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Despite Testing Fewer People, Nigeria Records More New Covid-19 Cases, Deaths

[Premium Times] Last week, 10,534 COVID-19 patients were discharged but the country still has 23,933 patients receiving treatments. (AllAfrica)

Pirates Launch Deadly Attack On Turkish Ship Off Nigeria

[DW] The Gulf of Guinea, where the attack took place, is considered the most dangerous sea in the world for piracy. One crew member was killed and 15 others were taken hostage after a struggle on board. (AllAfrica)

Inter-Ethnic Crisis - Leaders Should Not Wait Till 2023 Before They Speak Up - Saraki

[Premium Times] Mr Saraki says the deafening silence by key stakeholders, leaders and others who we think should speak out is worrisome. (AllAfrica)

Military Air Strike Kills 'Many Bandits' On Kaduna-Abuja Highway - Official

[Premium Times] "The attack aircraft therefore took turns in engaging the bandits, who were seen firing at the attack helicopter as it strafed them..." (AllAfrica)

Buhari Mourns Ex-AGF Abdullahi Ibrahim Who Died of Covid-19

[Premium Times] Mr Ibrahim died of COVID-19 complications at the Garki General Hospital, Abuja, on Sunday (AllAfrica)

Nigeria - the Sad Return to 'Broken' Chains

[Premium Times] In June 2005, we were quite ecstatic in celebrating the debt relief offered us, of over $20 billion dollars, which was beyond the total revenue of Nigeria for one year. (AllAfrica)

Interview - Why I Quit Lecturing for Comedy - Instagram Comedian, Zicsaloma

[Premium Times] Zicsaloma was an English lecturer at the Kaduna State Polytechnic before he quit to face comedy squarely. (AllAfrica)

Four Killed in Auto Crash On Ogbomoso-Ilorin Road - FRSC

[Premium Times] FRSC says a commercial bus carrying 18 passengers was burnt into ashes in the accident (AllAfrica)

Nigeria's President Buhari Calls for the Restructuring of ECOWAS

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated for the restructuring of ECOWAS, saying that the organization needed to streamline its management to adjust to current realities. (AllAfrica)

Infernos - Govt to Audit Oil Tank Farms, Establish 109 New Fire Stations

[Leadership] Worried by the growing loss of private and public assets to infernos in the last 12 months and as part of renewed efforts to reduce fire incidents in the country, the federal government has concluded plans to establish fire stations across the nation's 109 senatorial districts. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 Vaccination and Vaccines

[This Day] Ogun State -- Adewale Kupoluyi writes that while the availability of vaccines is a positive development, non-pharmaceutical measures should not be abandoned. (AllAfrica)

A Shortage of 280,000 Public, Private School Teachers

[This Day] The dearth of teachers should be addressed urgently (AllAfrica)

Federal Universities Non-Teaching Staff to Go on Strike Feb 5

[Premium Times] The non-teaching staff of federal universities have resolved to embark on a nationwide strike on February 5, over the non-implementation of the agreement entered with the Federal Government, an official has said. (AllAfrica)

Supreme Court Quashes Bid to Unfreeze Abacha Accounts in UK, Others

[Leadership] The Supreme Court, has for the second time, refused the request by Alhaji Ali Abacha, a brother to the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, to unfreeze accounts traced to him and relatives of the late Abacha in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Jersey, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. (AllAfrica)

President Buhari, Governor Zulum Mourn Death of Borno State's Shehu Dikwa

[Leadership] Abuja, Borno -- President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Borno State on the death of Emir of Dikwa, Shehu Abba Masta II, the second highest ranking traditional ruler in Borno kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Of Toyin Falola, African Scholars and the Western Academy

[Premium Times] ... the bottom-line is that doctorates from Nigerian universities would not be taken seriously in Euro-America unless, largely, the graduates from Nigeria are able to match the research skills of graduates from Euro-American universities... What makes a university is not the teaching but the research. (AllAfrica)

