Nigerian Newspapers: 7 things you need to know this Tuesday morning
iexclusive News Nigeria brings to you today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. All male Christians in Fantio and Dolbel, two towns in the Tillabéri region in South West of the Niger Republic, have been wiped off by Jihadists. The women with little children and babies who were spared during the bloody attack fled to the Dori region of Burkina Faso.
2. Chidinma Ojukwu told reporters on June 24 that he stabbed the dead after attempting to have sex with her. In a recent interview, she refuted such a claim.
Chidinma Ojukwu, a 21-year-old University of Lagos student who is the key suspect in the murder of Super TV mogul Usifo Ataga, has denied her role in the deceased’s death despite initially admitting to killing him.
3. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has reacted to campaign against moves by the National Assembly to pass bills providing tighter regulations for the media, declaring that no institution in the country is above the law. He spoke in Abuja at the Second Dinner/Award Night organized by the House of Representatives Press Corps.
4. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday urged the Nigeria Immigration Service to nip in the bud the influx of new COVID-19 variants and save the nation from the imminent third wave of the virus. He spoke when he received the Comptroller of the Lagos State Command of the NIS, Bauchi Ahmed Aliyu.
5. The kidnapped Emir of Kajuru in the Kajuru Local Government area of Kaduna State, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, has been released by his abductors. One of the kingmakers of the Emirate Council, Dahiru Abubakar, confirmed the development of The Nation.
6. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to sack Zamfara Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle over his defection from the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The request formed part of the reliefs being sought in a suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/489/2021 filed in the names of two PDP members from Zamfara State – Sani Kaura Ahmed and Abubakar Muhammed.
7. The Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s convoy on Monday arrested a gang of suspected criminals, who specialized in harassing motorists and road users in traffic. This was made known in a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Gbenga Akosile.