The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 13th October 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 13th October 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 13/10/20

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Govs meet Wednesday on FSARS, electricity tariff

By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja The 36 State Governors have scheduled a meeting for Wednesday to consider burning national issues, particularly the ongoing nationwide demand for police reform and the suspended hike in electricity tariff. Spokesman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo said, in a statement on Tuesday, the governors would entertain briefings from …

BREAKING: Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

Agency Reporter Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus. He will miss Portugal’s Nations League game against Sweden on Wednesday. The Juventus forward is “doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation,” according to a statement from the Portuguese Football Federation (PFF). Read Also: Messi, Suarez equal Ronaldo record with goals in World Cup qualifiers …



Ajayi should resign if he has honour – Akeredolu

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has advised his Deputy and opponent in last Saturday’s governorship election, Agboola Ajayi, to resign. Akeredolu spoke to State House Correspondents after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari in company of other Governors of the party in the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday. The Governor also said …

#ENDSARS protest rocks Kaduna

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna #ENDSARS protests extended to Kaduna finally on Tuesday. The protesters, who carried placards with different inscriptions were heard chanting “We are fed up with SARS” and “Scrap SARS totally” among others. Some of the placards carried by the protesters read: “This is not political, we are fed up with SARS”, “Nigerians …

Buhari nominates media aide, three others as INEC Commissioners

By Sanni Onogu, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated his Special Assistant on Social Media, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie, for screening and confirmation as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), representing Delta State. Senate President Ahmad Lawan read President Buhari’s letter of request at plenary. Read Also: Buhari promises ‘extensive Police reform’ Also …

Time to call ASUU’s bluff

By Olakunle Abimbola After all, it’s the fashion these days to be a desk general!” — the last quip of Jero’s Metamorphosis (published 1973) — was Prof. Wole Soyinka’s wry but devastating dig, at power-grabbing, opportunistic soldiers. The late Chuba Okadigbo, inimitable Oyi of Oyi, and former president of the Senate, would further explore this dismissive motif.  He …

FG bows, grants demands of #ENDSARS protesters

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja The Federal Government has finally bowed to #EndSARS protesters by granting all their five-point demand. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, agreed to meet demands tabled by the protesters. The demands include: · Immediate release of all arrested protesters. · Justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation …



NBA demands release of #ENDSARS protesters

By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called for the unconditional release of all #ENDSARS peaceful protesters across the country and urged all protesters to remain non-violent and law-abiding in expressing their grievances. The NBA noted the right to protest was constitutionally guaranteed and demanded governments should protect the rights of all …

Kanu raises the alarm over herdsmen in ancestral home

By Chris Njoku, Owerri Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu on Tuesday raised the alarm that suspected herdsmen were spotted roaming around the streets of his home town, Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State. Kanu, in a statement by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, …

Nigerians right to protest against SARS – Lawan

By Sanni Onogu, Abuja Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday said Nigerians were right to protest against excesses of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force. He spoke on Tuesday when the Senate observed a minute silence in honour of late Jimoh Isiaka and other youths allegedly killed by police operatives during …

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