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Monday News update on December 14th 2020

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Monday News update on December 14th 2020

today Monday, 14th December 2020

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1. COVID-19: SGF Boss Mustapha Goes Into Isolation As Family Members Test Positive
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has gone into self-isolation after some of his family members tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the SGF in a personal statement on Sunday night, his family members tested positive on Saturday, are currently asymptomatic, and have started treatment in a government facility.

2. Shekau Now A Cripple, Can’t Lead Attack – Captured Boko Haram Fighter Reveals

A captured Boko Haram fighter has revealed that an attack by the Nigerian military has crippled the leader of the insurgence, Abubakar Shekau.

It was reported that the leader of the faction of Boko Haram has not been seen on his feet lately as he has released video where he is seen sitting or in some cases, using audio to pass across his message. (Monday News update)

3. Kankara Abduction: Masari Says 333 Students Are Still Missing
The Katsina state government has confirmed that 333 students went missing after gunmen attacked Government Science Secondary Kankara.

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The governor said a search was underway in the bush to find the students who were thought to have been abducted by gunmen.

4. Biafra: IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Launches New Security Outfit For The South
Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has announced the launch of a regional security outfit named Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Kanu, in a statement on Sunday, 13th December signed by IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful explained that the new security outfit was set up to protect the Eastern region and is modelled in the manner of the Amotekun in the Southwest and Miyetti Allah in the North. (Monday News update)

5. 18 Top Generals Of The Nigerian Army Test Positive For COVID-19
Not less than 18 military generals of the Nigerian Army have tested positive for COVID-19 following the breakout of the virus during the aborted 2020 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference.

The top military officers are all confirmed to have participated in the annual conference which held in Abuja before it was shut down after an officer attending the meeting tested positive to the virus.

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6. Boko Haram Hit Borno Town In Fresh Attack
Suspected members of Boko Haram terrorist group on Saturday attacked a village a few kilometers away from Askira Uba town.

An eyewitness confirmed that the insurgents in a convoy carried assault rifles and gained access into the town ‘smoothly’ on Saturday evening. (Monday News update)

7. General Buratai Visits Kankara Over Abduction Of Students
Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff General Tukur Buratai has arrived in Kankara where a number of high school students were abducted.

The Katsina government says 333 students of the missing students remain unaccounted for.

Records say General Buratai met with the military to launch an investigation to find the abducted students on Friday.

8. Popular Prophet Reveals What God Told Him Will Happen If Buhari Doesn’t Sack Service Chiefs
Leader of the INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the nation’s service chiefs or be ready for another round of protests that will shut down Nigeria.

The cleric also lamented that there is a lot of confusion in the country, Nigeria has lost focus under Buhari warning that urgent action must be taken. (Monday News update)

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He added that God told him if the President doesn’t sack the service chiefs latest by February 2021, and replace them with people that can act, Nigeria is at great risk of breaking up.

9. Boko Haram: ISWAP Appoints New ‘Governor Of The Lake Chad’
The Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) has reportedly replaced Goni Maina, the former commander who was killed on December 1 in an air raid jointly conducted by the Nigerian army and the air force.

ISWAP, a break-out faction of Boko Haram, has appointed Aliyu Chakkar as its new “governor of the Lake Chad”, sources have told TheCable.

Upon assuming his new position, Chakkar “vowed to launch attacks before the end of the month”.

10. General Irefin Did Not Die Of COVID-19 – Kinsmen Demand Investigation
The kinsmen of Major-General and the general officer commanding (GOC) of 6 Division of the Nigerian army, John Olu Irefin, has rejected reports that the military officer died from COVID-19 complications. (Monday News update)

Recall that Irefin was attending the ongoing Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference 2020 in Abuja before he took ill and died.

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Civil servants in Lagos State to work from home

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Lagos Orders Civil Servants To Work From Home Till February 1

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on Level 14 and below to work from home till February 1, 2021, as part of measures to contain the coronavirus disease’s spread the second wave of the pandemic.
This was contained in a statement signed on Saturday by the Head of Service in the state, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

Muri-Okunola, however, noted that the directive excludes staff on essential duty as well as first responders.He said, “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved a further extension of the work-from-home order to all State Public Servants on Grade Levels 14 and below from Monday, January 18 2021, to Monday, February 1 2021, to curtail the spread of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.”He urged all public servants to stay safe and ensure continued observance of all COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing, use of face masks, regular washing of hands with soap and running water as well as the use of hand sanitisers.”
Muri-Okunola also stated that the weekly duty rosters should be maintained for effective service delivery by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the State Government.

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Police officers abducted by bandits in Kaduna

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Some Bandits have Abducted 18 Police Officers In Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted 18 police officers around Farin-Ruwa junction along the Birnin Gwari- Funtua road in Kaduna State.SaharaReporters gathered that the policemen were on transit from Minna in Niger State to Kano State when they were attacked on Friday.

However, Sources said about 10 of the officers were rescued by military operatives at Maganda on Saturday.Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) Chairman, Barrister Salisu Haruna, confirmed the attack in a statement.Haruna said police officers around Dogon Dawa and other nearby communities had been told of the incident.He said, “Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) reports that the whereabouts of 18 Police Officers attacked along Birnin Gwari Funtua road on Friday 15 January 2021 is unascertained.“The 18 police officers, who are on surveillance along Birnin Gwari Funtua road, were attacked on Friday. As at the time of filing this report, we could not ascertain the number of casualties. Eyewitness feared that some of the police officers were killed while others are said to be missing in the bush.“Reports confirmed that two police have called via phone to inform home that they were attacked and that they could not locate their location.“Similarly, Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) reports that on Thursday an unconfirmed number of bandits have ransacked Damari village in Dogon Dawa constituency of Birnin Gwari local government area. The bandits who came on several bikes were said to have carted away heavy food commodities and stole many motorcycles. They did not kill anyone. They spent three hours in Damari village without any confrontation by the security.“Birnin Gwari Emirates Progressives Union begs the government, upon who the protection of our lives and property is reposed on, to sit up and face security issues in Birnin Gwari squarely until victory is ascertained.”Calls put across by SaharaReporters to Mohammed Jalige, the Kaduna State Police Command spokesperson, were not picked nor returned.

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Covid-19: 1598 new cases in Nigeria

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Covid-19: 1598 new cases in Nigeria

1598 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-461
FCT-206
Plateau-197
Rivers-168
Kaduna-116
Anambra-53
Ogun-49
Ebonyi-47
Edo-42
Sokoto-32
Imo-31
Katsina-31
Oyo-30
Akwa Ibom-27
Delta-16
Kano-16
Abia-15
Niger-15
Ondo-11
Bayelsa-10
Borno-9
Kebbi-8
Ekiti-7
Jigawa-1

108,943 confirmed
85,367 discharged
1,420 deaths

Our discharges today includes 430 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.

 

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