Nigerian Newspaper: 10 things you need to know this Tuesday morning

Nigerian Newspaper: 10 things you need to know this Monday morning

good morning! Below is today’s summary from a Nigerian newspaper.

1. Former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Chief Nduese Essien, on Sunday called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo not to blame Western democracies for Nigeria’s leadership crisis. Speaking in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom capital, Essien said this seeming failure was due to democracy not being practiced according to the rules in the country.

2. Father Reverend Nwaigwe Stephen, a Catholic priest in Anambra State, has been remanded for allegedly raping and impregnating a teenager. The Awka Chief Magistrate Court, also known as the Child, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Court, Anambra State remanded the priest to prison until December 6, 2023.

3. Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to the air wing of the Nigerian Air Force Operation Hadin Kai have neutralized a large number of terrorists hibernating at the popular Mount Mandara. According to the Nigerian Air Force, the terrorists were killed at an isolated location where they were holding a meeting to prepare to carry out a major attack on innocent civilians.

4. Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio declared a nationwide curfew yesterday after unidentified gunmen attacked a military barracks in the West African country’s capital Freetown. This comes as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has condemned a conspiracy by some individuals to disrupt peace in the West African country.

5. Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, said the House is considering introducing a bill to institutionalize Igbo apprenticeships as part of efforts to address the shortage of skilled workers and unemployment in the country.

6. The traditional ruler of Oturu community in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of ​​Imo State, Mr. Eze Joe Othuror, has been killed. The king was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Saturday morning and killed the same evening.

7. Seyi Oduiga, a father of three, was detained and allegedly tortured to death by men from the Ogun State Police Command on suspicion of involvement in a religious cult. According to the family, information has been gathered that the victim was arrested in a police raid around 5pm on November 18th when she went to charge her cell phone.

8. On Sunday, hundreds of women marched to the Kano State Police Command to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the recent annulment of Abba Kabir Yusuf’s election by the Court of Appeal. The women carried placards and sang songs in support of Yusuf, but said they were protesting injustices perpetrated against the people of Kano state.

9. A joint team of police operatives and vigilante group members acting on intelligence have killed five bandit leaders who led their gang to invade Kwarare, a village in Jibia Local Government Area of ​​Katsina State. A vigilante group leader in Katsina said on Sunday that the clash occurred between Kwale and Kadozi villages around 2pm on Saturday.

10. Israeli authorities announced that 17 hostages had returned to Israeli territory following their latest release. One person was in his 80s and was hospitalized in a life-threatening condition. Hamas on Sunday released a third group of hostages, including a 4-year-old American girl, in exchange for Palestinian prisoners on the third day of a cease-fire agreement, but sources close to the militant group say they are willing to extend the cease-fire. That’s what it means.


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