Nigerian Newspapers: 5 things you need to know this Monday morning
1. Nigerian musician, Eedris Abdulkareem has taken a swipe at former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.The controversial rapper stated that Obasanjo had in prison promised to transform Nigeria but failed to keep to his promise when he became President.
2. The Lagos State Police Command yesterday paraded 49 suspects arrested at the ‘Yoruba nation’ protest.The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, paraded them at the command headquarters.The protesters had on Saturday staged a protest at the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, Lagos. They were dispersed by security men.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, sent a get-well message to the Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis as he heads in for a scheduled surgery of the colon. Buhari’s message was contained in a statement on Sunday night by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu.
4. JAMB Registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, has blamed the coronavirus pandemic for the poor performance of candidates in the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. While appearing on a live programme on a Nigerian Television Authority’s tagged “Weekend File”, Oloyede confirmed that this year’s UTME results were poorer than those of three years ago.
5. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered an investigation into the killing of a 14-year-old girl during the Oodua Republic Mega Rally in Ojota. A statement issued by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said the security and well-being of citizens are of importance to the government.