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1. ASUU To Reopen Universities January 2021 – Ngige

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, stated on Monday that academic activities in the country universities will resume January 2021.

The former Anambra State governor made this known while speaking in Alor, Idemili South local government area of Anambra State, during the launch of Ngige free medical outreach at the Community’s Health Center.

According to the Minister, negotiations between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal government had reached 98 percent.

2. SIM Registration: FG Extends Deadline For NIN Update

President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Monday extended the deadline for the provision of National Identification Number by telecommunication service subscribers.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

3. PDP House Of Representatives Member To Be Punished For Calling For Buhari’s Impeachment

The leadership of the House of Representatives has threatened to take disciplinary action against Kingsley Chinda, the lawmaker who is spearheading the impeachment process of President Muhammadu Buhari.

This development was made known by House Leader, Hon. Ado Doguwa who noted that Chinda is acting in a personal capacity as his calls do not represent the views of the House, his constituency, or his party.

4. Senate Passes N13.588 trillion 2021 Budget For Nigeria

The Nigerian Senate (upper chamber of the National Assembly) on Monday passed the sum of N13.588 trillion 2021 Appropriation bill into law.

The figures increased to N13.588 trillion after the National Assembly raised the proposed estimate of N13.082 trillion by N505 billion.

5. Nigerian Military Kills Several Boko Haram Terrorists, Destroy Gun Trucks In Borno

The Nigerian military has eliminated several Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed their gun trucks during an operation in Ajiri, Borno State.

According to information made available to Naija News on Monday 21st December by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, the operation happened on the night of 19 December 2020.

6. Rivers APC Faction Suspends Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State loyal to Igo Aguma has suspended the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi for anti-party activities.

The APC faction in a statement signed by the media adviser to Aguma, Livingstone Wechie said Amaechi’s suspension from the party by the state executives followed his earlier suspension at the ward level.

7. FG Releases New Measures To Curtail Spread Of COVID-19

Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, approved a new measure to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the country.

Buhari restricted the number of guests at weddings, conferences, and sporting activities to fifty.

The Federal Government on Monday also ordered the closure of all bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.

8. Zamfara Under Yari Was Colony Of Banditry – Matawalle Bombs APC

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) for accusing him of sponsoring banditry in the northwestern state.

Naija News reports that the APC accused an unnamed governor in North-West of sponsoring banditry in the region.

9. FG Imposes Fresh COVID-19 Restrictions On Churches And Mosques

The federal government on Monday amidst fears of impending second wave of the coronavirus disease, imposed fresh restrictions on religious worship centers including churches and mosques.

The restrictions were announced in a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

10. Olu Of Warri Is Dead

Delta State has been thrown into mourning with the reported news of the death of the Olu of Warri, Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko.

Naija News understands that a report filed by Ohi Baba quoted sources to have confirmed that the Olu of Warri died on Sunday at age 65.

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