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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Posted by on December 18, 2021 0

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, said he is looking forward to returning to his farm in Daura, his hometown in Katsina State. The president said this in Istanbul, Turkey, where a surprise birthday was organised by the Nigerian embassy in the country.

2. Nine people have been killed in Chikun, Zangon Kataf, Igabi and Zaria local government areas of Kaduna State.The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.

3. A plant market located at Kpako, Oke-Afa in Ejigbo Local Government Area of Lagos State was gutted by fire. The fire which started at about 9:00pm was said to have damaged properties worth millions of Naira.

4. A businesswoman, Mrs Chimebere Ahamonu, has narrated to an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos State, how she raised a ransom of $420,000 for the release of her husband, Mr Sylvanus Ahamon, who was allegedly abducted by a suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike aka Evans.

5. Nigerian athletes were disallowed from participating in the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships 2021 holding in Abu Dhabi. According to the athletes, they arrived in UAE from European countries, not Nigeria but were denied the opportunity to represent their fatherland.

6. Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Friday said there was no enough reason to deny the Igbo the opportunity to produce the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari. Ohanaeze said that the current security challenges in the region should not be an alibi to deny Ndigbo the opportunity to succeed Buhari in 2023.

7. The Academic Staff Union of Universities has called for the urgent amendment of the National Universities’ Commission Act to stop governors from indiscriminately establishing new universities without adequately funding them. The union said governors were turning the establishment of tertiary institutions into constituency projects at the detriment of existing ones.

8. The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the level of compliance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by Transport Companies with the country’s extant tax laws. The resolution was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Ganiyu Abiodun (APC-Lagos state) at plenary.

9. National Agency for Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed expired and fake drugs estimated at over N598m in Nasarawa State. Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye who disclosed this at the North Central destruction of the products at the Lafia dumpsite, Friday, described fake and expired drugs as the gravest onslaught on human life.

10. The Ijaw National Congress (INC) has attacked former President, Olusegun Obasanjo over his comments on resource control, accusing him of bullying the National Secretary of the group, Ebipamowei Wodu. The INC President, Prof Benjamin Okaba, flanked by other leaders of the Ijaw nation said at a press conference addressed at the Ijaw House in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital on Friday, that Obasanjo’s comments on the Ijaw nation was a joke taken too far.

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

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