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Latest news this morning (Tuesday, January 12, 2021)


  • Twitter suspends 70,000 pro-Trump accounts
  • COVID-19: Many civil servants test positive, govt orders work rotation
  • 22 trapped after explosion in Chinese gold mine
  • Ogun tests only 50,000 residents, one per cent of population
  • Sex romp: Friends suspect ‘drug overdose’ as girl dies in Yobe govt lodge
  • Trump and Buhari: Dangers of having a divisive president
  • CAC generates N19bn, remits N2.7bn to FG’s account
  • Borno lists 1,163 school enrollees’ parents for allowances
  • Experts kick as FG signs $1.96bn Kano-Maradi rail project MoU
  • 1,000 NDLEA cadets stranded as minister stops Plateau orientation
  • 60 Lagos-Ibadan railway project workers infected with COVID-19 – FG
  • Kidnapper pays N1.55 ransom to regain freedom after abduction
  • Police lied, kidnappers collected N2m to free us – Ondo couple
  • Why most Nigerians don’t believe COVID-19 is real
  • Benue girl sets lover’s house on fire, boyfriend severely burnt
  • Hospitals won’t be able to handle serious COVID-19 cases soon — NCDC
  • Community kicks as retired DIG occupies DPO’s lodge for 20 years
  • Okorocha canvasses new political alliance ahead of 2023 polls
  • Police probe 47 armed Fulani men arrested in Oyo
  • Which of these spellings is correct: Carribean, Caribbean, Carribbean, Caribean?
  • This is who you are, America
  • Time to open up Nigeria’s extractive sector contracts
  • Trump: Lessons for America and the world
  • APC chieftains differ over plot against Abdulrazaq’s second term
  • Okorocha canvasses new political alliance ahead of 2023 polls
  • Cross River tackles INEC over bye-election, fingers Wike for PDP crises
  • Tribunal begins hearing of petitions over Edo gov election
  • Bindow opposes APC NEC’s dissolution of party structure
  • APC heads for Appeal Court to stop Rivers LG poll
  • Experts kick as FG signs $1.96bn Kano-Maradi rail project MoU
  • NIN registration resumes, NIMC workers insist on ultimatum
  • Capital Bancorp warns against ‘fraudulent’ investment offers
  • Dangote Cement completes first tranche of share buyback
  • Stock market gains N16bn after first weekly loss
  • Test your heart health by climbing stairs, scientists advise
  • Community diagnosis in mental health intervention
  • Group partners Ekiti to test for health workers


The Nation

  • We will serve society with integrity, new SANs pledge
  • Lawan: a messenger of harmony at 62 
  • NDDC now “food for boys,’ says Ijaw youth leader 
  • Oil dips on rising dollar 
  • The siege on the Capitol 
  • Agege-Pen Cinema Flyover:  A long prayer answered
  • Covid-19 R-factor and weak links in Nigeria 
  • Osimhen’s Jan. 20 return date doubtful
  • The Judiciary we expect this year, by lawyers 
  • Yaya Toure set to secure coaching badges 
  • Bayelsa Queens get COVID-19 palliatives 
  • Missing luggage: Court orders Emirates Airlines to pay Nigerian $1.36m, N50m 
  • COVID-19: NWFL postpone Week 5 games 
  • Who is afraid of Lekki shooting panel?
  • ASUU seeks safety guarantees on reopening 
  • CAN, Islamic Council differ over cause of COVID-19 spike
  • Nigeria loses N5.4tr to tax evasion by multinationals
  • Gerrard lauds Aribo after Rangers’ win
  • Resumption of schools threatened over virus spread
  • 2023: Okorocha seeks new  political group to rescue Nigeria 
  • ‘MSMEs are catalysts for development’ 
  • Obiozor should work for unity
  • Air fares to drop following VAT removal 
  • ‘Fed Govt working to reduce unemployment’ 
  • Fund offers $15m for agric solutions 
  • CAC sets April deadline for account revalidation 
  • NBS: Q3 subscriber figures grow by 4.59% 
  • Fed Govt selects bidders for aviation infrastructure firms
  • EPL records fresh 36 positive COVID-19 cases 
  • Rivers United, Bloemfontein Celtic tie gets new date 
  • Lagos, Oyo, others target of religious violence, says DSS 
  • Police arrest 43 clubbers, strippers in Lagos 
  • Non-functional oxygen plants to be activated 
  • Tinubu commiserates with Adebutu over wife’s death
  • Akpata pledges to make NBA conscience of society 
  • Kogi Chief Judge, Olusiyi retires  
  • N11bn appeals pending at Southwest Zone Tax Appeal Tribunal
  • Coalition insists on Kanu’s repatriation 
  • Cross River denies protesting magistrates 
  • Judicial updates, legislative developments: economic crimes and forfeiture of proceeds of crime 
  • Borno enrols 1,163 children of IDPs in schools 
  • Plateau PDP condemns workers’ brutality 
  • Retain current executive, Bindow urges Adamawa APC 
  • Tension in Ekiti over alleged plot to sack Assembly workers 
  • Police arrest 47 armed herdsmen in Oyo 
  • PDP to Fayemi: stop moving around for 2023 presidential slot 
  • LASU appoints Oke as acting VC 
  • Abducted kidnapper pays N1.5m to regain freedom  
  • Petrol dealer kidnapped in Ekiti 
  • 10 suspected Yahoo boys held in Lagos
  • Family of three dies in Kano fire 
  • Auditor General queries Health ministry over N4.6b Ebola fund
  • APC, Gbajabiamila, Lalong felicitate with Lawan at 62 
  • Kano-Maradi rail project to cost $1.959b 
  • Fed #EndSARS panel suspends further sitting over ‘poor funding’ 
  • Tribunal begins hearing of four petitions on Edo poll
  • UTME: JAMB to prosecute violators of admissions process
  • Court grants Sowore N20m bail 
  • Fed Govt allays fears over fire at NIS HQ 
  • Nightmare at noon in America 
  • Army recruitment will be thorough, says Buratai 
  • Over 60 per cent of rail workers test positive 
  • 24 million vaccinated 
  • Ogun opens oxygen therapy centre 
  • Ex-military administrator Kontagora dies 
  • Ex-AGF Adoke tests positive in UAE 
  • Accessing resource material for higher institutions 
  • National security upheavals and Amotekun 
  • EndSARS and Capitol Hill invasion: Anatomy of double standard 
  • Pfizer vaccine for the elite, Chinese for the rest of us?




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