Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. Grandex Supermarket in Bodija, Ibadan, was gutted by fire Sunday afternoon.
The store is owned by Florence, wife of the late former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi. The inferno reportedly started from the back office and spread to the main store.
2. Nigerian Muslims have been advised to ignore any invitation to join a fresh protest in the country.
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), which gave this advice through its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, said protests are legitimate as long as they are peaceful but the last one was hijacked by disgruntled politicians, religious bigots and ethnic jingoists
3. The Defence Headquarters on Sunday said the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike eliminated several armed bandits in an air strike on Saturday in the forest at Kuzo area of Kaduna State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. John Enenche, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the air attack was executed on the bandits while they were attempting to move hundreds of rustled livestock through the area.
4. Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has secured the release of 26 Katsina girls from bandits.
Zailani Bappa, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, announced that the girls, aged between 8 and 12, who were abducted by bandits in Faskari were released to the State Government without ransom.
5. A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Garus Gololo, on Sunday, warned former Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan against contesting the 2023 presidential election.
Though Gololo admitted that it would be the turn of the South to produce the next President, he said it would certainly not favour Jonathan as it is no longer for the South-South region.
6. Security and independent sources have confirmed that one officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and a member of a vigilante group have died of gunshots from suspected kidnappers in Adamawa State.
The sources said the gun wielding attackers stormed a residential house in Mbamba in Yola South Local Government Area allegedly to kidnap a prominent occupant but ended up abducting two Ph.D. students of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) residing there and shooting two of the security operatives who resisted them.
7. Prominent Republicans in the US Congress, on Sunday, urged President Donald Trump to “fight hard” and not concede to Joe Biden in the race for the White House.
They claimed that Trump’s allegations of fraud must be investigated.
8. Governor Nasir El-Rufai will today install the 19th Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli.
A statement from the Kaduna State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Ja’afaru Sani, said the Central Working Committee for the installation of the 19th Emir of Zazzau, is calling on the people of Kaduna State and Nigerians in general to come out en masse to support and witness the historic Installation of His Highness Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau by His Excellency the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i.
9. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC Worldwide, has described President Donald Trump’s defeat in the just concluded US presidential election as devastating to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The apex socio-cultural group of Igbo youth said this while congratulating the President-elect, Joe Biden on his victory. They said Trump’s defeat has allegedly put members of the PDP and the IPOB leadership “in perpetual agony and total devastation.”
10. The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria has demanded that those responsible for the death of hundreds of their cattle be fished out by the government.
A meeting of the cattle dealers held in Abuja on Saturday also explained that their members in the southern Nigeria lost more than hundreds of lives and properties worth millions of Naira.