Summary of the Things You Need to Know Inside the Nigerian Newspaper Today (02/03/2020)

 Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1. At least 30 people have been killed, while several others were injured as gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked some villages in Igabi and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna State.

The affected villages are Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, Gidan Musa Saidu, and Unguwar Barau.

2. The Supreme Court will today, Monday, likely deliver judgment in the application for judicial review filed by the sacked Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

In today’s case, Ihedioha and PDP’s application, filed by Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN)-led legal team is praying the apex court to set aside its judgment as a nullity as it was obtained by fraud in a suit of appeals Nos: SC. 1462/2019; SC/1470/2019; CA/OW/GOV/05/2019 and petition No: EPT/GOV/IM/08/2019 between Senator Hope Uzodinma of the APC and Emeka Ihedioha, the Peoples Democratic Party and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

3. A Professor of Virology from the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture in Umudike, Maduike Ezeibe has said that he has discovered a cure for Coronavirus, saying his therapy which could cure HIV/AIDS would make coronavirus a thing of the past.

The Professor is a statement identified the chemical equation of the therapy as (AI4(SiO4)32AI2Mg3(SiO4)3). He disclosed that the equation was “a mechanism for curing Covid -19 and Lassa fever”.

4. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria’s index case of coronavirus was not aware that he had the disease prior to his arrival into the country.

Dr. Ehanire while unveiling plans of the Federal Government, stressed that plans are ongoing to ensure that the case remains just one.

5. The Benue State Director of Treasury, Mr. Geoffrey Agada, who was kidnapped by a five-man syndicate from his home in Makurdi on Thursday has been rescued by the police.

Presenting the victim to Governor Samuel Ortom at the government house on Sunday, the state commissioner of police, Mr. Mohammed Mukadass said, Mr. Agada was rescued after a gun battle with the kidnappers, leading to some arrest and the recovery of one AK47 rifle.

6. A Borno State-based cleric and Director General, Centre for Justice on Religion and Ethnicity in Nigeria, Rev. Kallamu Musa-Dikwa, has said three governors from the North started Boko Haram in Nigeria shortly after the return of democracy to the country in 1999.

Musa-Dikwa claimed to have sent messages to personalities and media organizations in Nigeria, informing them of a clandestine plan going on in the region to build and unleash the militants on the country.

7. The Rivers State Police Command has uncovered a child trafficking facility, also known as, a ‘baby factory’ in the Woji area of Portharcourt, the Rivers State Capital.

A spokesman for the command, Nnamdi Omoni explains that in a covert operation which lasted for hours, 23 babies between the ages of one and two were rescued.

8. Veteran Nollywood actor Kayode Odumosu better is known as Pa Kasumu is dead.

The Yoruba film star, who has been battling ill health for a while now is said to have passed on after an illness.

9. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is investigating a case of diversion of public funds totaling N35bn at the Ministry of Defence.

The EFCC, in a report obtained by our correspondent on Sunday, said the arms’ procurement fraud occurred in 2008 and the money was released from the Debt Management Office to the Ministry of Defence.

10. The House of Representatives has begun an investigation into how the Federal Government spent the $1bn special security fund approved for it by the National Assembly.

The House is carrying out the probe as it is considering a five-year funding plan for Nigerian Armed Forces in their fight against insecurity.
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