The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Saturday 17th October 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Saturday 17th October 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 17/10/20

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Kaduna appoints panel on police brutality

By Abdulgafar Alabelewe, Kaduna Kaduna State Government has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry into acts of police brutality in the state, following the resolution of the National Economic Council (NEC). It will be recalled that the NEC mandated state governors to constitute panels of inquiry  and other steps to ensure accountability in the operations …

APC youth wing seeks strict approach to combat insurgency

By Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf The youth wing of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), the APC National Awareness for the Youths Vanguard (APCNAYV), has impressed on the leadership of the various security agencies the need to employ a strict approach to the fight insurgency in the country. The group, in a statement on Friday by its …



Tributes as Oyediran, Awolowo’s eldest daughter, dies at 79

By Bisi Oladele, Ibadan/Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday led Nigerians in paying tributes to Mrs. Tola Oyediran, eldest daughter of the first Premier of the old Western region, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Mrs. Oyediran died on Friday at the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, aged 79 years. Buhari in a condolence message to …

UPDATED: Tanker explosion rocks Lagos

By Alao Abiodun Two tankers have exploded at the popular Otedola Bridge in Lagos. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, after responding to distress calls from the area, said a 40fit containerized truck loaded with fabric had a brake failure while moving inward Berger. Read Also: PHOTOS: Tanker explosion rocks Lagos It said the truck then …

Labour suspends strike in Kwara

By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos Organized labour in Kwara State on Friday suspended the three day strike embarked upon by workers in the state to protest non-implementation of N30,000 minimum wage for all categories of workers in the state. The leadership of the labour movement namely, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and …

Flood kills 54, destroys 30,356 houses in Kano

Our Reporter Flooding has claimed 54 lives and destroyed 30, 356 houses across Kano State within the last four months, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said on Friday. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Saleh Jili,told  the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Kano that the loss of lives and destruction  particularly hit Rogo; …

Bauchi council poll: Court orders INEC to enlist 19 deregistered parties

By David Adenuga, Bauchi Ahead of the Bauchi State local government election slated for today, October 17 2020, the Federal High Court sitting in Bauchi has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and the State Independent Electoral Commission (BASIEC) to include  19 deregistered political parties for participation. The court order is coming on the …



Jos Correctional Centre employee arraigned over possession of hemp

By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos An employee of the Jos Correctional Centre, Danladi Bako, has been arraigned at the Federal High Court Jos on one count charge of alleged possession of substance suspected to be cannabis popularly known as India hemp contrary and punishable under Section 19 of the NDLEA Act. When the charge was read …

Drama as MC Oluomo lifts #EndSARS protesters with food packs

By Tajudeen Adebanjo & Oziegbe Okoeki A mild drama played out on Friday at the Alausa #EndSARS venue when a vehicle went to deliver the food and drinks donated by the Chairman of the National Union of the Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos State Council, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo). The protesters collected the …

Uwe: Rohr can do better

By Taiwo Alimi   FORMER Super Eagles defender Andrew Uwe has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to invest more on indigenous coaches while tasking Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr to step up activities toward developing Nigerian football. Speaking from his base in Germany, the former captain of the Flying Eagles said he was …

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