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The Newspapers – Things You Need To Know This Tuesday

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

1. Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) yesterday, condemned any form of dialogue or amnesty for bandits.
The NGE aligned with President Muhammadu Buhari’s position that giving cash and other materials to the bandits will embolden them.

2. Long queues continued on Monday at retail stations in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan respectively despite assurances from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the availability of petrol for consumers in the country. The scarcity is a major source of concern by many Nigerians.

3. Director General, Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman on Monday, said insecurity in the country is no longer acceptable to Nigerians.
Lukman said this in a statement issued in Abuja, yesterday. He lamented the current security situation across the country.

4. The Federal Government, yesterday, assured that necessary platforms have been put in place to ensure security of all Nigerians, especially school children.
Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, stated this while speaking with State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

5. The South East Zonal Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to institute a libel suit against Senator Smart Adeyemi if he fails to apologise for his utterances against Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State on the floor of the Senate.

6. Boko Haram militants on Monday evening displaced security operatives and took control of the ancient town of Dikwa in Borno, northeast Nigeria. The insurgents were said to have equally gained access to the United Nation’s hub in the area.

7. President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first set of Nigerians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television. The Executive Director/CEO, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, said this on Monday

8. About 10 policemen attached to the convoy of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State sustained injuries in an accident on Monday. The accident happened while the governor was inspecting a 60-kilometer road project in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area.

9. Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has said he disagreed with those advocating payment of ransom and granting amnesty for bandits. Obi stated this in an interview with journalists on the sideline of the presentation of a book, ‘Made in Aba,’ an autobiography of the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, in Abuja on Monday.

10. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 360 new cases of COVID-19 in 18 States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The new record brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country since its outbreak to 156,017.

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