Nigerian Newspapers: 7 Things You Need To Know This Tuesday Morning
1. Northern State Governors’ Forum, yesterday, rose from its one-day emergency meeting with the Northern States Traditional Council Chairmen in Kaduna and vehemently rejected calls that the Presidency be zoned to the South in 2023. Chairman of the Forum, Governor Simon Bako Lalong in an 11-point resolution at the meeting said the position of their southern counterpart was “unacceptable” as there was no constitutional provision on power rotation.
2. A vehicle conveying tomatoes and vegetables was, yesterday, set ablaze by persons suspected to be enforcing IPOB’s sit-at-home order in Enugu. The attack at Edem junction, Ibeagwa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area, involved a truck suspected to be coming from the northern part of the country.
3. The West African Health Organization (WAHO) has announced Enugu State Medical Diagnostic Centre, Enugu, as one of the beneficiaries of its laboratory strengthening programmes funded by the German Government. The Director-General of WAHO, Prof. Stanley Okolo, disclosed on Monday that the laboratory strengthening programmes, which include “both those funded by community levy and those funded by our partners” are in the spirit of taking ECOWAS to the grassroots.
4. Four persons have been reported killed at different locations in Anambra State by gunmen. One of the victims was gunned down inside the All Progressives Congress (APC) office at Uruagu Ward 3 in Nnewi North Local Government Area (LGA). Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation (SAUGCO), in a statement signed by Victor Afam Ogene, decried the ugly development, saying that it was not the first time their members had been attacked.
5. Top Russian investors, yesterday in Abuja, said they would focus on critical sectors of the economy as part of moves to make inroads nto the country. The Investors stated this at The Dome in Abuja ahead of the inauguration of Nigeria-Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NRCCI), slated for today. Addressing newsmen alongside the investors, President of NRCCI, Obiora Okonkwo, said the investors have the backing of the the Russian Federation.
6. The Nigerian Navy has accused soldiers in the Chadian Army of illegal sale of arms. A representative of the Chief of Naval Staff, Commodore Jemila Abubakar, made the allegation when she represented Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff, at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence on the consideration of four security bills.
7. Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to allow National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to serve in their home states. The National Publicity Secretary, Jere Ajayi made the call in a statement on Monday.