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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Monday morning

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

1. A former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, was arrested on the orders of the Inspector General of Police (IGP). He, however, said the IGP was deceived by his successor, Hope Uzodimma. Nwosu was arrested during a church service at St Peter’s Anglican church, Eziama Obieri in Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state.

2. The Nigerian Army and other agencies have arrested Godwin Nnamdi, a leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) militant wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN). Nnamdi, described as “notorious” was apprehended in Nkanu East Local Government Area.

3. Fire, on Sunday, razed Next Cash and Carry Supermarket located in the Jahi area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. In a video making the rounds, some residents were sighted looting electronics and other items from the ill-fated supermarket despite the raging inferno.

4. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State says N1billion has been earmarked for the payment of gratuity of workers in the state from the loan facility being extended to states by the federal government. He said he had also directed his Finance Commissioner as well as Accountant General of the State to ensure that all pensioners received their pay.

5. President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africans and the global Christian body, particularly Anglican Communion, over the passing of Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu at 90. The president’s condolence message was issued by his Spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday in Abuja.

6. Hunters in Udawa village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have arrested a bandit at a forest along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari. The hunters also rescued 9 kidnapped villagers in the operation against bandits terrorising the area.

7. Gunmen have abducted Charles Mato Dakat, the paramount ruler of Gindiri town in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State. It was gathered that the traditional ruler was abducted after sporadic gunshots at his residence in the early hours of Sunday.

8. Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday, commended Governor Dave Umuahi of Ebonyi State and the Chairman, South East Governors Forum for launching the long awaited Ebubeagu, Ebonyi State Command, saying he has broken the jinx. Ohanaeze said Umahi’s action was in line with its stand that security is a collective responsibility and called for the cooperation of everybody to make it a success.

9. The Presidency has said it will not disclose the COVID-19 infection rate at the Presidential Villa, stating that only the carriers and their doctors can make the information public. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known on Sunday in reaction to reports of mass infections at the seat of power.

10. The abductors of an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abaji Area Council of Abuja are demanding N20 million to set him free. A reliable source, on Sunday sid, contact was established with the abductors two days after the abduction.