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

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

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

1. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned several officials of the Dangote Group to Abuja to produce detailed documents regarding foreign exchange transactions by the conglomerate over the past nine years. The commission is investigating the alleged preferential allocation of foreign exchange to the Dangote Group, owned by billionaire Aliko Dangote and 51 other companies, under the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, led by Godwin Emefiele.

2. Tears naturally flowed as the remains of the late former Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, arrived in Nigeria on Friday. The remains of the late governor were brought to Germany from Germany where he passed away on December 26, 2023.

3. Suspected members of the terrorist organization Boko Haram are believed to have carried out the first major attack of 2024, killing Luca Levon, a popular pastor of the Nations Christian Church, in Geidam, Yobe State early on a Friday morning in January. Ru. 5th, 2024.

4. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on security chiefs to ensure decisive victory against the myriad security threats facing the country. The President said this on Friday while addressing security chiefs and heads of intelligence agencies at the Presidential Security Briefing at the State House, Abuja.

5. The Yobe State Government has canceled the accreditation of all private schools in the state and asked operators interested in complying with the rules and regulations to reapply. The state government also said that from now on, the activities of all private schools in the state will be aligned with those of public schools.

6. Protesting women on Friday afternoon burnt down the house of Michal Monday Adanci, the District Head of Bokkos town in Bokkos Local Government Area of ​​Plateau State. According to local officials, the incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. This follows the recent massacre that claimed the lives of over 200 innocent civilians in the state.

7. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Adeyemi Adalamodu, has denied media reports that senators received rice worth N200 million from President Bola Tinubu as palliatives to voters during the Christmas period. . However, a Senate source confirmed the development and said some of the U.S. relief package had not yet reached senators.

8. The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the 2024 budget of N2,267 billion as presented by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu last year. The budget, made up of 58 percent capital expenditures and 42 percent recurrent expenditures, was approved with a unanimous vote by lawmakers.

9. A group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State on Friday expressed concern over the deteriorating insecurity in the state, describing it as a haven for criminals. The group, led by Kar State PDP Concerned Members leader Shuaib Danladi, criticized the state government for failing to effectively address security challenges plaguing the region.

10. Some teaching and non-teaching staff of Kaduna State University have denounced non-payment of salaries. The workers said they had not yet received their salaries since they were hired three years ago.


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