Nigeria news today headlines : Tuesday 14th July 2020

Nigeria news today headlines : Tuesday 14th July 2020

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ILAW Nigeria Condemns Forced Labour, Threats To 126 Workers In Kano Farm

LAGOS – The Nigeria chapter of the In­ternational Lawyers Assisting Workers Network (ILAW) has joined other individuals and pro-Labour organisations in condemning Popular Farm, a rice mill company that held 126 workers against their will in deplorable conditions and on starvation rations for three months in Kano State. A statement signed by Ben­son Upah for …

Nationwide Relaunches Unlimited 90% LTV Mortgages

Nationwide Building Society is relaunching its 90% LTV mortgage range for first-time buyers from Monday, July 20th, with no set limit on the number of home loans available. The Society says last week’s stamp duty announcement, combined with a more active housing market following the lifting of lockdown restrictions, has provided an opportunity for it …



Gunmen Kidnap Taraba Ex-Senator In Karim Lamido

 The Taraba State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of a former Senator, Zik Sunday, by gunmen. Reports reaching newsmen stated that Sunday represent­ed Taraba-North Senatorial District from 2003 to 2007. DSP David Misal, the state Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the incident on Monday in Jalingo, the state capital, while briefing journalists on …

COVID-19: Governance In Benue Not Grounded –Akase

MAKURDI – The Benue State Govern­ment has affirmed that Governor Samuel Ortom still functions actively in the governance of the state, even as it insisted that the admin­istration was not grounded on account of the COVID-19 virus as insinuated in cer­tain quarters. While the government ex­plained that some of the top government functionaries that have …

Major Telecommunication Firms Finalized Joint Blockchain Trial

According to recent information, three major firms — leaders in the global telecommunications industry — completed their joint trial of a new blockchain solution. The companies — Deutsche Telekom, Spain’s Telefonica, and British Vodafone — attempted to see if blockchain can be used for roaming discount agreement settlements. The blockchain solution used in the trials was …

180m Nigerians To Have Access To Broadband By 2025 –FG

ABUJA – Federal Government on Monday announced that it is targeting that 180million Nigerians have access to broadband by 2025. Dr. Isah Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Com­munications and Digital Economy announced this at the opening ceremony of the five-day capacity build­ing organised by National Information Technology Development Agency (NIT­DA) for ICT journalists in Abuja. …

Chinese Firms Picked To Build Ring Road In Tanzanian Capital

The road is to be financed by the African Development Bank and the government of Tanzania. The agreements were signed Friday, 10 July by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and Avic International Project Engineering Company. CCECC will construct around 52km of the road for some $43.5m within 39 months, reports Chinese state news outlet CGTN.   Avic …



Quadri To Defend African Title In 2021

LAGOS – African Table Tennis king, Ni­geria’s Aruna Quadri will have to wait till 2021 before he and women defending champion, Egyptian Dina Meshref will defend their titles. This is because the championships, the IT­TF-Africa Senior Cham­pionships, billed to hold in Cameroon in October has been postponed till 2021 with dates yet to be decided. …

COVID-19: Ekiti Conducts Pilot Test In Four LGAs, Receives Ambulances From MTN

ADO-EKITI – The Ekiti State Govern­ment, on Monday, took delivery of two Toyota Hiace Ambulances do­nated by MTN Foun­dation; the Corporate Social Responsibility Arm of MTN Nigeria in support of the state government’s efforts at curtailing the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Kayode Fayemi, who spoke in his office as he received the dona­tion commended MTN for …

Implication Of CAS Upturning UEFA Ban On Man City

LAGOS – The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) overturning the two-year European ban on Manchester City by UEFA on Monday is a huge relief to not only the club, but also the players, who have become ap­prehensive over the prospect of not playing the Champi­ons League in the next two seasons. City were cleared …

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