Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Facts have emerged over the main reason behind the fuel scarcity ravaging the country. The development has been attributed to an off-spec premium motor spirit (PMS) or substandard petroleum product in circulation which the authorities are trying to mop up.
2. The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Tuesday, warned the FG to desist from its plan to deregulate labour to States by removing it from the Exclusive Legislative List. The Congress argued that the decision would create intractable chaos for the country, as well as judicial nightmares, saying the government would also flout International Labour Organizations conventions.
3. A traffic warden was on Tuesday shot dead by gunmen in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. The hoodlums were said to have invaded the town in two different vehicles.
4. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Tuesday, advised the Federal Government to take seriously the alarm raised by the Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, on the recruitment of more fighters by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). Ortom made this statement while receiving a delegation from the Victim Support Fund (VSF) in Makurdi.
5. Associations and unions in the aviation industry, on Tuesday, suspended their planned nationwide industrial action billed to commence today after signing a fresh Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) with the Federal Government.
6. Armed robbers in the wee hours of Tuesday invaded a house in Kubwa, a satellite town in Bwari Area Council of Abuja, and during their operation, raped a 15-year-old girl in the same room where other family members were tied up. The incident occured when three men, one of them armed with a gun, knocked on the door of the family’s house and forced themselves in.
7. Nigeria and Ghana will face-off at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday, March 27 in the final leg of a potentially-explosive World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off round. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF on Tuesday confirmed the date.
8. There are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress governors are waiting for the stand of President Muhammadu Buhari, on the party’s chairmanship race. It was reliably gathered on Tuesday that many APC governors had been left in the dark in the search for the next national chairman of the party.
9. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has shifted the commencement of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME and the Direct Entry, DE, registration by one week. The board in a statement by the Head of Media and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, yesterday, said the registration would now start on February 19 instead of February 12 earlier announced.
10. No fewer than 21 persons were reportedly killed by gunmen in Katsina and Imo states, yesterday. In Katsina State, 13 persons were reportedly killed by gunmen, who stormed Bakori-Funtua axis of Katsina State, while about eight persons were also murdered in Egbema, headquarters of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.