Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The Federal Government will today (Friday) begin the administration of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, stated this on Thursday in Abuja.
2. The Katsina State Commissioner of Science and Technology, Dr Rabe Nasir, has been assassinated. It was gathered that he was killed at his residence in Fatima Shema Estate in Katsina metropolis.
3. At least, 15 worshippers were killed while dozens sustained injuries in an attack on a mosque in Ba’are village, Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State. The attackers reportedly struck when villagers were performing their early morning prayers.
4. Three suspected kidnappers have been arrested by local hunters at a forest near Ossra-Irekpeni communities along Okene-Lokoja-Abuja highway. Chairman of Adavi Local Government Area of the State, Joseph Samuel Omuya confirmed the arrest of three kidnappers, saying he led the operation.
5. A housewife simply identified as Salamatu was shot dead when kidnappers stormed Piri community in Kwali Area Council of Abuja. At least, eight residents were reportedly abducted in the incident which triggered tension in the area.
6. President Buhari yesterday, described Chief Bisi Akande, a former interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as a victim of “a diabolical double-cross” by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. Speaking at the public presentation of a book titled, “My Participations” the biography of Akande, the president said only Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos, survived the antics.
7. The Sagamu Road Police Division said it has arrested a 41-year-old man, Sikiru Kolawole, for allegedly being in possession of fresh human parts. The Spokesman of the Lagos Police Command, Mr Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the incident, said that the suspect was reportedly found with fresh human hands, intestines and skull from Ojokoro cemetery in Ikorodu.
8. The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, lamented the alleged killing of youths in the southeast, especially in Imo State. It petitioned international organizations and human rights groups to join in the protest against the alleged genocide in the region.
9. Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has warned that Nigeria must embrace the restructuring of the country’s political and administrative system before it is too late. He said restructuring through national dialogue will allow for greater decentralisation and devolution of powers and, therefore, address the growing agitations ubiquitous in the country.
10. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has explained that he shelved the Lagos peace walk planned for this month to prevent the spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant which has been recorded in Nigeria. The governor, in an address on November 30, 2021, had invited some known faces of the EndSARS protest in the state in October 2020 to a peace walk for “the healing of Lagos” this December.