1. A Deputy Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Hilary Kelechi Madu, has been appointed Acting Commandant General of the corps.
Madu took over from the former CG, Abdullahi Gana, whose extended tenure of six months expired today January 18.
2. The combined team of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday rescued a man kidnapped on Sunday night in Osun State.
Report say Police, men of Nigerian Airforce, Amotekun corpse, hunters, and Vigilante who were deployed to the bush, rescued the man from the captive of the kidnappers.
3. Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has given seven days ultimatum to herdsmen to immediately vacate forest reserves within the State.
Akeredolu, who fumed over the nefarious activities of the herdsmen across the state on Monday stated that his administration will not fold its arms and allow a few individuals to turn the State into a haven of dare-devil criminals.
4. The Federal Ministry of Education has said that no COVID-19 test is required for returning students to be admitted into their schools.
The spokesperson of the ministry and Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Ben Goong on Monday told newsmen in Abuja that only temperature checks should be carried out on students and any other person crossing any school gate as schools resume.
5. Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation has faulted the reopening of public and private schools in Nigeria.
Fani-Kayode described the reopening of schools by Buhari as irresponsible, stressing that it is not right for schools to reopen at a time when the second wave of COVID-19 is ravaging the land.
6. A Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho, has revealed that Fulanis in Igangan in Oyo boasted that only President Muhammadu Buhari can order them out of the State.
Igboho said the confrontation occurred at the Seriki Fulani’s place last Friday.
7. Boko Haram elements on Monday night attacked Bulabulin community in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State where they engaged the Nigerian military in a gun battle.
Residents of the area reportedly hid in bushes as troops take on the insurgents who arrived in the town Monday evening.
8. The Ministry of Finance, on Monday, released N10 billion to support domestic vaccines production to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in the Nigeria.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who made the known at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) COVID-19 briefing on Monday in Abuja, appealed to Nigerians to ignore claims by some people that they had COVID-19 vaccines for sale in the country.
9. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has lost one of its Special Forces (SF) personnel in a gun battle in Zamfar State.
The troop died as troops of Operation Hadarin Daji neutralised 30 bandits near Yar-Katsina in Bungudu Local Government Area.
10. The Human Rights Writers Association Nigeria, HURIWA, on Monday, urged Nigerians to massively boycott the National Identification Number, NIN, and SIM registration.
HURIWA described the timing of linking NIN to SIM cards as suicidal, hence Nigerians should boycott the exercise if they have not enrolled with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).