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

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know on Tuesday morning


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

1. President Bola Tinubu will present the 2024 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday. This was after the Federal Executive Committee on Monday approved the N27.5 trillion 2024 Appropriation Bill. This is an increase from the N26.01 trillion previously considered by the Council.

2. Fresh protests erupted in and around Kano city on Monday afternoon, with demonstrators condemning the recent Court of Appeal ruling that removed Governor Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party. In what appeared to be an organized action on Monday, large crowds stormed strategic locations in the city, causing a temporary suspension of commercial activity.

3. Two policemen and a civilian were shot dead on Monday at Ahiara Junction in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of ​​Imo State. The attack occurred as the state’s new police commissioner, Danjuma Aboki, was paying a morale-boosting visit to police officers in Mbaise district.

4. Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has expressed his desire to run for the upcoming 2024 governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, declaring that no one can stop his ambition. did. The deputy governor said he is a boy from his hometown who feels the pain of the people and appealed to voters and party members to support his ambitions.

5. President Bola Tinubu on Monday appointed a new board and management team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPCL), comprising nine members. The new board and management team includes Chief Executive Officer Pius Akinyelure as Non-Executive Chairman, Malam Mele Kyari remaining as Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), and Umar Isa Aziya as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Redum Mitty will return as a non-executive director. .

6. The Court of Appeal in Abuja has approved the election of Mr. Ahmed Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Governor of Sokoto State. The court’s three-member panel ruled in a unanimous decision Monday that the appellants had failed to prove their case.

7. In the Bwari Regional Council of the FCT, a veterinarian, Bello Lawan, was reportedly shot dead and his wife abducted in Bagama community on the outskirts of Mpape town. It was learned that three members of his family, including his son, were also taken into custody by the kidnappers who took a ransom of N13.5 million as well as food and drugs.

8. The body of the missing Fulani leader Umar Ibrahim was discovered on Wednesday in an abandoned well in Jokom community, Mangu town, Mangu LGA of Plateau state. The late Mr. Ibrahim was Mr. Chiroma of Kumbun district in Mangu LGA. Captain Oya James, spokesperson for Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), the peacekeeping security force in the state, confirmed the incident.

9. The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Aliwula, reiterated the judiciary’s determination not to be overwhelmed by “mob” sentiments in his judgment. Speaking at the opening of the special session of the 2023/2024 statutory year and at the swearing-in ceremony of 58 newly conferred Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Aliwula urged the judges to remain steadfast amid emotion and allegations. asked to maintain.

10. The Ondo State High Court in Akure, the state capital, has sentenced a man named Abayomi Joseph to death for the murder of his neighbor. In 2021, Joseph was found guilty and sentenced for killing his neighbor, Thomas Oluwole, by hacking him to death with a machete after he was suspected of poisoning his well water in Ijoka area of ​​Akure.

Source: dailypost.ng

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