• August 5, 2021

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

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

1-.The Lagos State government has relaxed the ongoing curfew, following the violence recorded in various parts of the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Friday while briefing reporters at the Lagos House in Marina.

2-.A crowd of people on Friday broke into the warehouse where palliatives donated by the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) were stored at the Cargo Shed Terminal of the Ilorin International Airport in Kwara State. The residents forced the gates open when they invaded the storage facility in the afternoon while the security officials manning the place watched helplessly.

3-.Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, fondly known as Burna Boy, is still traumatised, three days after the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos State. In a tweet on his handle, Friday, the artiste revealed that since the incident, he has not slept.

4-.The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has defended his principal over the national broadcast to the Nigerian people on Thursday. Adesina, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, said President Buhari’s speech did not omit the Lekki shooting.

5-.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has put all its political and electioneering activities on hold as a further mark of honour for Nigerian youths who were killed at the Lekki Toll Gate as well as other killings that have occurred in various parts of our nation over the unfortunate fall-out of the EndSARS peaceful protest. The PDP had earlier on Thursday night directed that its flags in all its offices nationwide be flown at half-mast in solidarity with the mood of the nation at this trying time.

6-.Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state. According to a statement issued on Friday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, the curfew takes immediate effect.

7-.The Osun State Government has suspended its 24-hour curfew earlier imposed to forestall breakdown of law and order. According to a statement issued on Friday by the Secretary to the State Government, Wole Oyebamiji, the decision to suspend the curfew followed a review of the situation in the last 48 hours.

8-.An Italian has been arrested in France on a warrant issued by Germany, where is wanted on 160 counts of rape or sexual assault of his daughter and other minors, police told AFP on Friday. The 52-year-old was arrested on a European warrant last Friday south of Strasbourg near the German border for the alleged crimes committed over a 14-year period starting in 2000.

9-.The death toll in the collapse of a three-story church building in eastern Ghana rose to 21, rescue officials said on Friday, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble. “The deceased include 12 women and nine men,” the National Disaster Management Organisation said in a statement, upping the toll from 17 dead on Thursday.

10-.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has inducted the recently appointed coaches of various national age-grade teams. The induction, which held at the Sunday Dankaro House headquarters of the NFF, witnessed the coaches going through important sessions that would aid them during their time on the job.

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