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


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


1. The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Friday said it is waiting for the response of the Federal Government to all its demands presented at the negotiations table before further actions from them. ASUP National President, Mr. Anderson Ezeibe, disclosed this.


2. Saleh Rabo, National President of Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN) is dead.

Rabo, the Managing Director of All States Travels, was a member of the Nigerian Tourism Development Board (NTDB). He was Vice President of the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) from 2012 till 2016.


3. Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the socio-cultural association of Igbo people has predicted that Igbo presidency in 2023 is possible but on the condition that all stakeholders unite and speak with one voice. President-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor spoke yesterday in Abuja.


4. The parents of abducted students of College of Forestry and Mechanisation located in Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, yesterday flooded the street of Kaduna demanding for the release of their children. Addressing journalists, a parent, Mr. Friday Sani said the abductors have demanded N500 million ransom from them.


5. The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria on Friday, said the country is not being told the truth about the health condition of the President Muhammadu Buhari. The PFN President, Bishop Wale Oke, urged the Federal Government to open up on the condition of Buhari’s health.


6. The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle on Friday visited the Gusau Central Market to assess the prices of foodstuffs in an effort to ensure a reduction in the cost of food items during the Ramadan fast.


7. Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams, has said the threat by Miyetti Allah Koutal Hore to establish a 5,000 members vigilance group in the 36 states can lead the country into a total anarchy.


8. The Igbo apex socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described northern Nigeria as one of the safest places for Igbos to live in and do their trades. The chairman of the group in the 19 northern states, Augustine Amaechi, stated this in Abuja yesterday.


9. Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, yesterday, reiterated that there was no going back on the presidential directive to shoot-at-sight anyone found bearing AK-47. Irabor disclosed this at Asaba while addressing journalists after a courtesy visit to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at the Government House.


10. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed 67 fresh cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, bringing the total number of recorded infections to 164,147. The agency made the announcement on Friday via a post in its verified Facebook page.


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