Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Sunday 20th June 2021

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Sunday 20th June 2021

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Sunday 20th June 2021 on some of the nation newspapers .

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target=_blank rel=noopener>UAE lifts travel ban on Nigeria

The United Arab Emirates may have blinked following the stand-off between her and Nigeria over modalities for PCR tests and rapid test. The country yesterday lifted a travel ban on Nigeria, India and South Africa.   A message from the Dubai Media Office said passengers from Nigeria are expected to have received a negative result

target=_blank rel=noopener>S’East govs, leaders: Ndigbo under threat in Nigeria

South East Governors, Ministers, National Assembly members, as well as leaders of political, religious and traditional institutions yesterday in Enugu raised the alarm over threats against Igbo indigenes living in some parts of the country and called on leaders of those zones to protect them Rising from a security meeting that lasted for more than

target=_blank rel=noopener>Ijaw: We want to quit Nigeria

  Don’t take our silence for granted   Barely two weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration that he had obtained the assurance of the nationalities about indivisibility of Nigeria, the Ijaw National Congress (INC) worldwide yesterday expressed in clear terms its readiness to leave Nigeria.     In a statement signed by its President, Prof.

target=_blank rel=noopener>MTN to increase Nigerians’ share in company by 14%

MTN Nigeria has unveiled plans to adjust its shareholding structure to accommodate more Nigerians as shareholders.   The MTN Group President, Ralph Mupita, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the management of the mobile network giant would sell an additional 14 per cent stake in the company to Nigerians.   A check on the company’s

target=_blank rel=noopener>Yakassai: Presidency liable for Nigeria’s problems

Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has attributed the upheavals presently taking place in the country to the too much power vested in the Presidency by the presidential system of government.   Yakassai disclosed that the North and the South are always at loggerheads over who controls the Presidency, adding that the situation was responsible for

target=_blank rel=noopener>Anambra Guber: Panic grips APGA, PDP over parallel candidates

Five months to the conduct of the November gubernatorial election in Anambra State, there are growing fears that the embattled All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may field parallel candidates for the exercise.   Meanwhile, two gubernatorial aspirants of APGA, Chief Chukwuma Umoji and Chief Akachukwu Nwakpo, have appealed to

target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: U.S commits $2bn to vaccine drive in Nigeria, others

The United States of America has made a commitment to boost the global response to COVID- 19 pandemic with an additional $2 billion funds donation to GAVI vaccine alliance in support of COVAX. U.S. Secretary of State,   Anthony Blinken, in a press briefing on Thursday, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been reengaged

target=_blank rel=noopener>Euro 2020: Lewandowski denies Spain first win to keep Poland in

*Germany come from behind to win thriller against Portugal *Griezmann saves France as Hungary earn famous point in Budapest Robert Lewandowski scored his first goal of Euro 2020 as Poland held Spain to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockouts. Poland knew that a defeat would mean they could not progress from Group E

target=_blank rel=noopener>Exert pressure on Mali to return to civil rule, Buhari tells ECOWAS leaders

  …as India’s Modi, writes Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has told West African leaders to exert pressure on the military leadership in Mali to ensure that the transition process in the country is not aborted.   The President, who faulted the United Nation (UN)’s decision to expel foreign fighters in Libya without consultation with the leadership of

target=_blank rel=noopener>Igbos will be worst hit if Nigeria disintegrates – Okorocha 

The Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has warned against secessionist movements that would disintegrate Nigeria, saying that Igbos would be worst hit if such happened.   Okorocha gave the warning at the Unity House, Abuja, when he played host to three women

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