• November 27, 2020

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

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

1-.Lagos State Government has reviewed the curfew time earlier imposed on residents of the state.According to a statement issued on Sunday by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, the restriction time is now from 8 pm to 6 am.

2-.The Ogun State Government has warned groups against insightful and provocative statements capable of causing an ethnic crisis in the state. This is according to a statement issued on Sunday by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin.

3-.Former Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa went on her knees to beg youths to stop the incessant looting of properties in Calabar.She made the appeal on Saturday in Calabar, admitting that the leaders have failed the youths.

4-.The Abia State Government has relaxed the curfew imposed on some cities after hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state. According to a statement issued on Saturday by the Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu directed that the curfew in the state be relaxed to now take effect from 8 am to 5 pm from Sunday.

5-.The Enugu State Government has lifted the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas of the state. According to a statement issued on Sunday by the State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, the adjustment was made following the hardship faced by residents of the areas as a result of the curfew.

6-.Daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Zahra Buhari-Indimi has said that the recent discovery of COVID-19 palliatives stored in various warehouses across the country is valid proof that her father is not the nation’s problem.  In recent times the president has been criticised and some of his actions have been a reason for debates as the nation suffers some economic decline compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

7-.Pope Francis said Sunday he will create 13 new Catholic cardinals next month, including the first African-American “prince of the church” and a Franciscan preacher to the papal household. Francis made the surprise announcement from his window overlooking Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly Angelus, and said they would be appointed on November 28.

8-.Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has thrown his weight behind the fight against police brutality and extra-judicial killings in Nigeria.  The British driver on Sunday shared a photo of him wearing a black shirt with the Nigerian map and EndSARS crested on it.

9-.Bundesliga side, Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday trolled Barcelona despite the team’s loss to Bayern Munich in a league game. The German and European champions won 5-0 but Frankfurt in a tweet on their handle trolled Barcelona who were defeated 8-2 by the Bavarians in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League last season.

10-.US Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, a spokesman said, the latest in a list of figures connected to Donald Trump’s administration to do so. Marc Short began quarantine and was assisting in the contract tracing process, Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement.

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