10 Hot Major News In Nigeria Today | PurpleWorld [PW]
- Nigeria has now confirmed more than 40,000 COVID-19 cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Late on Sunday, the NCDC confirmed an additional 555 cases and two deaths, lifting total infections in the country to 40,532 and fatalities to 858 from Friday’s figures of 39,977 and 856, respectively.
Data from the centre shows that Lagos had 156, followed by Kano, Ogun, and Plateau with 65, 57, and 54 cases.
Others are Oyo – 53, Benue – 43, FCT – 30, Ondo – 18, Kaduna – 16, Akwa Ibom – 13, Gombe – 13, Rivers – 12, Ekiti – nine, Osun – eight, Cross River – three, Borno – two, Edo – two, and Bayelsa – one.
- Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara said he resigned from the PDP because of the alleged failure of governance in Bauchi State where he hails from.
In his letter of resignation addressed to the Bogoro ‘C’ Ward chairman of the PDP, the former House of Representatives Speaker said Governor Bala Mohammed whom he helped into power, had not lived up to expectation.
- A meeting between the federal and state governments to discuss modalities for resumption of schools will hold Monday.
The meeting which will be presided by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, is to have all state commissioners of education in attendance.
- The former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has apologized to the Enigies of the Benin Kingdom for the choice of Godwin Obaseki as successor.
Oshiomhole has apologised to the kings for working tirelessly to make the incumbent Governor of Edo State, Obaseki, his successor in 2016.
- Governor Nyesom Wike, chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) national campaign council for Edo election, has taken charge in Benin, warning that nobody can rig the forthcoming election. Wike went ahead to declare that with Edo State sure to return, that the South-South was now completely PDP. Wike stated this during the flag-off of.
- The Chief of Army Staff (Nigeria) Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai on Sunday evening said Nigeria is more peaceful now than it was in the last five years.
The Army Chief, who stated this during his sit-out with wounded officers and soldiers at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, hinged his position on the dedication of men of the force in their quest to protect the territorial integrity of the country.
- ‘Take them to govt house or Aso Rock’ – Borno residents reject reintegration of ex-Boko Haram fighters
Some residents in Borno state are kicking against the reintegration of repentant Boko Haram members into the communities.
The military had in 2016 launched Operation Safe Corridor, an initiative for the deradicalisation and rehabilitation of ex-Boko Haram members.
The aim of the operation, the military had also said, is to reintegrate repentant Boko Haram members into society.
- South-East Governors Forum says compulsory COVID-19 tests will be conducted on teachers before schools in the region reopen.
Forum Chairman and Ebonyi Governor, Dave Umahi, who made the disclosure at a media briefing on Sunday, said there were fears for kindergarten and primary school pupils who do not understand what is social distancing.
- Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has declared that he will no longer hide but was now ready to fight back at orchestrated attacks against his person.
Magu said he will henceforth reply to all the allegations against him in public, in a statement made available to reporters by Wahab Shittu, Magu’s lawyer on Sunday.
- The list containing names of Senators and House of Representatives members involved in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, contracts has surfaced.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio submitted the names to the National Assembly committees probing the activities of the commission last Thursday.