Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Friday, 8th, January, 2021

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This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Friday, 8th, December 2021.

EndSARS: ‘We’ve Started Rebuilding Of Lagos’ – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says his government has started rebuilding properties destroyed during the #EndSARS protests.

Speaking to State House correspondents on Thursday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Sanwo-Olu said the rebuilding process would take a while to finish.

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Buhari Directs Reversal Of Increased Electricity Tariff

The Federal Government has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to inform all Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to reverse to tariffs that were applicable in December 2020.

Naija News reports that the directive was made known in a statement by Aaron Artima, the Senior Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, on Thursday.

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NIN: NIMC Workers Commence Strike Over Funding, Exposure To COVID-19

A strike has been embarked on by staffs of the National Identity Management Commission leaving thousands of applicants outside their premises.

Naija News correspondent who was at a registration centre in the University of Ilorin on Thursday morning disclosed that applicants who were there as early as 6 am were told to return to their houses.

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Edo: Ize-Iyamu Reacts As Court Disqualifies Him And His Running Mate

The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the September 19, 2020 election in the state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has reacted to the ruling of the Edo State High Court sitting in Benin, which disqualified him and his running mate, Gani Audu.

The ruling was passed by the court on Wednesday three weeks after the Federal High Court, Abuja cleared Ize-Iyamu’s running mate.

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Akpabio Speaks On Appointment Of Sole Administrator For NDDC

Nigeria’s Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, says a court of competent jurisdiction appointed a sole administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Akpabio made this known on Thursday when he received representatives of the Forensic Auditing team in his office in Abuja.

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