Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has been announced winner of the APC primary election conducted on Saturday ahead of the July 16 gubernatorial election. Three aspirants contested alongside Oyetola, They included former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff and a former Secretary to the State Government, Moshood Adeoti.
2. Armed bandits, on Saturday, blocked the roads from Yauri town to Koko Local Government Area of Kebbi State, and kidnapped travelers. An eyewitness explained that the operation lasted one hour without any intervention from security operatives.
3. Three kinsmen of Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, have been killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. It was gathered that the victims were killed Saturday at about 5 pm when the gunmen laid an ambush and blocked the Lordye-Gbajimba road in Guma Local Government Area of the State.
4. The Police Command in Zamfara State says it has rescued 24 victims abducted by bandits at Gurgurawa community in Bungudu Local Government Area of the State. Spokesman of the Command, SP Muhammad Shehu, confirmed the development at a news conference on Saturday in Gusau.
5. Leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Prof. Banji Akintoye, has urged the Yoruba people who believe in the actualisation of Yoruba Nation to keep hope alive. He also said he would not be marking his 87th birthday yesterday when Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) is in detention.
6. The Federal Government says the agreements it reached with Twitter to resume operations in the country were not meant to censor the microblogging site and other social media platforms in general. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Saturday.
7. In order to avoid product hoarding by station attendants and lawlessness among motorists, the FCT Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has deployed its personnel in filling stations across the territory. This was disclosed in a statement issued, Saturday, in Abuja by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Comfort Okomanyi.
8. The House of Reps’ Committee on Petroleum Resources has summoned suppliers of the bad petrol that has caused a crisis in the nation’s fuel supply chain. The suppliers, MRS, Emadeb/Hyde/AY Maikifi/Brittania-U Consortium, Oando and Duke Oil, are to answer queries from the panel over the recent importation of adulterated PMS into the country.
9. Following the delay by President Muhammadu Buhari, in signing the reworked Electoral Act Amendment Bill, no fewer than 26 civil society organisations have resolved to embark on a protest on Tuesday if the President fails to assent to the bill in two days. The coalition urged its partners to converge on the Unity Fountain, Abuja, for the demonstration.
10. A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said Nigeria needs more rebels who would speak the truth to power not minding whose ox is gored. According to him, having more rebels was one of the greatest steps towards rebuilding the country.