• June 15, 2021

Nigerian News: 10 Must-Read News Items This Monday Morning


Good morning readers. This is a summary of some top news stories

1-The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Force from embarking on routine patrols. This IGP’s ban was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Force, Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.

2-.A clash has ensued between the youths suspected to be supporters of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, six days to October 10 governorship election in Ondo State. Following the clash on Sunday, residents of Oba Nla, Oba Adesida road, Arakale, and Oja Oba areas of Akure, the Ondo State capital were thrown into confusion

3-.The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has condemned the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). He expressed concern over the incessant cases of extrajudicial killings, harassment, illegal arrest, and extortion of defenseless citizens by some officials attached to SARS in different parts of Nigeria.

4-.A day-old baby has been found in a gutter in Awka, the Anambra State capital. The baby who was abandoned in the gutter by an unknown person was said to have been picked after an early morning downpour in the area

5-.New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday he planned to put nine neighborhoods back under tight shutdowns as Covid-19 cases rise in the city, which had largely controlled the pandemic after a catastrophic outbreak. The proposal, which must be approved by state Governor Andrew Cuomo, marks the first major setback in the city’s reopening since it was hit hard by the coronavirus in March. New York City has lost almost 24,000 people to the virus.

6-.The South Pacific territory of New Caledonia chose to remain French on Sunday, narrowly rejecting independence in a tightly-fought referendum marked by a high turnout. The vote rejecting a breakaway from France after almost 170 years came in at 53.26 percent, according to final results, down from 56.7 percent in a referendum two years ago.

7-.Archaeologists in Egypt said Saturday they had found 59 well-preserved and sealed wooden coffins over recent weeks that were buried more than 2,500 years ago. Opening one of the ornately decorated sarcophagi before assembled media, the team revealed mummified remains wrapped in burial cloth that bore hieroglyphic inscriptions in bright colours.

8-.Tottenham cashed in on Anthony Martial’s first-half red card to thrash Manchester United 6-1 as Jose Mourinho enjoyed a dream return to Old Trafford on Sunday. Son Heung-min and Harry Kane scored twice as Spurs opened up a disorganised United defence at will even before Martial was harshly punished for an off-the-ball clash with Erik Lamela.

9-.Rafael Nadal defeated American qualifier Sebastian Korda 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Roland Garros quarter-finals for the 14th time on Sunday, staying comfortably on course for a 13th French Open title and record-equalling 20th Grand Slam crown. Second seed Nadal racked up his 97th win at the tournament against just two defeats since his title-winning debut in 2005.

10-.Ivorian striker, Nicolas Pepe and youngster Bukayo Saka scored a goal each to help Arsenal secure a 2-1 win over Sheffield United in a Premier League encounter on Sunday.Arsenal have taken nine points from their opening four games as they look to return to Champions League football for the first time in five years next season.


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