The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 27th October 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 27th October 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 27/10/20

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#EndSARS Protests: Nigeria risks resurgence of COVID-19 – FG

Agency Reporter The Federal Government says the risk of a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria is high due to the large gatherings of the #EndSARS protesters and the mayhem that followed. Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, made the disclosure at a joint national media briefing of …

EndSARS: Police in Ekiti arrest six suspects over alleged arson

Agency Reporter The police in Ekiti State on Monday paraded six suspects over an alleged attack on three police facilities in Ekiti during the EndSARS protest. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two of the suspects paraded are minors, Odeyemi Sina, aged 12, and Ayomide Akomolafe (13). Other suspects paraded are Alao Emmanuel, …



Sanwo-Olu: Lagos’ll bounce back

Lagos State Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu spoke with Arise TV on the #EndSARS protests and the Lekki Toll Gate saga, the violence and the way forward. Excerpts:   Why did you call for a curfew at 4.pm, which was later shifted to 9.pm, while soldiers attacked protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate at 7.30pm? Did you consult …

EndSARS: Irate youths vandalise Taraba Radio, loot property

Agency Reporter Hundreds of irate youths on Monday defied the 24-hour curfew imposed on Jalingo, invaded and vandalised the State Radio station. The state Commissioner of information and reorientation, Mr. Danjuma Adamu, who visited the Taraba State Broadcasting Corporation (TSBS) premises to inspect the damage done to the station, condemned the action of the youths, …

I forgive my accusers – Minister

Agency Reporter Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Faruk, says she has forgiven those who accused her of hiding COVID-19 palliatives meant for the poor. She stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Gusau on Monday Gusau. “I am aware many people have made various spurious allegations and accusations …

Police abandon streets in Lagos, Abuja

By Nicholas Kalu, Abuja and Precious Igbonwelundu, Lagos Fear has gripped residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and Lagos State due to the absence of policemen on the streets. They have also withdrawn from major highways since the weekend. Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu last Saturday ordered the mobilisation of all police operational …

One feared dead, reporter shot in Lokoja

By James Azania, Lokoja The Kogi State correspondent of The Sun newspaper Emmanuel Adeyemi has been shot. Adeyemi was on his way to the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre in Lokoja, the state capital, when he was shot near the gate of the secretariat on Monday. An unidentified person who was reportedly hit …



Troops kill 38 bandits, arrest 93 collaborators

By Augustine Okezie, Katsina Troops of Operation Sahel Sanity killed 38 bandits and arrested 93 of their collaborators in the Northwest between September 4 and October 25, the military said on Monday. Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier-General Bernard Onyeuko told newsmen at Army Super Camp 4 Faskari, Katsina State, that the 93 suspects supplied …

Hoodlums burn police station in Ebonyi

By Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki Hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday launched an attack on the Central Police Station in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.. The station is located along the Abakaliki-Enugu Highway  close to the International Market. The hoodlums also set ablaze cars, tricycles and motorcycles at …

‘2021 capital budget not enough’

The 29 per cent allocation to capital budget in the 2021 appropriation bill is not sufficient to bridge the nation’s infrastructural gap and there I need to explore the capital market to bridge the gap. President, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), Mr Olatunde Amolegbe, said the 29 per cent allocation to capital expenditure –about N3.4 …

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