This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, 31st, December 2020.
Boko Haram Landmines Kill Seven Hunters In Borno
Landmines planted by suspected members of Boko Haram insurgents have killed at least seven hunters and destroyed two utility vehicles in Borno State.
Vigilante sources revealed this to Daily Trust.
President Buhari Holds Closed-Door Meeting With Gov. Zulum
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a closed-door meeting with the Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum.
The meeting held at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Ebonyi Dep Gov. Advises Umahi To Contest For President In 2023
The Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Kelechi Igwe, has advised his principal to run for president in the 2023 general election.
Naija News reports that since the defection of Governor Dave Umahi from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in November, there had been speculations that Umahi is planning to contest for the presidency if the ticket is zoned to the South-East.
COVID-19: Presidency Issues Fresh Directive To States On Labs, Isolation Centres
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has directed all 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to reopen all laboratories and isolation centres.
Speaking to newsmen at a briefing on Tuesday evening, Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, also asked states and the FCT to increase COVID-19 testing.
Kogi Approve Churches To Observe Cross-Over Services
Kogi State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has asked Churches who wished to observe cross-over services on 31st December 2020 to go on.
Worship centres in the state were assured of the government’s support to observe their cross-over services without any disturbance.