Thisday Newspaper News Today Wednesday 13th January 2021

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Fire Guts Motorcycle Manufacturing Factory in Nnewi

By David-Chyddy Eleke Fire Saturday night gutted Louis Carter Industries Nigeria Limited, a multi-million naira motorcycle spare parts and allied products manufacturing company factory, based in Akaboukwu Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State. The company, owned by Nnewi industrialist and businessman, Chief Louis Onwugbenu, manufactures the Louis Carter brand of motorcycles, which is widely used in the …

Boko Haram Attacks Another Yobe Town

Michael Olugbode Suspected Boko Haram insurgents Saturday attacked Gujba town in Yobe State, shooting sporadically, causing panic and forcing residents to flee their homes. This latest attack came just about 24 hours after the Nigerian military launched an operation codenamed “Tura Ta Kai Bango”, which means “We have been pushed to the wall”, to take …



20 Positive Issues That Defined 2020

Despite the doom and gloom that characterised 2020, including the crash in crude oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought the socio-economic and political structures of Nigeria to their knees, the Nigerian government still made several efforts to beat the odds. Amidst various criticisms and antagonism, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government took several …

Lagos Battles Indifference as Virus ‘tsunami’ Looms

Hospitals in Lagos are facing a tidal wave of COVID as the authorities warn of the dangers from a new viral strain, yet many people in Nigeria’s mega-city seem indifferent The New Year’s break saw thousands of people gathered on the city’s beaches for fun and relaxation, and social distancing was as rare as mask-wearing. …

Issues That May Shape 2021

AfCFTA Ushers New Trade Regime After initial delays, the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTA) finally took off on January 1, 2021 to user a new era in Intra-African trade with 54 participating countries. The $3.4 trillion economic bloc, which experts believed Nigeria must play a leading role, offers fresh opportunities for the country …

All Eyes on Onyeali-Ikpe as She Begins Reign at Fidelity Bank

Fidelity Bank, at the very start of the New Year, launched into a new era of management. With all readiness to plunge into 2021 and draw out as many benefits as possible, all eyes are trained on Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe as she takes over management of Fidelity Bank as the new MD/CEO. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe is in …

COVID-19: Nigerian Unveils Free Online Platform for African Students

Kayode Fasua in Abeokuta Amid the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 on the global education system, a Nigerian-American, Dr. Henry Balogun, has floated an online lecture series to cover all categories of students, especially those of African origin. Balogun, Chief Executive Officer of www.PrimeHangout.com, the online classrooms would pay special attention to the needs of …



Soyinka: It’s Time to Use ‘Soldiers of Fortune’ to Battle Insecurity

•Warns against negotiating with bandits, says you can’t appease evil •Cautions against Amotekun becoming another SARS Chuks Okocha in Abuja Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Saturday, called for the use of “soldiers of fortunes”, also known as mercenaries, to tackle the growing insecurity in the country. Soyinka, who appeared on a one-on-one interview session on …

COVID-19: 15 Doctors Test Positive in Nasarawa Specialist Hospital

•NCDC announces 1,585 new cases, total confirmed cases now 99,063 •Oyo warns against managing patients in private facilities Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia No fewer than 15 medical doctors working with the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, Nasarawa State, have tested positive for COVID-19, which is currently in its second wave with a new variant. …

Tunde Ayeni Accuses Okunbo of Stealing, Criminal Diversion of Millions of Dollars

OMS: He is a Meddlesome Interloper Seeking to Blackmail Okunbo for Financial Benefit Tobi Soniyi A former chairman of the defunct Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank), Mr Tunde Ayeni, has dragged his business partner, Captain Hosa Okunbo, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged mismanagement, stealing and diversion of funds from their …

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