Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. The ongoing nationwide protest against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, on Monday, turned bloody in Lagos.
In Surulere, a protester was killed while several others were injured and arrested by the police.
2. Nigeria’s vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that whatever police unit that would replace the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), must be “acceptable” and compliant to all the tenets of the rule of law and human rights.
In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, on Monday, the Vice President noted that the disbandment of the tactical unit is the first step to extensive police reforms.
3. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has banned End SARS protest in the State.
Port Harcourt was meant to have its turn of the #EndSARS protest, today, but Wike in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communications in the State, said the decision to ban the proposed protest follows the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the Inspector General of Police.
4. All End SARS protesters detained in Lagos have been freed.
They are Okara Nkem, Ayodeji Ayeni, Nduka Treasure, Adeola Adebayo, Adetifa Olanrewaju and Ademola Ojabodu. Their freedom was facilitated by House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Feyikemi Abudu, Moe Odele, among others.
5. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday introduced an alternative to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, to the Senate leadership.
According to him, the visit was a follow up to the earlier one held in October 2019 between the body of lecturers and the leadership of the Senate.
6. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) met on Monday.
They convened a stakeholders’ forum to discuss implementation of recommendations of the Presidential Panel earlier established on Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
7. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday, reacted to the reelection of Rotimi Akeredolu as Governor of Ondo State.
PDP said it can’t congratulate Akeredolu due to the appeal by the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni.
8. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 164 new COVID-19 infections in FCT and 14 States across the country.
The health agency said that the 164 new infections brought the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infections to 60,430.’
9. The speaker Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Frank Okiye representing Esan north east constituency 1 has been impeached.
With the development, Hon. Marcus Onobu from Esan West constituency emerges the new speaker of the House.
10. More than 20 people have been killed in fuel tanker explosion at Igbelajewa area along Ilesa-Akure expressway in Osun State.
The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC, Mrs Agness Ogungbemi who confirmed the crash to newsmen said the driver of a MACK Tanker loaded with diesel lost control of the vehicle.