Good morning, readers! This is a summary of some top news stories
1-.The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu has warned that the security agency would not be at ease with traffic offenders especially those who drive against traffic, those on the BRT lanes as well as motorcyclists who operate in the restricted areas across the state. The Police boss, who condemned the act as criminal and unacceptable, gave the matching order to Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and Heads of Operational and tactical units in Lagos State on Monday during a routine briefing with the officers at the Conference Hall, State Headquarters, GRA, Ikeja.
2-.The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned against perceived neglect of the non-pharmaceutical protocols and other measures aimed at tackling the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The PTF chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, gave the warning at the daily briefing by the PTF on Monday in Abuja.
3-.The 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) kidnapped along Mararaban-Udege in Nasarawa State have regained their freedom. Governor Abdullahi Sule disclosed this on Monday at the Government House in Lafia, the state capital
4-.The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of Colonel D.C. Bako. Colonel Ado Isa, Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division, in a statement on Monday, said the deceased was “one of our gallant and finest war heroes.”
5-.Dele Alampasu, Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Osimhen are among players invited for the Super Eagles friendly games against Ivory Coast and Tunisia. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the list of invitees for the matches – billed to hold next month – on its verified Twitter handle, Thursday.
6-.Manchester City survived a scare to start their Premier League title challenge with a 3-1 win against Wolves as Phil Foden enjoyed a moment of redemption on Monday. City’s delayed start to the campaign — due to their involvement in last season’s Champions League — had allowed Liverpool to build a six-point lead over them before they had even kicked a ball.
7-.Novak Djokovic claimed a record 36th Masters crown on Monday, beating Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the final of the Italian Open. The world number one won 7-5, 6-3 to break a tie with Spanish rival Rafael Nadal for most Masters titles.
8-.President Donald Trump on Monday threw into doubt a deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok, vowing to block any deal that allows its Chinese parent firm to retain any control. The comments raised fresh concerns over a weekend deal that appeared to avert a US-ordered ban of TikTok, which the Trump administration has called a national security risk.
9-.Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians. Junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita said in a televised statement that former defence minister Bah Ndaw would become transition president — while he himself would serve as vice president.
10-.Four Cameroonian soldiers were sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison for the execution-style killings of two women and their children in a region where the army is fighting jihadists.A fifth soldier received a two-year sentence.