Good morning! Today’s summary of Nigerian Newspaper is here
1. Hope Uzodimma, the Imo state governor was attacked on Sunday at Ohaji area of the state.
When the governor arrived, the youths of Mmahu community continuously shouted “Onye Oshi Vote, Onye Oshi Vote” (meaning “Vote thief” in Igbo language”). The youth were throwing things like sticks, bottle and stones at the convoy.
2. Director of The International Emergency Management Society(TIEMS) (Nigeria/West Africa ), Ismail Sani has advised President Muhammadu Buhari and the government of other countries affected by coronavirus to impose and international travel ban on their officials as a way to curb the virus.
3. In a statement signed by the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and Secretary-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, has warned that if part of the $22.7 billion loan approved by the Senate for President Buhari’s government is not used to build infrastructure in the South East, that it could lead to crises in the country.
4. The Indigenous People of Biafra leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in a tweet on Sunday mocked former President Obasanjo, General Theophilus Danjuma and Gen Yakubu Gowon for their call for restructuring. He said in 1967, they rather took up arms against the Igbo’s than restructure the country.
5. President Buhari on Sunday sent messages to Presidents of Iran, South Korea and Italy Prime Minister sympathizing with them over the increase of coronavirus in their countries. He assured them of the continuous support of Nigeria to curtail the virus.
6. Nigeria singer, Ejiro Emokinovo, was reported dead in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ejiro who is the lead singer of the Veentage Band died after an unsuccessful surgery. The singer performed at the 90th birthday celebration of the mother of Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
7. Chineme Martins, a Nassarawa United player has slumped and died. Martins collided with a Kastina United player which led to his collapse. All effort to resuscitate him failed and he eventually died before being rushed to the hospital.
8. President Buhari approved 65 radio FM and digital televisions across the different regions of the country. Among the beneficiaries are Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nigerian Police Force who acquired the broadcasting license of radio FM each. Blueprint Newspaper got approval to own a free view digital terrestrial television license and the Nigerian Custom Service (radio and television licenses).
9. Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), said 2.2 improperly registered SIM cards have been deactivated. He made this known in Abuja over the weekend and said it’s in line with the directives of the minister of communication.
10. The founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide popularly known as Bishop David Oyedepo while delivering a sermon on in his church at Faith Tabernacle, Ota, Ogun State described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the worst in the history of Nigeria.