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The Newspapers – Things You Need To Know This Monday

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

1. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, on Sunday, kicked against the one-week sit-at-home declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. In a statement by the Secretary-General of the Chidi Ibeh-led apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze urged Ndigbo not to obey the order.

2. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River on Sunday received over 5,000 returnees from the All Progressives Congress (APC). PDP Chairman, Venatius Ikem, said the return of the former members and entry of new ones will boost the party’s chances ahead of future elections.

3. A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, was grilled by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A senior official of the commission said that Anyim was invited as part of an investigation in a case of alleged corruption and diversion of public funds.

4. More insurgents are laying down their arms in Borno State because authorities have adopted non-kinetic warfare, a lawmaker has said.The member representing Jere Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Ahmed Satomi, made the remarks while answering questions from journalists.

5. Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, netted a hat-trick as they crushed Manchester United 5-0 on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men went into the halftime break four goals down – the largest margin ever in their history at that stage of a game. Salah fed Naby Keita to open the scoring before Jota slid in to make it 2-0.

6. President Muhammadu Buhari will today (Monday) depart for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to participate in the investment conference organized by the Future Investment Initiative Institute. This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja, on Sunday.

7. Police in Osun state has captured 13 inmates of Abolongo prison escapees in a village located in Ejigbo local government area of the state. Confirming the re-arrest of the inmates, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola said the inmates were arrested on Saturday in different villages in the local government that shared boundary with Oyo state.

8. There was pandemonium in Obada Oko in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun State following the kidnapping of three worshippers in a Cherubim and Seraphim Church, along Railway station in the early hours of Sunday. Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ogun State command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the state command anti-kidnapping unit has been dispatched to the area.

9. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has ordered that Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras be installed in all the correctional facilities in the state. Makinde gave the order on Sunday when he visited the Abolongo Correctional Centre, Oyo, that was attacked on Friday night by unknown gunmen, where majority of the inmates escaped.

10. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, yesterday, said the state is not fighting the Federal Government or any of its agencies over collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) as being insinuated in some quarters. He spoke on Sunday in Abuja at a public lecture.

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