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Latest news this afternoon (Friday, January 8, 2021)

The Nation

  • Strike paralyses activities at Akure NIMC 
  • Two suspects in police custody for issuing fake NIMR COVID-19 results – D.G
  • COVID-19: Delta schools to resume January 18 
  • We will resist attempts to desecrate IYC, other institutions, says Egbesu 
  • Security forces rescue 103 kidnapped victims in Katsina State, says Gov Masari
  • Insecurity: Sokoto approves merger of boarding schools in border towns
  • 30 minutes COVID-19 test kits for hospitals, says PTF 
  • COVID-19 and the Professors, by Femi Adesina 
  • Boko Haram kidnaps district head in Yobe
  • Electricity tariffs hike on hold
  • NIMC union’s strike paralyses NIN registration 
  • PDP accuses APC of diverting attention from corruption under Buhari 
  • Hit-and-run driver kills man in Delta 
  • Pastor, three others freed from kidnappers’ den 
  • Baby, others escape as vehicle crashes 
  • Customs intercepts 5,200 live ammunition 
  • Friends remanded for raping teenager 
  • Police arraign Deeper Life School head teacher, six others for felony
  • Hisbah nabs 53 in Kano 
  • Troops neutralise kidnappers in Kaduna 
  • Boko Haram: Adamawa community seeks protection 
  • Kano to spend N314.45m on dam repair 
  • Herdsmen attack Benue community 
  • DHQ: we’re at domination stage of insurgency war 
  • Commission loses 1,017 senior workers in Jigawa 
  • Kebbi NLC suspends strike 
  • Timeless Orishabunmi 
  • ‘No cause for worry about safety of COVID-19 vaccines’ 
  • We need more security personnel in Niger, says governor 
  • INEC, electronic voting and credible polls 
  • COVID-19: The pandemic, response and hope
  • Governor’s aide wins award 
  • Allen Avenue-Ikeja: From traditional roundabout to signalised junction 
  • NIN: ‘exercise will be reviewed’ 
  • Fed Govt begins oxygen intervention plan in states 
  • ‘Why govt is yet to release January petrol price’ 
  • NAPST to Fed Govt: don’t close schools beyond Jan 18
  • UNILAG shuts staff club 
  • Missing shared accountability 
  • FETHI CMD urges Nigerians to accept COVID-19 vaccines 
  • Pelosi, others seek Trump’s removal as world leaders flay invasion
  • Mixed reactions trail Atiku’s vaccination in Dubai 
  • Court orders release of Anambra community leader 
  • Community begs Obiano to recognise monarch 
  • ‘Anambra tired of comic governance’ 
  • Coalition warns against intimidating Akpabio, NDDC administrator
  • Sen. Bayo Salami dies in U.S. 
  • Minimum wage deductions temporary, says Ganduje 
  • Two million Nigerians displaced, says Fed Govt
  • Security beefed up for Biden’s inauguration after riot 
  • Osimhen clears air on controversial party
  • CAF Champions League: ‘Our early goal unsettled Enyimba’ 
  • Enugu State commends Chukwu at 70 
  • I’m nearing end of my career, AJ admits 
  • Tesla tycoon Musk declared world richest person
  • China places 11m under lockdown after outbreak 
  • Criticisms trail military invasion of Ghana’s parliament 
  • Five arraigned for stealing rifles



  • BREAKING: Boko Haram kills 13 in fresh Cameroon attack
  • COVID-19: FG will impose fresh lockdown if… —PTF
  • COVID-19: UK places travel ban on 11 African countries
  • Madrid vs Osasuna: Zidane gets COVID-19 clearance
  • Aston Villa, Liverpool FA Cup tie to go ahead
  • US unrest, disgrace to democracy —Turkish president
  • UK fraudster injects woman, 92, with fake COVID-19 vaccine
  • La Liga: Barcelona, Madrid regain form, Atletico target win
  • Delta directs schools to reopen January 18
  • Bundesliga: Bayern’s Flick targets 100 points, Dortmund face Leipzig
  • Serie A: Injury concerns for Milan clubs as Roma, Juventus close gap
  • Manchester City owner buys auctioned historic FA Cup trophy
  • Iran in no rush for US return to nuclear deal —Khamenei
  • Capitol: US no longer has right to sanction nations —Zimbabwe president
  • EU raises BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine order to 600m doses
  • COVID-19: NUC directs varsities to reopen Jan 18
  • 70% of noise pollution in Lagos State caused by churches, mosques –LASEPA GM, Fasawe
  • Blackout looms in four states as PHED workers threaten strike
  • Police arrest carpenter for abducting, slitting throat of 12-year-old
  • Policeman killed my son over N100, widow tells Akwa Ibom panel
  • Finally, South-West surrenders to the Fulani
  • COVID-19 vaccine and its bizarre conspiracy theories
  • Trump’s desperate gambit and the triumph of democracy
  • Demystification of the American democratic process
  • Coronavirus economy: How bad will it get with inflation?
  • Getting it right as a nation
  • Osun PDP accuses Oyetola, APC of sponsoring crisis
  • Dickson’s qualification suit: Appeal Court faults lower court, orders reassignment
  • Benue revenue worker’s body uncovered in shallow grave
  • Ohanaeze kicks as factional group threatens Obiozor, others’ arrest
  • Obiano considers fresh lockdown over COVID-19 surge
  • Protesters shut East-West road, demand NDDC administrator’s sacking
  • 5,552.8MW power generation successfully transmitted to Discos – TCN
  • World Bank projects 5% growth for Nigeria, others in 2021
  • Manufactured goods imports gulped N9.28tn in nine months – NBS
  • 874 microfinance banks have operational licences – CBN
  • FG suspends power tariff hike, subsidising 55% low users
  • Court strikes out 12 suits against Aite
  • COVID-19 vaccine will not destroy people’s immunity – Tomori
  • LUTH cautions against shunning coronavirus vaccine
  • ‘KDSG needs N29bn to address malnutrition scourge’




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