The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 5th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 5th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 05/01/21

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Borders yet to bubble despite Buhari’s order

President Muhammadu Buhari’s order opening the nation’s borders is yet to breathe life into Seme, Idiroko and other entry points across the country, report OLUWAKEMI DAUDA, ONIMISI ALAO BY Abuja ERNEST NWOKOLO Soothing has changed at the nation’s borders since President Muhammadu Buhari ordered their opening after months of closure. From the borders in Adamawa State …

Lagos, Nasarawa, Enugu, Bauchi set Jan 18 as schools’ resumption date

By Kofoworola Belo-Osagie, Linus Oota, Lafia, David Adenuga, Bauchi and Duku Joel, Damaturu Lagos, Nasarawa, Enugu and Bauchi state governments have announced January 18, as resumption date for the new term. This came as Ekiti government yesterday warned private school proprietors against contravening the January 18 resumption date for the second term academic activities. But, …



Johnson imposes third national lockdown in England

Agency Reporter British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed a third national lockdown on England. In a televised address to the nation on Monday, the prime minister said a lockdown “tough enough” to contain the new coronavirus variant is needed. He said: “Our hospitals are under more pressure from COVID than at any time since …

ASUU awaits release of N40b earned allowance

By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it is awaiting the release of the N40 billion earned allowance the Federal Government promised the union, 12 days after it called off the nine-month strike. The government, it said, has also failed to continue payment of the withheld …

Oyetola releases N1b pension arrears

Our Reporter Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has approved the release of one billion, one hundred and eight million Naira (N 1,108,000,000) for the settlement of pension arrears. This was disclosed on Monday by the Head of Service, Dr. Festus Olowogboyega Oyebade, while giving his remarks during the inter-religious prayers organised by the government to …

NAHCON, PTF set strategic guidelines for Hajj pilgrims

Our Reporter The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and two other agencies are mapping out strategic guidelines on COVID-19 preventive measures to safeguard Nigerian pilgrims during the 2021 hajj operation. The two other agencies are the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Federal Ministry of Health. The Head, Public Affairs of NAHCON, Mrs. …

Immigration confirms travel restrictions

By Blessing Olaifa, Abuja The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has imposed six months travel restrictions on 100 passengers who violated the COVID 19 protocols. Its spokesman, Sunday James, said on Monday in Abuja that the restrictions were in line with the Federal Government’s directive on the passengers. He explained in a statement that the affected …



Four held for ‘gang-raping’ two minors

Our Reporter The Police Command in Yobe State said on Monday that it had arrested four men for allegedly gang-raping minors. Spokesman ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu, said three of the suspected rapists, Musa Mohammed, 25; Mohammed Dahiru, 27; and Adamu Saidu, 46, were arrested …

Why I don’t want to talk about Buhari govt, by Soyinka

Our Reporter Literary icon Prof. Wole Soyinka may no longer want to comment on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. He told an on-line TV in a chat that went viral yesterday that “for the sake of sanity, one must imagine that the regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari does not exist”. Read Also: Soyinka boards …

Giving.ng brings crowdfunding to LBS

By Taofik Salako, Deputy Group Business Editor Giving.ng, a crowdfunding platform, has introduced a new way to raise funds for social impact projects to the Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) students at the Lagos Business School (LBS). Chief Executive Officer, Sterling One Foundation, Mrs. Peju Ibekwe, urged Nigeria’s top MBAs to join the effort …

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