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

1. Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has emerged as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.

Iweala emerged winner of the highly competitive race after polling 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her opponent, South Korea’s trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee.

2. President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that Nigeria’s economy is too fragile to bear another round of coronavirus lockdown. He spoke in his message to Muslims in Nigeria as they join others all over the world to mark the Eid-el-Maulud.

Buhari, therefore, urged all citizens to use the occasion to reflect on the virtues of the Holy Prophet by showing love and understanding for fellow citizens while exhibiting patience, honesty, sincerity, kindness and generosity in all their undertakings.

3. Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has ordered full reopening of hotels, viewing centres, marquees, event centres, suites, guest houses and motels.

Others in that category are restaurants, eateries, lounges, bars, and cinemas.

4. The Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Wednesday, made at least seven demands from the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Sanwo-Olu visited the Lagos Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, the State capital, where he met with the officers in the Command, including CP, DIG, AIG Zone 2, All Area Commanders and all DPOs across the state.

5. The Osun State Government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed across the State.

The curfew will now run from 8:00pm to 6:00am daily, starting from Thursday, October 29.

6. The Rivers State Governor, Neysom Wike, says the sum of 20 million naira will be given to the families of security agencies who lost their lives in the recent attack by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the state.

Governor Wike also said the Rivers State government will take up the reconstruction of all the Police facilities that were attacked by the hoodlums.

7. Shehu Sani has called on the Abuja/Kaduna railway authorities to act fast before Fulani herdsmen will vent their anger on passengers after the train killed over 60 cows on Wednesday

According to the 8th Assembly Senator, the train which he boarded on Wednesday killed over 60 cows as they headed to Abuja.

8. At least, ten of the 1,993 inmates, who escaped from the Oko Correctional Centre on Airport Road, Benin and the Benin Correctional Centre on Sapele Road, have been re-arrested by the police.

The Edo Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, paraded the 126 suspected criminals, including the 10 escapees, arsonists and looters of COVID-19 palliatives at the state’s police headquarters in Government Reservation Area (GRA), Benin on Wednesday.

9. The Police in Lokoja, on Wednesday, said it arrested 56 suspects in connection with the recent looting of some warehouses and offices during the recent End SARS protests by youths.

The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Ede Ayuba, who made this known to newsmen said the arrested suspects include a 50-year-old woman.

10. The Osun State Government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed across the State.

The curfew will now run from 8:00pm to 6:00am daily, starting from Thursday, October 29.

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