The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 19th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Tuesday 19th January 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 19/01/21

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Unveiling Nigeria’s envoys-designate

After months of delay, President Muhammadu Buhari endorses ambassadorial postings, which include the country’s first female ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Uzoma Emenike. As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to expedite actions on their resumption, Assistant Editor (Foreign) BOLA OLAJUWON profiles some of the envoys. Nigeria is set to have its first female …

Eight US Presidents who lost second term bid

By Samuel Oamen with Agency Reports Donald Trump has failed to win a second term after Democrat challenger Joe Biden was declared the 46th president of the United States. The office of the US president was established in 1789, and out of all the men who have held office, only ten have failed to win …



EXCLUSIVE: Full list of Ambassadorial posting

Our Reporter The Non-career Ambassadors 1. Dr Uzoma Emenike (United States) 2. Ambassador Tijani Muhammmad-Bande (UN) 3. Adeyinka Asekun (Canada) 4. Yahaya Lawal (Saudi Arabia) 5. Ibrahim Kayode Laaro (France) 6. Modupe Irele (Hungary) 7. Eniola Ajayi (The Hague, Netherlands) 8. Julius Adebowale Adeshina (Togo) 9. Oma Djebah (Thailand) 10. Ademola Seriki (Spain) 11. Umar …

JUST IN: Scores injured as tanker falls in Ogun

By Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta Many were feared injured on Tuesday morning in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital when a tanker fell on ever busy Kuto – Okemosan road, The tanker fell after grazing through a Lexus jeep at the GTBANK stretch of the road. At least four vehicles whose owners fled when the tanker fell …

Jonathan’s romance with APC triggers anxiety in PDP

Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are fretting over the growing rapport between former President Goodluck Jonathan and some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in recent times. GBADE OGUNWALE reports that some of the opposition leaders are worried by the implications of the unfolding development for 2023 elections To the casual …

Brent sheds $2 on stronger dollar, virus resurgence

By Lucas Ajanaku Oil prices dropped early on Monday as a stronger U.S. dollar and many countries still battling rising daily COVID-19 cases weighed on market sentiment at the start of the week. Brent Crude traded down 0.29 per cent at $54.97, with prices down by around $2 a barrel from the middle of last …

Monarchs seek creation of LCDAs in Osi-Ekiti

Our Reporter Traditional rulers in Ido/Osi Local Government of Ekiti State have appealed to the committee superintending the creation of Local Council Development Authorities (LCDAs) to embrace justice and fairness in the location of the LCDAs’ headquarters. The traditional rulers, the Olosi of Osi-Ekiti, Oba Oladiran Adewoye Agunbiade; Olugbole of Igbole-Ekiti, Oba Emmanuel Olugenga Ajayi; …



President to inaugurate National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC), Lagos, on Thursday in a bid to boost the operations of the nation’s petroleum sector. Head, Public Affairs, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Paul Osu, in a statement on Monday in Lagos, quoted the Director of DPR, …

26 countries get $100m climate adaptation facility

By Daniel Essiet The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) has mobilised $100 million for locally-led climate change adaptation action, already benefitting more than 11 million people in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. News of the landmark achievement came with a commitment to at least double the size of the facility within five …

Eight Ogun teachers died during holiday, says union

By Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta Eight teachers in public secondary schools in Ogun State died during the first term holiday, which began on December 18 and ended on Monday, with schools resuming across the state. The Nation learnt that their pupils and colleagues were shocked and sad to discover that the affected teachers did not resume like …

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