• August 3, 2021

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

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

1-.Akwa Ibom state government has lifted the curfew which was imposed on the state as a result of security concerns following the #EndSARS protest. The decision was made public on Sunday in a press statement signed by the commissioner for information and strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong.

2-.The Benue state government has commenced the delivery of remedial medical consumables and drugs to three communities in Ogbadibo local government area, following an outbreak of yellow fever. According to the state’s commissioner for science and technology, Dr. Godwin Oyiwona, at least six persons have died from yellow fever in the local government.

3-.Three people have been killed by bandits at Rigasa community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Among the victims was a former Student’s Union Leader of Bayero University Kano, and one of the promoters of #SecureNorthMovement, Rabiu Auwal.

4-.The nine students of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria in Kaduna State who were kidnapped last week Sunday by gunmen have been released from captivity. This was confirmed by the Director of Public Affairs of Ahmadu Bello University, Auwalu Umar on Sunday.

5-.The kidnapped chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Phillip Shekwo, has been found dead. This was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, on Sunday

6-.The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Sunday met with members of the Abuja Newspapers Distributors Association (ANDA) and the Newspapers Vendors Association, Abuja (NVAA) to condole with them over the death of their colleague, Ifeanyi Okereke. Okereke was shot by a member of Gbajabiamila’s security detail on Thursday.

7-.Ethiopia’s military on Sunday threatened an all-out assault on Mekele, capital of the dissident Tigray region and seat of the local government it is seeking to dislodge, warning civilians to flee while they still can. “The next decisive battle is to surround Mekele with tanks,” Dejene Tsegaye, a military spokesman, told state broadcasters on Sunday, threatening a siege of the city.

8-.US President-elect Joe Biden will name on Tuesday the first picks to be part of his administration, his chief of staff said, as Donald Trump refuses to concede his loss to the Democrat. Biden has been pushing ahead with preparations to take over as president in January despite Trump’s moves on multiple fronts to try to undo the results of the November 3 vote.

9-.Arsenal were on Sunday held to a barren draw by Leeds United in a Premier League clash, taking the Gunners to 11th on the table.  Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford and Raphina hit the woodwork for Marcelo Bielsa’s men, who had 25 attempts on goal without success.

10-.Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored after just 42 seconds as Everton ended their losing run with a 3-2 win at Fulham, while injury-ravaged Liverpool prepared for their crucial clash with Leicester on Sunday. Calvert-Lewin maintained his fine form to put Carlo Ancelotti’s side ahead inside a minute at Craven Cottage.

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