Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Monday


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


1. Gunmen, on Sunday, abducted a traditional ruler at Y-Junction, Ubomiri in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State. A source said the abduction occurred during a heavy downpour in the afternoon.

2. Gunmen have killed a member of Ebubeagu Security Network in Ebonyi State. The victim, Ifeanyi Orogbowhow, 32, was murdered and partially burnt by the attackers.

3. The Police Command in Ogun State, yesterday, said it has arrested a 38-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his mistress’s husband to death. The command’s Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, said that the incident happened at Onipanu area of the State.

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4. Cameroon came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in an incident-packed opener at the Africa Cup of Nations. An acrobatic volley from Gustavo Sangare put the Burkinabe ahead midway through the first half in Yaounde.

5. At least three police officers lost their lives in an accident that occurred along Kubwa-Zuba expressway, opposite popular Gwarinpa Estate in Abuja. It was gathered that the incident involved men of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Nigerian Police.

6. Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, President-General of the Jam’iyyatu Ansariddeen of Nigeria (Attijaniyya), has asked those eligible to vote to get their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) ahead of the 2023 general elections. He gave the charge at the annual conference of the Nigeria World Maulid anniversary in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.

7. Benue State Government says it has concluded plans to give N6 million to families of more than 120 security personnel who were killed in their line of duty while defending the State. Governor Samuel Ortom disclosed this, Sunday, during a thanksgiving service to mark the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.

8. Report from Kebbi State, in Northwest Nigeria, indicated that 30 students that were kidnapped from a government school in Yauri and a teacher, have regained freedom from bandits who kept them in captivity since June last year.

9. The Niger State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers has ordered its members to sit at home indefinitely until the State government addresses the payment of salaries on a percentage basis to teachers in the State. This was contained in a letter jointly signed by the branch Chairman, Muhammad Ibrahim Khaliel, and the branch Secretary, Comrade Jimada Abubakar Yusuf.

10. Hoodlums have abducted four people who were returning from a naming ceremony at Oko in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State. It was gathered that the incident happened on Saturday around 8pm.

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