MIND YOUR UTTERANCES, FG WARNS RELIGIOUS LEADERS – PUNCH PG. 6, DAILY TRUST PG. 7, THE NATION PG. 4, THISDAY PG. 5
The Federal Government, on Saturday, warned religious leaders in Nigeria to refrain from stoking the embers of hatred and disunity.
The government, in a veiled reference to the catholic Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, consequently warned that “resorting to scorched-earth rhetoric at this time could trigger unintended consequences.
1999 CONSTITUTION CAN’T GUARANTEE NIGERIA’S UNITY- PROF. AYOADE – PUNCH PG.6, THISDAY PG. 77
An emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Prof. John Ayoade, has rejected the on-going effort by the National Assembly to amend the 1999 Constitution. Ayoade, who is also a former Director of the defunct Centre for Democratic Studies, said the 1999 Constitution should not be amended due to what he described as its inherent weakness to guarantee the unity of the federation.
CONCERNS OVER SNAIL’S SPEED OF EX-GOVS, OTHERS’ TRIAL – PUNCH PG.8
The Reporter, Ade Adesomoju highlights how many high profile corruption suspects appear to be more comfortable with having their trials run for life than having them concluded quickly. He said that running through the list gives one the impression of a national roll call of politically-exposed Nigerians converging for a national conference to reach a compromise on the way forward for the country. He mentioned that on the list are those who previously served as governors, ministers, federal legislators, helmsman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, National Security Adviser, Police Chiefs, among others.
HOW 2,058 INMATES ESCAPED JAIL 2020 – DAILY TRUST PG. 4
Daily Trust report said more than 2,058 prisoners escaped from the National Correctional Service (NCS) facilities in 2020 after jail breaks in Delta, Edo and Ondo States, while five inmates died in their attempts to escape from prisons in Kaduna and Imo States. The most recent jailbreak was the escape of 1,993 prisoners from two Correctional facilities in Edo State, on October 19, 2020, which the Comptroller of the facility, Andrew Egbobawaye, confirmed shortly after jailbreaks.