Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Thursday 22nd October 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Thursday 22nd October 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Thursday 22nd October 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Humiliation, rejection, the lot of women with VVF (3)

Physically, emotionally, financially, socially traumatised     Women and girls with Vesicovagina Fistula (VVF) have continued to face rejection and humiliation because they leak urine and faeces which often produce offensive odour. But after they are repaired, they become the beautiful brides of their homes, writes UCHENNA INYA       Nneoma Azubuike, a beautiful …

Textile industry: CBN taming smugglers with sanctions

Effort to revamp and resuscitate the comatose local textile factories is a daunting one, with CBN dominantly leading from front row with the regulator having cause to wield its big stick lately on some deviant smugglers. ABDULWAHAB ISA reports       The dire position of the country’s economy not only makes it expedient on …



Violated, defiled by their fathers

In Ebonyi State, rape and defilement have continued to be on the increase with children becoming more victims. UCHENNA INYA reports from Abakaliki     Chioma, 10, (surname withheld), a native of Ekoli Edda, in Afikpo South Local Government Area of the state was hawking moi moi in the area when a 40-year-old man, Kingsley …

#EndSARS: NITDA outlines preventive measures against hacking

Nigeria’s ICT regulator, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has released tips on the preventive to be taken by website owners, especially, government agencies, against hackers.   This came on the heels of an onslaught declared against Nigerian government websites by the global hacker group, Anonymous, in solidarity with the Nigerian youths’ EndSars protest.   …

NCC: Sustaining broadband penetration drive

With a target of 70 per cent penetration by 2025, Nigeria has embarked on another auspicious journey in realising its ubiquitous broadband vision. Pivotal to the realisation of this dream is the Nigerian Communications, which, as telecoms regulator, has been spearheading the project through various initiatives. SAMSON AKINTARO reports   Broadband penetration in Nigeria has …

COVID-19: Saving real sector from dire consequences

With the continued spike in inflation, unemployment rate, energy cost, forex scarcity and others hitting manufacturing sector’s bottom lines, MAN and others say this is the time to release the N75 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Survival Fund and Guaranteed Off-take schemes out of the N2.3 trillion stimulus package in the Nigeria Economic Sustainability …

Telecoms: ‘Unstable forex regime discouraging investors’

CONCERN Uncertainties in the country’s foreign exchange policy is said to be a stumbling block for foreign investments   Nigeria may not attract the needed investments in telecommunications infrastructure except the country’s foreign exchange regime is stable, the Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications, Mr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, has said.   This is even as he …



World Bank/IMF: Nigeria’s debt reduction plan hailed

Support Nigeria’s public debt stood at N31.01trn as at June 2020   The plan by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to reduce Nigeria’s and other International Development Association (IDA) countries’ debts has been lauded by analysts at Cowry Asset Management Ltd. They said the move would bring relief to Africa’s largest …

PoS deals hit N3.2trn in 9 months

ATM withdrawals decline by 41%     EMBRACE More Nigerians are embracing the use of PoS, leading to a steady rise in transaction value and volume   Bank customers in the country transacted businesses valued at N3.2 trillion over Point of Sales (PoS) terminals between January and September this year. This showed a 45 per …

FEC okays Alternative Medicine Practice Council

…ratifies Nigeria’s membership of Int’l Coffee Organisation   The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a memo on a bill to establish a Council for Traditional, Alternative and Complementary Medicine Practice in the country.   The Council, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday also ratified Nigeria’s membership of the International Coffee Organisation. Also, the FEC …

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