Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Saturday 1st August 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Saturday 1st August 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Saturday 1st August 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Our toilet facility is not enough for the IDPs – Secretary, Mercy IDP camp, Gunner

Ezekiel James Gunner, Secretary of Mercy IDP Zonkwa also spoke with BABA NEGEDU. Excerpts… How many people do you have at the camp? We have two sections; on July 11, we had 1, 154 persons at the camp. We were attending to them as best as we could. Some of them even started going back …

Ezeife: Regional security, restructuring good for Nigeria’s devt

Former Governor of the old Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuebuka Ezeife, yesterday said the regional security outfit of the South-East extraction was another landmark achievement of the region’s governors, which should be commended if actualised. Speaking to Saturday Telegraph in Awka, on the issue of the regional security outfit, he said the outfit was as old …



Bakare accepts Royal Commonwealth Society appointment

The Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said his recent appointment as the inaugural Chairman, Advisory Council, African Office of the Royal Commonwealth Society, is a call to service for humanity. Bakare in a July 22, acceptance letter to the RCS African Regional …

Outrage at Imo Airport as Air Peace delayed passengers’ luggage for 24 hours

The Sam Mbakwe Airport in Imo State Thursday evening witnessed a massive bedlam as Air Peace passengers who arrived the airport with the 2pm flight were greeted with the shocking reality that their luggage were not in the craft. The outrage that followed left the officers of the airline helpless and clueless as there was …

Sanwo-Olu, wife celebrate Sallah with patients, health workers

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his wife, Ibijoke, yesterday visited the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Broad Street and some other hospitals in different parts of the state, to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with in-patients and health practitioners. The governor and his wife while at the various hospitals chatted with the patients and the medical personnel, …

Tinubu urges prayers for COVID-19 victims

National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, yesterday charged Muslim faithful to pray for the quick recovery of COVID – 19 victims, and repose for the souls of those who lost their lives to the pandemic. He gave this charge yesterday during the Eid prayers in Lagos. He appealed to them not …

Farmer suspect: I didn’t know kidnappers killed Sports Commissioner

An English Education graduate, University of Calabar (UNICAL), Cross River State, Andrew Ogbeche, has been arrested for allegedly facilitating the murder of his boss, Egbe Ediagbonya, a former Commissioner for Sports and Local Government Area Chairman in Edo State. Ediagbonya was kidnapped on May 16, about 2am and taken away at gunpoint. After his abduction, …



COVID-19: NCDC ‘hopeful’ vaccine becomes available in 12 months

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), yesterday revealed that a vaccine for the deadly COVID-19 virus will be ready in the next six to 12 months. Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who disclosed this during the virtual weekly briefing of the African Centre for Disease Control, said there were a lot of …

Zenith Bank commences ‘Beta Life’ weekly promo

Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading financial institution, has commenced its “Zenith Beta Life” promo to reward customers of the bank with gifts every week. The promo, which started yesterday will span July 31, 2021. In a statement yesterday, the lender said that during this period, 50 customers would be selected via raffle draw each week …

Ekiti labour begins 3-day warning strike from Aug 3

The Ekiti State organised labour has directed workers in the state to begin a three-day warning strike from August 3. The strike, according to the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), was to draw the attention of Governor Kayode Fayemi to pay outstanding salaries, allowances and pension arrears …

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