Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Sunday morning
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Chelsea Saturday night, won the Champions League for the second time after beating Manchester City in a thrilling final in Porto. Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final encounter of the UCL.
2. The 16 abducted students and staff of Greenfield University, Kaduna State have been released. Some of the parents revealed that they sold their property to pay ransom for their children’s release.
3. Gunmen yesterday went on rampage in Umuahia, Abia State and Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, burning police stations and courts.
4. Chairman, Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, yesterday disclosed that the northern governors banned open grazing by Fulani herdsmen before the southern governors followed suit. He stated this in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Danladi Atu.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received his second jab of AstraZeneca vaccine against the COVID-19. The president’s official doctor, Dr Sanusi Rafindadi, administered the injection on him in his official residence, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
6. The Federal Government says it has begun gathering evidence on government officials linked to the alleged looting of $69bn (N28.3tn) stashed in various bank accounts in Texas, the United States. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) stated this on Saturday.
7. Pandemonium broke out on Saturday at Idiroko, Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State when some Yoruba nation agitators stormed the area and forcefully opened its land border. When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun 1 Area Command, Hammed Oloyede, confirmed the incident.
8. The Nigerian Army has dismissed no fewer than 3,040 soldiers from service for various acts of misconduct, and indiscipline, including desertion, possession of hard drugs, rape and murder. Maj Gen Danjumma Ali-Keffi, General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigeria Army Kaduna, made the remarks.
9. Panic buying of food items by residents of Awka in Anambra State continued until late evening on Saturday as families sought to stock their homes over the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
10. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to depart Abuja today for Accra, Ghana to attend an emergency Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS, convened to discuss recent political developments in Mali. This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina