Happy morning! The summary from Nigerian Newspapers for today is as follows:
1. After allegedly ingesting lethal alcoholic beverages in several areas of Ogun State, at least eight people are believed to have died and 11 others are in critical condition. In a statement made available to journalists on Sunday, Dr. Tomi Coker, the Special Advisor to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Health, revealed this.
2. In connection with the vessel that was captured and loaded with 150 metric tonnes of stolen crude oil headed for Cameroon, the Federal Government has charged 12 suspected oil thieves. On board the MT TURA II, which was intercepted on July 7 in Delta State’s Escravos Sea, were 11 Nigerians and 1 Ghanaian.
3. The Indigenous People of Biafra issued a sit-at-home order on Monday, but the Enugu State Government has once more urged residents to disregard it. The government reiterated its earlier directive to citizens to leave their homes and conduct their regular business.
4. In Ogun State, a group of senior secondary school students attacked Kolawole Shonuga, a teacher, after she caught one of them cheating on a test. The event, according to information obtained, took place on Tuesday at Isanbi Comprehensive High School in Ilisan-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area of the State.
5. Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State, defended President Bola Tinubu on Sunday, saying those who supported him understand he is not a wizard. In a television interview, Oshiomhole pointed out that during his presidential campaign, Tinubu never promised to solve all of the nation’s issues within a 24-hour period.
6. The Lagos State government’s permission of N61.2 million for the mass burial of 103 victims of the 2020 #EndSARS protest in the State has been dogged by controversies. In a statement released last night, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, said that none of the 103 bodies from the Lekki Toll Gate tragedy had been found.
7. On Sunday, Vice-President Kashim Shettima left Abuja to travel to Rome, Italy, and St. Petersburg, Russia, for two significant international summits at which President Bola Tinubu would be represented. Shettima will take part in the inaugural Stocktaking Moment (STM) Summit in Rome with the subject “Transforming Food Systems for People, Planet, and Prosperity,” together with other world leaders.
8. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) will now begin charging new tariff tolls on August 1 instead of July 17, according to the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). According to a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja and signed by the FAAN Management, the postponement was made so that airport users could continue to benefit from the current fees.
9. A Federal High Court decision ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to electronically upload the results of the governorship and State of Assembly elections from the polling places straight to the Results Viewing Portal (IReV) has been overturned by the Court of Appeal in Lagos. According to a three-person court panel, INEC has “very wide discretionary powers” under the law to choose how to transmit or transfer election results.
10. Disgusted by the agony and difficulty of traveling on the dangerous Sapele Road in Benin, several locals on Sunday uploaded a video showing the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, stuck at the RCC Junction following a heavy downpour that rendered the road impassable and flooded it. In the backdrop of the footage, a pidgin English taunt to the governor was heard: “e don de red…everyone don de collect am now.”