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

Posted by on October 10, 2021 0

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

1. President Muhammadu Buhari, at the weekend, again promised to eliminate all forms of violent crimes across Nigeria. The president stated in Kaduna State on Saturday that the administration will continue to do everything within the ambit of the law to stamp out heinous crimes creating fears among the citizenry.

2. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Saturday in Makurdi expressed confidence that the PDP was waxing stronger and would win overwhelmingly at the 2023 general elections. He told newsmen that the PDP was better positioned now and was ready to wrestle power from the ruling APC.

3. President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dr Osahon Enabulele on his election as the President of the World Medical Association (WMA) for 2022-2023. In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Saturday, in Abuja, Buhari noted that ”at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the world, a Nigerian has been elected to lead a very important body.”

4. Thugs numbering about four have attacked Mr Waziri Enwongulu, the Legal Adviser, All Progressives Congress (APC) of Wakama ward, Nasarawa State. Enwongulu while narrating his ordeal on Saturday in Wakama when officials of APC and stakeholders visited him, said that he doesn’t know why the unidentified men attacked him and burnt his brother’s house.

5. Twenty-four hours after 11 Fulanis were killed by local vigilante group popularly called Yan Sakai at Mammande weekly market in Gwadabawa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, another 20 persons have been killed by suspected armed bandits in another market at Ungwan Lalle in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State. A former council chairman of Sabon Birni LG, Abdullahi Tsamaye confirmed the incident to newsmen on Saturday.

6. The Local Government election held in Plateau State on Saturday, was marred by voters’ apathy and insufficient election materials. This is as a former governor of the state, Jonah Jang, described the exclusion of the Peoples Democratic Party from the election as shameful and a mockery of democracy.

7. Many people were said to have lost their lives in an accident that occurred along Iseyin-Ibadan Road. It was gathered that the incident occurred in a sharp bend at kilometre 5, Iseyin-Ibadan Road. Though, the number of those who lost their lives has not been ascertained officially yet, report claims 18 people reportedly lost their lives in the incident.

8. The Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has written a letter of recognition to the ‘Progressives Consolidation Group’, a group rooting for Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s Presidency in 2023. The letter has made the Progressive Consolidation Group, (PCG) the first to be formally recognized by the National Secretariat of the APC, ahead of 2023.general election.

9. A total of 158 military personnel are to face a Court Martial for offences bordering on alleged professional misconduct. The personnel comprised 28 officers and 130 soldiers. The military court was inaugurated on Saturday at the Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri by the Theatre Commander of the Joint Task Force “Operation Hadin Kai”, Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa.

10. Former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attairu Jega, has said the two major political parties in the country have led Nigeria astray in the last 21 years of democratic governance. Speaking at the maiden inaugural lecture of Kwara visioners Network for Rural Development, in Ilorin the Kwara State capital, on Saturday, Professor Jega advocated creation of new special ‘vehicles’ to free Nigeria from its present strangulation.

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