7 Things You Need To Know This Sunday Morning From Nigerian Newspapers
1. The president of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, has said Nigeria must address the fundamental reasons for agitations by listening and allowing open national dialogue without preconditions. He said the goal must be to build one united, fair, just and equitable country for all and not for few or any section of the country or religion.
2. Following the southern governors‘ resolution to end open grazing in the southern part of the country by September 1, two pan-Fulani organizations, Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDAN) and Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have threatened the governors to rescind the resolution or risk losing the 2023 presidential election.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, condemned the incessant attacks and killings being perpetrated by bandits in Zamfara, Kaduna and other states in the North. The President in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, urged the military to crush the criminals.
4. The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Ayodele has accused Pastor Enoch Adeboye of he Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith and Pastor Williams Kumuyi of causing problems in Christendom in Nigeria.
5. Nigeria posted more COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with Lagos State topping the chat in infections.The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said it registered 98 new cases but no death on Saturday, as the deadly virus continues to rage in Africa in its third wave.The NCDC disclosed this in a post on its official website.
6. Bandits have again abducted six people, including children, at Milgoma community in Sabon Gari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Kaduna Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige confirmed the incident.
7. The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, has pleaded with traditional rulers, southwest political leaders, including Governors to forgive embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho. Adams, in a viral-video, faulted Igboho for using wrong methods to demand self-determination.