Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The Police Command in Niger State has said gunmen killed an unspecified number of people while observing early morning prayers at a Mosque at Mazakuka village in Mashegu Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Monday Kuryas, who disclosed this to Newsmen in Minna on Monday, said the hoodlums also abducted seven other worshipers from the mosque.
2. The Federal Government has vowed not to allow terror elements hijack the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, saying there is no need to embark on an exercise of self delusion. National Security Adviser NSA, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Monguno, stated this on Monday at a special meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security ICCES in Abuja.
3. Contrary to some media reports that the national elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may be postponed, the National Working Committee, NWC, has said the October 31st date for the exercise stands. Addressing newsmen at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja, spokesman of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan said the convention committee is working relentlessly to conduct the exercise as planned.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, said the adoption of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and its underlying technology, called blockchain, can increase Nigeria’s GDP by $29billion over the next 10 years. The President said this Monday in Abuja at the official launch of the e-Naira.
5. Sheik Ahmad Gumi has asked clerics from the Southern part of the country to engage those behind uprising in the region the same way he does to bandits. The cleric said this in a statement he issued in reactions to the call for bandits to be declared as terrorists.
6. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has regretted the detention of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, in Benin Republic. In an interview on Monday, the monarch said the agitator rejected advice offered him by monarchs sent to dialogue with him. Ooni narrated that he met President Muhammadu Buhari, over Sunday Igboho.
7. Akwa Ibom State Government plans to spend a total of N582.115 billion for the 2022 fiscal year, Governor Udom Emmanuel has declared. The Governor who stated this while presenting the 2022 financial estimates to the legislature in Uyo on Monday said, the budget is prepared in accordance with the International Public Accounting standard (IPSAS) Accrual template.
8. The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday, rejected Federal Government planned enforcement of COVID-19 vaccination on workers and Nigerians. The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, expressed labour’s position while unveiling the COVID-19 vaccination Advisory for the Federal Civil Servants on Monday in Abuja.
9. Four people have been killed and three others injured during a clash between locals and some herders in Jankasa, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. According to reports from military and police authorities, the clash occurred along some cattle routes in the area, and then escalated into a firefight between the two groups, before security forces arrived to bring the situation under control.
10. Lawyers from the Southeastern region of Nigeria have applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja to be joined as defendants in a suit by a group of northern elders praying for the exit of the southeast region from Nigeria. The legal practitioners are led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Chief Chuks Muoma.