1. Armed gunmen on Tuesday attacked a commercial bank in Iju, Akure North Local Government area of Ondo State, leaving two persons dead. The gunmen who were said to have stormed Wema bank on Tuesday’s afternoon were confronted by men of the Nigeria Army as well as police officers.
2. Residents of Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State in the northeast region on Tuesday said that attack by Boko Haram, Monday night at about 10:25 pm left five civilians dead with several others injured following exchange of gunfire between security forces and members of the ISWAP.
3. The Aworis in Lagos State yesterday, cried out that they were being marginalised in the government of Lagos State, claiming that they were not well represented despite being the owners of the land. At a press conference held in Lagos by the Awori Obas in conjunction with the Awori Welfare Association of Nigeria (AWAN), they disclosed that they may be forced to put their own people forward for political posts and withdraw their supports for the non-Aworis henceforth.
4. There was palpable tension in Bauchi State yesterday as many students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University were reportedly killed following the collapse of a bridge linking the University Monday night. The incident was as a result of a heavy downpour in the State which lasted for several hours. The number of casualties is sketchy as some sources within the school said two students were washed off while some said three, and some even put the number at four with several others still missing. However, the school authority said two students died.
5. The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been caught in an audio recording where he threatened to destroy Ikale land in Okitipupa Local Government Area. Akeredolu made the threat at the palace of Abodi of Ikale land, Oba George Faduyile, where he tongue-lashed the monarch over the communal clash at Ago-Alaye between the Ikales and the people of Araromi-Obu in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.
6. The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the continuation of the petitions challenging the victory of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the last gubernatorial election. A three-man tribunal had earlier dismissed the petitions due to the inability of the petitioners to file applications for pre-hearing conference after the close of pleadings within seven days as prescribed by law.
7. Catholic bishops yesterday, advised the federal government to stop treating the menace of killer herdsmen and other crimes with levity, noting that such disposition of the government was creating panic and fear among Nigerians. They said it was sad that the government has not even shown a clear pattern to secure the lives of the people and through which those perpetrating the acts can be apprehended and punished.
8. The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Tuesday, faulted the RevolutionNow protest called by the 2019 African Action Congress, AAC, presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore. Shettima Yerima, leader of the group insisted that dialogue should be employed in resolving Nigeria’s challenges and not revolution. He, however, appealed to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to release Sowore.
9. Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, issued strong warning to the Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying that the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State may get away with victory in the coming governorship election if members and leadership of the party (PDP) are not united. Jonathan spoke during the PDP Elders Advisory Council meeting at Government House, Yenagoa, ahead of the November 16, 2019 election.
10. Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, otherwise known as the Progressives Governors’ Forum on Tuesday, reacted to the arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore. The APC Governors reacted through its Chairman, and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu. They also condemned the revolution protest called by Sowore-led Global Coalition for Security and Democracy. Bagudu spoke with journalists in Abuja, insisting that democracy was the best form of government Nigeria had