Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Vice-President Kamala Harris of the United States of America has expressed hope that next year’s general election will be peaceful and reflective of the will of the people. She spoke at the White House after a meeting with her Nigerian counterpart, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
2. Bandits have invaded a low cost project quarters at Dutsen Reme, Bakori LGA of Katsina State and abducted four people. The development, according to the locals, happened at about 10:00 pm on Friday night while it was raining.
3. Munkaila Ahmadu, the man who killed his parents in Jigawa State, has told the police that he committed the crime as a form of Jihad. Speaking on Saturday, spokesman of the police in Jigawa State, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, said the suspect who killed her parents with a wooden pestle, has admitted to the crime and did not show any remorse.
4. The Labour Party, LP, has dismissed news making the rounds that its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, was abroad to solicit foreign funding for his campaigns. National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Abayomi Oluwafemi, gave this clarification in an interview on Saturday.
5. The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has disagreed with the Department of State Service, DSS, over the latter’s denial of involvement in the alleged abduction and disappearance of its members, insisting that the secret police cannot claim to know nothing about the alleged missing members.
6. Contrary to the speculation that the Governor Nyesom Wike-led group may defect to All Progressives Congress, APC, following its meeting with the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in London, indication has emerged that the camp is pondering remaining in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and work for the APC flagbearer.
7. Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has restated that the commitment of Igbo people to the unity of Nigeria remained sacrosanct. The governor made the remark at a maiden lecture series organised in honour of elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in Owerri, Imo State.
8. The All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Abia State, has announced the indefinite suspension of one of its governorship aspirants, Sir Chikwe Udensi. Udensi was suspended for alleged anti-party activities, according to a statement by the State Working Committee.
9. The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, on Saturday, elected Comrade Umar Faruk Lawal, from Bayero University, Kano, as its new president. Lawal takes over from Sunday Asefon, whose tenure has come to an end. However, the election was not without controversies, leading to the emergence of another faction.
10. The Super Falcons suffered a 4-0 defeat to World champions, the USA in a friendly match played at the Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday. The game was the first for the Falcons since they finished fourth at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco in July.