The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Friday 8th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Friday 8th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 08/01/21

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Boko Haram kidnaps district head in Yobe

By Duku Joel, Damaturu Ex-chairman’s house torched Buni orders support for victims Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday attacked Geidam town in Yobe State. They shot sporadically, causing pandemonium. Sources said the terrorists targeted shops, looting goods before setting the shops ablaze. A resident, Modu Ali, told The Nation that the insurgents …

Electricity tariffs hike on hold

By John Ofikhenua, Abuja and Toba Adedeji, Osogbo The Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, on Thursday said the new electricity tariff will take effect at the end of this month when Federal Government/Labour talks must have ended. He said the role of the government is not to set tariffs but to provide policy guidance and …



NIMC union’s strike paralyses NIN registration

By Yusuf Alli, Blessing Olaifa, Abuja and Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan Enrollees call for more centres EFCC to arrest, prosecute NIN hawkers Registration of applicants for the National Identity Number (NIN) was stalled on Thursday across the country as workers of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) began a nationwide strike. In Abuja, many of the …

PDP accuses APC of diverting attention from corruption under Buhari

By Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of resorting to diversionary tactics by attacking the opposition. The party noted the ruling party has been churning out long epistles of lies and false performance claims, which the PDP said will not save the administration from accounting …

PDP rejects fresh hike in electricity tariff

By Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected fresh 50 percent increase in electricity tariff as approved by Federal Government. The proposed increase is coming two months after government approved about 60 percent tariff increase in November 2020. But in a statement on Tuesday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, …

Hit-and-run driver kills man in Delta

By Polycarp Orosevwotu, Ughelli A hit-and-run driver on Thursday killed a middle-aged man, identified as Daniel, on East/West road, in Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government of Delta State. The driver escaped. It was learnt that Daniel, 28, worked as a security guard at a popular hotel in Ughelli, and lived at Agbarha-Otor. A source said …

Pastor, three others freed from kidnappers’ den

By Okungbowa Aiwerie, Asaba A pastor and three others allegedly kidnapped by herders at Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government of Delta State have regained freedom. The Nation learnt that the victims spent four days in captivity. Police spokesman DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya confirmed the release of the victims. Read Also: Abducted sister of Oyo lawmaker freed …



Baby, others escape as vehicle crashes

By Emma Elekwa, Onitsha Three persons, including a baby, have escaped death in an accident at Oba in Idemili South Local Government of Anambra State. A middle-aged man was said to have been injured in the crash, which involved a Toyota RAV4. Four persons were on board. Read Also: One dead, four injured in Anambra multiple …

Customs intercepts 5,200 live ammunition

Agency Reporter The Controller, Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘C’, Mr. Yusuf Lawal, on Thursday in Owerri, Imo State, displayed 5,200 live ammunition, 1,215 bags of foreign rice and a bullet proof Toyota Landcruiser Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) intercepted during the Yuletide. He said the seizures were made between November 23 and December 27, 2020. Giving …

Friends remanded for raping teenager

Agency Reporter A Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun State, has ordered that two friends, who allegedly raped a 19-year-old girl, be remanded at a correctional centre. The police charged Oluwadamilare Oyeniyi, 30 and Okoriji Emmanuel, 30, with two counts of conspiracy and rape. Magistrate Mr. Shotunde Shotayo, who did not take the plea of Oyeniyi …

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