Summary of the Things You Need to Know Inside the Nigerian Newspaper Today (14/03/2020)

Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1. Freedom has finally come the way for dethroned Emir of Kanu, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

Sanusi left his “exile residence” in the same vehicle with the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai on Friday after which he proceeded to Lagos.

2. Lamido Sanusi says his dethronement as Emir of Kano is unjustifiable but won’t take legal action against the Kano State Government.

Sanusi, who said he was denied a fair hearing in the process leading to his deposition, claimed his arrest order, banishment from Kano and subsequent detention in Awe, Nasarawa State, came from Abuja.

3. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has said he could not abandon the embattled monarch at this time, saying that Sanusi had been with him since he was a teenager and that he (Sanusi) had never left him.

He pointed out that traditional rulers deserve respect and that in Kaduna, monarchs as the custodians of culture are respected.

4. The office of Nigerian Vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has announced the sudden death of one of Police escort riders on the VP’s convoy, Inspector Ali Gomina.

The Senior Special Adviser to Vice-president on Media, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Friday, said the officer died in a fatal motor accident along Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

5. A young man named Mohammed Jamilu Gunddare on Friday reacted to reports of him attempting to attack President Muhammadu Buhari in Kebbi State.

Gunddare while addressing journalists on the incident, said he was “excited and eager” to have a handshake with Buhari.

6. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kano State Zone, has called on the Nigerian government to declare a five-year state of emergency in the education sector.

The ASUU Zonal Coordinator, Prof Mahmoud Lawan, who made the position known in on Friday, said the union also wanted the allocation of 26 percent of federal and state governments’ budget to education.

7. One Sunday Ogaji, who allegedly raped a she-goat, on Friday, appeared before the Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court.

The prosecution counsel, Sgt. Olubu Apata told the court that the defendant committed the offense on March 4 at about 2. 30 p.m at the Basiri area in Ado-Ekiti.

8. The Federal Government, on Friday, said the second confirmed case of coronavirus in the country no longer had the virus in his system and would be discharged from the treatment center in Lagos.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who said this while giving an update on the virus in Abuja, noted that the person who had contact with the index case, had no symptoms of the COVID 19, adding that he had not been sick while in isolation.

9. In the light of developments due to the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and related decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competitions matches scheduled next week are postponed.

This includes the remaining UEFA Champions League, Round of 16-second leg matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020; all UEFA Europa League, Round of 16-second leg matches scheduled on 19 March 2020; all UEFA Youth League, quarter-final matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020.

10. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers indefinitely because of the outbreak of coronavirus.

CAF took the decision during an emergency meeting of its executives on Friday.
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