Nigerian newspapers: 10 things to know this Saturday morning
Good morning! Here is today’s summary of the Nigerian newspapers:
1. The Federal Government has declared Tuesday October 19, 2021 a public holiday to mark the celebration of this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the statement on behalf of the federal government, congratulated all Muslim worshipers both at home and in the Diaspora for attending the occasion of this year.
2. Nigeria spends $ 300 million on importing barite every year, according to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite. Adegbite made the disclosure upon receiving the preliminary report of the National Integrated Mineral Exploration Project (NIMEP) on Friday in Abuja.
3. Kidnappers abducted the twin children of Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobo of Obbo Aiyegunle in the Ekiti local government area in Kwara. This is contained in a statement released by state police public relations official SP Ajayi Okasanmi on Friday in Ilorin.
4. The National Economic Council, NEC, called on those planning to organize an event to mark the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protests to consider other legal alternative means of engagement. Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, who briefed State House correspondents after the meeting, said the government had taken various steps to respond to allegations of human rights violations against Nigerian police and ‘other security agencies.
5. The federal government said yesterday that travelers arriving in Nigeria from other countries must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result no later than 72 hours before boarding. The chairman of the presidential steering committee and secretary of the government of the Federation, boss Mustapha, said in a statement on Friday.
6. Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC) (formerly Latter Rain Assembly) serving overseer Pastor Tunde Bakare said what Nigeria needs right now is a president who either the most competent to lead the country towards Eldorado and not the agitation. for power rotation. He said this on Friday as he answered questions from State House reporters after a private visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
7. The UK urged Nigeria to increase foreign direct investment (FDI) in non-oil sectors in the post-COVID era. The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria, Helen Grant, gave her advice at the 6th biannual UK-Nigeria Economic Development Forum (EDF) meeting held virtually with the Nigerian Minister of Industry , Trade and Investment, Mr. Adeniyi Adebayo, Friday.
8. The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere criticized the presidential assistant Femi Adesina for having compared her boss Muhammadu Buhari to Obafemi Awolowo and Nnamdi Azikiwe. Afenifere National Advertising Secretary Jare Ajayi called the comparison “malicious and wrong” in a statement released Friday.
9. The Government of Enugu State has emphasized the need for residents of the State to strictly adhere to safety measures that will help control the outbreak of a fire as the dry season approaches. The state government made the call during the fire safety training workshop for leaders of neighborhood watch groups, forest rangers, general presidents (PGs) of municipal unions and other stakeholders. concerned in the South Enugu local government area.
10. Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe approved a minor cabinet reshuffle and announced the establishment of a new Ministry of Wealth Creation, Empowerment and Job Creation. This is contained in a statement signed by Secretary of State Government (SSG) Alhaji Baba Wali on Friday in Damaturu.