Thisday Newspaper News Today Friday 19th February 2021

Thisday Newspaper News Today Friday 19th February 2021

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target=_blank rel=noopener>FEC Observes One Minute Silence for Jakande

Deji Elumoye The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has observed a minute silence in honour of the former Minister of Works and Housing, Alhaji Lateef Jakande. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, just before the commencement of the weekly virtual meeting on Wednesday, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari,

target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigerians Agitated over Growing Tension in Country, Group Tells FG

By John Shiklam The Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has urged the federal government to take urgent steps to tackle the growing tension causing fears across the country. In a statement issued yesterday in Kaduna, the National President of the forum, Mr. Ibrahim Gujungu, said many Nigerians across the country are agitated as a result of



target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigerians Agitated over Growing Tension in Country, Group Tells FG

By John Shiklam The Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has urged the federal government to take urgent steps to tackle the growing tension causing fears across the country. In a statement issued yesterday in Kaduna, the National President of the forum, Mr. Ibrahim Gujungu, said many Nigerians across the country are agitated as a result of

target=_blank rel=noopener>Former Chief of Army Staff, Ihejirika Joins APC

Former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), yesterday formally joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ihejirika, who was the Chief of Army Staff between 2010 and 2014 under former President Goodluck Jonathan, made his declaration to join the APC at Isuikwuato country home in Abia-North senatorial district. His joining the party has heightened

target=_blank rel=noopener>Court Rejects Ibrahim’s Attempt to Vacate Order over Seized Assets

By Obinna Chima A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to vacate an interim order through which the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) seized the property of Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim over an alleged N69.4billion debt. AMCON revealed this in a statement signed by its head of Corporate Communications Department, Mr. Jude Nwauzor. The

target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria Records 1,368 New COVID-19 Cases, 16 Deaths

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo Nigeria recorded 1,368 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The country also recorded 16 deaths arising from the pandemic on the same day. According to the figures posted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its website midnight Tuesday, 1,368 new confirmed cases and 16 deaths were recorded in

target=_blank rel=noopener>Kwara Community Gives Herdsmen Seven-day Quit Notice

By Hammed Shittu The people of Oro land in the Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State have issued a seven-day ultimatum to herdsmen in Okerimi-Oro community to relocate to ensure security in the area. The community under the aegis of Oro Descendants Union, in a statement titled, ‘We reject unlawful occupation of land in



target=_blank rel=noopener>African Trade Unions Hail Okonjo-Iweala, Insist Trade Rules Respect Workers’ Rights

African trade unionists have tasked the new Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to ensure that global trade agreements promote workers’ rights, eradicate poverty and guarantee sustainable industrial development in the world. In a congratulatory statement signed by the Vice President, Industriall Global Union Africa, Comrade Issa Aremu and Comrade Joseph Montisetse

target=_blank rel=noopener>Breaking: Bandits Kill 1 Student, Abduct Several Others in Niger

By Laleye Dipo Bandits have killed a student of Government Science College Kagara in Niger State and abducted several others, including teachers. The attack on the school occured at about 2am on Wednesday. Details of the incident is still sketchy but the Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) Alhaji Ibrahim Inga

target=_blank rel=noopener>Absence of EFCC Prosecution Counsel Stalls Jang’s Trial

By Seriki Adinoyi The trial of a former Governor of Plateau State, Air Commodore Jonah Jang (rtd) for an alleged misappropriation of public fund amounting to N6.3billion was stalled yesterday due to the absence of the lead prosecution counsel from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN). Jang is standing trial

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