This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 13th, December 2021.
Buhari Approves Posting Of 95 Ambassadors-Designate
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the posting of ninety-five career ambassadors and non-career ambassadors-designate to various Nigerian missions abroad.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
Buhari Govt To Borrow Unclaimed Dividends, Dormant Bank Deposits To Finance 2021 Budget – Minister
The federal government of Nigeria has disclosed that it is looking at borrowing from unclaimed dividends and dormant bank deposits to finance the 2021 budget.
This was disclosed in Abuja on Tuesday by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed during the virtual public presentation of the 2021 budget figures.
Federal Government To Review Curfew Hours, Meet With Governors
The National Coordinator of the PTF, Sani Aliyu, during the media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Monday said the Federal Government is considering an extension of the curfew hours as part of its response to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, in April 2020 at the peak of the first wave declared an 8 pm to 6 am curfew which was eventually relaxed to 10 pm to 4 am and later 12 am to 4 am, which still exists to date.
COVID-19: Buhari Govt May Impose Fresh Nationwide Lockdown
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has warned that the federal government may impose a fresh nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Naija News reports that the Minister stated this while speaking during the 2021 budget breakdown in Abuja on Tuesday.
Election Tribunal: Jegede Challenges Akeredolu’s Emergence As APC Governorship Candidate
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10 election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, on Tuesday, claimed that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was not validly nominated by his party.
The former Attorney-General of the state made this claim before the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, on Tuesday.
Source: Naija News