The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Thursday 14th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Thursday 14th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 14/01/21

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Beg or quit order: Presidency warns Islamic forum, Kukah

By Bolaji Ogundele, Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja and Elo Edremoda, Warri The threat issued to Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Mathew Hassan Kukah by Muslim Solidarity Forum (MSF) is unconstitutional, the Presidency said Wednesday night. On Tuesday, the group asked Bishop Kukah to apologise to the Muslim Ummah for alleged “malicious comments” against Islam or quietly …

Minister congratulates Alaafin

Our Reporter The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has described the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, as a unifier and a custodian of rich cultural value. The minister, who congratulated the first-class monarch on his 50th coronation anniversary, said: “On behalf of the good people of Oyo State and Nigerians at large, …



Osun lawmakers pass vote of confidence in Speaker

By Toba Adedeji, Osogbo  Osun State House of Assembly members have passed vote of confidence in the Speaker, Timothy Owoeye. They said they were impressed with his leadership style. The vote of confidence followed allegation of bias levelled against the Speaker by the Minority Leader, Adewunmi Babatunde. Read Also: 774,000 Jobs: FG to monitor Osun …

World Bank, Kwara to spend $60m on rural roads

By Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin World Bank, in collaboration with the Kwara State Government, has earmarked $60million for the upgrade of rural roads and markets across the 16 local governments, under the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP). Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq made this known on Wednesday at the launch of Alapa-Arobadi road in Asa Local …

Court dismisses suit seeking Akeredolu’s sack

By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit that challenged the emergence of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election in Ondo State. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment on Wednesday, held that the suit filed by Mrs. Olajumoke Anifowoshe …

Jegede, PDP fail to call 400 witnesses

By Osagie Otabor, Akure The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has failed to call 400 witnesses to testify in the petition he filed at the Ondo Election Petitions Tribunal seeking to nullify the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Jegede was the only …

20 UITH doctors infected

By Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) said yesterday that about 20 of its members have in the last three weeks been infected with COVID-19. Its President, Dr. Badmus Habeeb, said members of the association are battling the pandemic “based on the available resources”. …



Businessman Akin-Olugbade dies

Our Reporter The Are Ona Kakanfo of Owu Kingdom, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Aare Boluwatife Akin-Olugbade, is dead. The man of means, taste and style reputed to be one of the world’s biggest Rolls-Royce collectors, reportedly died of Covid-19. He was said to have died at highbrow treatment centre, Paelon Covid Centre, in Ikeja, Lagos. Read …

Ortom tests negative again

By Uja Emmanuel, Makurdi The Benue State Government has said that Governor Samuel Ortom had again tested negative for COVID-19. This is contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Terver Akase, in Makurdi. The governor admitted that though he tested negative for COVID-19 on Dec. 14, some of his close …

PDP blames Fed Govt for second wave

By Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that lack of commitment on the part of the Federal Government has been responsible for the spike in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the country. The party flayed the government for not being proactive in checking the spate of the second …

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