The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 30th June 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 30th June 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 30/06/20

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Edo APC seeks support for Ize-Iyamu

Our Reporter A former chairman of Ovia North East Local Government of Edo State, Mr. Solomon Odemwingie, has urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to bury the hatchet and support Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the party’s governorship candidate in the September 19 election. Odemwingie, who spoke in Benin, said the party …

COVID-19: Lockdown imminent in 18 endemic councils

By Bolaji Ogundele and Frank Ikpefan, Abuja Eighteen endemic councils across the nation accounting for 60 percent of COVID-19 cases are facing imminent lockdown, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 disclosed on Monday. However, the state government and local authorities where the councils are located, will administer the lockdown, it added. Chairman of PTF …



Electricity tariff hike to wait as Lawan, Gbajabiamila intervene

By Tony Akowe, Frank Ikpefan, Sanni Onogu, and Victor Oluwasegun, Abuja The 100 per cent hike in electricity tariff slated to commence Wednesday has been put on hold. This follows the National Assembly leadership’s intervention at a meeting with the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), the National Electricity Regulatory Agency (NERC) and others in the power …

Two held as police uncover petrol wells in Lagos  

By Precious Igbonwelundu Intelligence Response Team (IRT) operatives have arrested two suspects for alleged acts of economic sabotage. Victoria Ogunsomi, 58, and Shafe Abayomi were arrested last week after the operatives uncovered two wells filled with petrol suspected to have been siphoned from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline near their homes at Surprise …

Committee urges Enugu to enforce stricter measures

From Chris Oji, Enugu The Enugu State Ad hoc Expert Medical Advisory Committee (EMAC) on de-escalation of COVID-19 transmission has advised the state government to put in place stricter enforcement measures that will help contain the spread of the virus in the state. Briefing reporters in Enugu on their findings so far, Prof. Emmanuel Ejim, …

Bauchi inaugurates molecular laboratory

Agency Reporter Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed on Monday inaugurated the state’s Reference Molecular Laboratory with N85 million to the centre to upgrade its services. Speaking at the event at the Specialist Hospital, Bauchi, the governor said the funds is for the centre to test Yellow Fever, Lassa and other Hemorrhagic Fevers among other …

Courts as agents of discord

Courts are by nature meant to resolve disputes through unbiased interpretation and application of the law. But when by their acts and decisions, they transform into agents of discord, the society becomes agitated. ERIC IKHILAE reports. The justice administration system in any society is expected to always be just in interpretation and application of the …



Confronting rape, SGBV, related vices

Nigerians have taken to the streets in most parts of the country last week to protest the rising cases of rape and other sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Statistics, including those from the police, present a frightening reality of the challenge. ERIC IKHILAE examines efforts being made by some state agencies to address the problem. The times …

La Liga trains NWFL coaches

In its continued commitment to women’s football, La Liga  has provided two  Master class sessions for coaches of the Nigerian Women Football League. These sessions consist of some adapted and selected content that is part of a new comprehensive programme developed by La Liga, called “La Liga Women’s Football Coaching Methodology”. The original programme consists …

PDP advises NCDC over alleged spread of virus in Kogi

From Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has sought the intervention of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in what the party described as unchecked spread of the infection and increasing number of COVID-19 deaths in Kogi State in the past few weeks. In a statement on Monday by the PDP spokesman, …

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