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Nigerian Tribune Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 12 January, 2021)

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PDP Congratulates Obiozor On Emergence As Ohanaeze Ndigbo President-General

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated former Nigeria Ambassador to the United States, Israel and Cyprus, Prof. George Obiozor, on his election as the President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, the party also extolled the leaders and the people of the South-East for “their democratic credentials evinced in the successful election of a new leadership of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization.”

It described Prof. Obiozor as “a seasoned administrator, excellent diplomat, courageous nationalist and a firm voice in the fight for the entrenchment of democratic tenets of the rule of law, social justice, equity, fairness, mutual respect, true federalism and a credible electoral process in our country.”

Gbajabiamila Celebrates Senate President Lawan At 62

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, has felicitated the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, as he marks his 62nd birthday.

Hon Gbajabiamila, in a congratulatory message, described the President of the Senate as a worthy partner and dependable ally in the task of nation-building. He said Lawan has brought his wealth of experience to bear since his assumption of office as President of the Senate, being the most ranking member of the National Assembly to date, having served as a member of the Green Chamber between 1999 and 2007 before joining the Senate where he has been ever since.

The Speaker, who paid glowing tributes to the President of the Senate, said together, they have been working assiduously to give Nigeria and Nigerians legislation that would enable good governance in the country.

Four Reasons COVID-19 Is On The Rise In Nigeria

AS Nigeria crossed the 100,000 mark of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has blamed the spike on increased travel, business activities, including social-related one and nightlife, religious programmes and reopening of schools without strict compliance with protocols.

Nigeria now ranks second highest in Africa in terms of the number of new cases of confirmed COVID-19, the PTF affirmed on Monday. The Federal Government is, therefore, reviewing the date for resumption of schools nationwide earlier set for January 18.

Chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this during its weekly media briefing in Abuja, pointed out that the number could be more, because many people with the infection may have been missed.

Insecurity Getting Out Of Control —Tanko Yakassai

First Republic politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has said the state of insecurity in the country was getting out of control and called for an immediate convoking of a national summit of major stakeholders to save the nation.

Ninety-four year old Yakassai spoke to the Nigerian Tribune against the backdrop of preponderance of armed robbery, insurgency, kidnapping, banditry and abduction in parts of the country.

Last Friday, more than 70 abducted persons were rescued by law enforcement agents in Katsina State, where hundreds of secondary school students were abducted from their hostel, while bandits have laid siege to Niger State, forcing the state government to send a distress message to the federal authorities.

Nigeria Now Has Second Highest COVID-19 Cases In Africa, Says PTF

Nigeria now ranks second highest in Africa in terms of the number of new cases of confirmed COVID-19, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the coronavirus pandemic has affirmed.

The Chairman of the task force and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this during its weekly briefing, in Abuja, on Monday, pointed out that the country has crossed the 100,000 mark.

He noted that the number could be more because many people with the infection may have been missed. Mustapha blamed the spike in the number of confirmed cases of the virus in the country on increased travel, business and religious activities and reopening of schools without strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

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