and custodian of the culture and tradition of the historical town. But if there is

Thugs disrupt Ihonvbere’s youth orientation programme 

By Osagie Otabor, Benin  Suspected thugs on Friday disrupted an orientation programme for youths in Owan East Local Government Area. The programme was put together by the lawmaker representing Owan Federal Constituency, Professor Julius Ihonvbere, as part of his zonal intervention programme for his people. It was a sensitization programme on drug abuse for youths

Senate seeks ban on Ethiopian airline flights

By Sanni Onogu   The Senate on Friday urged the Federal Government to place a temporary ban on Ethiopian airline flights to curb further spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) to Nigeria. The call, according to the Chairman Senate Committee on Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, became necessary because the airline operates flights between

Big derbies hit feverish pitch on GOtv

Football fans will be treated to a bumper package this weekend as big derby games from the Serie A and La Liga, as well as games from the Premier League will be aired on GOtv this weekend. The games, scheduled to hold this weekend will be broadcast live on SuperSport Select 2 to GOtv Jolli

Olympics: Injury delays Quadri’s qualification

By Olalekan Okusan, Tunis, Tunisia A recurrent thigh injury has delayed the eventual qualification of Aruna Quadri for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after the Nigerian withdrew from the Qualifying Tournament holding in Tunis. However, Nigeria’s trio of Olufunke Oshonaike, Offiong Edem and Olajide Omotayo have secured their places at the multi-sports championship holding in

Ekiti sacks three teachers for allegedly defiling school pupils

By Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti   The Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission has dismissed three randy secondary schools teachers over allegedly having canal knowledge of their female pupils. The Chairman, Mr Babatunde Abegunde who made this known in Ado Ekiti, said the decision was reached at the board’s emergency plenary held in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. The

19-yr-old suspected internet fraudster nabbed

By Ebele Boniface   A 19-year-old cyber fraudster, Chigemezu Arikibe, has been nabbed by  operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Responses Team, IRT, in Imo State. The suspect was arrested for defrauding a Cambodian woman of the sum of $75,000. It was said that Akiribe, opened a fake Facebook and Instagram accounts using the

How policemen used POS device to extort N160,000 ‘bail money’ from suspect

By Kunle Akinrinade   Murtala Salami’s ordeal in the hands of policemen last year has continued to traumatise him. Precisely in October, 2019, the clearing agent, who works in Apapa Port, Lagos, got an Infinix Hot 4 phone from a phone technician, identified simply as Yusuf, several months after he gave Yusuf an Infinix Hot

Ending insurgency: Ears to the ground and eyes wide opened

By Victor Izekor The ongoing security challenges bedevilling the nation have become a source of worry to many Nigerians. Residents of the northeast, in particular, have witnessed an unprecedented scale of violence and deaths, blood-letting and sorrow – no thanks to the Boko Haram terrorist group. The quantum of human loss and destruction inflicted on

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