Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Monday morning

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

1. A meeting between the top echelon of the National Assembly and the national executives of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, ended in deadlock on Sunday. The union vowed to continue its scheduled strike today.

2. There was drama at Oro Ago Divisional Police headquarters in Kwara State, on Sunday, when soldiers invaded the station and forcefully moved out rescued Kogi varsity students. In a statement on Sunday evening, the Kwara police command described the action of the soldiers “as disrespectful and totally unacceptable”.

3. The Federal Government has warned workers planning to embark on the indefinite strike declared by labour unions that they risk a six month jail term. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), gave the warning in a statement on Sunday.

4. Former Governor of Sokoto State and Senator representing Sokoto-South, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has described the current hardship in the country as a repercussion of re-electing the All Progressives Congress, APC, government in 2023. He said this during a stakeholders’ meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Sokoto on Sunday,

5. The Federal Government has increased the 2024 budgetary allocation of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) by 500 per cent of what it received in 2023. Executive Secretary (ES) of the Commission, Mr. James Lalu, dropped the hint in Abuja during a chat with NAN on Sunday.

6. A businessman, Ali Usman, has been killed by his ex-employee, identified simply as Zubar, and an accomplice, one Rasaq, in the Agbowa Ikosi community in Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State. It was gathered that Usman was riding his motorcycle with his son, Sobur, when Zubar and Rasaq ambushed them at a desolate location close to his residence around the General Hospital area in Agbowa Ikosi.

7. The cost of liquefied petroleum gas, otherwise known as cooking gas, appears to be on a downward spiral lately. Consumers in Ogun, Lagos, Oyo and others confirmed on Sunday that the average cost of 1 kilogramme of cooking gas is now around N1,000 or below, depending on the location and the seller.

8. The Central Bank of Nigeria on Sunday expressed relief that Nigerians have fully embraced the introduction of Islamic banking years after speculations made the round that it was an attempt to Islamise the country. This was disclosed by the CBN Governor, Yemi Cardoso, at a reception organised to honour the Secretary-General, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Arbitration Centre, Dr Umar Oseni in Abuja.

9. The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Anambra State, Adeoye Irelewuyi, has confirmed that no fewer than three persons died in an accident that occurred on Sunday when a truck lost control and rammed into two tricycles at Oba on the Onitsha-Owerri Expressway, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

10. Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a 70-year-old grandfather with 57.2kg of cannabis in Nasarawa State and also seized over N2.1bn codeine-based syrup and loud- a synthetic cannabis strain, at the Port Harcourt seaports and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

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