Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Saturday 17th October 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Saturday 17th October 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Saturday 17th October 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Why we’re not returning to church now –Worshippers

Worship centres have returned in full gear after government lifting of ban placed on them during the lockdown. But some members are still skeptical about their safety and have decided to stay back from attending services to observe the further flattening of the pandemic curve, reports ISIOMA MADIKE It was joy and relief when the …

#EndSARS protest calls for true federalism, says Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the #EndSARS protest across the country calls for true federalism, just as he sought an amendment of the Laws establishing the Nigeria Police Force to tackle current security challenges facing the country. Speaking on some national issues on a Live National Television programme in Port Harcourt, Wike said …



Ekiti PDP berates Fayemi, demands explanation over alleged N20bn loan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has berated Governor Kayode Fayemi over the recent commissioning of the ultra modern market in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, as part of activities marking Fayemi’s second year anniversary in office. The PDP in a statement issued yesterday and signed by the state’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Rapheal Adeyanju, …

LASU admits 7,968 students, declares zero tolerance for indiscipline

The management of the Lagos State University (LASU) has warned the 7,968 fresh students admitted into the institution for the 2019/2020 academic session to shun all forms of anti-social behaviour, as the university would not hesitate to dismiss any erring student. This is as the university declared zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractice and indiscipline, …

Fayemi respects judiciary, legislature –Ekiti Assembly

The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye, has said the smooth operation of governance in the state was attained due to enormous respect Governor Kayode Fayemi has been displaying towards the judiciary and Legislative arms. The Speaker stated that Fayemi had been able to lubricate all frictions by promoting and cementing …

Labour suspends 3-day strike in Kwara

The strike embarked upon by workers in Kwara State to demand for the implementation of the N30, 000 minimum wages by the state government for all categories of workers in the state has been suspended. Organised Labour Unions comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC-TUS) in a …

COVID-19: HEDA’s survey knocks FG, states’ response

A civil society organisation, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), said the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the weak response capacity of the federal and state governments. Addressing journalists in Lagos at the public presentation of the organisation’s report, titled, Leadership Approval Rating: Citizens Perception of Leadership and Governance in Nigeria, Chairman of HEDA, Mr. Olanrewaju …



Ogun NURTW crisis: New exco takes over union’s secretariat

The new executive members of the Ogun State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) yesterday took over the union’s secretariat after it being sealed for three months by the state’s Police Command. The union had been enmeshed in crisis since December last year over a leadership tussle, resulting in the closure …

NAF kills many ISWAP terrorists, destroys hideouts in Borno

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole said it has killed many Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and destroyed their hideouts at Tudun Wulgo and Tumbun Gini on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State. According to a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, the …

CSOs caution Northern Elders on dragging Army into protest

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations has described as uncharitable the call by a fraction of the Northern Elders and some politicians for the sack of Service Chiefs in the wake of the recent nationwide protests by young Nigerians, who are demanding an end to the excessive activities of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). …

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