Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers


1. No fewer than 17 persons lost their lives, while several others injured with many houses and vehicles were destroyed in a fire explosion that rocked Abule-Ado area of Lagos state.

According to Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), 25 casualties are also being treated for injuries.

2. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said the explosion which rocked Abule Ado Area of Lagos State was as a result of gas explosion, which many claimed emanated from an NNPC pipeline,

However, a statement on Sunday, by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, said investigations found that a truck hit some gas cylinders stacked in a gas processing plant located near the corporation’s system 2B Pipeline Right of Way which resulted in the explosion.

3. The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has finally reacted to the internal crisis rocking the ruling party.

Tinubu, in a statement on Sunday, warned against ploys to undermine the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, adding that the APC chairman’s contributions should not be undervalued now that the bulk of elections are behind the party, adding that to do so would be an act of ingratitude.

4. The result of the suspected coronavirus patient, who returned from the United Kingdom in Enugu State, has returned negative after samples were then collected and sent to Edo State for test.

In a statement by Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, Permanent Secretary, Enugu State ministry of Health, he said the woman tested negative.

5. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Musa Muhammad Fagen-Gawo as the winner of Garki/Babura Federal constituency by-election in Jigawa State.

INEC returning officer, Professor Ahmad Shehu Kutama, said Musa Muhammad Adamu Fagen Gawo of APC poled 48,318 votes to defeat his opponents, Malam Nasir Garba Dantiye of PDP who scored 24,135 votes.

6. Suspected armed bandits have attacked travellers on the Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway killing, kidnapping and injuring travelers in simultaneous attacks that took place on Saturday evening and on Sunday evening.

A resident of Birni Gwari, Kaduna, whose relative was a victim, Alhaji Usman Abubakar told our reporter Sunday night that some of the kidnapped victims of the Saturday attack were students on their way back to Birnin-Gwari from Kaduna after writing the Unified tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

7. Three people have reportedly been killed while five others were evacuated to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for treatment over injuries sustained from stray bullets following insurgent attacks at Ngururi community in Borno state, Northeast Nigeria.

Residents of the area told newsmen on Sunday that the incident occurred on Saturday night when terrorists stormed the area and set the village on fire, noting that many of them escaped to the bush to avoid being abducted during the attack.

8. The United States Government has released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Nigeria in a latest report signed by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and covered 2019, the year under review.

The 46-page document comprises seven sections (and dozens of sub-sections). These include Respect for the Integrity of Persons; Respect for Civil Liberties; Freedom to participate in the Political Process.

9. The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello on Sunday lost his mother, Hajia Hawa Bello in Abuja, after a brief illness.

Late Hajia Hawa Bello, who left behind children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, among whom is the governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello was buried on Sunday evening according to Islamic rites.

10. The University of Ilorin Sunday directed its returning international students to go for medical examination.

The Director, Centre for international education, CIE, of the institution, Professor Felicia Olasheinde-Williams, who gave the directive in a letter to the international students of the school, said the directive became necessary to prevent the spread of Coronavirus on the campus.