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Nigerian Tribune Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 8 January, 2021)

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq

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Two Million Nigerians Displaced By Insurgency, Banditry ― FG

The Federal Government has placed the number of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, armed banditry in the North-West and communal clashes in the country at about two million.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk, disclosed this to correspondents after leading members of the newly established National Commission for Persons with Disabilities on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Thursday. She, however, assured that her ministry was doing all that is necessary to provide support and resettle them.

Asked for an overview on the situation of the displaced persons in the northeast and North -West, she said: “Well, as at today, we have over two million displaced persons in the country. Ranging from those displaced by insurgency, armed banditry, communal clashes and so on and so forth.

FG Directs Reversal Of Electricity Tariff Adjustment

The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to inform all Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to revert to tariffs that were applicable in December 2020.

Mr Aaron Artimas, Senior Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Power, made this known in a statement in Abuja, on Thursday.

He said that the reversal to the old tariff was to promote a constructive conclusion of the dialogue with the Labour Centres (through the Joint Ad-Hoc Committee).

NCDC Confirms 1,565 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 95,934

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,565 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 95,934.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Thursday. “On the 7th of January 2021, 1565 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 95934 cases have been confirmed, 77982 cases have been discharged and 1330 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 1565 new cases are reported from 25 states- Lagos (807), FCT (236), Kaduna (79), Oyo (57), Plateau (47), Rivers (37), Katsina (35), Edo (30), Sokoto (30), Delta (26), Kebbi (23), Ondo (20), Enugu (18), Abia (17), Ogun(17), Benue(16), Bayelsa (15), Bauchi (14), Niger (13), Kano (10), Borno (6), Imo (5), Ekiti (4), Osun (2) and Jigawa (1),” the NCDC Asaid.

We’ll Flush Foreign Hoodlums Out Of Oyo In Two Weeks ― Ibadan Mogajis

The family heads in Ibadan land, otherwise known as Authentic Mogajis on Thursday said with the recent developments as regards security in Oyo State, the state government has instructed its members to flush out foreigners who are disturbing the peace of the state in two weeks.

They said with their recent meeting where they agreed to cease fire, mogajis have taken it upon themselves and ensure government settle their grievances.

The family heads in a statement issued by the spokesperson, Mogaji Wale Oladoja after its emergency meeting held in Ibadan said the insecurity in Ibadan land should be a concern to everyone.

Court Stops Ganduje From Deducting Judiciary Workers Salary In Kano

A Kano High Court has restrained Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from deducting salaries of judiciary workers pending the determination of a motion on notice filed before it.

The presiding judge, Justice Usman Mallam Na’abba, in an interim order, directed that the defendants, their agents or whomsoever acting on their behalf must comply with the agreement dated December 19, 2019, entered into between Kano State Government and Joint Public Service Negotiating Council by paying the plaintiffs and JUSUN members their full salary scale under Consolidated Judicial Staff Salary Structure.

The plaintiffs in the suit are Mukhtar Rabiu Lawan, Sule Aliyu, Sani Yau, Zahran A. Fagge, Yahaya Muhammad Sani, Hussaini Imam Galadanchi, Bashir Lawan Abdullahi, Haruna Ahmed, Kabiru Usman Danbatta, Fatihu Wada Khalil, Auwalu Nidi Sitti, Auwalu Mohammed, Abubakar El-Yakub and Sani Lmido. They instituted the suit for themselves and representatives of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, Kano State Chapter.

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