Nigerian newspapers: 10 things to know this Monday morning
Hello! Here is today’s summary of Nigerian newspapers
1. The suspended interim chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, said the alleged interim report of his investigation did not emanate from the Presidential Panel.
Magu’s attorney, Wahab Shittu, disclosed in a statement, citing panel chairman Judge Ayo Salami.
2. The presidency reacted on Sunday to the attack by Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, on a journalist, Charles Eyo.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Advertising Garba Shehu said there are no stupid questions in journalism, adding that the basics of journalism indicate that there are only stupid answers and not questions.
3. The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has declared the recent publication of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the Constitution Review of 1999 (as amended) to be of no value.
The NEF suggested that “the exercise should not be supported by a Nigerian genuinely concerned about the waste of governance at this difficult time when the economy faces unprecedented challenges.”
4. The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, eliminated all presidential and advising positions in the local government election which took place in the thirteen local government regions of the state.
The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission of Ebonyi State, EBSIEC, Barr. Jossy Eze, while declaring the winners of the election, asserted the victory of the PDP candidates in all LGAs.
5. Anambra businessman Prince Arthur Eze called the call of the Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, to ban 12 monarchs who accompanied him to Abuja as without result.
In a statement on Sunday by Eze Chief Media Officer Okpala Okechukwu he said: “The media management’s attention to the world’s greatest philanthropist, industrial business tycoon and oil merchant Prince Engr Arthur Eze was attracted by a call from a certain Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngigie from the town of Alor. ”
6. 138 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths of coronavirus have been recorded in Nigeria, according to the NCDC.
The 138 new cases are reported in 14 states – Plateau (55), Lagos (15), Ebonyi (11), Oyo (11), Abia (cool, Anambra (7), FCT (7), Rivers (7), Kaduna (6), Ondo (5), Kwara (3), Bauchi (1), Benue (1), Edo (1).
7. Some aggrieved northern lawyers who withdrew from the recently concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference had written to Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, informing him of the formation of a new group known as the New Nigerian Bar Association (NNBA). ).
The letter dated August 28, 2020 and signed by the organizers of the new group, lawyers Nuhu Ibrahim and Abdulbasit Suleiman, claimed that the formation of the new group had become imperative and expeditious.
8. Governors of the Southeast Geopolitical Zone and other leaders of the area converged on Sunday at Akanu Ibiam (Enugu) International Airport to witness the historic reopening and inauguration of the runway recently. rehabilitated airport, expressing their deep gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for having acceded to their aspirations by approving and releasing the sum of 10 billion naira for the rehabilitation of the airport.
Speaking at the reopening of the airport which was closed on August 24, 2019, for a full rehabilitation of the runway and other facilities, Igbo leaders also congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the State of ‘Enugu for his exceptional commitment, resilience and sacrifice in keeping the project up to date.
9. Two members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, otherwise known as Shiites, were reportedly killed in a clash with police in Kaduna on Sunday.
Sect members demonstrated to put pressure on the demand for the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, who have been in detention since December 2015 after a bloody clash with soldiers in Zaria.
10. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari assured him of a peaceful election on September 19.
Obaseki, who is the candidate for governor of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, said this while calling on voters to come out in droves to vote.