10 things you need to know this Monday morning


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

1. No fewer than eight persons have reportedly died while 11 persons are said to be in critical condition after allegedly taking killer alcoholic drinks in some parts of Ogun State. The Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday.

2. The Federal Government has arraigned 12 suspected oil thieves in connection with the intercepted Cameroon-bound vessel laden with 150 metric tonnes of stolen crude oil. The vessel, MT TURA II, was intercepted on July 7 on Escravos Sea in Delta State with 11 Nigerians and one Ghanaian onboard.

3. The Enugu State Government has again called on residents to ignore Monday’s sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra. The government urged residents to go out and carry out their normal business activities, reiterating its earlier ban on sit-at-home.

4. A gang of senior secondary school pupils in Ogun State have beaten a teacher, Kolawole Shonuga, for stopping one of them from cheating during an examination in their school. It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday at Isanbi Comprehensive High School, Ilisan-Remo, in Ikenne Local Government Area of the State.

5. Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Sunday, defended President Bola Tinubu, saying those who voted him as president are aware he is not a magician. Oshiomhole in a TV interview noted that there was no time Tinubu pledged to fix the country’s numerous problems in 24 hours during his presidential campaign.

6. Controversies have trailed the approval of N61.2m by the Lagos State government for the mass burial of 103 victims of the 2020 #EndSARS protest in the State. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Olusegun Ogboye, in a statement issued last night, claimed that none of the 103 bodies was recovered from the Lekki Toll Gate incident.

7. Vice-President Kashim Shettima on Sunday departed Abuja to represent President Bola Tinubu at two major international Summits in Rome, Italy and St Petersburg, Russia. At the Rome event, Shettima will join other global leaders for the first Stocktaking Moment (STM) Summit themed “Transforming Food Systems for People, Planet and Prosperity,”

8. The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has shifted the date to effect new tariff toll fare at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) from July 17 to Aug. 1. In a statement signed by the FAAN Management on Sunday in Abuja, the postponement was to make the airport users enjoy more of the current charges.

9. The Court of Appeal in Lagos has voided a Federal High Court judgment that ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to electronically upload results of the governorship and State of Assembly elections from the polling units directly to the Results Viewing Portal (IReV). A three-man panel of the court held that the law gave INEC “very wide discretionary powers” to determine how it transmits or transfers election results.

10. Reeling from the pain and difficulty of plying the dilapidated Sapele Road in Benin, some residents on Sunday circulated a video of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, stranded at the RCC Junction after a downpour that flooded the road and made it impassable. The video had a background voice taunting the Governor in pidgin English “e don de red…everybody don de collect am now.”

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