Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Monday morning
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Barely 72 hours after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked officials of the Borno State government on their way to Baga from Monguno, the sect has struck again.
The terrorist group ambushed the governor’s convoy while returning home between Monguno and Maiduguri on Sunday.
2. The Federal government and the Nigerian Labour Congress have reached an agreement on electricity tariff and the planned industrial action has been suspended.
The new agreement, according to the Minister of Labour and Employment (State), Festus Keyamo involves the suspension of the new electricity tariff hike for two weeks.
3. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has condemned the attack on the convoy of the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, by Boko Haram insurgents last Friday.
Adamu, in a statement signed by the Force spokesperson, DCP Frank Mba, on Sunday, said he has directed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Police Medical Services, Olubunmi Ogunsanwo, to work with the Commissioner of Police, Borno State Command, Bello Makwashi and the Police Health Maintenance Organisation, towards ensuring adequate medical care for the officers injured during the attack.
4. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the fresh attacks on two convoys of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno along Maiduguri Baga Road, by Boko Haram insurgents, resulting in the death of security operatives attached to the governor.
The party in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan said the repeated attacks on the governor as well as the rising wave of terrorist attacks, was a sign of security compromises and lapses in the country.
5. Former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, has called on the federal government to intensify efforts against the insurgent group, Boko Haram.
In a press release by his media aide, Mr Val Obienyem, Obi urged the Federal Government to strengthen Nigeria’s security architecture and intensify efforts against terrorism in the country, describing the attack on Zulum, a serving governor as shocking.
6. The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 15 teenagers over alleged involvement in immoral acts in Kano City.
The Public Relations Officer of the board, Mallam Lawal Ibrahim, in a statement on Sunday in Kano, said the suspects were apprehended on Sept. 20, around midnight at a club known in Nassarawa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
7. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has announced that 13 suspected Boko Haram members, alongside six women and 17 children from Kodila village have surrendered.
The sect members surrendered to soldiers at Banki Junction in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, according to the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche.
8. The Islamic organization, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advised the handlers of South-West security outfit, Amotekun, to recruit Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) members.
MURIC Director, Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Monday, said OPC was the only known group that confronted the military during the June 12 struggle.
9. The former Kano State Chief Judge, Justice Shehu Atiku, is dead.
Justice Shehu Atiku’s death was confirmed by the spokesman of the Kano Judiciary, Baba Jibo Ibrahim.
10. Big Brother Naija housemate, Laycon, on Sunday emerged the winner of the reality show.
Laycon emerged winner after scoring the highest votes, defeating Dorathy, Nengi, Vee and Neo to covet the grand price in the ‘lockdown edition of the show.