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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1.Nigeria on Sunday recorded three hundred and seven, 307, COVID-19 cases in the country.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, in a post on its official Twitter page, noted that Lagos State recorded 188, while FCT followed with 44 cases.

2.Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has reacted to the alleged rape and murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level Microbiology student of University of Benin, UNIBEN.

Adeboye on his verified Twitter page commiserated with the family of Uwa even as he called for calm, adding that the church has begun investigation into the case and would cooperate with the Nigeria Police to get justice for the victim.

3.The Nigerian Army troops of the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI have bombarded a bandits’ logistics warehouse approximately five-kilometre North of Birnin Kogo, in Zamfara State.

Major General John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, stated this in a statement on Sunday, explained that the airstrikes were executed on Sunday after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports.

4.Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has approved that churches in the state would be reopened on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner of Information, Charles Udoh on Sunday night, the approval was given based on the guidelines recommended by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

5.With effect from Monday, residents of Ekiti State now have opportunities to pursue their businesses Monday through Friday from 6am to 8pm.

Governor Kayode Fayemi, who disclosed this in a statewide broadcast Sunday evening, also revealed that consultations were underway to reopen worship centres, schools and big markets in the state.

6.President Muhammadu Buhari met with a delegation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Sunday where it submited a report on the second phase of the ease of lockdown announced two weeks ago to the president.

The delegation was led by the Chairman of the Task Force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, to the Aso Presidential Villa.

7.The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has recorded a clean sweep of last Saturday’s council elections held across the 23 Local Government Areas, LGAs, of Benue state.

The party also cleared all the 276 available councilorship positions at the poll.

8.The National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s five years in office as a failure.

The Lagos-based legal practitioner also called on Nigerians to start shopping for Buhari’s replacement, adding that his government is marred by lack of ideas and focus.

9.The Senior Pastor of the Household of God Church, Pastor Chris Okotie, has kicked against the guidelines proposed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for reopening of churches, calling them “unbiblical”.

Okotie, said one of the guidelines, which is Social distancing in the Church of Jesus Christ is tantamount to blasphemous infidelity and an impeachment of the integrity of the word of God.

10.An Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has insisted that there is a connection between the Amotekun initiative and recent agitation for the establishment of Oduduwa Republic.

It called on the governors in the region to be wary of the activities of irredentist elements who are exploiting the euphoria of the moment to achieve their selfish and parochial objectives.

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Nigerian Newspapers: Things you need to know this Wednesday morning

Good morning! Read updates from Nigerian Newspapers today:

1. An Imam has been found dead in an uncompleted building in the Federal Capital Territory. Identified as Malam Abdurrashid, a native of Warawa in Kano State, an Imam with the Kubwa Muslim Cemetery. Insecurity in Nigeria’s capital has increased in recent times with crimes being perpetrated in many parts of the territory.

  1. A lawyer Nnamdi Kanu, the Biafra nation agitator, Alloy Ejimakor, has reacted to Lagos State Panel Report on EndSARS. He said that Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have been exonerated of the allegation of being involved in the protest.

  2. Oil marketers have predicted that petrol price might jump to N170 per litre. The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria and the Petroleum Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria has warned that if not checked, the current rising cost of petrol at the depot will warrant the price increase.

  3. The sensational singer PSquare has preformed once again in the last 5 years since their departure. Peter and Paul Okoye treat guests to their hit songs as they celebrated their 40th birthday with the likes of Don Jazzy as they plan a collaboration song.

  4. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill will soon be signed into law now that President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is back in the country. The bill had been dispatched to the President by the Clerk of the National Assembly.

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Nigerian Newspapers

Nigerian Newspapers: Things you need to know this Wednesday morning



Nigerian Newspapers: Things you need to know this Wednesday morning

Good morning! Read updates from Nigerian Newspapers today:

1.  #EndSARS Panel Report has continued to generate interests. Different human right groups including the United States and Amnesty International. They have called on Lagos State Government to take prompt and decisive actions with report from Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution against the victims and other form of brutalization that occurred during the EndSARS protest.

  1. The defunct music stars, P-Square seems to be coming back as the brothers Peter (Mr. P) and Paul Okoye (Rude Boy) follow each other on their verified Instagram handles. The former manager and elder brother, Jude Okoye and Peter also followed each other.

  2. Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has denied campaign posters presently in circulation on social medial platforms for his 2023 presidential interest. Umahi denied the posters emanating from him or authorizing such posters, though he admitted those behind it must have done it in good faith.

  3. The Nigerian Government has set 2022 as a deadline to end COVID-19 Pandemic, and set plans to achieve it even as it lament high case of fatality with a figure of about 3000 death cases.

Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, made this known while briefing committee on Monday.

  1. The Federal Government has said it will ensure that the Academic Staff Union of Universities will not go on strike by making process to pay members outstanding funds today. Senator Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, made this known that university lecturers will not be allowed to go on strike.
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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Monday morning



Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

  1. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday, declared Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.INEC’s Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, declared Obaseki winner of the election after polling a total of 307,955 vote to humble his closest challenger, Ize-Iyamu of the APC, who polled a total of 223,619 votes.
  2. The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has alleged foul play in the just-concluded governorship election in the state. It, however, called on party members to stay calm while party leaders study the result and decide what is next.
  3. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter, says the re-election of Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has further strengthened its determination to win the 2023 governorship poll in Lagos State. The party said on Sunday in Lagos that if the embattled Obaseki could surmount all the challenges to win, the party also could
  4. President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the outcome of the Edo State guber election. Buhari in a statement made by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, congratulated Obaseki for his well-deserved victory.
  1. Goodluck Jonathan, former President of Nigeria, on Sunday, congratulated the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki over his reelection. Jonathan urged Obaseki to set aside partisan politics while governing the state for the good of all and also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting a free and fair election in the state.

  2. The Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo State Governorship election and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday, thanked the good people of Edo State for ending godfatherism in the state.
    In a series of tweets on Twitter, Wike commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting a free and fair election in the state and also the police for providing security.

  3. The death has been announced of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Eufai giving details about his death, said the Emir of Zazzau, died at 44 Military Hospital Kaduna after a brief illness.

  1. Thunder on Saturday evening reportedly struck dead 15 cows at the outskirt of Ikogosi Ekiti community, Ekiti West Local Government area of Ekiti State.

The incident, according to Asaoye of Ikogosi, Chief Ayo Ademilua, was a natural occurrence, which he said was strange in the town.

  1. A storey building on Sunday evening collapsed at Obosi town in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, trapping a woman and her child.

While the woman, who is said to be 40 years old died instantly, her child reportedly survived, and is currently receiving treatment at St. Edward Hospital, where her mother was also deposited in the mortuary section of the same hospital.

  1. One of the gang leaders terrorizing some parts of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital has been arrested. Director-General, Oyo State Joint Security Task Force, popularly known as ‘Operation Burst’, Col. Oladipo Ajibola (rtd) confirmed the arrest of the gang leader.
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