1. Gambo Jimeta, a former Inspector General of the Nigeria Police is dead.
Jimeta, who was appointed in 1986 to succeed Etim Inyang, died on Thursday.
2. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has said the country could assess COVID-19 vaccine by the end of February.
A communique signed by the NGF Chairman, Kayode Fayemi claimed efforts are ongoing with the World Bank to ensure Nigeria assess the vaccines.
3. Farmers, forest guards and drivers in Ondo State, on Thursday, expressed satisfaction with the seven days ultimatum Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu gave herdsmen to vacate forest reserves across the state.
The groups, who stormed Akure, the state capital, stated that they were the most affected with the incessant banditry and kidnappings in the state.
4. Head of INRI Evangelical Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has congratulated Joe Biden on his inauguration as President of the United States.
The cleric, however, advised the Democrat to take good care of his health.
5. COVID-19 infections in Nigeria have continued to surge as the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 1,964 new cases, bringing the total number of infections to 116,655.
The health agency said that seven additional people died from coronavirus-related complications in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,485.
6. President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, has frowned on the situation where Nigerians do not have basic infrastructure despite paying taxes.
Adesina spoke on Thursday at the first national tax dialogue organized by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS).
7. The Presidency has explained why pigeons refused to fly during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said the pigeons could not fly because they have been kept in a cage for a very long time.
8. Security agencies have confirmed the killing of four citizens in isolated locations of Giwa, Chikun and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
A statement by the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said that at Baranje village near Buruku in Chikun Local Government Area, two persons, Dogara Yahaya, the Ward Head of Baranje village and Reuben Adamu were killed.
9. A newly-recruited Police Constable, as well as a serving soldier have been arrested over their alleged involvement in armed robbery in Ondo State.
While the Police Constable, David Friday, attached to Olofin Police Station in Idanre local Government Area of the state, the soldier, Innocent Victor was said to be serving with the 32 Artillery Brigade, Nigeria Army, Akure, the Ondo State capital.
10. An Appeal Court hearing the case of a Singer, Yahya Sharif Aminu who allegedly blasphemed against Islam has set aside his conviction and ordered another trial of the matter.
The Presiding judge Justice Nuradeen Sagir who is the State Chief Judge and his Co-panellist, Justice Nasiru Saminu, ruled that the first trial was full of irregularities and that the appellant was not given a fair legal representation.