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Here is Today’s Summary From Nigerian Newspapers

1. Suspected bandits have killed the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Prof. Yusuf Saidu. Prof. Saidu, who was DVC Research, Innovation, and Development at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, met his untimely death on his way from Sokoto to Kaduna on Monday.

2. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, NCDC, has reported 1,598 suspected cases of cholera across 107 local government areas in Nigeria. The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Jide Idris, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja.

3. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday said he appointed Northerners into major defence positions because of their knowledge of the region to fight insecurity. Speaking at a function in Katsina, Tinubu said even though the various strategies adopted by his administration to tackle the security challenges in the North were yielding results, the people needed to complement the success.

4. Southern governors on Monday said having state police will give them more control over security decisions in their states. They believe locals are better placed to fight crime because they understand the terrain and language.

5. A fresh graduate of the Department of Quantity Surveying, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Ifunanya Miracle, aka Bliss, has lost her life during an attempt to escape a yet-to-be-identified prankster’s robbery on the premises of the school in the Awka area of Anambra State. Ifunanya’s friend, identified simply as Peace, a student in the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, who was also involved in the robbery, sustained varying degrees of injury.

6. The Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Monday sentenced a 27-year-old cleaner, Saviour Udoh, to life imprisonment for sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl on a church premises. Justice Ramon Oshodi held that the defendant’s action was reprehensible and deserving of the maximum punishment under the law.

7. The Ogun State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said it recovered 3.33 tonnes of cannabis sativa and 10.949kg psychotropic substances between January and May of this year. Other seizures made during this period were 0.017kg of cocaine; 227.0 litres of skuchies; 11.0 litres of codeine and 0.129kg of methamphetamine.

8. Ogun State Police Command, Monday, said a pregnant woman, Rahemat Lateef, who claimed to have been abducted by some unknown gunmen while going to the state hospital at Ijaiye, Abeokuta for child delivery, is a case of fake kidnap. The spokesperson for the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola, disclosed this on her X handle on Monday.

9. Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, was on Monday elected Chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum. Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, emerged Vice Chairman. They were elected during a meeting of the Southern Governors Forum in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

10. The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has raised an alarm over alleged plan by Governor Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto State to depose the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III. The Executive Director of MURIC, Prof. Isiaq Akintola, raised the alarm in a statement on Monday.

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