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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Things You Need To Know This Saturday Morning - Daily Post



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


1. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, yesterday, said nobody can bring down the current Federal Government. The president’s spokesman made the assertion on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, on Friday.


2. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday, assured that President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government was planning an economy that will work for all Nigerians, especially the poor and vulnerable. He spoke while delivering a keynote address at the 19th meeting of the National Council on Development Planning in Abuja.


3. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday paid tribute to the patriotic martyrs of the Nigerian civil war which lasted 30 months. The President spoke at an event to welcome the World leader of the Tijaniyya Islamic Religious Movement, Sheikh Muhammadu Mahy Niass, the Grand Khalifa of Sheikh Ibrahim Niass.


4. Following the agitation by some separatists who want the country to break-up, Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, said Nigeria’s potentials can be best attained if the country remains integrated and united.


5. Father of one of the 39 students kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Mando, Kaduna, Ibrahim Shamaki, is dead. He reportedly died on Friday from the anguish of his missing daughter Fatima.


6. The Sokoto State government, yesterday, ordered for the immediate closure of Government Girls’ College, Sokoto over the outbreak of gastroenteritis in the school. The state commissioner, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr Kulu Haruna stated this while briefing Journalists in Sokoto on Friday.


7. Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, yesterday said that the Eastern Security Network (ESN) of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has become a threat to Nigeria’s security operatives. Gambo stated this in Onitsha shortly after he met with the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano in the Governor’s Lodge.


8. No fewer than eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna State, were on Friday reportedly abducted by gunmen.


9. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, yesterday, said it would maintain its current ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit otherwise called petrol until the conclusion of ongoing engagement with the organised labour and other stakeholders.


10. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 113 new cases of COVID-19 in 9 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This brings the total number of recorded infections in the country to 162,388.

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