The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Thursday 18th February 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Thursday 18th February 2021

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline and news Dailies Update on current affairs happening now in Nigeria today 18/02/21

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Osaka ends Williams’ bid for record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title

Naomi Osaka ended Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title in a storm of power hitting on Thursday, humbling the American great 6-3 6-4 to reach her second Australian Open finals. In a rematch of their tumultuous 2018 U.S. Open decider, Osaka underlined her status as the new queen of women’s tennis

target=_blank rel=noopener>We’re not responsible for Nnewi market fire – Police

By Emma Elekwa, Onitsha The Police in Anambra state have refuted a trending video clip showing a fire incident at Nnewi Timber market and accusing the Nigeria Police Force of being responsible. The spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement, described the clip as false and misleading, targeted at creating tension and anarchy in the State.

target=_blank rel=noopener>Niger Gov briefs Buhari on Kagara school abductions

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday evening met behind closed doors with Niger Governor Abubakar Bello at the State House, Abuja. The agenda of the meeting was not made known to newsmen as at the time of filing this report. It was however gathered the Governor was in the State House to update the president on

target=_blank rel=noopener>Omeruo, Sadiq goals help Leganes beat Almeria

Kenneth Omeruo and Umar Sadiq were on the scoresheet in Leganes’ 2-1 victory over Almeria in Wednesday’s Segunda Division game. Omeruo has been with the Cucumber Growers since 2018, initially on loan before he was permanently signed from Premier League giants Chelsea. The centre-back made spirited effort to try and help his side maintain their

target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari appoints Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as new Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). Orji’s appointment, which would take effect from Friday, February 19, 2021, followed the expiration of the term of office of the immediate past Executive Secretary of the

target=_blank rel=noopener>Haaland sets Champions League records

Erling Haaland became the first player in Champions League history to score at least 17 goals in his first 13 appearances – but he didn’t stop there. Minutes after putting Dortmund ahead of Sevilla in the last-16 of the Champions League, the 20-year-old Dortmund striker struck again with a composed low finish to the far

target=_blank rel=noopener>Why FG won’t hike petrol price in February – NNPC

By John Ofikhenua, Abuja Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is resisting the temptation of hiking the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in February because it has to wait for conclusion of the stakeholders and labour consultation meeting. It assured the consumers that in spite of the rise in the price

target=_blank rel=noopener>BREAKING: Niger releases names of abducted GSS Kagara pupils, teachers

By Justina Asishana, Minna The names of the abducted pupils and teachers of Government Science College,Kagara have been released. The Nation had reported bandits invaded Government Science College Kagara and abducted 27 students, 3 teachers, two non teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff staying in the quarters on Wednesday morning. The names

target=_blank rel=noopener>Judge pulls out of N2bn suit against Air Peace, others

By Robert Egbe A Federal High Court judge in Lagos on Wednesday recused himself from a N2billion fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by an expectant mother, Nneka Ogbonna, against Air Peace Ltd and four others. Justice Chuka Obiozor made the decision following his discomfort with a petition by Ogbonna’s counsel, Mr Ngozi Akandu. He returned

target=_blank rel=noopener>Rapists face life jail in Bayelsa

By Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Rapists will now be imprisoned for life in Bayelsa State if Governor Douye Diri assents to a Bill passed on Wednesday by the state House of Assembly. The state’s lawmakers passed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Bill aimed at prohibiting all forms of violence against persons and providing maximum protection

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