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

Nigerian Newspapers

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

1. Two suspected ritualists have been set ablaze after being caught with a human head at Oja-Odan, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State. The suspects, identified as Idowu Afolabi and Johnson Adebiyi, had earlier been arrested and detained at Oja Odan police station on Saturday before youths broke into the cell.

2. The private residence of a Kaduna based Islamic Scholar, Shaikh Ahmad Gumi, has been gutted by fire, the incident reportedly happened on Saturday afternoon.

3. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has apologized to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over the conduct of security personnel attached to the gate of the Air Force Base in Makurdi. The security personnel had barred the governor from receiving the Vice-President into his state on Saturday.

4. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said he will announce the new Olubadan of Ibadan land on Monday. Makinde made this known on Saturday while speaking at the 40-day funeral reception for the immediate past Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.

5. Two suspected members of a notorious three-man armed robbery gang have been lynched by an irate mob at the Mechanic Bus Stop, Ojo, Badagry Expressway, Lagos. The duo, an ex-convict, Tobi Michael, and another member, who had been terrorising Okoko, Iyana Isashi, Igbolerin and environs, met their waterloo during a failed operation.

6. Fear, yesterday gripped passengers on the Lagos-Ibadan railway way, after a train suddenly stopped in a bush path. It was gathered that some yet to be identified people forced the train to a temporary stop in the bush for criminal activities.

7. The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) yesterday, announced the restoration of the National Identification Number (NIN) Verification Service (NVS) portal, which went down last week due to maintenance.

8. Three persons were confirmed dead and about four others including a security guard and construction workers reportedly trapped on Saturday after a three-storey building under construction on Akanbi Crescent, in the Yaba area of Lagos collapsed. It was learnt that a worker, identified only as Sunday, was rescued from the rubble.

9. The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has again said he had informed President, Muhammadu Buhari of his plans to replace him in 2023. Tinubu said this on Saturday while speaking at the palace of the Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, in Abeokuta when he paid the monarch a visit to seek his royal blessings on his presidential ambition.

10. The Nigerian community, under the aegis of Nigeria Union South Africa, on Saturday reiterated its call on the South African and Nigerian governments to end extra-judicial killings in that country. According to a statement from Pretoria by Mr Collins Mgbo, President of NUSA, two Nigerians were on Friday, February 11, 2022, killed as South Africans attacked foreign nationals over drugs.

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