Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. The All Progressives Congress (APC) Vice-Chairman, South-South, Prince Hilliard Eta has taken over as the ruling party’s Acting National Chairman.
Eta took over as the Acting National Chairman, and appointed Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma as the Edo Primary Election Chairman.
2. The Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Victor Giadom, is insisting he is the Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Giadom, who arrived at the APC’s national secretariat Abuja Wednesday morning, called for the screening exercise that resulted in the disqualification of the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, to be cancelled and asked the aspirants to reappear for fresh screening.
3. Nigerian Police have detained Nastura Ashir Sharif, over the massive Katsina protest against President Muhammadu Buhari.
CNG, in a statement said Sharif was arrested and taken to Abuja after the protests.
4. Nigeria on Wednesday recorded five hundred and eighty-seven, 587, new COVID-19 cases.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Wednesday night said the country now has 17,735 cases and 469 deaths.
5. Popular radio presenter, Daniel ‘Dan’ Foster is dead.
The American passed away after battling with complications linked with COVID-19 on Wednesday.
6. The embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that he accepts the Appeal Court ruling that upheld his suspension.
Oshiomhole said he would speak with his lawyers to decide what next to do.
7. The Plateau State Government has announced that 29 of its health workers have contacted the coronavirus disease.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nimkong Lar, said the state has recorded 198 COVID-19 confirmed cases, with 114 patients discharged and five deaths.
8. The United Nations General Assembly, on Wednesday in New York elected Nigeria along with 17 other countries into the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN.
The new ECOSOC members will serve for three years, with effect from Jan.1, 2021. This will be Nigeria’s third time of serving in the important council since 2012.
9. he Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday said it has commenced crude oil exploration along the Bida Basin spreading across eight local government councils of Niger state, two in Kwara state and one in Kogi state.
Group managing Director (GMD) of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, who disclosed this when he paid courtesy call on Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger on Wednesday said the Corporation is to unveil the 2D seismic data acquisition in the Bida Sokoto basin.
10. The Abubakar Shekau faction of Boko Haram, Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, has invited bandits to join them in a new video.
The insurgents specifically urged outlaws in Zamfara and Niger States, to partner with Boko Haram.