Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Wednesday 21st October 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Wednesday 21st October 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Wednesday 21st October 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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S/South: Youths issue 3-day ultimatum to FG to declare, share gold derivatives

Some youth groups in the Niger Delta region, under the aegis of the Young Democratic movement and South-South Youth Assembly have issued a three-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to declare the details of sales made from gold and other minerals in the past and now in the country. This was as the groups also …

Deviant youths, street urchins defy curfew as security tightens in Edo

Security has been tightened in parts of Benin, the Edo State capital and other adjoining towns following hijack of the peaceful EndSARS protests by hoodlums, which led to jail breaks at two Correctional Centres and burning of police stations in the state. But, some deviant youths and street urchins yesterday defied the 24-hour curfew imposed …



Customs officer, three others killed in Ogun, Edo

F our people, among them a Customs officer, lost their lives yesterday during the #EndSARS protests in parts of Ogun and Edo states. Two people were killed in each of the states. An officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and a protester were killed in a clash between Customs and #EndSARS protesters on Owode-Idiroko …

NMA to Kebbi govt: Employ more doctors, health workers

T he Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Kebbi State, Dr. Ashiru Ladan Arugungu, has appealed to the Kebbi State government to employ more doctors and health workers into hospitals across the state. He made the request yesterday at a press conference to mark the 2020 physicians’ week at the Sahyaya General Hospital, …

Ortom: I’ll lead #EndSARS protest if Benue people agree

Cephas Iorhemen Makurdi B enue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday indicated his preparedness to lead the nationwide #EndSARS protest by youths in the state if his people agreed with him to do so. Governor Ortom, who stated this while fielding questions from journalists at the Government House, said as a democratically elected governor, he believed …

Alleged fraud: Kwara Poly warns against false publications

T he Rector of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Engr. (Dr) Abdul Jimoh Mohammed, has expressed dismay and disgust over the spate of fake and unsubstantiated fake news against the authority of the institution by “some uncouth and reckless online media”. A statement by the Deputy Registrar, Information and Publication Division of the polytechnic, Alhaji Ajibola …

Many killed, mosques, churches, houses burnt in Abuja communities

V iolent clashes between End SARS protesters and hoodlums trying to hijack the street demonstration continued yesterday with the crisis extending to remote communities within Abuja. The violence on Monday in Abuja, with killings, burning of vehicles, shops and houses in Apo village, continued yesterday with killings and burning of houses at adjourning villages of …



Administrators killing Nigerian athletes’ ambitions –Udo-Obong

  Olympics gold medalist Enefiok Udo-Obong believes Nigerian athletes have seen their growth decimated by poor leadership in the administration of athletics in the country.   The former Team Nigeria captain said that administrators have not embraced new methodology in governance a development that has robbed off negatively on the growth of homegrown talents.   …

Accelerating revival of Nigeria’s textile industry

Last week’s stakeholders’ meeting of Cotton, Textile and Garment (CTG) associations in Abuja, presented a good opportunity for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to give an update on the critical contributions it is making towards a quick revival of the nation’s struggling textile industry, writes Tony Chukwunyem     Given that prior to the …

114 firms delisted from NSE in 18yrs

EXIT Shareholders bemoan delisting of companies by the regulatory authorities   A total of 114 quoted companies have been delisted from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) between 2002 and 2020 according to a report obtained from the exchange by the New Telegraph.   Investigation by this newspaper showed that while some firms were delisted for …

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