Union Bank's Principal Owner 'Considering Sale of 50% Stake'

[Premium Times] Atlas Mara has received offers from local banks wishing to buy over Union Bank. (AllAfrica)

12 Persons Crushed to Death in Ondo

[Leadership] Akure -- No fewer than twelve persons were yesterday crushed to death by a truck said to belong to Dangote company near Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko in Ondo state. (AllAfrica)

On the Social Revolution in Kwara

[This Day] As I surfed the social media last Wednesday morning, something quite interesting popped up on my Facebook page. It was a post I had made on January 20, 2019 ahead of Nigeria's presidential polls. This was Facebook, two years on, reminding me of what I had said on that day. The post read: "An old Italian proverb, referenced by Voltaire in 'La Begueule', states that 'the best is the enemy of the good'. The idea is that perfection is difficult to reach, and by striving for it we may overlook small incremental (AllAfrica)

Obono-Obla, Buhari's Ex-Aide, Arraigned for Fraud, Certificate Forgery

[Premium Times] The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) on Friday arraigned a former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Okoi Obono-Obla, and two others for fraud and certificate forgery. (AllAfrica)

Naira Falls Against Dollar As CBN Vows Sanctions Over Remittances

[Premium Times] Naira lost both at the import and export window, and the parallel market. (AllAfrica)

Govt Set to Evacuate 600 Nigerians Stranded in Saudi Arabia

[Leadership] The chairman of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said that the federal government is set to evacuate 600 Nigerians who have been stranded in Saudi Arabia for more than seven months. (AllAfrica)

Varsity Workers to Begin Nationwide Strike February 5

[Leadership] Nonacademic staff of universities have concluded plans to embark on a nationwide strike on February 5, 2021. (AllAfrica)

Development of Nigerian Covid-19 Vaccine Underway - Osinbajo

[Leadership] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigeria has made significant progress in developing a vaccine to tackle the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) since the nation recorded its first case last year. (AllAfrica)

Experts Task Govt On Youth Development Policy

[This Day] Experts have advised the Federal Government to consider developing a policy that will specifically address youth development. (AllAfrica)

Basketball Federation in Sponsorship Talks for 2021 Season

[This Day] Amidst global challenges as occasioned by Covid-19, the Nigeria Basketball Federation is in deep talks with sponsors of the domestic leagues in its quest to kick start the 2021 league season. (AllAfrica)

All Herdsmen Are Not Bandits

[This Day] Crime has no ethnic face. When criminality is defined according to ethnic origin or religion, social cohesion is threatened. There are people of criminal inclinations in every group, race, place and religion. In fact, we defeat the fight against insecurity if we lend ourselves to ethnic prejudices. The insecurity devouring Nigeria affects everyone - Igbo, Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba, Idoma, Jukun -- and people of different religions. The criminals pillaging the country do not select victims based on ethnicity an (AllAfrica)

U.S.$20 Million - Entitlements for Ex-Presidents, Deputies, Others in 2021

[Premium Times] This expenditure is a yearly ritual in the nation's budgetary cycle, and by the end of this year, it would have cost Nigeria about N68.8 billion in five years. (AllAfrica)

Islamic Leader El-Zakzaky's Wife Contracts Covid-19 in Prison

[This Day] Zeena Ibraheem, the wife of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has contracted COVID-19 in prison at a correctional centre in Kaduna State (AllAfrica)

Nigerians Pay One of World's Highest 'Implicit Tax Rates' - AfDB President

[Premium Times] The AfDB president speaks extensively on how the government can use tax to improve its revenue battered by the coronavirus pandemic. (AllAfrica)

24 Hours to Go - Govs Mount Pressure On Labour to Shelve Strike

[Leadership] Barely 24 hours to deadline, governors of the 36 states of the federation yesterday mounted pressure on organised labour to resolve the impasse occasioned by the threat to embark on strike tomorrow, if the federal government refuses to rescind the recent decision to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, and electricity tariff. (AllAfrica)