Germany has entered a hard lockdown, closing schools and non-essential businesses in an attempt to stop a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, yesterday revealed that the commission had resolved to create additional voting units ahead of 2023 general elections.
The spokesperson of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Festus Akande, has distanced himself from a statement by a justice of the court, Ibrahim Saulawa, that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has approved the closure of all public and private schools in the state with immediate effect.
Following the abduction of 333 students at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina, neighbouring states, Jigawa and Zamfara, have closed their schools.
The Nigeria government has ordered all telecommunication service providers to ask all subscribers to provide their National Identification Numbers (NIN). Subscribers who fail to do so within two weeks are to be blocked from using their SIM cards.
Moderna’s vaccine is safe and 95% effective, regulators say, clearing the way for US emergency authorisation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has become one of the last world leaders to congratulate US President-elect Joe Biden on his victory.
The House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately reinstate the sacked Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Nasir Argungu.
Nigeria-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it was behind last week’s kidnapping of hundreds of schoolboys in the north-western Nigerian state of Katsina.