The Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives has, again, called for the impeachment of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), especially over the abduction of over 300 schoolboys in Kankara, Katsina State.
The caucus had recently urged Nigerians to prevail on the National Assembly to begin an impeachment process against Buhari over the killing of 43 rice farmers by Boko Haram in Borno State.
Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Publicity, Benjamin Kalu, had dismissed the call as an unpopular opinion of only the factional opposition leader, Kingsley Chinda.
But at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Chinda restated the call for the impeachment of the President over the growing insecurity in the country.
Chinda was accompanied by other PDP members in the House.
The Niger State government, on Thursday, issued a directive to all civil servants in the state instructing that they should all stay at home from next Monday, December 21.
This, according to the directive, was to avert the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic following the increase in the number of cases in recent times.
This directive was contained in a press statement signed by the state Head of Service, Mrs Salamatu Abubakar and made available to journalists on Thursday in Minna, the state capital.
According to the statement, the workers were to stay at home till further notice.
The directive however excludes workers on essential services, highlighting that the State has recorded 302 cases of COVID-19 with no fewer than 12 deaths.
About 17 local government areas of the state were also said to have so far recorded cases of the virus