The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Wednesday 1st July 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Wednesday 1st July 2020

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FirstBank CEO motivates staff to achieve excellence

By Collins Nweze The Managing Director/CEO First Bank of Nigeria Limited Adesola Adeduntan has advised the bank’s staff to strive for excellence and contribute their best in making the bank retain its leadership position in the industry. Speaking at the First Bank Management Associates Programme (FMAP) virtual graduation ceremony held in Lagos, the bank chief …

‘Buratai didn’t relocate to Katsina’

Okodili Ndidi, Abuja THE Nigerian Army has said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, is in Katsina State on an operational tour of formations and units under 8 Division to assess their operational readiness. It said the Army chief is not relocating to the state due to increasing attacks and killings by badits. …



Oyo Assembly holds special sitting for Ajimobi

Our Reporter   OYO State House Assembly on Tuesday held a special sitting in honour of the late former governor Abiola Ajimobi. Addressing the Assembly, Speaker Adebo Ogundoyin said the news of the death of Ajimobi filtered into the state like a dream. He said Ajimobi’s death was unexpected and painful because he died at …

Osimhen opens transfer talks with Napoli

Agency Reporter   VICTOR Osimhen arrived for talks with Napoli, but his brother-in-law reiterates Italy’s ‘big racism problem’ could ultimately deter the Lille forward. According to Sky Sport Italia and Calciomercato.it, the Nigerian landed in Naples with his girlfriend and representatives. They will meet Partenopei officials later to seemingly negotiate personal terms, but Osita Okolo …

Tackling evils of fake news, hate speech

Bola Olajuwon,  Assistant Editor   A NEW study on the twin concepts of fake news and hate speech will soon be made available to broaden the horizon of the Nigerian media practitioners, the academia, politicians and other critical stakeholders. The report, which was a product of research work by three distinguished lecturers – former Dean …

How Coronavirus kills its victims

Niyi Akinnaso   THIS essay has two apparently contradictory messages. On the one hand, it affirms that the coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, is not necessarily a death sentence. There are countries, such as Uganda and Vietnam, which have recorded no deaths so far, despite confirmed cases of coronavirus. Although over 500 deaths have …

Buhari to Economic Council: do more to develop Nigeria

 Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja   THE Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) was on Tuesday directed to develop more strategies that will put the country on a sound economic lever. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the directive during a virtual audience he granted the Prof Doyin Salami-led PEAC. The President, according to a statement by his Senior Special …



INEC releases provisional candidates’ list

Okodili Ndidi, Abuja    THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the provisional list of candidates for the September 19 Edo State governorship election. National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, urged the public to go through the nomination forms, affidavits and documents submitted by the parties on behalf of …

Senate adjourns plenary to honour Osinowo

 Sanni Onogu, Abuja   THE Senate on Tuesday held a minute silence in honour of the late Lagos East Senator Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo. The lawmaker died on June 15, 2020, following a brief illness. He was 64. The upper chamber, which was presided over by Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, adjourned plenary till today in …

Anxiety in Ondo as Akeredolu tests positive

Osagie Otabor, Akure   THERE is anxiety in Ondo State over the COVID-19 status of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), who is seeking re-election in the October 10 election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The governor went into 14-day isolation on Tuesday after informing the state that he had tested positive …

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