Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Sunday morning


Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after a 10-day vacation in London. He arrived at the Presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja Saturday evening.

2. Former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has died at the age of 80. The UN made the announcement on Saturday. Kofi Atta Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat was born on 8 of April 1938. Many Nigerian leaders have since reacted to his death.

3. The Action Democratic Party (ADP) on Saturday explained why it opted out of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP). Speaking at the South-West stakeholders meeting, ADP National Chairman, Yabagi Sanni, said the party dumped the coalition due to conflict of ideologies. He also said that the party has realised that the people in the coalition had no moral credentials to rescue the country.

4. Report says two minor landslides Saturday hit Nanka community of Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, sending indigenes and residents of the community into panic. According to the report, the landslides happened in a section of the community that had been abandoned by indigenes as a result of gully erosion.

5. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has officially called off the Search and Rescue Operations at the site of the collapsed building in Jabi, Abuja. The agency confirmed that only one person died in the building while six others were injured.

6. The Akwa Ibom State Government has filed N50 billion lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over an unlawful freezing of its account recently. The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Uwemedimo Nwoko disclosed this to newsmen in an interview on Friday at the Government House Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

7. Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has signed into law three Bills transmitted by the National Assembly. Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant on Media, made the announcement in a statement on Saturday. The Acts were the Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission (Establishment) Act, 2018; the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018; and the Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos (Establishment) Act, 2018.

8. The Depot Nigerian Army has said that it will conduct an outdoor range classification exercise for 77 Regular Recruits Intake from Monday, August 20 to Saturday, September 1. A statement on Saturday by Lt. Adekunle Akinyele, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria, advised residents to keep-off the area of the exercise.

9. President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he is feeling good after returning to Abuja on Saturday. Responding to reporters on his health upon arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, Buhari said he was feeling very good.

10. No fewer than three people have been killed and hundreds of others displaced following a monsoon rainfall in Adamawa. Reports claim that the heavy rainfall was recorded in some areas of the state last Thursday night. The affected areas included Yolde-Pate, Jambutu and Loko in Yola South, Yola North and Song Local Government Areas of the state, respectively.


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