Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Sunday morning

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

1. Nigerian-born British fighter, Anthony Joshua, yesterday, lost his titles. Joshua lost his titles in a clash with Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham on Saturday. The Ukrainian, who has never been defeated in his career, has now taken Joshua’s IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles.

2. Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State had in the early hours of Sunday appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya. Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the age of 91 years after a protracted illness.

3. Armed men suspected to be bandits have again, attacked the Kuregu community in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing two residents and abducting an Arabic and Islamic studies teacher. The incident occured on Friday night when the armed men stormed the village with sophisticated weapons, gunned down two persons before whisking the teacher to unknown destination.

4. President Muhammadu Buhari says ending the security challenges in Nigeria is only a matter of time with the supply of Super Tucano aircraft purchased from America, and other helicopters on the way. The President said this on Friday in New York at a meeting with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of America to the United Nations.

5. An unidentified cop attached to the Delta State Police Command on Friday allegedly shot dead a 29-year-old father identified only as Gift in Obinomba in the Ukwani Local Government Area of the state. Eyewitnesses who spoke to journalists, said the man was celebrating his birthday with a few friends at a hotel in Obinomba when the incident occurred.

6. The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has declared a sit-at-home across the Southeast on October 1. In a statement by its spokesman on Saturday, Emma Powerful, the group also declared the commencement of “operation no Nigerian flag in Biafra land from October 1st.”

7. Petroleum tanker drivers’ arm of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has threatened to embark on an industrial action from October 8, 2021 should the Federal Government fail to address all the contentious issues confronting the union. This was disclosed in a communiqué signed by the chairman of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers branch, Salmon Akanni Oladiti, after its executive meeting in Enugu yesterday.

8. Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo says the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been a veritable force for peace, unity and social justice. Osinbajo was among notable Nigerians conferred with the CAN Award of Excellence in Governance on Saturday in Abuja.

9. The Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has faulted the speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In a statement signed by the House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, the Caucus comprising PDP lawmakers stated that, it has extensively reviewed the address presented by the president.

10. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Saturday said that vaccinated individuals in the country could also get infected with COVID-19 and infect other people. In a statement released and signed by the ministry of Health’s spokesperson, Segun Adetola, on Saturday in Abuja, Ehanire said, “The most reliable tool to protect ourselves and our families, remains first, compliance with the now established public health measures, and secondly, the delivery of vaccines to citizens

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