Get the latest information on the political landscape, entertainment updates, and health sector in Nigeria with this News Tractor news highlight for February! The latest news in Nigeria that you need to know are the following:
Actress, Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has come out to support the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 elections. Nnaji stated that she will be voting for Abubakar because he is the best candidate for the PDP.
Nigeria’s most powerful business people and top politicians have been charged with bribery, corruption and other crimes by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC has been pursuing the charges for more than a year and they have resulted in the arrest of over 50 high profile Nigerians, including top politicians and the owners of some of the country’s most profitable businesses.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has ordered the immediate evacuation of its citizens from the city of Benin, following the recent unrest. A military operation was launched by the Nigerian army in Benin to evacuate the citizens from the city. The Benin government has confirmed that there were no casualties as a result of the military operation.
Nigeria’s government has ordered the closure of all the schools in the country for two weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
In brief, the Nigerian government has declared a nationwide shutdown of all educational institutions for two weeks.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has unveiled the National Recovery Plan for the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. The plan is expected to last for two weeks and will be enforced by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The plan is aimed at controlling the spread of the virus and ensuring the safety of the country’s citizens.
The Senate has rejected the nomination of the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to be the new Chief of the EFCC. The Senate has also voted to adjourn the Senate until March 7, 2019, following the adjournment of the House of Representatives. The Senate has rejected the nomination of the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to be the new Chief of the EFCC. The Senate has also voted to adjourn the Senate until March 7, 2019, following the adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Nigeria’s former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has been appointed as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing in the Federal Government of Nigeria. Fashola is the second former Governor of Lagos State to be appointed to a cabinet position.
In brief, the order states that all the public and private schools will remain closed for the next two weeks, starting from Monday, March 16.
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that the government has deployed more than 50,000 security personnel to help ensure that the 2019 general elections take place without any major security breaches.
The 2019 general elections are expected to take place in April, as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the date of the elections for April 14. However, it has not been confirmed whether the elections will be held on April 14 or on a later date.
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has risen to 42, with the new cases being reported in different states. According to the latest figures, there are 42 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.