The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Wednesday 13th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Wednesday 13th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 13/01/21

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‘APC will form next government in Anambra’

By Nwanosike Onu, Awka  A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chidozie Nwankwo, has said the party will form the next government in Anambra State He said the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) will not return to power. Nwankwo, who addressed reporters in his Oko community, Orumba North Local Government …

31,000 persons for 774,000 public jobs in Akwa Ibom

By Bassey Anthony, Uyo The Federal Government on Tuesday kicked off the 774,000 Extended Special Public Works Programme (ESPW) for 31,000 beneficiaries in Akwa Ibom State. Governor Udom Emmanuel thanked the government for introducing the scheme. Emmanuel, who was represented by Deputy Governor Moses Ekpo, said the programme will create 1,000 jobs in each of …



Wike: I won’t leave uncompleted projects for my successor

By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has promised to complete all projects initiated by his administration before the end of his tenure. Wike spoke on Tuesday when he led a former Secretary to the Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim, to inaugurate the Rumuekini/Aluu Road, traversing Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre Local Government Areas. …

Rivers community protest arrest of chiefs

By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt Indigenes of Rumuolumeni Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State have protested against the Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder for arresting and detaining their chiefs. Youths from the community blocked all roads in the area asking the Navy to release their community leaders. The Navy was said to …

‘No card reader for Kano council polls’

By Fanen Ihyongo, Kano The local government area election in Kano State, scheduled for January 16, will hold without the use of Card Reader, Chairman of Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC), Prof. Garba Ibrahim Sheka said on Tuesday. Sheka spoke at one-day training for civil society election observers of 2021 local government council election …

Food security: Police arrest ‘illegal’ revenue collectors

By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja To eradicate touting and multiplicity of vehicular taxes and levies imposed by local government areas on farmers moving food produce along federal highways, the Nigeria Police Force said they have arrested one Mike Eboziegbe alias Otumba for allegedly leading a team that harasses as well as extorting money from motorists through …

Cholera claims four in Benue community

By Uja Emmanuel, Makurdi No fewer than four persons have died as a result of an outbreak of cholera in Abinsi Town in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. Abinsi settlement is a predominantly Jukun fishing community located on the bank of River Benue, on Makurdi-Gboko federal highway and 20 minutes’ drive from Makurdi, …



Insurgency: Succour for 11 families in Borno

Our Reporter Borno State government Tuesday, donated relief materials and cash to 11 families of slain Boko Haram victims. The insurgents attacked Pemi Village in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno on Saturday. During the attack, the insurgents destroyed several buildings; abducted a cleric and another’s daughter. The state’s Deputy Governor, Alhaji Usman Kadafur, who …

Man’s body found after family paid N2m ransom

By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan The remains of an abducted farmer Wole Agboola have been recovered from the bush in Aba-Odo, Oyo State, a few miles from where he was abducted. Sources said Agboola was killed after his family paid about N2 million ransom to his abductors. A family source said they were expecting Agboola’s release …

Cult suspects rampage in Osogbo 

By Toba Adedeji, Osogbo  Cultists went on rampage on Tuesday at Ota-Efun community in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, following the death of their leader identified as Ismail Daduro. The Nation learnt that Daduro had been receiving treatment in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital since he was allegedly poisoned by an unknown person. The cultists …

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