The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 7th July 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 7th July 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 07/07/20

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Akeredolu tests negative as intrigues deepen

Osagie Otabor, Akure  ONDO State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has tested negative for COVID-19. The governor told reporters at the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure, the capital, that he received the report in the early hours of Monday. He described the virus as “real and deadly.” The governor last week tested positive for the virus and went …

Fed Govt asks states to open schools as WASSCE begins August 4

Our Reporter   THE Federal Government on Monday  advised state governments to reopen their  schools to enable primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 pupils  prepare for their exit examinations. Although the government did not say when Primary 6 and JSS 3 would commence the National Common Entrance Examination and  Basic …



EFCC chair Magu detained

Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation SOME OF THE ALLEGATIONS •Alleged discrepancies in the reconciliation records of the EFCC and the Federal Ministry of Finance on recovered funds •Declaration of N539b as recovered funds instead of N504b earlier claimed •Insubordination to the Office of the AGF •Not providing enough evidences for the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke •Alleged …

Fears rise over naira devaluation

By Collins Nweze   As uncertainties over further devaluation of the naira by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) continues, foreign exchange traders are threading cautiously with their funds, avoiding speculative transactions. Traders yesterday refused to offer quotes on official foreign exchange market after the apex bank allowed naira to weaken by five per cent …

Fed Govt worried over impact of pandemic

Our Reporter   MINISTER of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire said on Monday that the Federal Government is worried about the impact and effect of COVID-19 on the citizens. Ehanire said this in a statement issued by the ministry’s Director of Information, Media and Public Relations, Mr. Olujimi Oyetomi, in Abuja. According to the statement, Ehanire …

Of prophecies and the Word of God

  By Abiodun Odejayi   ‘Thus saith the Lord…’ has become a reoccurring fabric in our lives, globally but at a more rampant rate in this geographical expression called Nigeria. There are several worship centres (not just churches) in Nigeria, each having one or several leaders prophesying as often as daily in some of them …

CBN palliatives coming for aviation industry

By Kelvin Osa-Okunbor and Faith Yahaya, Abuja   The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said following the loss made due to the closure of the airports for about three months,  businesses in the aviation  sector will be given opportunity to access a two-fold palliative from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Ministry …



APC names screening, appeal panels’ members for Ondo governorship

   Jide Orintunsin, Abuja     FORMER interim National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Tijjani Musa Tumsa will chair the nine-man panel to screen aspirants for the Ondo State governorship. It also named Alhaji Umar Lawan-Kareto as chair of anotheer nine-man Screening Appeal committee. The membership lists of the two committees were …

NCI Fund gets additional $150m

From John Ofikhenua, Abuja   The Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCI Fund) has received additional $150million, following the expansion of the Fund from $200 million to $350 million. The upward review of the Fund was part of the resolutions reached at June 16, 2020 meeting of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Content Development and …

Cross River gets five COVID-19 cases

  Our Reporter   CROSS RIVER lost on Monday its COVID-19-free record, recording five of the 575 new cases confirmed last night in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). With the spread of the virus to Cross River, all 36 states and the FCT now …

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