Hello! Here is today’s summary of Nigerian newspapers
1. On Saturday evening, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 453 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
New cases have been reported in 20 states: FCT (75), Lagos (71), Benue (53), Delta (39), Borno (30), Enugu (25), Plateau (24), Osun (20), Abia (19), Oyo (17), Kaduna (16), Kano (13), Ebonyi (13), Ogun (9), Kwara (7), Ondo (6), Gombe (3), Ekiti (2), Akwa Ibom (1) and Rivers (1). Bringing the country’s total to 46,140.
2. The former lawmaker representing the senatorial district of Ogun East, Senator Buruji Kashamu has passed away.
Kashamu died of COVID-19 on Saturday at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos and will be buried today according to Islamic rites at noon.
3. Armed men around 8:25 pm on Saturday kidnapped the president of the local board of directors of Warri Nord, Mr. Aduge Okorodudu.
The gunmen, who drove the victim’s vehicle, whipped the LG boss and fled to the Ovwian area in the local government of Udu.
4. The outgoing President of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of Enugu State, the Hon. Augustine Nnamani, was re-elected as party president alongside 38 other members of the party’s state executives (EXCOs) at a peaceful state congress, which was held on Saturday in Michael Okpara Square, in Enugu.
The Congress, which was held in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocol and monitored by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC), was attended by the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, his deputy, the Hon. Ms. Cecilia Ezeilo, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Senator Chukwuka Utazi and other members of the State National Assembly, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi and his colleagues, council chairmen and other party bigwigs who were delegates.
5. In line with the Federal Government’s job creation program, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to creating five million jobs.
Osibanjo, who revealed this over the weekend during the virtual presidential policy dialogue session hosted by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), said the administration is focused on creating jobs for Nigerians.
6. The Katsina State Police Command reported killing eight suspected bandits in the Batsari local government area.
The command’s public relations officer, SP Gambo Isah, who revealed this in a statement on Saturday in Katsina, said that on August 6, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Batsari led Operation Puff Adder in Zamfarawa village based on a report that more than 40 bandits armed with AK 47 rifles attacked the village.
7. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will not postpone the date of the election of the governor of Edo State, scheduled for September 19.
National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Information and Education Festus Okoye said the commission will not be disturbed by threats of violence from political parties and candidates.
8. Hundreds of People’s Democratic Party members from the Bogoro Local Government region in Bauchi State, where a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, is from, have defected from Congress. of all progressives.
APC President of the Bogoro Local Government Zone Haruna Rikaya, who welcomed the defectors on Saturday, said they would be treated the same as APC members.
9. Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has declared that he will not support a northern candidate for president in 2023.
According to him, the idea of zoning the presidential seat is not necessarily constitutional, but is based on the political arrangement of the country which he believes should be respected.
10. The Nigerian Conference of Political Parties (CNPP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the country’s security chiefs to order.
The CNPP said this while condemning the arrest of protesters around the country, urging security agencies to stop militarizing Nigerian youth.