Punch Newspaper Review

Punch Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 30 June, 2020)

Fulani Herdsman

Good Morning Nigeria! We hope you all are doing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Punch Newspaper. We prepare it as a quick-read for our visitors who also enjoys Punch News.

Don’t let Igbo resort to self-help –Ohanaeze faction leader

A factional leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly, Basil Onyeacholam, has warned that the Igbo may resort to self-help in handling insecurity in their territory, occasioned by the activities of herdsmen.

As a consequence, he has asked the President Muhammadu Buhari to address the issue to dissuade the people of the area from looking for an alternative means of securing themselves.

Onyeacholam’s warning came barely 24 hours after he was inaugurated as the President General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation by the traditional ruler of Igbariam in the Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Nkelly Nzekwe, who claimed to be the Board of Trustees chairman of the group.

Court strikes out certificate forgery suit against Obaseki

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit seeking to disqualify the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from contesting the forthcoming governorship election in the state for allegedly forging his university certificate.

The suit was filed on May 29, 2020, by Edebor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu, ahead of the governorship election scheduled to be held in the state on September 19.

But Justice Anwuli Chikere struck out the suit on Monday as neither the plaintiffs’ lawyers nor the defendants were present in court.

2,683 COVID-19 patients refused to be admitted – Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said 2,683 COVID-19 patients in the state have not turned up for admission after their test came out positive.

Abayomi disclosed this on his Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, saying the patients out of fear of stigmatisation or ignorance refused to show up at the isolation centres.

At a briefing on Monday at Alausa, Abayomi said the patients could decide to be treated at home under the supervision of the state ministry of health.

FG okays primary six, JSS 3, SSS3 resumption

The Federal Government has approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

However, only graduating pupils in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 will resume.

Higher institutions, day care centres and other classes in primary and secondary schools, apart from final classes, will remain closed.

APC interim panel to visit Tinubu, begs members to withdraw suits

The Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressives Congress Caretaker Committee and Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee will before the end of this week visit the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (Punch reports).

It was learnt that the visit, which had been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, was meant to reassure the APC national leader that the dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee was not targeted at him.

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