Nigerian Newspapers Today Tuesday 20 April 2021
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10 things you shoud know this Tuesday morning from Nigerian Newspapers
1.Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned MACBAN, against any attempt to operate a Fulani security group in the Igbo land. The highest Igbo organization in a statement by its Secretary General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro Monday night, emphasized that securing lives and property of the citizenry solely lies in the hands of State Governors and the President
- The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) yesterday, assured that the implementation of financial autonomy for states’ judiciary and legislature will commence before the end of May 2021. NGF Chairman Dr Kayode Fayemi made this known on Monday in Abuja.
- Senators, yesterday, raised the alarm that Nigeria is under siege from murderous non-state actors whose activities are threatening the continued existence of the country. The Senate stated this during a public hearing, organised by the Joint Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights and Legal Matters.
- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to blacklist any political party that conducts acrimonious congress. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, stated this in a statement, yesterday.
- The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday said operatives of the Neighborhood Safety Corps, are doing Amotekun’s work in the state. Sanwo-Olu who stated this while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said the state does not need Amotekun.
- The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Monday, said the EFCC alone cannot fight corruption. Bawa said this in Abuja at the commission’s headquarters while receiving members of a civil society organization, Civil Society Coalition for Transparency and Good Governance.
- The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday signed a bill to establish the Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission. The governor also assented to the Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority Bill.
- Ebonyi State Government, yesterday, frowned at what it described as worrisome reports of unauthorised release of 55 suspected warlords arrested in connection with the intra-communal war in Effium community in Ohaukwu local government area of the state by security agents.
- The Federal Government has lamented the high level of poverty in the local government areas, saying the government would generate resources to salvage the situation. Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume, stated this, yesterday, in Abuja.
- The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, has drawn the attention of Nigerians and the international community to another round of mass sack of workers in the state and local government civil service. This was contained in a statement by the group’s President, Comrade Jonathan Asake.