Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Thursday 7th January 2021

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Ihejiofor is our choice as Igwe, Ogbunka community begs Governor Obiano

From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha The Ogbunka community has appealed to the Anambra State Governor Chief Willie Obiano not to issue a certificate of recognition to anyone else other than Dr Forster Ezenwa Ihejiofor as their nominated and elected traditional ruler. President General, Ogbunka Development Union (ODU), Chief Emmanuel Okoro, and over 233 illustrious citizens of …
The Sun Nigeria.

NDDC sole administrator appointment: Oron groups warn Ijaw youths

From: Joe Effiong, Uyo Several groups in the Niger Delta have continued to condemn the recent protest by a section of Ijaw youths against the appointment of Mr Effiong Akwa as the sole administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Two of such groups, the Niger Delta Conscience Coalition (NDCC) and Oro Progressives Movement …
The Sun Nigeria.



What Igbos need is security, says Oparaocha, Ohanaeze Ndigbo presidential aspirant

From John Adams, Minna A presidential candidate for the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and security expert, Dr Valentine Iheukwumere Oparaocha, has said that what Igbos need all over the world is security for their lives and businesses. He said when this is guaranteed, the Igbo man has no problem with either his host community or government …
The Sun Nigeria.

2021 Economic Outlook: Experts advise govt on way forward

By Henry Uche, Lagos To many people, the year 2021 came with high hopes having suffered unprecedented economic hardship in the proceeding year as a result of the global pandemic and other social unrest that bedevilled the country. However, to make life better for Nigerians going forward, management and administrative experts have lent their voices …
The Sun Nigeria.

Abductors of Ondo farmer demand N10 million ransom: source

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The abductors of Olatunbosun Johnson, a resident of Uso community in Ondo State who was kidnapped on Sunday, have reportedly demanded a ransom of N10 milion from his family. Olatubosun was kidnapped in a farm in the community alongside some other people who eventually escaped. A source said Johnson, who went …
The Sun Nigeria.

Breach of contract: Court strikes out 12 suits filed by Aiteo’s contractors

(From Nathan Nwakamma, NAN) A Bayelsa High Court on Thursday struck out 12 suits filed by surveillance contractors engaged at the Nembe Creek oilfields by Aiteo Eastern Exploration Limited for alleged breach of contracts. The surveillance contractors who are members of the oil firm’s host communities at Opu-Nembe had dragged the Aiteo to Nembe High …
The Sun Nigeria.

Kaduna releases N100 million for treatment of malnourished children

(From Philip Yatai, NAN) The Kaduna State Government has released N100 million for the procurement of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) needed to treat malnourished children. Malam Salisu Lawal, the Director, Development Aid Coordination, Planning and Budget Commission, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on …
The Sun Nigeria.



Troops arrest, kill 16 terrorists, bandits, rescue 12 kidnapped victims in a week

From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said soldiers on counterinsurgency operations and other internal security operations across the country have killed and arrested 16 bandits and rescued 12 kidnapped victims in the last one week. The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche, who made this known on Wednesday, said the soldiers also …
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Fed govt directs NERC to stay action on electricity tariffs hike

From Isaac Anumihe, Abuja Amidst the hostile reaction created by the hike in electricity tariffs, the Federal Government has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to put on hold the implementation of the hike. The latest development comes as stakeholders are displeased over what they maintain is an ill-timed and unacceptable action that affects …
The Sun Nigeria.

Human rights activist Esther Uzoma dies in Abuja hospital

From Molly Kilete, Abuja A human rights activist and convener Civil Society Society Situation Room, Esther Uzoma, is dead. The deceased was said to have died in an Abuja hospital following complications from surgery.
The Sun Nigeria.

Alleged molestation: Police arraign officials of Deeper Life High School  

  Some officials of the Deeper Life High School in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital have been arraigned for their alleged role in the sexual molestation and forced starvation of an 11-year-old student of the school. The police are arraigning the suspects following their investigation of the petition by the mother of the student, Mrs …

Atiku receives COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai

  Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has received a jab of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This was revealed by a media personality, Dele Momodu, who shared pictures showing Atiku receiving the jab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “Former Vice President, The Wazirin Adamawa, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, receives Pfizer COVID-19 jab vaccination,” Momodu captioned the pictures on …

Scores escape death as tanker explodes in Lagos

  Muritala Ayinla There was pandemonium Thursday morning along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway as a tanker conveying about 55,000 litres of petrol, otherwise known as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), lost control and exploded around Toyota Bus Stop, Ladipo area of Lagos. . Although as at the time of filing this report it couldn’t be ascertained if …

JUST IN: Trump finally agrees to hand over to Biden, still insists election rigged

  US President Donald Trump has finally agreed to hand over to Joe Biden after the congress ratified the president-elect’s victory in the election. Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat in a statement issued after the congress concluded the ratification. He, however, insisted that he disagrees with the outcome of the election, …

Air Marshal Nsikak Eduok, former CAS, dies at 74

  Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok (rtd), has died at the age of 74. Eduok, the 12th Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) of the Nigerian Air Force, according to sources died Wednesday evening at the Ibom Multi-Specialty Hospital, Uyo, in Akwa Ibom State, where he had been treated for some undisclosed health challenges. He was …

JUST IN: Congress certifies Joe Biden as president

  Congress has certified Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice-president of the US. The electoral votes were approved after both the Senate and the House of Representatives rejected objections to the votes in the states of Pennsylvania and Arizona, reports the BBC. The normally procedural session of Congress was disrupted …

Report: NNPC seeks $1bn oil prepay to revamp PH refinery

  Nigeria’s state oil firm NNPC is in talks to raise around $1 billion in a prepayment with trading firms to refurbish its largest refining complex at Port Harcourt, seven sources familiar with the discussions said. If the financing is concluded, the long overdue rehabilitation of the refinery should reduce Nigeria’s hefty fuel import bill, …

World leaders condemn storming of US Capitol by Trump supporters

  Leaders around the world condemned the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, expressing shock at the chaos unfolding in a country they once relied upon for global leadership. “Disgraceful scenes in US Congress,” tweeted Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, a staunch ally of the United States over generations. …

Masks no obstacle for new NEC facial recognition system

  Japan’s NEC Corp has launched a facial recognition system that identifies people even when they are wearing masks, adapting to a new normal where face coverings have become a key form of protection against the spread of the coronavirus. The technology firm had already been working on a system to meet the needs of …

US Capitol attack: Twitter, Facebook block Trump

  Donald Trump has been suspended from Twitter and Facebook after tweeting to supporters who attacked the US Capitol. In a social media message to protesters he said “I love you” before telling them to go home. He also repeated false claims about election fraud. Twitter said it required the removal of three tweets for …

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