The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Wednesday 29th July 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Wednesday 29th July 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 29/07/20

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FCT restricts Eid prayers to neighbourhood mosques

 Oziegbe Okoeki, Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja and Toba Adedeji, Osogbo FEDERAL Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Muhammad Bello has cancelled Eid prayers at the National Eid prayer ground on the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway (Airport Road), Abuja. This is coming as Osun State also announced the cancellation of Eid congregation prayers for Friday, but approved Juma’at services …

Five to die by hanging in Rivers

Rosemary Nwisi, Port Harcourt   TWO High Courts sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State have sentenced  five persons, including a house help,  to death by hanging for the death of a woman and a National Youth Service Corps member, Mrs Helen Ibiba Bobmanuel and Sampson Worlu. While Justice Silverline Iragonima convicted and sentenced one Telema …



Only SS3 pupils to resume in Lagos, Ogun

Kofoworola Belo-Osagie and Uja Emmanuel, Makurdi ONLY pupils in Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 class will resume to sit for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Lagos and Ogun, the states said on Tuesday. The Federal Government on Monday said the examination would begin on August 17 and that schools could reopen …

Osimhen tipped to succeed at Napoli

Our Reporter   FORMER Wolfsburg coach Martin Schmidt believes Victor Osimhen will ‘settle quickly’ at Napoli and said his former pupil ‘is a great athlete’. The 21-year-old, who is set to sign for Napoli this summer, arrived at Wolfsburg in January 2017 and only played 16 games for the Bundesliga side before moving to RSC …

Massive floods coming to Lagos, others, agency warns

 Tony Akowe, Abuja   MASSIVE floods will sweep through many parts of the country between September and October, a Federal Government agency warned on Tuesday. The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), which gave the red alert, advised residents of flood-prone areas to begin relocation because heavy rains will precipitate the flooding leading to destruction of …

Why Osinbajo’s helicopter crashed, by AIB

 Faith Yahaya, Abuja and Kelvin Osa Okunbor, Lagos   ALMOST 17 months after a helicopter conveying Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to  Kabba, Kogi State crashed, the Accident and Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Tuesday gave human error as the major cause  of the accident. The other reasons are loss of  visual contact with the ground and external …

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Midnight fire burns vehicles, property in Anambra

Emma Elekwa, Onitsha Property, including vehicles were on Wednesday night razed in a fire outbreak at a mechanic workshop in Nkpor, near Onitsha, Anambra state. The incident reportedly occurred around 1.21am. The cause of the fire outbreak was yet to be ascertained. Fire Chief in the state, Engr. Martin Agbili confirmed the incident. He said …

How COVID-19 deepens children’s education crisis in border communities

Gabriel Ogunjobi travels to the borderland between Nigeria and Benin Republic in Ogun State where brutal attacks on farmers by marauding herdsmen have caused untold tragedies. He reports on how COVID-19 realities are worsening a situation already too painful to describe, but which is creating a new army of out of school children and young …

Lawyer kicks as SANs, others seek credible NBA polls

   John Austin Unachukwu and Robert Egbe   A SENIOR lawyers have called for a credible election of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) national officers. The electronic voting will begin at 11pm on Wednesday and hold for 24 hours. Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) Chairman, Mr Tawo Tawo (SAN), at a briefing, assured stakeholders and …

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