1. 1,664 new COVID-19 infections take Nigeria’s total caseload to 94,369. Deaths, recoveries updated
Nigeria on Thursday recorded 1,664 fresh COVID-19 cases.
2. ‘Salary deduction temporary,’ Kano govt tells workers
The Kano State government said on Thursday the deduction of workers’ salaries was a temporary measure adopted by the government in the interest of the citizens.
3. Boko Haram, bandits displaced more than two million in Nigeria – Minister
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouk, said on Thursday the Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, and other criminal elements had displaced more than two million people in Nigeria.
4. EFCC warns Nigerians against selling their NIN, reveals consequences
As the ongoing struggle by some Nigerians to get their National Identity Number (NIN) continues, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned against selling it.
5. COVID-19 vaccines may not arrive in January – Health minister
The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, said on Thursday the COVID-19 vaccines may not arrive in Nigeria this month.
6. Nigeria’s power generation hits all-time peak of 5,552.8MW
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said on Thursday the country has recorded an all-time power generation peak of 5,552.8 megawatts.
7. Reprieve for consumers, as FG orders NERC to suspend new electricity tariff increase
The Federal Government on Thursday directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend the new adjustment made recently on electricity tariff, in the country.
8. NIN: Thousands stranded as NIMC staff embark on strike
Thousands of Nigerians seeking to enrol for the National Identification Number (NIN) have been stranded as staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) locked them out of offices of the Commission following a strike they embarked on.
9. NSE appoints new CEOs as exchange splits into 3 new entities
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) will have its three surviving entities, birthed by the just completed demutualisation exercise, headed by individual chief executive officers, the national council of the exchange said in a website note on Wednesday.
10. ‘Five years left’ – Joshua hints at retirement, advises Fury to do same
World heavyweight boxing champion of Nigerian descent, Anthony Joshua says he is planning to retire from the sport in five years’ time.