1. 576 new COVID-19 cases take Nigeria’s total to 89,163. Deaths, recoveries updated
Nigeria on Saturday recorded 576 fresh COVID-19 cases.
2. Sowore to sue Nigeria police for torture – Falana
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, said on Saturday he has received instructions from the Convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, to sue the Nigeria Police Force for torture.
3. PTF releases details of 100 sanctioned travellers
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Saturday released the passport numbers of 100 travellers who failed to undergo the compulsory COVID-19 test after returning to the country.
4. Covid-19 disrupted Constitution review process —Omo-Agege
Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege says the outbreak of the COVID-19 in 2020 halted the plans of the National Assembly from carrying out the long awaited constitution review process.
5. Nigerian military destroys Boko Haram settlement, kills several terrorists in Borno
The Nigerian military on Friday destroyed a new Boko Haram settlement at Mana Waji area of Borno State and killed several terrorists in massive air interdiction missions.
6. ‘Focus on governance, stop making excuses,’ PDP Senate caucus tells Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the Senate on Saturday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on governance and stop making excuses at every turn.
7. Mbaka warns govt, says youths may ‘rise and end the political system’
Fiery Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, has prophesied a possible end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
8. NSE ROUNDUP: Industrial goods stocks emerge best in 2020 with 91% yield
In a year largely turbulent for business and financial markets around the world, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) mercifully turned out an impressive return as market capitalisation opened at N12.958 trillion and closed at N21.057 trillion, meaning that stocks generally appreciated by 50.03% in 2020.
9. Fishermen’s group seeks govt’s pressure on Shell to pay $3.6bn oil spill fine
The Artisan Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) is seeking the intervention of the Nigerian government in getting Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company to pay a fine of $3.6 billion levied on it by an industry regulator for a spill in Bonga oilfield in 2011.
10. Real Madrid make winning start to 2021, go top of La Liga
Real Madrid made a winning start to the New Year as they cruise past Celta Vigo 2-0 at the Bernabeu in the La Liga on Saturday.