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Nigerian Tribune Newspaper Headlines (Monday, 18 January, 2021)

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Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Nigerian Tribune Newspaper. We prepare it as a quick-read for our visitors who also enjoys Tribune.

Nigeria Records 1,444 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 110,387

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,444 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 110,387.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Sunday.

“1444 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-901 Plateau-136 Kaduna-57 FCT-54 Ebonyi-53 Akwa Ibom-52 Nasarawa-32 Osun-29 Ogun-28 Imo-16 Oyo-16 Edo-15 Kano-14 Rivers-10 Ekiti-7 Borno-6 Abia-5 Benue-4 Yobe-4 Kebbi-3 Anambra-2.”

Herdsmen Attacks: Ogun Traditional Rulers Write Army Over Alleged Connivance

Traditional rulers in Ketu communities in Yewa North Local Government have written petition to the authorities of the Nigerian Army, over alleged connivance of some officers with herders to harass their subjects.

The traditional rulers in a petition dated January 7, 2021, alleged that herders invaded Iselu; Ibeku; Agbon-Ojodu and Asa communities with soldiers and molested their people, on December 19, 2020.

The traditional rulers were the Oniggua of Iggualand, Oba Micheal Dosumu; the Eselu of Iseluland, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi and the Alademeso of Igan Alade, Oba Gabriel Olalowo.

Nigeria Recorded 70 COVID-19 Deaths Last Week – Highest In Six Months

Last week, Nigeria recorded 70 new COVID-19 deaths which is the highest in six months, Tribune Online analysis reveals.

According to data sourced from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the last time Nigeria recorded more deaths than last week was the 78 deaths reported in the 30th week of the pandemic (July 19 – July 25).

The data also showed that the tally of 70 deaths last week shows there is a sharp increase when compared to the 48 deaths recorded in the previous week.

You Can’t Hide Under Subsidy To Punish Nigerians ― Labour

The organised labour declared on Sunday that nobody should blackmail Nigerians again with the issue of subsidy on petroleum products, warning that the government should not hide under the guise of subsidy to punish Nigerians further either in terms of electricity tariff or pump prices of petroleum products.

Deputy President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and member representing labour on the Joint Technical Committee set up after the recent negotiation, Comrade Joe Ajaero, expressed worry over the report that the Federal Government is subsidising Premium Motor Spirit, popularly referred to as petrol to the tune of N1.5billion.

It stated that from the position of the organised labour, and based on an earlier declaration by the Federal Government itself, “there is no subsidy anywhere as far as petroleum price is concerned.”

Law School Rejects Graduates From Benin Republic University

The Council of Legal Education has maintained its ban on Law graduates from Houdegbe North American University, Cotonou, the Benin Republic from being admitted into the Nigerian Law School.

A statement by the council secretary, Elizabeth Max-Uba, made available to newsmen on Friday said, the council said after its meeting to consider the appeals of the affected graduates on November 25, 2020, it resolved to sustain the ban imposed in 2015. According to the council, the university is domiciled in Civil Law jurisdiction yet its law faculty was offering Common Law courses only, and that the subjects of the programme were specifically designated Nigerian.

It also noted that the students of the school were 100 per cent Nigerians and the language of instruction was English, whereas French is the lingua franca of Benin Republic, adding that, “The lecturers were Nigerians drawn from faculties of law in the South-West region of Nigeria, who were teaching there on a part-time basis.

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