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

Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know on Friday morning


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

1. Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday raided the headquarters of Dangote Industries Limited in Ikoyi, Lagos State in furtherance of the ongoing investigation into the alleged misuse of foreign exchange allocation by the immediate past Central Governor. Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

2. The number of federally owned universities in Nigeria could reach 99 in the coming months as a bill to create 47 new universities has been tabled for second reading. This is similar to the passage of around 56 bills on second reading to establish federal medical centers in different regions of the country.

3. Members of the Orilowo Fresh Produce Market Association protested at the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday over delay in approval of the market location. The protesters demanded immediate approval for the establishment of the Orilowo Fresh Produce Market at No. 705 Adekunle Bus Stop, Ikorodu Road, Agboi-Ketu Local Council Development Area.

4. The Secretary-General of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organization Afenifere, Chief Sole Ebiseni, has announced his intention to contest the upcoming Ondo State governorship election. Ebiseni, who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, said this year’s gubernatorial election would be a defining moment for the state.

5. Former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farooq, must appear at the Abuja headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for questioning, the agency has announced. Citing health issues, the minister approached the anti-graft agency through his lawyer and asked them to extend the deadline by three weeks.

6. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of six new Director-Generals of two agencies under the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Blue Economy: the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA and the Nigerian Maritime Authority and Safety Authority NIMASA. Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuli Ngerale, announced the appointments on Thursday.

7. President Bola Tinubu has approved the extension of free Christmas train services until January 7. The Federal Government said the extension would allow more Nigerians to return to the station and enjoy its benefits.

8. Plateau State Governor Caleb Manasseh Muthofang has asked the Supreme Court to uphold his election. He said that of the eight issues submitted to the Court of Appeal, only one had been decided and the rest remained untouched. “The law is settled that wherever there is a mistake, there must be a remedy,” Muthofan said in a brief filed in the Supreme Court by a team of eight senior Nigerian lawyers. Stated.

9. The National Association of Nigerian Students (NAS) in Benin Republic says there are 15,000 Nigerians studying in the country. He called for leniency on the ban on verification of degree certificates from the country and Togo.

10. The Kwara State Police Command has arrested two suspects, Abdullatif Yakubu and Yakubu Olanrewaju of Shao Garage area of ​​Ilorin city, for allegedly slitting the throat of a neighbor over a disagreement. It was gathered that the incident occurred shortly after midnight on Monday at the Shao Garage area of ​​Ilorin, Ilorin East Local Government Area of ​​Kwara State.

Source: dailypost.ng

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