Governors of the South-West have agreed to ban all forms of open and night grazing across states within the region. This resolve was reached on Monday at a meeting between governors from the South-West region and the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN). Rising from the meeting, the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi said it was also resolved at the meeting that under age herding is inimical to security and hence should be banned. According to a communique read by the Ekiti State governor, it was also agreed that occupation of State Forest Reserves illegally will not be condoned. The Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodimma has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on nine local councils in Orlu zone of the state. The governor took the action after what he called “the activities of a group of militants that unleashed mayhem at residents of Orlu in Imo State”. According to the governor, the ESN militants killed and maimed innocent citizens. He asked the security agencies to fish out the militants. At a news conference on the matter on Monday, Uzodimma said the perpetrators of the carnage were out to paint a picture of near break down of law and order in Orlu area, noting that government condemns in its entirety acts of extreme hooliganism and brigandage. A Kaduna State High court presided over by Justice Gideon Kurada has ordered the Nigerian Correctional Service to evacuate the wife of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Zeenat Elzakzaky to an isolation centre to enable her undergo treatment for COVID-19. Mrs Elzakzaky reportedly contracted the virus inside the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Kaduna state capital last week. In the judge ruling on the appeal, Justice Kurada ordered that Mrs Elzakzaky should be moved to a government-approved isolation and treatment centre. UK easily transmissible COVID-19 variant is in Nigeria, Boss Mustapha, chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, announced on Monday. According to him, Nigeria has recorded four cases of the variant called B117 strain. As at January 24, Nigeria had 121,566; total tests so far were 1,270,523, while active cases were 22,834. Nigeria has also discharged 97,228 patients and death toll stood at 1,504. In 7 days, ending Jan. 23, Nigeria conducted 58,974 while cases recorded were 11,179, with a positivity of 19.0 per cent. “Sixty-two deaths were recorded, with case fatality ratio of 0.6 per cent; active cases stood at 23,568 at 19.4 per cent. Frank Lampard expressed his disappointment at not being given time to succeed after being sacked by Chelsea on Monday, with former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel set to take over at Stamford Bridge. Lampard led Chelsea to a fourth-placed Premier League finish and the FA Cup final in his first season in charge. However, he failed to match much greater expectations this season after the club spent a reported £220 million pounds on new players in the summer transfer window. A run of five defeats in their last eight Premier League matches has seen Chelsea slip to ninth, 11 points behind Manchester United.