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

Nigerian Newspapers

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

1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, signed the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law. According to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari put his signature to the bill due to his determination to fulfill his constitutional duty.

2. The Nigerian Army says there is confusion and apprehension within the camp of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists following the recent massive surrender of Boko Haram fighters. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, in Abuja.

3. Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, has said he is not interested in being the president of Nigeria. Sanusi, who is also the Khalifa Tijjaniya in Nigeria, spoke at a dinner which was put together in commemoration of his 60th birthday.

4. Security operatives, including a policeman, have been shot dead in a fresh attack in Zamfara State when gunmen broke into the College of Agriculture and Animal Health in Bakura Local Government Area of the State and abducted many students. Aliyu Bakura, Deputy Registrar of the college, confirmed the development.

5. Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has said his primary assignment in government is to serve the people and honour God. Osinbajo stated this during the 65th birthday and retirement thanksgiving service for a notable Nigerian pilot, Capt. Usman Saleh Yahaya, which held at ECWA Goodnews Church, Maitama, Abuja.

6. Gunmen have killed four workers of an oil firm in Assa, a community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State. The National President of Congress of Ohaji Youths, Emmanuel Ugorji who confirmed the incident, called on the police to beef up security in the area.

7. The United States, on Monday gave conditions for recognising a Taliban government in Afghanistan. US Department Spokesman, Ned Price, said on Monday that the US would only recognise a Taliban government in Afghanistan if it respects the rights of women, shuns and denounces extremist movements such as Al-Qaeda.

8. The Attorneys General of the 36 states of the country have instituted an action against the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation over the government’s failure to remit funds into the federal account. The suit which was presented before the Supreme Court was marked SC/CV/395/2021.

9. Kayvee, a contestant in the ongoing Big Brother reality show has withdrawn from the show over unspecified health challenges. Big Brother on Monday told housemates that Kayvee was unwell and has withdrawn from the show.

10. President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday exit his ongoing Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) imposed five-day self-isolation. The presidency on Monday confirmed that the president was taking measures to protect himself.

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