1. Bandits operating within Katsina and Zamfara States, on Monday, attacked the convoy of the Zamfara State Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Hon. Abubakar Dauran, killing his driver on the spot.
Report says the incident occurred when the commissioner was coming from Katsina State where he had gone to hand over the 26 kidnapped minors rescued by Zamfara State Government to the Katsina State Government.
2. Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has tested positive for COVID-19.
Bello made this known in a tweet on Monday, revealing that he is asymptomatic and is in isolation.
3. Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, has said the Senate will open an investigation into the conviction of six Nigerians in the UAE for wiring $782,000 to Boko Haram.
Bamidele, speaking with reporters on Monday, however, noted that the committee was unaware of the recent arrest and imprisonment of the six persons.
4. The West African Examinations Council, on Monday, announced the postponement of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates in Nigeria.
The Head of Public Affairs, WAEC Nigeria, Mr Demianus Ojijeogu, who made this known in a statement on Monday, said the examination would now commence on Monday, November 30, 2020.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday has asked youths to do well to keep the peace in Nigeria as it is in their ultimate interest.
Buhari, who spoke at the State House in Abuja, while receiving in audience the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, UN, Amina Mohammed, said the current administration inherited severe infrastructural deficits, and that was what they were fighting to correct.
6. The Osun State Government has instructed the authorities of public schools to distance themselves from selling or distributing uniforms to students in their various schools.
This, according to the state government, was part of the protocols of the reversal to old uniforms with effect from the new 2020/2021 academic session.
7. Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has handed over his duties to an INEC National Commissioner, Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Muazu (rtd).
Yakubu handed over to Ahmed pending Senate confirmation of his reappointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
8. The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has banned journalists and spectators from attending the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
The Nigeria Football Federation’s Director of Competitions, Bola Oyeyode, made this known in a statement released by the spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, on Monday.
9. Residents have been thrown into fear following the discovery of lifeless bodies of two young girls for the second time this year in Kurmin Mashi area of Kaduna town.
Hafsat Muhammad-Baba, the state’s Commissioner of Human Services and Social Development, while addressing reports over the incident, expressed sadness and urged the Commissioner of Police in the State, Muri Umar, to deploy all available resources to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
10. The United States and Nigeria are to convene a virtual meeting with members of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Tuesday (today).
The U.S. State Department, in a statement, said the parley is to affirm the commitment to countering the threat of ISIS and its branches worldwide, including in West Africa.