THE PUNCH:

  • Asaba resolutions: Southern govs to meet Buhari after France trip

There were strong indications on Sunday that Southern governors would meet with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), after his return from France.

  • Two die, 100 injured as Jerusalem synagogue grandstand seating collapses

An Orthodox synagogue in the West Bank settlement of Giv’at Ze’ev northwest of Jerusalem has collapsed, killing two persons and injuring more than 100, Israeli emergency services confirmed.

  • Jonathan faults Southern, Northern govs’ separate meetings

FORMER President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday backed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, noting that the platform remains the best to discuss issues affecting the country.

 

THE GUARDIAN NIGERIA:

  • N120b petrol subsidy to double as CBN adjusts exchange rate

As the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) signals a subtle harmonization of exchange rates with the removal of N379/$1 official rate from its website, all is set for labor unions to lock horns with the Federal Government on petrol subsidy removal.

  • Herdsmen kill four persons in Benue

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Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed four persons in Yelwata community of Guma Local Council of Benue State.

Three of the victims had gone to their farms and were working when the herdsmen stormed the area, killed them, and disappeared.

  • Nigeria toeing Somalia’s path, Anglican primate warns

Primate of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, has stated that the most populous black nation was becoming a “failed state like Somalia”, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to tame the insecurity in the land.

 

THE NATION:

  • Jonathan okays governors’ talks on national concerns
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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has tipped governors as Leaders in a better position to proffer solutions to burning national issues.

“If the governors meet and dialogue, interrogate things that are good for this country, then we will move forward,” he said yesterday in Benin, the Edo State capital.

  • How I was removed for raising observations over financial records, by Ex- NPA board member

Former Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Board member Senator Binta Masi Garba yesterday recounted how she was removed for raising observations over the agency’s financial records

  • Air Force solicits support for security, unity at 57th anniversary

The Nigerian Airforce (NAF) has urged the masses to support the ongoing efforts by security operatives to contain insecurity across the land.

 

DAILY INDEPENDENT:

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  • Three Killed In Anambra Inter-Communal Clash

The Police Command in Anam­bra said three persons have been confirmed dead in a clash between Omor and Anaku com­munities in Anyamelum Local Government Area of the state.

  • Antagonism Between Southern, Northern Govs Uncalled For — Jonathan
  • FG Shoot-On-Sight Order Impedes Negotiation With Bandits –Gumi

 Sheikh Shehu Gumi, cleric and a major negotiator in the release of abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, has said that the Federal Government’s shoot on sight order has been impeding negotiation to have the bandits lay down arms, even though he admitted that no ransom was paid for the re­lease of the students.

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