Nigerian Newspapers: 7 Things You Need To Know This Tuesday Morning
1. Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has ordered the immediate enforcement of State Value Added Tax Law 2021 across the entire state, following the failure of the Muhammadu Buhari regime to secure a stay-of-execution order against the state. In a live broadcast on Monday in Port Harcourt, Mr Wike directed corporate bodies, business entities, and individuals within its territory to comply with the state’s tax law or “face the full weight of the stipulated sanctions, including having their business premises sealed-up.”
2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Dr. Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu confirmed the appointment in a statement on Monday.
3. The Police in Jigawa State have arrested 19 suspected kidnappers of a traditional leader in Taura Local Government Area of the state. Police Spokesman in the state, ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the arrest of the suspects after a successful operation in the area.
4. Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has urged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to stop giving “preferential scores” to students in Northern Nigeria who sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. He stated this on Monday as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’.
5. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the conflicting orders emanating from courts of coordinate jurisdiction are making its job difficult. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman, said this at the third quarterly meeting with political parties in Abuja on Monday.
6. The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore says the anti-open grazing law, which was recently enacted by some states will worsen cattle rustling and undermine stability. Mr Saleh Alhassan, the National Secretary of the association, made the call on Monday during a National Peace Summit and Investiture of Queen Mother Amina Temitope Ajayi as the Miyetti Allah Brand Ambassador at Uke, Karu Local Government, Nasarawa State.
7. A trailer conveying motorcycle spare parts was, on Monday, set ablaze by unknown persons apparently enforcing the suspended sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Enugu State. The Enugu State Police Command confirmed the incident and said that investigation has commenced.