The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 12th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 12th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 12/01/21

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Army recruitment will be thorough, says Buratai

Our Reporter   CHIEF of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said the Nigerian Army will uphold thoroughness in its recruitment processes to ensure that only qualified persons are recruited. Buratai stated this on Monday at the final screening for 80 regular recruits at Falgore Forest training camp in Kano State. The COAS said …

Reopening of schools, religious centres fuelling second wave – PTF

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has blamed re-opening of schools, businesses and religious centres without compliance with safety measures for increasing number of infections. Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, disclosed this on Monday during a media briefing in Abuja. …



2023: Okorocha seeks new  political group to rescue Nigeria

Our Reporter   A FORMER Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, appears to have fallen out with the ruling All Progressives Party (APC). On Monday, he called for a new political alliance ahead of the 2023 general elections to rescue the country. Okorocha, a serving APC senator and former chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, …

CAN, Islamic Council differ over cause of COVID-19 spike

Gbenga Omokhunu and Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja   CHRISTIAN and Islamic leaders on Monday disagreed over government’s claim that reopening of religious centres has contributed to the spike in COVID-19 cases since the second wave hit the country last November. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control Mr. Boss Mustapha, told reporters that …

EPL records fresh 36 positive COVID-19 cases

Our Reporter   The Premier League has confirmed 36 positive coronavirus cases were recorded in the latest week of testing. It marks a slight drop from the season-high of 40 positive cases which were revealed in last week’s results – the first in which players and staff at all 20 clubs were being tested twice …

I hope Osimhen has learnt from COVID-19 recklessness-Rohr

Our Reporter   Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr, has offered his support to Victor Osimhen and has backed the Napoli striker to bounce back from his present predicament. Osimhen, who lost his father last year, turned 22 in December and was allowed by his club boss to travel back to Nigeria and spend the time …

Ex-AGF Adoke tests positive in UAE

 Eric Ikhilae, Abuja   A Former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has tested positive for Coronavirus in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), where he had gone for medical check-up. He is stranded in the UAE and is unable to return to Nigeria. His lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN), disclosed …



Japanese legend Kazuyoshi Miura sets for 36th Season @ 54

Japanese legend Kazuyoshi Miura slated to celebrate his 54th birthday on February 26 has signed a new contract with Yokohama FC to play his 36th season as a professional footballer. The one-year deal means Miura, who made his debut back in 1986 when Lionel Richie was number one on the charts, will play beyond his …

Ozil: Jay Jay Okocha my idol

Agency Reporter   Out-of-favour Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, has revealed former Super Eagles skipper, Austin Jay-Jay Ockoha, was his favourite Fenerbahce player to watch while growing up. Ozil said this during his Q&A session with his followers on Twitter. Ozil was born in Germany but to a family of Turkish origin, and he revealed he …

24 million vaccinated

AROUND the world, 24 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered with hundreds of millions more on the way. The world’s largest vaccination drive is currently under way. As of Monday, nearly 24 million doses of several COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, mainly to front-line workers and critical care patients, according to Our World in …

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