Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has signed the anti-open grazing bill into law, at the Government House, Enugu. The bill which is for a law prohibits open grazing, regulates cattle ranching, and for connected purposes was recently passed by the Enugu State House of Assembly.
2. Gunmen on Tuesday killed an Anglican Priest, Emeka Merenu, who hails from Amorji Agbomiri village in Nkwerre local government area of Imo State. The priest was alleged to have been murdered by men suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant wing of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
3. The Edo State Government has barred unvaccinated civil servants from their offices. Governor Godwin Obaseki had initially said that from middle of September, unvaccinated persons would be denied access to banks, government offices, worship and event centres.
4. Bandits have killed a soldier and abducted a housewife and her two children at Milgoma opposite Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika Zaria, Kaduna State. The soldier died at an undisclosed hospital
following the injuries sustained in a gun duel with the attackers.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve $4 billion and €710 million external loans. This was contained in a letter addressed to Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and read at plenary, on Tuesday.
6. Gunmen suspected to be bandits, on Tuesday night, kidnapped the Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. Source disclosed that, the gunmen opened fire on the convoy of the emir along Abuja kaduna road before whisking him away to an undisclosed destination.
7. The Federal Government says it will not shut the door against repentant bandits. Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, stated this on Tuesday night. The minister said the window is still open for bandits to surrender and be reintegrated into the larger society.
8. The Police Command in Ebonyi has confirmed the death of three family members while asleep in Ngwongwo community, Ishiagu, Ivo Local Government Area of the state. The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident on Tuesday in Abakaliki.
9. Rivers State, through its Attorney-General, has gone to the Supreme Court to set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal that ordered it to maintain status quo on the collection of Value Added Tax, VAT, pending the determination of an appeal that was lodged by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS.
10. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, has said that former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, CP Ibrahim Magu, is still on the Federal Government’s payroll as a police officer despite his suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari.