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10 things you need to know this Thursday morning - Nigerian Newspapers

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. President Muhammadu Buhari has charged security agencies to ensure swift and safe rescue of students, teachers and others abducted from the Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. He has also vowed that his administration would support the armed forces in their war against terrorism and banditry.
2. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Police command has deployed a total of 150, anti-riot policemen to deal with rising cases of kidnapping which is ravaging most villages and towns in the nation’s capital. The 150 police personnel comprise mostly operatives from the Mobile Police Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and Special Forces.
3.The federal and Niger State governments are currently using a third party to reach out to the bandits who abducted schoolboys and their teachers at the Government Science College, Kagara.
4.The Senate, yesterday, told President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency. It made the call, following a point of order by Sani Musa, on the abduction of students and staff of Government Science Secondary School in Kagara, Niger State in the early hours of yesterday.
5. The Nigerian Governors ended their meeting in Abuja with a declaration of commitment to protect lives in their respective states. The governors are hopeful that a new security architecture will emerge and expressed readiness to support the military by dedicating funds from the excess crude account.
6. Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the aegis of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), yesterday unanimously voted against open grazing, declaring that it is no longer fashionable. This decision was reached at their first physical meeting since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country.
7. A pregnant lawyer, Nkiru Agbasu, was on Wednesday shot dead by suspected armed robbers on the Warri-Sapele highway in Delta State. The deceased was said to be returning to Warri from Sapele when the incident occurred.
7. The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arrested a 28-year-old medical doctor, Chijioke Precious, and 17 others over alleged Internet fraud in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
9. Members of the Reconciliation and Strategy Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday met with Ex-Governors elected on the platform of the party in seeking a solution to the crisis currently rocking the party.
10. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed 869 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria. This brings the total number of recorded infections in the country to 149,369.

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