The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Saturday 9th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Saturday 9th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 09/01/21

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NIN compulsory for issuance of e-Passport – Immigration Service

Blessing Olaifa, Abuja The Nigerian Immigration Service has clarified its position on the on-going registration of Nigerians on the National Identity Numbers (NIN), saying that obtaining the number is compulsory for issuance of enhanced e-Passport. The Comptroller General of the Service (CGIS) Muhammad Babandede who announced this, said the NIN which is generated by the …

10 newborn babies die in Indian hospital fire

Agency Reporter Ten newborn babies died on Saturday in a fire at a state-run hospital in western India, officials said. There were 17 infants in the unit for sick newborn babies when the fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday at the Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra state. Seven infants died due …



How I aided Benue robbery kingpin, Gana, with charms made from human parts —Chief priest

Says deceased militia leader’s ‘enemies’ were remotely identified through human blood boiling pot in his shrine Linus OOTA, Lafia   NOTORIOUS robbery kingpin and militia leader in Benue State, Terwaze Akwaza a.k.a. Gana met his untimely death on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, having been shot dead by soldiers in controversial circumstances. But the man believed …

50 wrestlers for maiden champion of champions tourney

Simon UTEBOR, Yenagoa   President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation,  Daniel Igali, has said over 50 wrestlers will converge on Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, for the first-ever champion of champions tourney in preparation for the rescheduled 2020 Olympics games in Tokyo, Japan. Igali gave the hint in an interactive session with executive members of …

Man United Pellistri tests positive to COVID-19

MANCHESTER United winger Facundo Pellistri has tested positive for Covid-19, ruling him out of making his senior debut against Watford on Saturday. The 19-year-old, who signed in the summer transfer window, has not been displaying symptoms but returned a positive test, his agency confirmed. He must now follow the Government guidelines and isolate for 10 …

Lampard confirms Kante injury blow

FRANK Lampard has confirmed N’Golo Kante has a hamstring problem, but is hopeful that his injury isn’t too serious with his star midfielder key to turning around a run of poor form. Chelsea’s manager is under increasing pressure following a bad run that has seen his side win just one of their last six Premier …

Confed Cup: Enyimba to face Rivers United or Bloemfontein Celtic

ENYIMBA will face either Rivers United or South Africa’s Bloemfontein Celtic in the play-off round of the Caf Confederation Cup. Following their 4-2 defeat on aggregate to Sudan’s Al Merreikh in the Caf Champions League first round, the two-time African champions got relegated to the second-tier competition of African club football. And going by the …



Gerrard wants to keep Balogun in Rangers

RANGERS’ manager Steven Gerrard has explained the club is willing to keep Leon Balogun beyond the 2020-21 season. The 32-year-old defender teamed up with the Ibrox Stadium outfit in the summer of 2020 after leaving Wigan Athletic. The centre-back has been delivering solid performances for the Gers since his arrival, featuring in 18 games across …

FA Cup: Ighalo makes Man United squad against Watford

MANCHESTER United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given the nod for Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo to be art of United squad that will face Watford in Saturday’s FA Cup match. During a media briefing, which was streamed at 1:30pm on United’s official app, he was asked about Ighalo. Ighalo is due to return to China …

COVID-19, NIN, etc.: leadership desperately needed

Undertow   IT is an understatement to suggest that Nigerian leaders are unprepared for high office. For over 10 years, they have battled insurgency ineptly and are no nearer knocking the crisis into a cocked hat than they were at the beginning when, with unsteady gaits and tentative steps, they tried to dismantle the religious …

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