10 things you need to know this Monday morning - Nigerian Newspapers
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to act swiftly, warning that the country is going up in flames. Spokesman for the group, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, gave the warning against the backdrop of tension in recent weeks owing to farmer/herder’s conflicts, ethnic clashes, banditry and insurgency.
2. Three farmers have been reportedly killed in Ondo State by suspected herdsmen. The farmers were said to have been killed by the herders in a forest within the Ijugbere axis of Owo Local Government Area on Saturday evening.
3. Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has thrown its weight behind the ban placed by the South East governors on open grazing of cattle. It said open grazing was responsible for the series of farmers/herders’ clashes recorded in the country which had claimed many lives and property.
4. The House of Representatives has said it would probe the account of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ascertain the state of finances of the apex bank as well as ascertain if it has rendered its audited accounts from 2014 to 2019 to the Auditor General of the Federation office.
5. Youth group, Northern Youths Council of Nigeria on Sunday called on Northern governors to evacuate northerners from the southwest over the attacks on them by suspected hoodlums at Sasha market, Ibadan in Oyo State. The group in a statement by Isah Abubakar and Mock Kure, President and Spokesman respectively, also called on the federal government to declare Sunday Igboho’s group a terrorist organization.
6. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday evening said that President Muhammadu Buhari, has promised that his regime will not allow any ethnic or religious group to stoke up hatred and violence against other groups.
7. At least, 11 people were buried yesterday in the aftermath of Friday’s clash between Hausa and Yoruba traders at Shasha Market in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State. Also, about 5,000 Hausa traders, women and children displaced by the violence are still taking refuge.
8. The Emir of Bauchi, Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, has appealed to Nigerian People to seek Allah’s intervention to save the country from an impending crisis, particularly due to the current farmers-herders conflicts.
9. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that every Nigerian has the constitutional right to live and do their daily businesses under the protection of the law. Osinbajo said this while reacting to the recent clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders at the Shasha Market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
10. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 520 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number of recorded cases to 146,184.
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