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Breaking News in Nigeria Today Saturday 21st November 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Saturday 21st November 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

AFTERMATH OF FUEL PRICE HIKE: Nigerians groan as prices of foodstuff, goods, services skyrocket

• No new clothes for any of my children this year, says a customer • We now trek longer distances –Commuters As Nigerians continue to adjust to the “new normal” occasioned by the Coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic, prices of food items, goods and services are hitting the rooftop across the country. These prices, especially of …

6 men in court, accused of setting police station ablaze

Six men yesterday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court accused of stealing and setting a police station ablaze. The accused, Tunde Abiodun, 32, Sodique Tiamiyu,22, Seun Olatokun, 27, Akeem Apena, 52, Olawunmi Lateef, 28 and Isah Lukeman, 24 all of no fixed addresses, are standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, arson and …

New Telegraph’s Editor wins 2020 Nordica fertility awards

The New Telegraph Newspapers’ multiple awardswinner and Head, Investigation Desk, Isioma Madike, has emerged the winner of the 2020 Nordica Media Merit Award (NMMA) in the print category forexcellenceinfertilityreporting. Madike’s story: ‘Sweet tales of motherhood’ was announced as one of the three winners of the highly competitive annual awards at the presentation ceremony in Lagos …

Ndoma-Egba’s wife, six others die in Ondo auto crash

The wife of the former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, yesterday lost her life in ghastly automobile accident in Ondo State. Ndoma-Egba’s wife identified as Amaka alongside seven others lost their lives in the accident which involved four vehicles with about eight people injured. According to sources, the vehicles involved in the crash were …

Corruption: Inside Abia’s abandoned, poorly executed NDDC road projects (2)

In this concluding part of Abia’s abandoned, poorly executed NDDC road projects, ARINZE CHIJIOKE, highlights the corrupt allegations that may have prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to order a forensic audit of the NDDC from 2001 to 2019 in October 2019. He also made efforts at getting those concerned to state their case The probe The …

Finally, FG exempts ASUU from IPPIS

…to pay N65bn as revitalisation funds, allowances After eight months of heated negotiations, the Federal Government has agreed for salaries of lecturers be paid on an older platform which was different from the controversial Integrated Payroll Personnel information System (IPPIS), repeatedly rejected by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. The salaries counting from February to …

Obaseki insists on 10pm to 6am curfew

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged security agencies in the state to reinforce the existing 10pm to 6am curfew imposed to check the activities of hoodlums and criminals following the hijack of the #EndSARS protests in the state. Obaseki spoke yesterday when he received the General Officer Commanding 2 Division Nigerian Army, …

LASG closes Abule Crossing for rail modernisation project

The Lagos State Government has said it would close Abule Level Crossing towards Apapa end of the railway project for construction on the rail track from today to November 22. In a statement issued by the Ministry of Transportation stated that the construction company, China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) Nigeria Limited, would commence the …

South-East youths reject Army’s Operation Crocodile Smile VI

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), the umbrella body of all the youth organizations in the South-East geo-political zone has rejected the Nigeria Army’s Operation Crocodile Smile VI by the Nigerian Army in the zone, describing it as “illtimed, ill-advised and calculated to use brute force to administer a peaceful region.” In a …

NUC cedes LAUTECH to Oyo, College of Health Sciences to Osun

Following the crisis between Oyo and Osun state governments over the ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology (LAUTECH), the National Universities Commission has ceded the institution to Oyo State. In order to ensure both states benefitted one way or the other, the NUC also ceded the College of Health Sciences located …

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