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Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

Nigerian government to sell public assets to fund 2021 budget – minister

The federal government is currently under tremendous pressure to pool funds to augment the 2021 budget shortfall of N5.2 trillion.

LASU appoints Damola Oke acting vice-chancellor

The Senate of the Lagos State University, LASU, has appointed Professor Oyedamola Oke as the acting vice-chancellor of the institution.

NCC speaks on ‘mass disconnection’ of telephone subscribers

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cleared the air on speculations of impending mass disconnection of telephone subscribers.
11. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

Katsina insists no ransom paid for Kankara school boys’ release

Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, Secretary to Katsina State Government says the state government did not pay any ransom to rescue the abducted 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.

NAICOM complies with court order to suspend recapitalisation

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has complied with the court order to suspend the ongoing Insurance industry’s recapitalisation.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Governor Ikpeazu: APC is a ‘stationary vehicle’

The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has debunked speculations that he plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress.
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his picks for several top economic positions on Monday, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his nominee for Treasury Secretary, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.

Joe Biden to continue Donald Trump’s US-China policy

US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to tow the line of incumbent President Donald Trump’s foreign policy in Asia, which stands against perceived Chinese expansionist designs in the region, reports say.
The Federal Government says its Social Housing Programme, one of the components of the National Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP), is targeted at low income earners

Nigerian government says 300,000 mass housing scheme strictly for low income earners

The Federal Government says its Social Housing Programme, one of the components of the National Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP), is targeted at low income earners.
The Kano State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, elected Hamisu Chidari as the new speaker following the resignation of his predecessor.

New Kano Assembly Speaker denies defection rumour

Mr Hamisu Ibrahim-Chidari, the new Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly has denied speculations that some lawmakers were planning to defect from All Progressives Congress (APC) to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Festus Keyamo

774,000 jobs: No fresh recruitment in Nasarawa – chairman

Contrary to speculations that the Chairman, selection committee for Special Public Works programme in Nasarawa State has been replaced, the incumbent Chairman of the federal government special works programme, Dr Kassim Muhammad, has distanced himself from the purported sell of forms to high profile politicians in the state.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank sells N4.1 trillion worth of special bills

Following last week’s introduction of 90-day special bills by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the apex bank yesterday sold N4.1 trillion worth of the instrument in the money market.

Anchor borrower game-changer in financing of smallholder farmers – CBN chief

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday said the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) has proven to be a game-changer in the financing of smallholder farmers in the country.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate queries removal of NDE chief

Senate has questioned the removal of Dr Nasir Ladan as Director-General of National Directorate for Employment (NDE) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC chieftain alleges plan to destabilize party using courts in Rivers

Chris Finebone, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, claims he has uncovered plans by a group working in cohort with the Rivers government to use the state judiciary to destabilize the party.
Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa says every Ghanaian should ignore any comments and unverified information spreading like wildfire.

Ghana election: Ignore rumours of election irregularities – EC

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa says every Ghanaian should ignore any comments and unverified information spreading like wildfire.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole rules out returning as APC chairman

Against speculations, the sacked former national chairperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has dismissed the possibility of leading the party again even if the party’s NEC decides in his favour on Tuesday.
Ned Nwoko

Ned Nwoko not planning to marry soon, not romancing anyone – aide

For the better part of last week and the week before, the billionaire husband of Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, Ned Nwoko has been embroiled in a couple of controversies. One was the rumour that was let loose that he was romancing one Sarah and planning to marry her. The second, was the mischievous twist of his famous interview with BBC, where he was quoted to have said he’s taking another wife soon.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki cautions PDP chairman against Interfering with reconciliation drive

Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has cautioned the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, against interfering with the party’s ongoing reconciliation efforts.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria records 15 more coronavirus-related deaths

Nigeria on Tuesday logged another relatively high daily death tally from COVID-19 with 15 people dying from the disease. This took the death toll in the last three days to 44.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Presidency: Ondo governor’s quit order on herdsmen unconstitutional

The Presidency on Tuesday reacted to the controversial order issued by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to herdsmen to leave Ondo forest reserves in seven days, describing it as unconstitutional.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has said he refused to accept the results of the 2020 elections bascule of his principles.

Ghana election: John Mahama demands original copies of collation forms

Former President John Dramani Mahama has filed a motion again at the Supreme Court demanding original pink sheets from the Electoral Commission (EC).
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Nigeria records 1,617 new COVID-19 infections, 14 more deaths.

Nigeria records 1,301 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,301 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 113,305.