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

1. Doctors in Ondo State Tuesday, embarked on an indefinite strike after rejecting plans by the State Government to pay 50 percent salary. According to a statement, the industrial action became necessary after an emergency meeting by the doctors under the auspices of Ondo Government Doctors Forum, OGDF.

2. The Federal Government has extended the National Identity Number, NIN, registration deadline by 8 weeks. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami made this known on Tuesday during the meeting of the Ministerial Task Force on NIN-SIM registration.

3. Outgone Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar on Tuesday in Abuja flew out of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), having served as the 20th Chief of Air Staff. He expressed appreciation to the Almighty God who spared his life throughout his tenure and for making it possible for him to witness the event.

4. The Federal Government, yesterday, warned that some northern states would come under severe dry spells between the months of June and July this year and advised farmers to adopt soil-moisture conservation techniques to reduce chances of crop failure during the period.

5. Professor Magaji Garba, the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University (FUGUS) Gusau, in Zamfara State, has revealed that armed bandits operating in the northwest geopolitical zone of the country have killed over 30,000 and rendered more than 3 million people homeless.

6. The Fulani settlement in Igua area of Yewa North, Ogun State was yesterday set on fire by some irate youths after Sunday Igboho visited the community on Monday.

7. The Kaduna State Government yesterday, confirmed the death of three persons in separate attacks by suspected bandits in Lere and Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas of the state. Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, made this known in a statement in Kaduna.

8. The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Muhammed, in a video posted on Twitter on Monday said the federal government may be forced to close schools down again, as COVID-19 cases continue to spike.

9. About 15 students of the Osun State School of Nursing and Midwifery, Osogbo have tested positive for COVID-19. The development compelled the management of the school to order for a compulsory COVID-19 test for all students.

10. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has announced 1,634 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The health agency while giving the report on Tuesday night via its website, said the total number of confirmed cases, now stands at 133,552.

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

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