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NEWS UPDATE: Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Friday morning

NEWS UPDATE: Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Friday morning

Good forenoon! Hither is nowadays’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Barely 24 hours after the Senate called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits terrorists, the House of Representatives has also called on the president to do the same. That resolution was sequel to a motility of urgent public importance moved by Babajimi Benson on Thur.

2. The convoy of Hon. Chris Emeka Azubogu, lawmaker representing Nnewi Northward/Nnewi Southward/Ekwusigo Constituency in the House of Representatives, came under gun onset in Anambra Province on Thur. Ikechukwu Onyia, spokesperson of the lawmaker, confirmed the tragic incident.

3. The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has urged the Nigerian Armed Forces to proceed its “patriotic duty” of defending the country, stressing that Nigeria cannot be surrendered to criminals. The ACF, in a statement signed by its National Chairman, Audu Ogbeh, also thanked the Armed Forces for standing firmly behind the Nigerian regime as it “fights the twin evils of insurgency and terrorism.”

4. The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thur announced the postponement of the planned unveiling of the digital currency, e-Naira. The launch was initially scheduled for Oct 1, but was postponed due to other activities lined upwards to commemorate the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary. The apex bank’s Manager of Communications, Osita Nwasinobi, made this known in a statement.

5. The Government minister of Province for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says teachers will begin to relish the new salary structure promised by President Muhammadu Buhari, from Jan 2022. Nwajiuba disclosed this on Thur in Abuja at a symposium organised by the Ministry building of Education.

6. The palace of HRH Eze Obi Ralph Ekezie, the traditional ruler of Obor Autonomous Community, a neighboring community to Omuma, Gov Hope Uzodinma’s hometown in Orlu Local Regime Area of Imo Province, has been set ablaze by unknown persons. An eyewitness said the arson caused some damages to the monarchs’ asset and 2 other buildings around his community.

7. Kaduna-based Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Thur, said too much blood is flowing in Nigeria. Speaking at a peace conference organised by Midpoint For the Advancement of Human Dignity and Value (CAHDV) in Kaduna on Thur, the scholar wondered “why nil is existence done to halt the unnecessary flow of blood”.

8. No fewer than 38 people, who were murdered by bandits on Sun eve in Madamai community, Southern Kaduna, were buried on Thur. The victims were buried at Malagum 1, Kagoro in the Kaura Local Regime Area of Kaduna Province after a funeral service presided over by the Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan, Julius Kundi.

9. President of French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, has expressed hope of increased bilateral relations betwixt Nigeria and French Republic. Macron, in a alphabetic character addressed to President Buhari on the occasion of the land’s 61st independence anniversary, said he was delighted to extend to President Buhari on his behalf and on behalf of the French people, his warmest congratulations, which also go to all Nigerians.

10. Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to regain ways to halt the killing of Nigerians across the country. Lamenting what he described as the senseless killings of Nigerians by suspected jihadists, the Pope called on the Federal Regime to guarantee the security of all citizens.

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