Nigerian Newspapers: 7 Things You Need To Know This Tuesday Morning
1. There was confusion in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Monday as gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) enforced the sit-at-home order. The gunmen, who stormed streets and markets in Owerri, forced traders to close shops.
2. Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were hit by a massive outage Monday, impacting potentially tens of millions of users globally. Tracker Downdetector was showing outages in heavily populated areas like Washington and Paris, with problems being reported from around 1545 GMT. The issue was, however, rectified a few hours later.
3. Former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has said that the 17 Southern Governors should stop “ganging up” and “issuing threats” to get the 2023 Presidential slot. Shekarau, who represents Kano Central District in the Senate, stated this on Monday during an interview.
4. Ikeja Electric Plc on Monday announced an eight-week power outage in some areas in Lagos State. This is to enable the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) re-conduct its 132KV lines to boost electricity for Nigerians.
5. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has alleged that the deployment of Golden Down to the South East was a way of using the military to manipulate the Anambra election in favour of the APC. It warned the military to steer clear of politics and remain neutral in its operations.
6. The BRACED Governors’ Council also known as South-South Governors’ Forum said it has approved a joint regional security outfit which would be floated soon. Chairman of the Forum and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa said this was part of the resolution reached at the end of their meeting held at Government House, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
7. The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has rejected the recent call by IPOB on the Middle Belt region to join its sit-at-home campaign, calling on governors to seal shops that are being closed in solidarity with IPOB. In a statement signed by the group’s national president, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, the group said the North had come a long way in understanding the use of constitutional and democratic means of channelling legitimate grievances, and cannot, therefore, be party to any undemocratic move.