The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Thursday 30th July 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Thursday 30th July 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 30/07/20

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NBA returns on StarTimes with ESPN

With the NBA 2019/20 season restarting today with the ESPN channel broadcasting the games in Africa, live basketball is set to return on StarTimes after a hiatus of nearly five months. After the coronavirus postponed the NBA season, these NBA games will be unlike any previous year. Social distancing requirements means that fans will not …

Onigbinde: ‘Thunder’ Balogun remains Nigeria’s greatest

Former Super Eagles coach chief Adegboye Onigbinde has insisted the late Teslim ‘Thunder’ Balogun remains the best footballer ever produced by Nigeria. Onigbinde spoke as the Balogun family today remembers the late soccer legend, who died 48 years ago at 45. Balogun was the first Nigerian to play professional football in England, signing for Peterborough …



1,600 disabled persons to get public works job in Kwara

By Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin One thousand, six hundred Persons Living with Disability (PLWD) in Kwara State will benefit from the Federal Government’s three-month special public works programme. State Committee Chairman Oluwasegun Oyewo, after an interactive meeting with leaders of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disability (JNAPD), said the number represents 10 per cent …

A United PDP can win Ondo, Ekiti, says Makinde

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has said Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can win the governorship elections in Ondo and Ekiti states if members are united. He said the party lost Southwest due to internal wrangling. The governor hoped its future could still be revived, if the party was united. Makinde spoke at the PDP Southwest …

Why I chose Ayedatiwa, by Akeredolu

Osagie Otabor, Akure Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said he chose Lucky Ayedatiwa as his running mate because he possessed verifiable credentials. Akeredolu, who spoke yesterday at the swearing in of aides, said: “Party chiefains made wide consultations to choose the most suitable candidate as my running mate. We have concluded that Lucky Ayedatiwa …

Egbo advances support for local coaches

Tunde Liadi Ndubuisi Egbo has called on the Football Associations across Africa to have more confidence in local coaches. Egbo, a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, made history last week when he became the first Nigerian manager to win a league title in Europe. The 46-year-old manager led Albania side KF Tirana to their 25th and …

Ekiti APC sets up peace committee

Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has set up a 10-man panel to reconcile warring factions. The committee, constituted in Ado-Ekiti by the Paul Omotosho-led State Working Committee (SWC), is chaired by former party Chairman Jide Awe. Biodun Akin-Fasae, ex-Special Adviser to Governor Kayode Fayemi, is secretary. Other members are Mrs. …



Host towns seek more cash from Shell

From Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Communities hosting Shell Petroleum Development Company’s oilfields in the Estuaries Area (EA) of Bayelsa State have given the firm 21 days to pay its debt and meet other obligations or face a shutdown of the oil fields. The communities – Iduwini, Mein, Kou, and Bassan, making up four Cluster Development Boards …

Agent kicks as Osimhen seal Napoli contract

By Olalekan Okusan with agency reports There are multiple reports in France and Italy that Napoli have finalised all the paperworks for Victor Osimhen, with Napoli youth team defender Claudio Manzi going to Lille. Sky Sport Italia, RMC Sport, Tuttomercatoweb and more all maintain the final contracts have been signed, as they were waiting to …

Michika, Madagali reconnected to grid

From Onimisi Alao, Yola Michika and Madagali local government areas of Adamawa State have been reconnected to the national power grid after years without electricity following destructive activities by insurgents. The reconnection was effected after Governor Ahmadu Fintiri inaugurated the rehabilitated power sub-station for Michika and Madagali local government areas, on which ¦ 283.8m was …

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