Nigerian newspapers: 10 things to know this Sunday morning


Good morning! Here is today’s summary of the Nigerian newspapers:

1. The FG had said it would start implementing an agreement it signed with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Monday aimed at ending the indefinite strike launched by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). Labor and Employment Minister Chris Ngige said so on Saturday.

2. President Muhammadu Buhari called on the country’s leaders to rid the nation of division. He made the appeal to Bichi, Kano state on Saturday in an address to Bichi’s Emir Nasiru Ado Bayero and his people at his inaugural ceremony read on his behalf by his chief of staff , Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

3. Nasarawa State Command of the Nigerian Police Force apprehended one Likita Abubakar, a 35-year-old man who allegedly transported 53 magazines and 260 rounds of live ammunition to an unknown destination in the State. Command police public relations officer ASP Ramhan Nansel confirmed the arrest.

4. Two bandits were shot dead in a shootout with police in Ogun State. Command spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi told reporters on Saturday that the incident occurred in Bere Forest, Onigaari region, along the Lagos-Ibadan highway.

5. Pan-Yoruba socio-political organization Afenifere warned on Saturday that Nigeria could drift into a dictatorial and tyrannical state, urging the federal government to avoid nepotism, tackle insecurity and restructure the country. This was contained in a statement from its Acting Chief and National Secretary of Publicity, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Comrade Jare Ajayi.

6. The federal government is making every effort to ensure that the current insecurity challenges the country faces are resolved. The Minister of Defense, the retired Major-General. Bashir Magashi spoke at the biannual leadership and graduation conference of the 14th Center Leadership School / Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) student group on Saturday in Abuja.

7. The Immigration Controller in Imo, Mr. Okey Ezugwu, urged the traditional rulers of the state to ensure that their subjects do not harbor unregistered and unknown migrants in their communities. Ezugwu made the call when he paid a courtesy visit to the chairman of the Imo Traditional Rulers Council, Eze Okeke, at his palace on Saturday in Owerri.

8. There was a sharp drop in revenues generated for the country in July as Nigeria recorded a decrease in Oil Profits Tax (PPT), Corporate Income Tax (CIT), oil and gas royalties, value added tax (VAT) as well as import and excise duties. This was disclosed in a statement released following the virtual meeting of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) for August 2021.

9. Two suspected fraudsters were arrested in Ondo State by agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Commission officials who allegedly arrived in Akure following intelligence arrested the suspects in various places in the metropolis.

10. Senate Minority Leader and former Abia State Deputy Governor Enyinnaya Abaribe called on women not to stop speaking out for themselves about participation in governance, warning that not doing means no one will take them seriously. He made this point by addressing the topic “Strengthening women’s participation and partnership in governance and development” at “Nkata”, a virtual conference, on Saturday.

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