July 20, 2024

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Sunday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Zamfara State Government has commenced the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to workers in the Northwest state. This followed a meeting the state governor, Dauda Lawal, held with the leadership of labour unions where he pledged to commence the payment of the minimum wage in June.

2. Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has vowed to flush out criminals, terrorists and bandits in the state. Governor Sule stated this on Saturday in a statement he personally signed on his Eid-El-Kabir festival message to the people of Nasarawa State.

3. Kano State Government on Saturday expressed concern over how the Police command in the State has been disobeying the “legitimate instructions” of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, the Chief Security Officer of the State. Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Isah Dederi, while addressing journalists on Saturday rejected the ban on Eid-el-Kabir festivities in Kano State.

4. Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and ex-governor of Edo State, Sen. Adams Oshiomhole, has promised to ensure the victory of the party during the September 21 governorship election. Oshiomhole, who represents Edo North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, made the remark while inaugurating the Party’s Campaign Council for the election.

5. President Bola Tinubu has directed Mr. Mamman Ahmadu to resign from office as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP). Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement on Saturday.

6. President Bola Tinubu has described the Eid-el-Kabir as an event that denotes sacrifice, faith and Obedience to the will of the Almighty and promised Nigerians that their sacrifice will not come to nought. The President who called on Nigerians to reflect on the teachings of Sacrifice and unity, reassured that his administration is prioritizing their social, economic well-being.

7. Police officers from the Federal Capital Territory have killed a bandit and arrested three others during a clearance operation. The police during the operation stormed an identified hideout of kidnappers in Chikara, a community that shares a border with Kogi State.

8. Operatives of the Abia State Police Command have rescued three abducted children from their abductors in Anambra and Delta States. The command’s spokesperson, ASP Maureen Chinaka, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, adding that the rescue mission led to the arrest of five suspects, including a Reverend Sister.

9. A Jigawa State High Court sitting in Birnin Kudu on Friday sentenced two persons to death for conspiring and killing one Yakubu Ibrahim and dumping his dead body by the roadside. The suspects were arraigned before the court for conspiring and robbing the deceased of his phone, money and taking away his car, after killing him.

10. About three persons, including foreigners, have been abducted by armed men suspected to be kidnappers in Lagos State. It was gathered that the victims include the Managing Director of Fouani Company and three other Lebanese nationals.

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