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

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

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

1. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has joined a panel of more than 85 business organizations and individuals in its ongoing investigation into allegations of misallocation of foreign exchange under the embattled former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele. I sent a letter to the group. There are indications that Mr Emefiele may face amended charges to include new findings in the ongoing investigation into foreign exchange transactions.

2. The Rivers State Police Command has raided a criminal hideout in Igwuruta, Ikwerre Local Government Area of ​​the state and arrested 10 suspected kidnappers. The police command said the arrests were made on Saturday after the Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, led officers to clear brush and destroy a camp of suspected kidnappers.

3. Gunmen on Saturday abducted another traditional ruler of Orodo Local Government Area of ​​Mbaitoli Local Government Area of ​​Imo State, Eze Samuel Ohili. A heavily armed gang of four members attacked the residence of a former chairman of the Imo Traditional Rulers Council in a green Toyota Highlander.

4. The Treasurer-General of the Federation AGF, Dr. Oluwatoyin Madein, condemned the “disbursement” of $585,189,500 to his personal account. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Beta Edu, in a viral letter signed by him and addressed to the AGF Secretariat, directed the disbursement of the funds to Mr. Oniel Brigitte Mojisola.

5. APC All Progressives Congress National Chairman Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday said that opposition governors and federal members were on their way to the ruling party. The immediate past governor of Kano State also stated that the APC is poised to continue its winning streak by clearing all the seats it will contest in next month's by-elections across the country.

6. Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja Minister Nyesom Wike has mended fences and realigned with his estranged friend and All Progressives Congress APC South-South Chairman Victor Giadom. Mr Wike, who was entertained by Mr Giadom at his rural home in Bela in Gokana Local Government Area of ​​Rivers State on Saturday, said he was happy to be back with his friend.

7. Plateau State Governor Caleb Muthofan has warned that without immediate action to end years of deadly violence in the state, Nigeria could find itself in a situation similar to war-torn Somalia. uttered. The governor was concerned about the prolongation of the cycle of violence and called for collective efforts by critical leaders to address root causes and propose effective solutions.

8. The Ogun Police Command has announced that a couple, Mbah Moses and Florence Moses, have been arrested on suspicion of murdering Mark Kaluu after he was injured in a fight. This was contained in a statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, SP Omolola Odutola, and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Saturday.

9. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commended award-winning actor and producer Funke for his performance in his latest film, A Tribe Called Judah, which recently hit the box office record of NOK 1 billion. He congratulated Akindele. He said the box office feat of Akindele’s A Tribe Called Judah was proof that Lagos is a true home of entertainment, creativity, culture and the arts.

10. The Ogun State Police Command has arrested Clinton John, a self-styled pastor of Megaworld Healing Ministry Giwa Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area of ​​the state, for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl. The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Omolola Odutola, said in a statement on Saturday night that John had illicit sexual knowledge of the girl since 2022, when she was only 14 years old.


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