Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Monday morning
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern about reports of non-compliance with the Executive Order that makes mask wearing and observation of social distancing in the public mandatory.
The President warned Nigerians to cooperate to avert fresh lockdown of Nigeria in a statement on Sunday, through his spokesman Garba Shehu.
2. The Osun State Government has announced the discovery of five cases of the deadly B117 strain of COVID-19 in the State.
The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, confirmed the discovery of the COVID-19 in a public announcement on Sunday evening.
3. The Engr. Chidi Ibeh-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Sunday, announced a shutdown of the national secretarial of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization.
It also declared that the Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2023 was not negotiable, even as he commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Major. Gen Lucky Irabor as the Chief of Defence Staff.
4. A member of the civilian JTF, a police officer and another person have reportedly been gunned down by terrorists along the Maiduguri, Magumeri road in northeast Nigeria.
Sources said the insurgents stationed three gun trucks between Chabol and Magumeri and then fired at the military base located in that area.
5. The new Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, on Sunday paid his first operational visit to the Theatre Command in Maiduguri Borno State.
Irabor was accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao and the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
6. The Shura (consultation) Council of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) is divided over the appointment of Abu Dawud as its new leader.
The appointment followed what appeared to be a coup d’etat which overthrew Amir Abba-Gana at Tumbum Kayowa.
7. A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out a suit instituted against the National Judicial Council, NJC and Imo State governor, Chief Hope Uzodimma to challenge the suitability of Justice Ijeoma Agugua as the substantive Chief Judge of Imo State.
Delivering judgment, Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo agreed that Amadi completely lacked legal right to maintain such a suit before a court of record.
8. Suspected bandits have killed 12 persons and injured several other persons in Na’ikko village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Sources say most residents fled the community to Barkallahu in the Igabi Local Government Area of the state to seek refuge.
9. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) made huge seizures of drugs last week.
Cocaine and heroin packages with a street value of N30 billion were discovered at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos.
10. The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed and the Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu.
CNPP accused the duo of continuously misinforming Nigerians and turning the country into a laughing stock.