Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The National Industrial Court, NIC, has summoned the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to appear before it on Monday in Abuja over the lingering strike embarked on by the union seven months ago. The summon is coming on the heels of the Federal Government’s decision to refer the trade dispute between it and ASUU to the NIC.
2. An unspecified number of police operatives have been killed at Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra State, as unidentified gunmen attacked the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah. It was gathered that the gunmen opened fire on the convoy, and police operatives engaged the assailants in a gun duel.
3. The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, yesterday, debunked speculation that he would be stepping down for the candidate of another party before the 2023 elections. He made the clarification in a statement by his campaign spokesperson, Mr. Ladipo Johnson.
4. Two children, Samat Saheed and a yet-to-be-identified girl, have lost their lives when the fence of a school, Covenant Point Academy, collapsed on them at Ajose Street, in the Amukoko area of Lagos State. Eyewitness, Ganiyu Ayeloja, said residents, who were traumatised over the incident, informed the police, adding that the owner of the school had been arrested.
5. Dangote Group on Sunday said its patrol team arrested one of its drivers over illegal haulage of timber. According to a statement made available to journalists by the firm’s Group Chief Branding and Communications Officer, Mr Anthony Chiejina, the driver and the truck were arrested in the North Central zone and handed over to policemen.
6. Spokesman for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential campaign, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has weighed in on the controversy rocking the ruling party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Among the controversies trailing Tinubu is that of identity, with his critics claiming he had changed his names at different times to hide his record.
7. A heavily pregnant woman, who was abducted from Mando in Kaduna in July, has been delivered of a child in captivity. The victim, who went to visit her ailing mother on the day bandits struck, was abducted alongside two of her sisters. Baby and mother are still in captivity.
8. Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s stance in preserving the cultural ethos and traditional institution in Nigeria. He spoke after a private meeting with the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, and the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, in his palace in Benin, Edo State.
9. Catholic Bishops under the umbrella of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have raised the alarm over the state of the nation, saying the country was passing through its darkest history. It specifically decried the rising insecurity across Nigeria, which it said has made churches and other worship centres vulnerable to attacks.
10. Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has disclosed that it losses 470,000 bpd amounting to $700 million monthly due to oil theft, coupled with security challenges militating against oil production in some terminals. This is even as it has disclosed that it has assembled an array of security measures, all coordinated by a digital control system to curb the ugly trend.