1. Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th United States President.
Chief Justice, John Roberts Jr, administered the pledge at exactly 11:48am E at the Capitol in Washington D.C.
2. Pioneer Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Festus Ayodele Marinho is dead.
He was the first and only MD of the defunct Nigerian National Oil Corporation (NNOC), the forerunner of NNPC.
3. John Mrabure, a Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), has been appointed as Acting Comptroller-General.
He was elevated to a DCG in July 2019 when President Muhammadu Buhari approved the promotion of 10 senior officials of paramilitary agencies under.
4. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed why former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, jumped bail and fled to Niger Republic.
In a fresh court document filed by the EFCC, the anti-graft agency claimed Maina “sneaked out to Niger Republic after jumping court bail to obtain new travel documents at the Embassy of the United States of America (USA) in Niamey to enable him flee back to the USA with his family where he and his family are equally citizens.”
5. Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde on Wednesday vowed to deal with troublemakers.
In a statement by his spokesman, Taiwo Adisa, Makinde said hoodlums, bandits and kidnappers are criminals, not the Hausa or Fulani.
6. Four members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Batch “B” Stream II in Taraba have tested positive to COVID-19.
They are currently at the Isolation Centre of the state’s Orientation Camp in Jalingo. NYSC camps opened nationwide on Tuesday.
7. Nigeria, on Wednesday, recorded 1,386 new COVID-19 cases in the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the figure in a tweet via its Twitter handle Wednesday night. Lagos, Rivers and FCT top the list with 476, 163 and 116 cases, respectively.
8. Kenny Ashaka, former assistant editor of The Sun is dead.
The journalist passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness, few days after he lost his wife, Dorothy.
9. Former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido said the days of the All Progressive Congress APC is numbered as President Muhammad Buhari will not support Bola Ahmad Tinubu’s candidature in the coming 2023 general.
Lamido stated this at the inauguration of the Jigawa State People’s Democratic Party PDP reconciliation committee in Dutse.
10. The Delta State Police Command has said cops from the Ebrumede Divisional Headquarters were not involved in the unfortunate incident that led to the death of a woman and her baby on Wednesday in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Police made the assertion in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya.