The Newspapers – Things You Need To Know This Friday
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The expected first batch of six Super Tucano aircraft has arrived Nigeria from the United States, the Nigerian Air Force has said. This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by the NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet.
2. The federal government yesterday announced that cases of cholera in the FCT have risen from 604 to 698 within 72 hours. The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, disclosed this at a community sensitization on cholera in Pyakasa and Gwagwa communities in Abuja.
3. The Lagos State Government has announced a restriction of movement across the State between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm on Saturday, July 24, 2021 to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to conduct hitch-free local government and local council development areas elections on Saturday.
4. A former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has been appointed as Chairman of the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP)-Africa. This was disclosed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a statement on Thursday.
5. Senate Minority Leader, Enyinaya Abaribe, has said he would stand surety for the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, given the same circumstances. He stated this when he featured on TVC’s programme.
6. The Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, where Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) and his wife, were arraigned on Thursday has ordered the wife to be released. The court however, adjourned the hearing till Friday 24, 2021.
7. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari will leave after his tenure in 2023. John Akpan Udoedehe, the National Secretary said APC’s reaction to People’s Democratic Party (PDP) allegation of “self-succession” plan is being twisted.
8. The Peoples Republic of China on Thursday said the country’s loans to Nigeria are of mutual benefit. Cui Jianchun, Chinese ambassador to Nigeria spoke to reporters at a seminar, “Learning from the Chinese Communist Party’s history and creating a brighter future”, which took place at the University of Abuja.
9. The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that it will launch the pilot scheme of its digital currency on October 1st, 2021.The CBN with its stakeholders outlined its digital currency initiative via a private webinar held on Thursday.
10. President Muhammadu Buhari, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed and the Director General of World Trade Organization, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are among the dignitaries slated to speak at the year’s National Diaspora Day celebration. The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this while briefing newsmen yesterday in Abuja on the event.