Latest News in Nigeria Today Thursday 14th January 2021
These are the Latest News in Nigeria Today on Thursday 14th January 2021 .
WHO team arrives in Wuhan in search of novel coronavirus origins
An international team of experts tasked with studying the origin of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has arrived in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, officials confirmed on Thursday. Their arrival was delayed after a protracted tug-of-war about the trip. Upon arrival, the researchers were tested for the coronavirus and asked to go into quarantine forRead More
Delta empowers women with N60,000 to rent shops — Official
Delta State Government has empowered beneficiaries of the Women Empowerment Skills Acquisition Programme (WESAP) with the sum of N60, 000 each to rent shops. Presenting the money to the beneficiaries, in Asaba, on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Community and Social Development, Mrs Flora Alatan, said that the ministry decided to present cash toRead More
Updated: No Senate impeachment trial for Trump before Biden’s inauguration — Majority leader
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ruled out a Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump before incoming president Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
Top ranking Republican, 9 others voted to impeach Trump
Ten fellow Republicans voted in support of outgoing President Donald Trump’s second impeachment by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
ASUU decries high taxation, poor infrastructural funding at Gombe state varsity
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried high taxation of its members and non-payment of their entitlements at the Gombe State University (GSU). Prof. Ade Adejumo, ASUU Zonal Coordinator, Ibadan zone, who led a delegation of the Union on a courtesy call on Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state, stated this, on Wednesday,Read More
Trump’s impeachment saga: Lessons for Nigerian judiciary
By Ikechukwu Nnochiri With few days remaining for the curtain to fall on the administration of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, it appeared the domino effect of his lost re-election bid, has placed the oldest democracy on trial. The US presidential election which held on November 3, 2020, sawRead More
FG to engage 27,000 youths, women through special public work programme — Minister
The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Shehuri, has said that 27,000 unemployed Youths and women will benefit from the Extended Special Public Works Programme (ESPWs).
Coronavirus: Mutant UK, South African strains spreading globally, says WHO
By Sola Ogundipe The World Health Organization has warned that mutant strain of the coronavirus first found in the UK has spread to 50 territories of the world, even as the similar South African-identified strain is now found in 20 territories. The WHO also noted in a report that a third new coronavirus “variant ofRead More
Trump ban was right but sets dangerous precedent – Twitter chief
Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended the platform’s decision to suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s account indefinitely, but also said it sets a dangerous precedent. Twitter banned the outgoing president in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob last week. “I do not celebrate or feel prideRead More
We’ll expose those supporting herdsmen to unleash terror on Oyo — Amotekun commandant
By Ola Ajayi THE Chairman, Oyo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun, Gen. Kunle Togun (retd) has said the security outfit has stumbled on credible evidence that Fulani herders who kidnap, maim, rape, or kill innocent people in the South-West zone of the country are not Nigerians. He gave this hint in anRead More
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