The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Saturday 23rd May 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Saturday 23rd May 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 23/05/20

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Ondo stakeholders want direct primaries, says Guber aspirant

Osagie Otabor, Bénin A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Hon Isaacs Kekemeke, has said that majority of APC stakeholders in the state want the direct mode of primaries in electing candidate of the party. Governorship election in Ondo has been slated for October while political parties are expected to hold …

Court restrains First Guarantee Pension from paying dividends, holding AGM

Robert Egbe The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted an interim injunction restraining the reconstituted Board of First Guarantee Pension Limited (FGPL) from holding Annual General Meetings (AGM), paying dividends or taking any further action in the firm. Justice O. Oguntoyinbo on May 18, 2020, said the order subsists pending the hearing and determination …



We’re verifying outstanding contracts, FMARD tells contractors

Our Reporter The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said that it is in the process of compiling and verifying all outstanding contract liabilities in its record. Contractors, who claimed to have executed jobs for the Ministry, had on Wednesday picketed the ministry’s Abuja head office to demand payment of monies owed to …

Police wade into alleged sexual exploitation of 20-year-old by aunt

The Police Command in Ebonyi says it has begun investigations of alleged sexual exploitation of a 20-year-old woman in Abakaliki by a yet to be identified woman. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abakaliki. …

We need more protection for increasing population of corps members – NYSC 

Toba Adedeji, Osogbo  The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says the scheme needs more security for corps members posted across the country. The Director NYSC,  South West Area office, Mr Emmanuel Attah said this during a courtesy visit to Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, on Friday. Attah who led other officials of the scheme …

Our COVID-19 story — Cross River Health Commissioner

Cross River is one of the two states laying claim to being COVID-19 free. The other state is Kogi.  The Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Beta Edu, who reiterated that claim on Wednesday, in this interview with PAUL UKPABIO, explained the issues surrounding that claim, the steps the state took and why she …

Igbo monarch receives Lagos lawmaker, promises to declare for APC

An Igbo monarch, Eze Nwabueze Ohazulike, Eze Igbo Lagos State and national president of Ndi Eze Ndigbo in diaspora, has received Honourable Jude Idimogu, the lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, promising that he would  soon declare his membership for All Progressives Congress (APC). The traditional ruler, who received …



 Amachree to open section on Nigerian women in his battle

FOREMOST private sector tourism industry practitioner and Nigeria’s Father of Tourism, Chief Mike Amachree, has said his private Museum of African History and Culture in Port Harcourt, River State will unveil a section of the museum dedicated to trailblazing women that have made meaningful contributions to the political, social and economic development of Nigeria. This …

 Group asks Obaseki to stop harassing, intimidating ex- CPS

Bisi Olaniyi, Southsouth Bureau Chief The Moses Oisakede Leadership Foundation has asked the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, to stop harassing and intimidating with the police and other security agencies, his former Chief Press Secretary (CPS), John Mayaki. It described as barbaric and condemnable, the police invasion of the Benin residence of Mayaki, which …

I repealed governors’ pension law because it was illegal, anti-people – Uzodinma 

Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma has explained that his government sponsored the bill on the repeal of Governors and Speakers Pensions and Privileges Law of 2007 because it was illegal and designed to allow a few privileged people feed fat on the commonwealth of the people. He made the explanation yesterday at the government house, …

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