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1. Buhari: Insecurity Setting Nigeria Back at Critical Points

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.
According to him, the raging insecurity is having an adverse effect on the economic growth of Nigeria, but the nation is on a difficult journey to nationhood and greatness.

On the same day, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, said aside the effect of the COVID-19 last year, Nigeria suffered greatly in 2020 because of “lazy and uninspiring leadership, especially from the government at the centre.”
The President said: “The persistence of various forms of violence has meant that in the most affected parts of the country, the fabric of inter-communal harmony woven through years of investment of effort at building trust, mutual respect, and harmony has been threatened.

Source: This Day

2. Nigeria Records 1,074 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Rises To 88,587

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,074 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 88,587.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday.

“On the 1st of January 2021, 1074 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

Source: Tribune Online

3. Oba of Lagos returns to palace

The #EndSARS part of 2020 is not an event anyone can wish away, it happened and it shook the major part of Nigerian territories to it roots.

Eclipsed by questionable killings of both citizens and police officers, arsonists’ activities, cold hands of hunger that led to looting and attacking anything that looks like a food house.

And then there was the invasion of the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu. There is no better time to make a return to the palace than on a thankful New Year Day and it was with dancing and grace that Oba Akiolu announced his arrival.

Source: Vanguard