“Nigerian Newspapers Online Today” Summary for Monday March 15

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Hello and Good morning! Today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers is as follows:

  1. Two Nigerian singers won Grammy Awards yesterday, which was a great day for the Nigerian music industry. Wizkid’s collaboration with Beyoncé, “Brown Skin Girl,” won best music video, while Burna Boy’s “Twice as Tall” won Best Global Music Album.

  2. Bandits stormed Government Science Secondary School, Ikara, Ikara Local Government Area, in an attempt to kidnap students, according to the Kaduna State Government. Their plot was foiled, however, by the military and other security agencies’ quick response, which thwarted them. Read Full Details

  3. The Academic Staff Union of Universities has threatened to resume a strike that had been put on hold due to nonpayment of salaries and allegations of victimisation of members. Prof. Ayo Akinwole, Chairman of ASUU’s University of Ibadan branch, asked Nigerians to blame the Federal Government if universities were shut down again in a statement released on Sunday.

  4. Mr Femi Falana (SAN), a human rights lawyer, claimed on Sunday that the Nigerian government had previously obstructed former Governor James Ibori’s trial in the United Kingdom. The lawyer described how the Nigerian government, through its Attorney-General of the Federation, Michael Aondoakaa, challenged Ibori’s investigation in the United Kingdom in 2009.

  5. On Sunday, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), stated that the ongoing war against Boko Haram will be over soon. Yesterday, Attahiru was in Yobe State to pay a morale-boosting visit to the Nigerian Army’s Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole troops in Damaturu.

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  1. Asari Dokubo, a former militant leader, dared President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday by declaring a Biafran government. Dokubo declared himself the de facto leader of the new Biafra Customary Government in a statement issued on Sunday (BCG). Read More 

  2. Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has declared Monday, March 15, as the first day of Sha’aban 1442AH. Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, made the declaration in a statement.

  3. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday urged the Igbo to take advantage of the opportunity provided by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to rise to the top of Nigerian politics. Lawan spoke at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, Imo State, during a thanksgiving service yesterday.

  4. Nigerians have been assured by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that the country will overcome the challenges it faces. On Sunday, Osinbajo gave the assurance at an interdenominational church service in Owerri as part of activities commemorating Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s first year in office.

  5. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 120 new COVID-19 cases in 14 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 160,657.

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