Good morning, readers! This is a summary of some top news stories
1-.President Muhammadu Buhari has called on political parties, candidates, and security agents participating in the Edo governorship election to uphold democratic standards during the poll. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, on Thursday quoted the President as saying that failure to abide by the rules would truncate efforts to achieve free and fair elections.
2-.Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has commissioned a Molecular Laboratory & Diagonistic Centre in Aba, for the testing of Covid-19, and an Infectious Disease Hospital with capacity to isolate and treat 50 patients of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases at the same time. Speaking at the premises of the Aba General Hospital, location of the 16-module GenExpert Laboratory, Governor Ikpeazu commended the patriotic zeal of members of the Abia Development Summit who constructed and donated the building which the state government equipped.
3-.The Federal Government has launched a central database for the management of recovered assets. The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami during the launch on Thursday, in Abuja, said all the assets that have been recovered by the Federal Government are now tied to specific projects.
4-.The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin(SAN), has resigned. His resignation comes on the heels of an alleged disagreement with the Federal Government on the visitation panel sent to the university.
5-.President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020 into law. In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President in a memo dated September 16, 2020, communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly, through the Clerk of the legislature.
6-.Former Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi has stated his belief that educating the girl-child is crucial to Nigeria’s socio-economic development. Mr Sanusi who stated this on Wednesday during the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) challenge for local community teachers in the country, explained that the project will provide opportunities to improve access to quality and gender-responsive education for women and girls in crisis, conflict, and fragile situations.
7-.The head of Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord said Wednesday he planned to step down within six weeks as part of efforts to broker a peace agreement. Libya has endured almost a decade of violent chaos since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi.
8-.Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed Thursday the club has agreed a transfer with Liverpool for Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara. “I can confirm that FC Bayern have finally agreed with Liverpool FC,” Rummenigge told German daily Bild.
9-.UEFA said Thursday they are in talks with Bayern Munich over next week’s Super Cup final in Budapest after the German government declared the Hungarian capital a risk area for the coronavirus. Despite the travel warning, European football’s governing body say Champions League winners Bayern will face Europa League holders Sevilla as planned at Budapest’s Puskas Arena on September 24 for the UEFA Super Cup.
10-. Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, could be without Lionel Messi for three games in October, including the El Clasico against Real Madrid, if he travels for international duty. Argentina’s 2022 World Cup have matches against Ecuador on October 8 and Bolivia on October 13.