Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1.The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been accused of turning EFCC into `glorified police station’ for alleged selfish motives. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accusation was contained in a report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by one of the investigative committees set up to look into the activities of the EFCC under Magu. According to the report, Magu has continued seconding police officers to the EFCC in spite of the massive recruitment of officers and men carried out by the commission in recent years.
2.A former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), has said that he never campaigned for the All Progressives Congress (APC) nor President Muhammadu Buhari against President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 Nigeria election. A statement he personally signed on Sunday stressed that he was only involved in the attempt to forge an alliance between the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
3.The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has reacted to the allegations made against him by Joy Nunieh, a former Acting Managing Director of Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Nunieh recently made some damning revelations about the Minister and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State on his handling of the Ministry but Akpabio said the former NDDC MD has character problem. The Minister also requested that the four husbands of Nunieh, whom she had allegedly divorced, be brought to attest to her temperament.
4.The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC has said that the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged in the country stands at 13,447. The health agency made the confirmation in a tweet via its official Twitter account on Sunday. It also announced that 571 new cases of the viral infection have been recorded in 20 states, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 32,558. 16 new COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours across Nigeria with the death toll in the country rising to 740.
5.Seven policemen lost their lives on Sunday evening along Kaduna-Zaria road. According to a military personnel who was close to the scene of the accident, the speeding 18 seater vehicle somersaulted around Jaji Military Cantonment. It is not clear where the policemen were coming from, but it was learnt they were heading towards Zaria from Kaduna when the accident happened.
6.At least, four top officials in the deputy governor’s office in Kwara State have been infected with the deadly coronavirus disease. Warning the people of the state to always adhere strictly with the safety protocols on the disease, the deputy governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, called on Kwarans to take responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.
7.Nigeria Police operatives have rescued an American lady confined in a Lagos hotel where she was held against her wish for over a year. Force spokesman, Frank Mba, made this known in a statement on Sunday. The victim, from Washington DC, is a retired civil servant in the United States. She arrived Nigeria on 13th February, 2019 on a visit to a Nigerian, Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku whom she met on Facebook.
8.The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured all Nigerians that President Muhammad Buhari will not condole any form of corrupt practices. The party stated that the administration was committed to fighting graft. APC said this in reaction to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) comment about alleged corrupt practices in the government. The ruling party noted that the PDP is the founder of corruption in Nigeria, to the extent that it was made an official way of life during its 16 years.
9.The Defence Headquarters has said that troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have neutralised scores of bandits during aggressive clearance operations in Zamfara and Sokoto States. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said that the troops had, on July 11, encountered the bandits, who had rustled an unconfirmed number of cows at Daki Takwas and Tashar Kuturu in Anka and Talata Mafara Local Government Areas of Zamfara, and overwhelmed them with superior fire, leading to the killing of scores, while others escaped with gunshots wounds.
10.Report has it that the Federal Government of Nigeria, 36 states and 774 local government councils, shared a total sum of N7.8 trillion from the Federation Account in 2019. The federal government and its agencies received over N3.3 trillion. States and Local Councils got N4.4trillion, N100 billion lesser than the N4.5 trillion allocated to them in the previous year of 2018.
Nigerian Newspapers: Things you need to know this Friday 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Monday morning
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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