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

Nigerian Newspapers

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

1. President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to do everything possible to address the security challenges facing the country, expressing his wish not to leave the government as “a failure”. Buhari made the promise Thursday during the national security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

2. The Police Service Commission has set up a panel to probe the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari. According to a statement issued by the spokesman of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, the new panel is expected to examine the facts of the allegations as contained in the FBI indictment.

3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, approved the recommendations of a committee to review “with dispatch” 368 grazing sites across 25 states in the country “to determine the levels of encroachment.” A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu made this known in a statement issued on Thursday.

4. The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, was at the Abeokuta residence of the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday following the crisis rocking the party.

5. Kaduna State Government on Thursday said cholera has killed 132 persons from April to date across the 19 local government areas of the state. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni, disclosed this at a news briefing while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease and other epidemics in the State.

6. A former Governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji was yesterday stopped by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC traveling. Orji, who is a sitting Senator, was reportedly intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja while trying to board a flight.

6. The House of Representatives has expressed displeasure over the way some government agencies conceal their revenues, thereby denying the Federal Government the fund for budgeting. James Faleke, the Chairman, House Committee on Finance, raised the concerns at the ongoing public hearing on 2022 to 2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) on Thursday in Abuja.

7. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, says Nigeria is winning the war against insurgency. Speaking when he featured on Focus Africa, a BBC programme, Mohammed backed up his claim with the fact that insurgents have been surrendering to troops in recent times.

8. President Joe Biden has said that the Taliban have been cooperating with the US in terms of evacuating Americans in Afghanistan. In his first interview since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, Biden said that despite the cooperation in helping to get Americans out of the country, “we’re having some more difficulty” in evacuating US-aligned Afghan citizens.

9. Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has condemned the increasing cases of banditry in the country. He said it won’t surprise him if bandits and kidnappers apply for registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and seek listing at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Atiku spoke at the national dialogue and public presentation of a book, “Remaking Nigeria: Sixty years, sixty voices,” in Abuja.

10. The Presidency has constituted a presidential delegation ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Kano for the marriage of his son, Yusuf Buhari, to Zahra Bayero, on Friday. This was contained in a statement by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, on Thursday.

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