Good morning. Compliment of the season! Here is today’s summary from a Nigerian newspaper
1. Former Secretary of State for Education, Professor Jerry Agada is dead.
Agada was confirmed dead Tuesday morning at the Federal Medical Center, FMC, Makurdi, Benue State, aged 68.
2. The government of the state of Anambra has suspended the activities of all nightclubs in the state as of Wednesday, December 23, 2020.
According to the State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinubi, the ban will last a month and would help stop the close interaction between citizens and people from high-risk countries, who will return home for Christmas and New Year celebrations.
3. The then state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, the PDP, suspended five permanent parties indefinitely.
Among the party bosses, who were suspended indefinitely for alleged anti-party activities, included former party president Ebenezer Alabi and former party propaganda secretary in the southwest Ayo Fadaka.
4. The Department of Public Service (DSS) has warned Nigerians of conspiracies by “enemies of the state” to rid themselves of terrorism in places of worship and recreation centers during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
It states that the conspiracy will be carried out with the use of explosives, suicide bombings and other dangerous weapons.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the mandate of the Presidential Working Group (PTF) for COVID-19 until March 2021.
The president, who made this known when he received PTF members, who were at the state house to report to him from the end of 2020, said Nigeria could not afford to lose profits in the last nine months in the fight against pandemics.
6. The governor of the state of Kaduna, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday removed the secretaries of education in 23 areas of state administration in the state.
El-Rufai explained that there is a need to adjust staff costs and deepen reforms in the country’s education sector.
7. Armed men suspected of being kidnappers on Tuesday struck again on the Benin-Auchi road and abducted an unspecified number of passengers.
It was said that the gunmen attacked a commercial bus that was driving from Abuja, and it was traveling from Benin between Ehor and Iruekpen.
8. Armed bandits killed seven people in Gbaya, a local government area of Chikun in Kaduna State.
According to the state government, the residents of the area gave the names of those killed in the attack as: Samson Hassan, Nuhu Hassan, Ali Hassan, Tsoho Wasa, Gabriel Ahmadu, Dogara Sarki and Shekwolo Yohanna.
9. Seventeen people were killed in a fatal car accident on Tuesday on the Irepene Abuja / Lokoja highway in Kogi state.
It has been reliably established that the accident occurred between a Toyota Hiace bus and a luxury bus in which passengers were traveling south-south and north side of the country.
10. Less than three people were said to have been killed during a clash between some suspected smugglers and operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Ogun State Command.
The incident, as it was collected, happened on Tuesday in Kikelom, Ayetoro, the seat of the Yewa North local government area in Ogun state.