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Nigerian newspapers: 10 things to know this Saturday morning

Nigerian newspapers: 10 things to know this Sunday morning


Hello! Here is today’s summary of Nigerian newspapers

1. Three people died on Friday after a helicopter belonging to the Quorum company crashed in the Opebi region of Lagos State.

The company said the light helicopter registered 5N-BQW was flying from Port-Harcourt to Lagos before crashing.

2. An Ondo State High Court in Akure, the state capital, on Friday overturned the suspension of four members of the state House of Assembly by the House leadership.

In his ruling, Judge Ademola Bola said the President, Hon. Bamidele Oleyeloogun, did not have the power to suspend a member of the Assembly.

3. The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 160 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday evening.

The new cases were reported in 15 states: Plateau (44), Lagos (27), Katsina (18), Edo (15), FCT (14), Ondo (10), Oyo (9), Kwara (6), Abia (4), Nasarawa (4), Kano (3), Ekiti (2), Kaduna (2), Kebbi (1) and Ogun (1).

4. The Enugu Division of the National Labor Court issued interim orders prohibiting leaders and members of some health workers’ unions in Enugu State from going on strike.

They were prevented from engaging in any strike / industrial action, pending the hearing and decision on the injunction requests already filed separately by the Enugu State government, August 24, 2020. ”

5. The Cross River State Council of the Union of Journalists of Nigeria (NUJ) has blacklisted the state government (Cross River) from all media coverage by all union members in the State.

The union in a statement published after an emergency congress of the Council of State held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the Ernest Etim Bassey press center, in Calabar, the council regretted the organization of a conference illegal press thus creating a platform. for the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) of abusing and insulting a journalist, Mr. Eyo Charles of the Daily Trust newspaper.

6. A nurse kidnapped by the terrorist group ISWAP in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, earlier this year was rescued by Multinational Joint Task Force troops.

A statement from Colonel Muhammad Dole, head of military public information, HQ MNJTF Ndjamena Tchad, said the nurse, who was held in one of the strongholds of ISWAP in Lake Chad, was locked in safety and freedom, following a joint air ban. led by the MNJTF and national partners.

7. The protracted crisis in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti state took on a new dimension on Thursday, as parallel council executives walked out of the local government council congress.

The parallel executives came out of the council congress which was held in two different locations, with each faction announcing new leaders.

8. The Kwara State Government confirmed on Friday the resignation of the former Special Tasks Commissioner, Hajia Aisha Ahman Pategi.

State Communications Commissioner Afolabi Oshatimehin confirmed that the government had received the resignation of Honorable Aisha Ahman Pategi, who was the former commissioner for special tasks.

9. ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

Boseman died in his Los Angeles home surrounded by his wife and family, according to his publicist Nicki Fioravante.

10. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, has resigned.

Abe, 65, explained that he didn’t want his illness to affect his decision-making.

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