Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Friday 16th October 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Friday 16th October 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Friday 16th October 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Ekiti APC crisis: Still peace of the graveyard

Although the nullification of all purported suspensions of members of the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the party’s national leadership seems to have eased tension within the fold, AJIBADE OLUSESAN writes that the end is not in sight in the battle for control of the party’s structure There is no …

#ENDSARS: No criticism of Buhari in Ganduje’s exco

For the second time in less than six months, another appointee of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has been axed over a scathing outburst on social media, which seems to have violated the governor’s rule of engagement for his lieutenants. WALE ELEGBEDE reports Aside from acquiring his first Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology, Governor …



#ENDSARS protest: Olawepo-Hashim advocates police reform

The 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Front, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has canvassed for an efficient police services run by well-trained men and women, who are motivated and well paid in line with acceptable standard operating procedures towards accountability and the protection of citizens fundamental human rights. Olawepo-Hashim, who the made the call, while reacting …

Senate threatens MDAs with zero allocation

…to pass 2021 Budget December 3 …gives Nov deadline for budget defence lMoney bill passes second reading The Senate, yesterday, threatened to deny funds to ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government, which failed to adhere strictly to the 2021 budget defence timetable. The threat was given by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, …

FAAN, unions’ talks collapse

…agency owes N200bn to PFAs After they failed to reach a resolution with the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), aviation unions yesterday embarked on a warning strike over labour related matters. This is coming as the workers condemned the concessioning plans of four of the most lucrative airport terminals. They said …

MTN named Most Valuable African brand, worth $3.3bn

MTN Group has been named the most valuable African brand in the Brand Finance Africa 150 2020 ranking, which ascribes a brand value of US$3.3 billion to MTN. Brand value is the net economic benefit that a brand owner would achieve by licensing the brand in the open market. In its survey, Brand Finance said: …

Stripe acquires Nigerian start-up, Paystack, for $200m

A Nigerian payments’ start-up company, Paystack, has been acquired by Stripe for a sum said to be in the region of $200million. The acquisition is Stripe’s biggest acquisition to date, according to the Irish Times. Stripe was founded by Limerick-born brothers, Patrick and John Collison about 10 years ago and led an $8 million Series …



Nigeria’s population census long overdue, says Lawan

…as Senate confirms NPC nominees President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday, said that Nigeria was long overdue for another population census, without which proper planning could not be achieved. The nominees confirmed by the Upper Chamber are: Hon. Nasir Isa Kwarra, Chairman (Nasarawa State); Ibrahim Mohammed (Bauchi State); Ajayi Ayodeji Sunday (Ekiti State); Hon. …

Depression, anxiety during pregnancy tied to asthma risk

Depression and anxiety in moms-to-be has been linked to a heightened risk of asthma and poorer lung function in their 10-year-old children. The findings of a new research published online in the journal ‘Thorax,’ suggested that the risk of later life respiratory disease was likely programmed in the womb, rather than necessarily influenced by as …

FG, states, LGs share N639.901bn revenue in September

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) shared a total of N639.901 billion as revenue for September to three tires of governments – Federal, States and Local Government Councils The meeting was chaired by Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed. The total distributable revenue of N639.901billion comprised statutory revenue of N341.501 billion; Value …

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