Good morning! Here is today’s summary from a Nigerian newspaper
1. The university’s academic staff union, ASUU, suspended its industrial action on Wednesday.
ASUU Chairman Professor Biodun Ogunyemi revealed this during a press briefing on Wednesday, following ongoing union negotiations with the federal government.
2. The Presidential Working Group (PTF) for COVID-19 on Wednesday revealed to Nigerians that the lethal virus vaccine will be administered free of charge when vaccination begins in Nigeria.
The PTF’s national coordinator, Sani Aliyu, said President Muhammadu Buhari had given the PTF a mandate to continue preparations regarding the vaccine.
3. A total of one thousand, one hundred and thirty-three, 1133 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Centers for Disease Control, NCDC, which tweeted this Wednesday night via its official Twitter account, said the state of Lagos and the FCT recorded 397 and 357 cases, respectively, while the state of Kaduna followed with 81 cases.
4. The Ekiti government has announced new restrictions to protect public health following the sharp rise in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Kayode Fayemi, who on Wednesday night announced new guidelines to combat the second wave of COVID-19, said the move had become necessary to ensure the situation did not spiral out of control.
5. A former candidate for governor of the PDP in the state of Anambra in the 2017 gubernatorial election, Mr. Oseloka Obaze tested positive for COVID-19.
Former diplomat and former Secretary of Government of the State of Anambra (SGG) under the former Governor, Mr. Peter Obi and the current governor, boss Willie Obian, were tested for the virus after passing a pre-trip test.
The 6th National Youth Corps (NYSC) announced on Wednesday that a gang of armed robbers came to 17 members of the corps whose sporadic shootings killed corps member Bomoi Yusuf.
Ms. Adenike Adeyemi, director of public relations and public relations programs, confirmed this in a statement Wednesday in Abuja.
7. Twelve people died, while 25 others were injured in a fatal accident that occurred on the Abuja-Kaduna road on Wednesday.
In a statement Wednesday, the commissioner, Interior Ministry and Interior Minister Mr. Samuel Aruwan noted that, “The Kaduna State Government has received a report from security agencies on a fatal road accident that occurred this morning at the 26th kilometer of Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
8. A gas tanker fire incident on Wednesday killed six people and set fire to about 30 buildings in the town of Jebba, a Moro state administration area of Kwara state.
A gas tanker traveling through the city lost control and spilled its contents by crashing into apartment buildings.
9. At least three people were said to have been killed and 33 others injured in a fatal car accident on the Gwachipe Bridge in Lambatta, a local government area of the state of Giger Niger.
Eyewitnesses said a car carrying 36 passengers on board, including the driver, crashed as a result of an overload and lost control of the bridge and crashed.
10. Panic erupted in the Minjibir local government area in Cannes on Wednesday, as some heavily armed men stormed the council office, firing sporadically.
The incident, according to eyewitness statements, happened on Wednesday around 2 a.m., and living residents were wandering for safety.