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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Monday morning



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

1. Nigeria on Sunday recorded 403 new cases of coronavirus in the country.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control said Gombe recorded 73 cases, while Lagos followed with 68.

2. The Lagos State Ministry of Health has announced the discharge of 48 COVID-19 patients.

The patients included 10 foreigners from India, America, Poland, Brazil and Germany.

3. Ibidun Ighodalo, the wife of the senior pastor of Trinity House Church, Lagos, Ituah Ighodalo, is dead.

In a statement by Asue Ighodalo, her families requested for privacy while mourning the late beauty queen.

4. The Presidency has reacted to the shooting incident that happened in the Presidential Villa on Thursday, where an aide to Aisha Buhari was arrested and detained by the Inspector-General of Police.

The Presidency said President Muhammadu Buhari says the law should be allowed to take its course.

5. Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, in a bid to survive the onslaught in the All Progressives Congress, APC, met with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, Udom Emmanuel.

This seems like the beginning of the political rebranding regarding the hope of Obaseki ahead of the Edo governorship election.

6. The Nigerian military has released video of Saturday’s aerial operation against Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists.

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets pounded terrorists and their equipment after ground troops repelled an attack on Monguno in Borno State.

7. Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), have said they will intervene in some of the party’s current challenges.

In a statement released on Sunday after an emergency teleconference meeting, chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Abubakar Bagudu, said the governors will work to uphold internal democracy in the selection of candidates for Edo and Ondo governorship elections.

8. The Presidency has launched a scathing attack on the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), insisting that the organisation is a General without a troop.

A statement signed by Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, the Presidency said it was not surprised by the latest statement by Prof. Abdullahi, insisting that its past position on what the NEF represents remains unchanged: “a mere irritant and featherweight.”

9. No fewer than nine persons were allegedly killed and several others injured after suspected herdsmen attacked Adana in Agatu community in Benue State Sunday morning.

Sources said the attack followed an allegation by herdsmen that the people of the village killed two of their people and rustled many of their cows.

10. Mainz striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has been hospitalized after he suffered a concussion during his side’s Bundesliga clash against Augsburg on Sunday.

The Nigerian attacker was motionless for some seconds after he landed badly following a collision with Augsburg player, Felix Uduokhai, in the first half of the encounter.

Source: Daily post

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