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

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

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

1. Following the suspension of the recognition and evaluation of degree certificates in the Republic of Benin and Togo, the Federal Government has announced that sanctions will be extended to more countries including Uganda, Kenya and the Republic of Niger. “We are not going to stop at Benin and Togo,” Education Minister Tahir Mamman said on Channels Television's Politics Today program on Wednesday.

2. Former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farooq, risks arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday after failing to respond to an invitation from the anti-corruption agency. The EFCC wrote to Umar Farouq to appear in court to further the ongoing investigation into the alleged N37.1 billion fraud during his tenure, but Farooq ignored the invitation.

3. The Social Democratic Party’s Rivers State gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 elections, Senator Magnus Abe, has officially announced his return to the All Progressives Congress. Prime Minister Abe sacked the Social Democratic Party, APC, ahead of the 2023 general election, securing the party's ticket to the gubernatorial election.

4. Mayowa Akinfolarin, a former member of the House of Representatives from Ondo State, lamented the failure of administrators in the state to utilize the human and natural resources endowed with them. Mr. Akinfolarin, a federal lawmaker who represented Ile-Oluji Okeigbo/Odigbo Federal Constituency for two terms from 2015 to 2023, has declared that he needs to reconstitute the state.

5. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday said the mismanagement of the previous administration had left Nigeria with a debt burden that the next generation would have to pay. A statement from his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, said he made the remarks during a meeting with the 2023 winners of the Future African Leaders Foundation, an initiative of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

6. Ondo State Governor Lucky Ayedatiwa has ordered the suspension of the posts of caretaker chairmen of 18 local government areas and 33 local council development areas in the state. The suspension was contained in a letter signed by the Ministry of Local Government and the Ministry of Chief Ministers.

7. Officials of the Delta State Police Command say they have killed two suspected kidnappers and rescued one victim in the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this to reporters in Asaba. Edafe said the two suspects were pronounced dead at a hospital from gunshot wounds sustained during a gunfight with operatives.

8. Residents of Wanman village near Mararaba in Nasarawa State were thrown into panic on Tuesday night after armed men attacked a shop, killing at least four people. The store “Wisdom Supermarket'' is located along the Abuja-Keffi Expressway in Nasarawa State.

9. Malam Muhammad Sani Idris, Chief Imam of Jumaat Mosque, Ndun Village, Tangur District, Bokkos Local Government Area of ​​Plateau State, and Muhammad Gambo, an Okada rider, were killed. Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDAN) Chairman Garba Abdullahi confirmed the incident on Wednesday.

10. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced 30 billion Naira out of the 44 billion Naira transferred from the National Social Investment Program Authority (NSIPA) account. Multiple accounts to which some of his NSIPA employees transferred funds have been frozen by anti-corruption authorities as part of an ongoing investigation.


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