WE GAVE PALLIATIVES TO STATES FOR ONWARD DISTRIBUTION TO CITIZENS – FG – DAILY TRUST PG.4
The Federal Government on Monday said it handed over COVID-19 palliatives from the nation’s reserve and other sources to the state governments for onward distribution to the citizens.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this in Abuja at the briefing of the taskforce.
2014 CONFAB REPORT CANNOT BE RELIED UPON – MINISTER – DAILY TRUST PG.6, PUNCH PG.7
The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, said on Monday that the 2014 national confab reports cannot be relied upon for any reformation in the country. Akume spoke during the Presidential stakeholders meeting held at the Government House in Makurdi.
TACKLE LOOTERS, BURATAI TELLS MILITARY COMMANDERS – DAILY TRUST PG.5, NATION PG.1&8, PUNCH PG.2, THISDAY PG.5
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has asked military commanders to tackle looters who have been ransacking public and private property across the country. He directed them to bring sanity to the society immediately.
IPOB, OTHER SECESSIONISTS HIJACKED PROTESTS — NEC – DAILY TRUST PG.19, PUNCH PG.10
The National Economic Council yesterday rose from its emergency meeting and declared that the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other secessionist had hijacked demonstrations and caused mayhem and lawlessness across the country. Hoodlums had reportedly taken advantage of the #EndSARS protests to attack and loot public and private assets causing loss of lives and property across the nation.
LEKKI SHOOTINGS: PANEL OF INQUIRY WILL GET CCTV FOOTAGES – SANWO-OLU – DAILY TRUST PG.11, PUNCH PG.8&12, THISDAY PG.9
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the CCTV footage at the Lekki Toll Gate would be made available to the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to review as part of the investigation into the Lekki Toll Gate shootings. Speaking during an interview session on Becky Anderson’s Connect the World, a CNN programme, on Monday, Sanwo-Olu said that the Federal and Lagos State Governments would ensure that all those found culpable in last Tuesday’s shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza are held accountable for their actions.
SENATE UNCOVERS ALLEGED N848M, $1.5M SCAM AT NIGERIAN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL – NATION PG.4, PUNCH PG.7
The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has alleged uncovered N848 million and $1.5 million financial fraud committed by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The committee, chaired by Matthew Urhoghide, reportedly uncovered the alleged scam.The report of the Auditor General of the Federation (AuGF), Anthony Ayine, was said to have indicted the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the discovery.
UK SPECIAL FORCES ARREST SEVEN AFTER STORMING OIL TANKER FROM NIGERIA – NATION PG.35, PUNCH PG.11
SEVEN stowaways have been arrested by British Naval Special Forces, when they stormed an oil tanker in the English Channel on suspicion of hijacking. Hampshire Police said the men, believed to be from Nigeria, were being held at several police stations on suspicion of “seizing or exercising control of a ship by use of threats or force”. They have not been charged.