Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Federal High Court in Abuja has declared bandits as terrorists. Justice Taiwo Taiwo declared the activities of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda bandit groups as acts of terrorism based on an ex parte motion filed by the Federal Government.
2. Bandits in Zamfara State are adapting another ruthless measure, forcing villagers to pay levy meant to allow faming activities. Residents in the affected communities, said that bandits now burn unharvested crops on farmlands over failure to pay “harvest levies”.
3. The suspected bandit who allegedly led Sunday’s attack along the Kaduna-Abuja Road, has been killed. Security sources said that the leader of the gang was killed in a gun battle with the police.
4. Kaduna State Government has ordered immediate restoration of telecommunication service in areas where the facility was earlier suspended for security reasons. Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said this while addressing newsmen in Kaduna.
5. Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammad Buhari on Media and Publicity, says the president deserves credit over his efforts in tackling the farmers/herders crisis in the country. He said this while presenting a paper, tagged ‘Fake news: Challenges of information management’, at the 10th year anniversary of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA), in Katsina State.
6. The federal government has approved vaccine mandate policy for all its employees. In a circular on Friday, the government also directed its staff from grade level 12 and below who have been working from home following the outbreak of COVID-19 to resume work on Wednesday, next week.
7. Mrs Saso Ali, the Permanent Secretary, Adamawa Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, says 149 cases of rape were recorded in the last 10 months in the state. She said the cases were recorded between January and October, 2021, adding that 123 of the cases were minors.
8. The Benue State Government has asked the anti-graft agencies in the country to investigate the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume over alleged financial impropriety amounting to about N4,556,899,632.9 billion naira when he served as Governor.
9. The Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 13, Mr Muri Musa, yesterday, approved the recommended punishment of dismissal for Inspector Edem Ebong. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, in Enugu.
10. The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has said it has no basis to appeal to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, to release Yoruba Nation agitator and activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho. It stated this while reacting to the recent visit by some Igbo leaders to the president at the State House to request the release of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.