The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Sunday 2nd August 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Sunday 2nd August 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 02/08/20

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Akpabio still in a quandary

Barometer   Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, is not enjoying the best of times. Having unceremoniously removed acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joi Nunieh, his woes commenced. The victim lashed out, levelling allegations of corruption against him, which he deflected by attacking her virtue. She countered by alleging …

Missing two-year-old boy found near Anambra market

Emma Elekwa, Onitsha   A TWO-YEAR old boy reportedly missing has been found in Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State. The child, of about 2 feet tall, fair in complexion with small tribal marks was found by the vigilante group in the area wondering around Oba International market. The Nation gathered …



Why we can’t pay gratuities in Nasarawa —Sule

From Linus Oota, Lafia   NASARAWA State governor, Abdullahi Sule yesterday said the state government cannot pay gratuities of retired civil servants in the state until garnishing orders placed on accounts of the state were removed. Recently, lawyers to a group of pensioners in the state approached a court and got judgement against the state …

Religious houses in Lagos to reopen on Friday – Sanwo-Olu

Oziegbe Okoeki and Adeola Ogunlade   LAGOS State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday gave the green light for the re-opening of places of worship in the state from next Friday, August 7. While Moslems can reopen Mosques from Friday, August 7, Christians can also do the same from Sunday, August 9. The governor gave the …

Ondo: Disquiet in PDP as Jegede, Mimiko talks collapse

‘Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor   LEADERS of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State appear to be running short of time in reconciling  the party’s governorship candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, with his former political leader, ex-governor Olusegun Mimiko. There is palpable tension in the party already ahead of the October governorship election as talks …

COVID-19: Anxiety in states as schools get ready to re-open

•Lagos, Ondo fumigate institutions ahead of Tuesday resumption •Cross River stockpiles café masks for distribution to students •No face mask, no entry in Anambra schools    Oziegbe Okoeki; Nsa Gills, Calabar; Nwanosike Onu, Awka and Elo Edremoda,Warri   Anxiety is sweeping across the country as senior secondary school class 3 students get ready to resume …

BIMBO : Shola Shobowale gave me first opportunity

Bimbo Akintola is an actress who is passionate about her career. In this interview with Yetunde Oladeinde, she opens up on her early life, juggling studies with her first productions, initial challenges, motivation , a super mum and more.     MANY artists have been working online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How are you …



Rivers ‘raped’ widow forced out of my vehicle by policemen, says driver

 Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt   More revelations emerged at the weekend on the case of the 32-year-old widow, who accused a policeman, Inspector Peter Ibah, of raping her for not wearing a facemask. The driver of a commercial Toyota Sienna conveying the widow said the police team that arrested the widow from his vehicle held …

Boko Haram: We’re no longer safe – Shehu of Borno

Our Reporter   Leaders and citizens of Borno State are no longer safe, Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi has decried. The Shehu, in response to the attack on the convoy of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, made this lamentation in Maiduguri when he paid traditional Sallah homage on the Governor at the …

Era of abandoned projects in Delta is gone —Ogieh

Bashorun Askia Ogieh is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC). In this interview, he talks about the innovations his board introduced in the last one year to meet the development challenges of the mandate areas and the many successes achieved so far.   When Delta State Governor …

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