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

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

1. Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja to order President Muhammadu Buhari to publish details of loans obtained by his government since May 29, 2015.

Respondents in the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/785/2020 are Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice; Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance; and Patience Oniha Director-General of the Debt Management Office.

2. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari must know the truth about the security situation in the North East.

He maintained that there is sabotage in the system that will not allow terrorists to stop operating in the region.

3. The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has demanded that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi should immediately step aside.

The body based its call on the probe of the alleged lethal clauses in Article 8(1) of the commercial loan agreement signed between Nigeria and Export-Import Bank of China.

4. The serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has warned against the reopening of churches as directed by the Lagos State Government.

During his sermon on Sunday, the cleric urged Christians not to let any religious leader or government official, lead them like a sheep to the slaughterhouse.

5. The two officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) involved in a public fight have been demoted.

Giving update on the incident, FRSC spokesperson Bisi Kazeem, in a statement said legal action has also commenced against the tricycle rider.

6. The Lagos State government, on Sunday, announced the recovery and discharge of 37 coronavirus patients from its isolation centres.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in a statement that the patients, including 31 Nigerians and six foreigners, were discharged after testing negative twice for the virus.

7. The Kwara State government has recorded two more deaths from Covid-19 infectious disease, thereby raising the death toll to 19 from 17.

However, 42 patients have been discharged at the isolation centre in Ilorin.

8. The National Consultative Front, a newly formed group, has told Nigerians to be prepared for nationwide mass action against the President Muhammadu Buhari government.

The mass action, according to the group, is against corruption, hunger, abuse of public trust and insecurity.

9. One person was said to have been burnt to death on Sunday in a fire accident that rocked Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

The fire incident was a result of a gas explosion that reportedly occurred at the Golden Estate in Ijebu-Ode.

10. The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has said it was now ready to receive back into its fold prominent politicians who left the party for one reason or another.

The ruling party invited the politicians such as former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, former senate president Bukola Saraki and Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state who joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other parties ahead of the 2019 election.

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