The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Thursday 8th October 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Thursday 8th October 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 08/10/20

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Kano approves five mega unity schools for emirates

By Fanen Ihyongo, Kano Kano has approved establishment of five mega unity schools in the five Emirates of the state for the 2021/20/22 academic session. Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, who briefed newsmen on the development, said admission into the schools, which start with four arms of classes ranging from JSS I, JSS II and …

Ondo 2020: Tuition fees rock Akeredolu, Jegede debate

By Osagie Otabor, Akure Tuition fees of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba topped talks in the governorship election debate between candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede and Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Jegede had promised to reduce the tuition fees, which he said had made many students drop out …



They want to kill me like Bola Ige, Fayose cries out

By Samuel Oamen Former Ekiti Governor Ayo Fayose has alleged certain forces within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West region were plotting to kill him like former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige. Fayose was reacting to removal of his cap by suspected hoodlums as he made his way …

Four dead in Lagos gas explosion

By Omolola Afolabi Four persons have been confirmed dead in a gas explosion at Baruwa Ipaja in Lagos. The incident occurred around 6am on Thursday, throwing residents into panic. Spokesperson of Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) Nosa Okunbor, said: “Four mortalities were recorded and several others injured. A combined effort of the Agency’s Tiger team, …

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Hacker jailed for $70,000 bank fraud

By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Tuesday convicted and sentenced one Eric Obulo to one year imprisonment for hacking the database of a commercial bank and stealing $70,000 about N26.9m. Justice I. M. Sani convicted Obulo following his arraignment by the Port Harcourt zonal office …

Woman sells grandson in Rivers

By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt Police in Rivers State say they have recovered an infant sold by his grandmother for an undisclosed fee. The suspect and two others, who reportedly aided the boy’s sale, have been arrested, police said. The mother of the victim said she told her husband about the development despite threats from …



Four remanded for attempted murder

By Robert Egbe An Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State on Wednesday remanded four men in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS), for 60 days, pending legal advice by the State’s Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Magistrate S. S. Sotayo made the order following an application by Morufu Animashaun, a legal officer …

Nigerian Breweries empowers 80 Kaduna youths

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna The Nigerian Breweries Plc under its 2020 youth empowerment programme has begun the empowerment of 80 Youths within their host communities of Kudenda and Kakuri of Kaduna South and Chikun local governments of Kaduna State with various skills. The beneficiaries will undergo skills acquisition in cosmetology, medicals/health, paint-making and poultry. The …

Northern Coalition ‘angry’ over strike suspension

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) and its affiliate Arewa groups have written a strongly worded letter to President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, expressing disappointment in the labour leadership, over the recent suspension of the planned nationwide strike. The letter, signed by the CNG’s Spokesman, Abdulazeez …

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