Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Nigeria, Saturday qualified for the quarter-final of the Africa Cup of Nations, after they defeated Cameroon 3-2. Odion Ighalo opened scoring in the 19th minute, after his shot was deflected in by Banana. The Indomitable Lions fought back to lead 2-1 before the break. However, Gernot Rohr’s men turned it around with two quick goals from Ighalo and Alex Iwobi.
2. Mrs. Uloma Nwosu, wife of Uche Nwosu, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 elections, and two others have dragged Governor Emeka Ihedioha; Commissioner of Police, Imo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and three others before a Federal High Court. Mrs Nwosu, who is also the daughter of the immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, took the action over the alleged invasion of her shopping complex, the House of Freeda Limited, by members of the Committee on Recovery of Government Property.
3. Tragedy struck in the riverine community of Biagbini in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday following the death of a 70-year-old woman and her four grandchildren in an inferno. According to an eyewitness, who gave the name of the deceased grandmother as Moyo Jide, the grandchildren identified as Jennifer, 3; Gbana, 7; Biddaddy, 5 and Wisdom, 9 were all consumed by the fire, which allegedly started from the kitchen.
4.Parents of Muslim students at the International School, University of Ibadan, under the umbrella of International School Ibadan (ISI) Muslim Parents Forum have called on well-meaning Nigerians to call Principal of the school, Mrs. Phebean Olowe, to order in order to avert crisis in the school. The Muslim parents noted that the need to call Olowe to order was necessary so as to avoid further harassment, molestation and inhuman treatments of female Muslim students over the use of Hijab outside the school.
5. A 104-year-old World War ll veteran of the Nigerian Army, Adama Aduku, on Saturday urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government to pay his pension. Aduku was one of those conferred with the Chief of Army Staff World War II Veteran Award at the 2019 Army Day Celebration in Lagos. While speaking to journalists at the event, he lamented that since he was discharged as a Private from the Nigerian Army in 1957 he was yet to receive his pension