This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Tuesday, 19th, December 2021.
FG Warns Nigerians Against Second COVID-19 Lockdown
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday urged Nigerians to take steps to avoid a second nationwide lockdown.
Naija News reports that this was made known by the Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, during a press briefing.
APC Denies Dogara In Court, Says His Name Not In Party’s Register
The All Progressives Congress has on Monday, told a federal high court sitting in Abuja that former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara is not its member.
The APC’s position is contained in a counter-affidavit filed in response to a suit by the Peoples Democratic Party seeking that Dogara’s seat in the National Assembly is declared vacant for defecting to another party.
Akeredolu Issues 7-Days Ultimatum For Herdsmen To Vacate Ondo Forest Reserves
The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered herdsmen in the state to vacate the forest reserves within a period of seven days counting from Monday, 18th January.
The Governor also banned night grazing as well as highway and under-age grazing in the state.
Governors To Meet Over COVID-19 Second Wave As Schools Re-Open
The Nigerian Governor Forum, on Monday, disclosed that it will meet on Wednesday to discuss the second wave of COVID-19 as schools reopen in Nigeria.
The forum in a statement released through its spokesman, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, said it was scared by the increase in COVID-19 cases around the world and in Nigeria.
Buhari, Osinbajo To Spend N3.4bn on Feeding, Traveling In 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will spend N3.4 billion on feeding and travel expenses in 2021.
Naija News gathered that President Buhari approved about N2.6 billion of the amount for his office, and about N873 million was earmarked for Osinbajo’s office.