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

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

1. Youths believed to be supporters of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, staged a protest on Wednesday over the Kofar Nasarawa area of ​​Kano metropolis, protesting over the contradictions in the Court of Appeal judgment that removed Governor Aba Yusuf from office. attacked. . The youths began their protest after attending a special prayer organized for the governor by local residents at 2 p.m.

2. Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has called on soldiers of the Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police Force in the state to peacefully air their differences following an alleged attack on the state police command by soldiers early on Wednesday morning. I called for a solution. Yola’s headquarters was invaded by the Nigerian military and a police inspector named Jacob Daniel was killed.

3. The Igbo apex socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to use the diplomatic ties between Nigeria and Finland to arrest Biafra agitator Simon Ekpa. . Southeast.

4. The House of Representatives on Wednesday ordered the Nigeria Correctional Service to account for the inmates who escaped from the Medium Security Control Center in 2022. In plenary session, the House ordered the establishment of committees on correctional facilities, internal affairs, and police affairs. Coordinate with the heads of relevant security agencies to prepare a comprehensive report on the situation of escaped prisoners.

5. Former Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, suffered another setback on Wednesday as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) dissolved the Rivers State Executive Committee of the party at all levels. The NWC constituted an interim committee made up of supporters of former state governor and current Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mr Nyesom Wike.

6. The Court of Appeal on Wednesday said Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf remains removed from office. In a bid to clear the air on the controversy over the judgment, the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Umar Bangali, said that the above clerical errors in no way invalidated the unanimous conclusion of the three-member panel; He insisted that he would not change anything. The judge who decided on the appeal.

7. The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja confirmed its judgment in the Nasarawa State governorship election dispute on Thursday. Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was appealing the court’s verdict that removed him from office and declared David Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the election.

8. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama has granted bail of N300 million to former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele. In his judgment on Wednesday, Justice Hamza Muazu asked Emefiele to put up two sureties who must have acquired the property in the Maitama area of ​​the FCT.

9. According to sources close to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), more than 191 suspects are on trial, which is expected to begin soon. After the initial group of 191, 885 suspects are also expected to be charged. A total of 1,076 people were arrested in 35 states during the national and state elections on February 25 and March 18.

10. Senate President Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday challenged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPCL) to explore ways to increase the consumption of locally produced petroleum products. He also called for the creation of modular refineries and the retrofitting of existing refineries to “create synergies that will create jobs for our teeming youth and strengthen the country’s security.”


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