Good Morning! Here are the latest news in Nigeria today.
COVID-19: 2 new deaths records in Nigeria, 138 infections
The coronacirus pandemic in Nigeria is getting worse as two more virus linked deaths and 138 new infections were recorded in the past 24 hours.
Authorities said, 53,865 cases have been confirmed, including 41,513 recoveries and 1,013 deaths in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said in its latest update.
The commercial capital Lagos remains Nigeria’s worst hit city with 18,188 infections, while FCT the capital of Nigeria cases is 5,156, and southwestern Oyo State with 3,118 cases.
Police: 2,159 candidates screens for constable in Osun
2,159 candidates from 14 Local Government Areas in Osun State has been screened by the police command.
SP Yemisi Opalola, the force spokeperson made this known in a statement, with the information GISTHUBCITY gathered.
However, the force had screened the candidates from Aiyedaade, Aiyedire, Atakumosa East, Atakumosa West, Boluwaduro, Boripe, Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, Ejigbo, Ife Central, Ife East, Ife North and Ife South in the first week exercise of the recruitment.
Wike Sues for Unity as APC Members Defect to PDP
Governor Nyesom Wike urged PDP leaders when addressing the defectors, that they should work together for the overall interest of their people.
This statement was made after thousands of members and supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State led by Chief Ambrose Igbokwe Nwuzi, the Ogbugaa 1 of Etche Nation, yesterday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Breaking: As Keyamo retains sharing formula for 774,000 jobs
Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity has waded into the formular for sharing the 774.000 jobs under special public works (SPW) scheme.
He said the Federal Government will retain the original plan of conceding only 15 per cent of the job slots to Governors, National Assembly members, Ministers and other interest groups.
He said he has not received superior instructions from his bosses on his role on the project.
He said the interest of the public will be uppermost than any other thing.
Boko Haram camp destroy in Kogi, Nasarawa border by Vigilante and Nigeria Army
Nigeria Army from the 177 Battalion and the command Army Records Lokoja, with supports from
local vigilante, have cleared the camp of Darusallam, a terror group that has been carrying out its heinous operations on the border between Kogi and Nasarawa States for over eight years.
During the operations, one of the suspects was shot dead while attempting to escape.
But between last Saturday and Wednesday, almost 100 persons, mostly women and
children, were rescued and taken to Lafia Nasarawa State, while on Sunday, at Achara in Tawari Ward of Kogi Local Government Area, about 180 members of Darusalam were captured.
Amotekun must not be subject to control by Nigeria police —Yoruba World Congress
The Yoruba World Congress (YWC) at the weekend rejected plans to subject the Western Nigeria Security Network, also known as Amotekun to the control of the Nigeria Police Force.
YWC an umbrella organisation for Yoruba nationals at home and abroad, in a statement signed by its President General, Professor Banji Akintoye on Sunday, titled ‘Yoruba World Congress supports Akeredolu, Makinde on Amotekun’, said the security outfit must not be subjected to the control of the police.