Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. The United Kingdom says it is following the probe of the activities of the outlawed Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.
The UK said it was working with stakeholders and has told judicial panels set up by state governments to also look into incidents associated with End SARS protests.
2. The federal government has slammed sanctions on some major broadcast stations, over their coverage of the Lekki shooting and reactions.
The National Broadcasting Station (NBC) on Monday fined Arise News, African Independent Television (AIT) and Channels Television between N2 million and N3 million respectivel.
3. Suspected hoodlums on Monday looted a warehouse in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
They made away with cartons of cereals, bales of clothes, bags of rice and millet and other commodities from the warehouse.
4. The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Iganna Local Council Development Area in Oyo State, Comrade Jacob Olayiwola Adeleke, has been kidnapped.
Adeleke and his driver were kidnapped alongside his driver along Okeho-Ado Awaye Road.
5. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally said Nigerian Army ordered the shooting of End SARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate.
Sanwo-Olu told CNN that footage available to him shows that the Nigerian Army ordered the shooting, adding that everyone found culpable of the act will be persecuted.
6. Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor, has declared that members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra, IBOP, can’t use the state to launch attacks.
Wike also urged the 23 local government chairmen in the state and youths not to allow IPOB to hold demonstrations and hoist its flag within their jurisdiction in Rivers.
7. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 119 new coronavirus infections in Nigeria.
The health agency said Nigeria now has 62,111 confirmed cases and 57,571 persons have been successfully managed.
8. A pastor in Kogi State, identified as Sunday Edino and his alleged accomplices have been arrested by the Kogi State Police Command for allegedly looting medical equipment worth N1.2billion.
The suspected pastor was arrested on Monday in a manhunt led by the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Ede.
9. The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has raised the alarm over alleged killing of northerners in some Southern part of the country.
The forum also called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency ask the various state governments to set up commissions of inquiry into the alleged recent killings of northerners.
10. Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has taken a swipe at those threatening Nigerian military officers with a travel ban.
The COAS lambasted international organisations clamouring for a ban on top personnel and soldiers over rights abuses.