Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman, has told Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, that he and Governor Aminu Masari do not sleep with their two eyes closed due to security challenges in the state. The Emir said this while addressing the Vice President, who paid him a condolence visit over the death of Haji Murja Manga.
2. Mujahid Asari Dokubo, leader of the Biafra Customary Government, has said the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is worse than a terrorist organisation. He said this during a Facebook live session on Sunday.
3. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has said former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is qualified to be president, but age is not on his side. One of his campaign groups headed by a media mogul, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, had last week said Atiku would do a single term of four years if elected.
4. Dozens of people have been killed, with many houses burnt in fresh attacks at Galadima-Kogo and Galkogo Communities of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. Armed men were said to have launched the attacks after overpowering security operatives.
5. Former Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, has said some northerners made it difficult for former President Goodluck Jonathan to defeat Boko Haram. In an interview on Sunday, he said at the time, some persons in the region misconstrued Jonathan’s position on the war against insurgency as political.
6. The Senate has said the FG will have to justify the fresh demand for N3tn for the extension of the subsidy on petrol before it is approved by the National Assembly. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Ajibola Basiru, made this known against the backdrop of the controversy surrounding the actual volume of petrol, which Nigeria consumed daily.
7. The Kaduna State Government says the attacks by gunmen on Zaman Dabo Village in the Atyap Chiefdom of Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of the State in the early hours of Sunday claimed 11 lives while over 30 houses were razed.
8. The federal government saves N124 billion annually from the implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS and digitizing contents in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan disclosed in Abuja at the weekend.
9. The suspended chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado, has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking in an interview yesterday, Gado said he joined the opposition party because of the alleged political mess in Kano.
10. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olorunda Local Government chapter, has disowned a chieftain of the party, Akin Adeyi, over an alleged verbal attack on Senator Ademola Adeleke.