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The Newspapers – Things You Need To Know This Friday

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

1. The convoy of Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, was involved in an accident yesterday. The incident occurred while the motorcade was on its way to Gombe from Bauchi. The driver of the crashed vehicle reportedly died.

2. Coalition of Igbo Youths Vanguard, yesterday, announced the commencement of intense lobbying to ensure the South East region produces the next president. National President, Hope Amadi, and National Secretary, Uju Kalu, said this in a statement on Thursday.

3. The Senate, yesterday, claimed that the security challenges facing the country, especially terrorism and banditry, were funded by drug barons. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, made this known when the Chairman of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd), visited the National Assembly.

4. Ogun State House of Assembly, yesterday, impeached the Deputy Speaker, Oludare Kadiri, over alleged gross misconduct. But Kadiri described his removal as “grossly unconstitutional and illegal” promising to challenge it in court.

5. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday insisted that the country’s unity is not negotiable. Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, said President Buhari made the point when the Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, led him to brief the president on the suspension of blockade of supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the southern part of Nigeria.

6. Governors of the 36 states of the federation on the platform of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have resolved to take the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine publicly next week Wednesday, March 10. The decision was taken during the emergency meeting yesterday.

7. President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will on Saturday receive the COVID-19 vaccine publicly. Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this yesterday at the second edition of the State House weekly briefing.

8. President Mohammed Buhari on Thursday issued a new directive to the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS as part of measures to tackle security problems in the country. The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmed made this known on his Twitter account.

9. Renowned northern Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, said if the government could pardon coup plotters that committed treasonable felony, there was nothing wrong extending the same gesture to bandits. He said this yesterday while responding to the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kaduna.

10. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 708 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The development brings the total number of recorded infections in the country so far to 157,671.

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