Today's Headlines: Nationwide Strike Begins Today, Governor Nyesom Wike Speaks Again And Others.
Nigeria Records 1,340 New Covid-19 Cases
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, February 4, 2021, confirmed one thousand three hundred and forty new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.
The new cases of the infectious disease were confirmed by the health agency on its official Twitter handle today, Naija News reports.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 136,030 which includes 110,449 discharged cases and 1,632 deaths.
Police Station Burnt In Ebonyi
Suspected hoodlums have burnt the Police Divisional Headquarters in Isu, Onicha Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi State.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, made the confirmation late Thursday via a statement issued in Abakaliki, the state capital.
The PPRO said, four patrol vehicles were also burnt down.
“On Thursday, at about 0325hrs, hoodlums, suspected to be members of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), attacked Onicha Divisional Police Headquarters, Isu, in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State".
Nationwide Strike Begins Today
Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of the Universities and Allied Institutions (NASU), have been ordered to embark on a nationwide strike today, February 5.
This directive was issued in a statement signed by the leaders of both university staff associations on Thursday.
The statement reads; "In the meantime, the nationwide strike takes effect from 12 midnight, Friday, February 5, 2021, pending any contrary resolution by the branches.”
Governor Nyesom Wike Speaks Again
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday said the insecurity issues in the country and corruption will force Nigerians to vote out the All Progressives Congress in 2023.
The Peoples Democratic Party Governor noted that the economic issues and insurgency has made Nigerians realise that they made a mistake voting for APC.
Wike stated this after inspecting the Greater Interchange and Underpass being constructed by Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, in Yola.
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