1. ‘Stop blaming God for Nigeria’s challenges,’ Obasanjo tells leaders
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday counselled Nigerian leaders to stop blaming God for the myriad of challenges confronting the country.
2. 749 new COVID-19 infections take Nigeria’s total caseload to 85,560. Deaths, recoveries updated
Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 749 fresh COVID-19 cases.
3. PTF to focus on procurement of COVID-19 vaccine in Q1 2021
The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, said on Tuesday the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 would focus on the procurement of vaccine in the first quarter of 2021.
4. Nigerian govt to sanction 100 returnees for evading COVID-19 test
The Federal Government said on Tuesday 100 returnees would be sanctioned for failing to undergo the compulsory COVID-19 test after returning to the country.
5. NIMC issues fresh guidelines for NIN registration
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for the National Identification Number (NIN) registration exercise.
6. Buhari charges Nigerians to embrace agriculture as source of livelihood
President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday said his administration would continue to encourage Nigerians to go back to agriculture as a source of livelihood.
7. NSE: Nigerian stocks set for biggest gain in seven years after N168bn rally
Nigerian stocks are on track for their biggest annual yield since 2013 after the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) bounced back on Tuesday from a loss posted at the previous session.
8. Oil prices advance amid optimism of US stimulus package
Oil prices climbed on Tuesday, the third time in four trading sessions, on hopes of fuel demand recovery, as the U.S. drew closer to expanding its pandemic aid payments and with a final Brexit deal on track to stabilise trade between Europe and Britain.
9. Moving a container across Lagos almost equal to cost of shipping from China – FT
The gridlock at Lagos ports has deteriorated to a level that it can cost over $4,000 to truck a container 20 kilometres to the Nigerian mainland these days, nearly as much it costs shipping one 12,000 nautical miles from China, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
10. Resumption of NPFL good for Nigeria’s economy —Sports Minister
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has welcomed with excitement, the resumption of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), which kicked off last Sunday.