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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday morning

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao, has assured that terrorists and bandits terrorising Nigerians would soon be wiped out. Amao stated this on Tuesday during the 2022 budget defense session, before the Senate Committee on Air Force.

2. The return of the remains of late Sani Dangote from the US was, on Tuesday, stalled by some important procedures. It was gathered that the delay was due to some documentation needed to be done before a corpse can be transported from one country to the other.

3. The Federal Government has warned labour union that unlawful picketing will attract the full weight of the law. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige said this in a statement issued by Mr Charles Akpan, the Deputy Director Press and Public Relations in the ministry on Tuesday in Abuja.

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4. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Lucky Irabor has absolved the Nigerian military of blame over the Lekki massacre on October 20, 2020.

Irabor spoke to reporters on Tuesday in Edo while reacting to the report of Lagos Judicial Panel on victims of SARS abuses and other related matters. He said the armed forces is not police, hence only acts when called upon to do so.

5. A gas explosion occurred on Tuesday morning on Ojekunle Street in the Ladipo area of Mushin in Lagos State. The explosion which happened around 8am, led to the death of at least five persons.

6. President Muhammadu Buhari, has warned bandits against thinking that they cannot be crushed. This is as he said his regime will not abandon Nigerians to their fate in the face of the existential challenge caused by banditry. Buhari said this in South Africa while condemning the killing of 15 people by bandits in Goronyo and Illela Local Government Areas of Sokoto State.

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7. The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has demanded that criminal prosecution should be instituted against individuals found to have committed the massacre that happened on October 20, 2020, at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State. The Director of Programmes of CAPPA, Mr. Philip Jakpor, made the call on Tuesday in Abuja.

8. Unknown gunmen on Tuesday killed two persons in a fresh attack on Rafinkada village of Wukari Local Government Council of Taraba State. Chairman of Wukari LGA, Adi Daniel confirmed the incident to journalists in Jalingo.

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9. The United States government has welcomed the conclusion of work by the Lagos State Panel for victims of SARS related abuses and other matters. In a statement on Tuesday, the US Mission in Nigeria said America awaits the response from President Muhammadu Buhari government and Lagos authorities.

10. Nigeria and Algeria have become the latest two African countries to progress to the play-off round for the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers after both teams picked up draws in their last round of matches on Tuesday. Nigeria played a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos while Algeria played a 2:2 draw with Burkina Faso.

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