10 things you need to know this Monday morning - Nigerian Newspapers
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
Good morning! Here is today’s summary fromNigerian Newspapers
1. Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has launched the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
Kanu explained that the ESN was launched to protect the Southeast from marauding Fulani herdsmen and other criminal elements.
2. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 418 new COVID-19 infections in Nigeria, taking the country’s total to 73,175 cases.
The 418 new COVID-19 cases were recorded from seventeen states such as FCT, Lagos, Abia, Kaduna, Rivers, et al.
3. The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has revealed that 333 students are missing following the bandits’ attack at the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, in the early hours of Saturday.
Masari, who disclosed this on Sunday when he received a Federal Government delegation led by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno in Katsina, said based on the available record, 333 students were kidnapped.
4. The Presidency has claimed that only ten students were abducted from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, insisted that only ten boys are with the bandits.
5. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has attacked the United States, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and mocked US President Donald Trump.
MURIC is angered by the United States recent blacklisting of Nigeria for allegedly violating religious rights, saying that President Trump as a drowning man, who the last election has shown does not represent America.
6. The Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has gone into self-isolation, after some members of his family tested positive for COVID-19.
Mustapha, who is also the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, noted that those affected are asymptomatic and are in one of the government treatment centres.
7. The Anambra State chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, Prince Isaac Onuka, has resigned from the position, following the earlier de-registration of some political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Onuka, who was formally the state chairman of Peoples Democratic Congress (PDC), from where he became the chairman of IPAC in the state, recently moved to Allied People’s Movement, following the deregistration of the former.
8. A truck was intercepted on Sunday the Nigerian Customs Service personnel in Kebbi State.
It was loaded with locally-produced rice, in which were concealed bags containing 73 locally-manufactured guns and 891 cartridges.
9. At least 18 Nigerian Army generals have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The infected military officers were said to have had contact with late Major General Olu Irefin who died from COVID-19 complications last week.
10. Ex-Abia Governor and Chief Whip of the Senate, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, has said going to prison has made him a better person.
According to him, the prison experience was an eye-opener and something that revealed many secrets to him.
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