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

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. Armed men on Monday invaded the Staff Quarters of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
They abducted a staff member of the institution. ABU Public Affairs Director, Auwalu Umar, confirmed the attack in a statement Sunday.
2. The Organised Labour on Monday said the Nigerian Government was not interested in honest dialogue over the hike in electricity tariff and fuel price.
The labour union said the government was not ready to find a lasting solution to the hike in the price of petrol and electricity tariff.
3. The Federal Government has assured that Nigeria would exit recession in the first quarter of 2021.
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, gave the assurance at the ongoing 26th Nigerian Economic Summit organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, on Monday in Abuja.
4. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the security architecture of the country.
PDP said Buhari should get more competent hands to handle the security of the country.
5. Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday ordered that Senator Ali Ndume be remanded in Kuje Custodial Centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NcoS) for failure to produce Abdulrasheed Maina in court.
Ndume, who represents Borno South at the National Assembly, stood as surety for Maina who is standing trial on alleged money laundering charges.
6. A terrorist ambush, perpetrated by the jihadist group Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP), in the North-East of the country, has resulted in the death of no fewer than 6 Nigerian soldiers and one civilian.
The terrorist attack occurred on Saturday in the village of Burimari (Borno state), as a military convoy was heading towards the town of Baga.
7. The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has accused some in-bound travellers of refusing to take the mandatory post-seven days COVID-19 tests after arriving in the country.
The Chairman of the PTF, Mr. Boss Mustapha stated this while speaking at the National briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.
8. The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, says that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government does not care about the people of the north, their economy and security.
The forum said it had advised Nigerian People, particularly fellow Northerners not to trust Buhari with another mandate in 2019 because evidence garnered from his first term showed his indifference to, and even disdain for the northern communities.
9. Justice J.K Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced six foreigners and a Nigerian to seven years imprisonment for oil theft.
The foreigners are two Pakistanis: Mohammed Ejaz, Nasser Khan; two Ukranians: Oleksandr Nazarenko, Oleksandr Kashernvi; one Ghanaian: Romeo Annang, and one Indonesian: Fredrik Fatin Omenu.
10. Reverend father, Matthew Dajo of the St Anthony Catholic Church in Yangoji village, Kwali Area Council in Abuja has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The FCT police spokesperson, Miriam Yusuf, who confirmed the incident, said the priest was abducted on Sunday, November 22 around 9:47pm after the gunmen stormed his residence with sophisticated weapons.

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