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

Nigerian Newspapers

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

1. President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Ministers of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and Minister of Power, Maman Saleh. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, made the announcement on Wednesday. Both ministers were immediately replaced.

2. A total of 73 students were abducted from Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Wednesday. Mohammed Shehu, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State who confirmed the incident said security has been beefed up in the community where the incident occurred.

3. The Presidency on Wednesday said the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had amassed a substantial stockpile of weapons and bombs across the country. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said this in a statement titled ‘Why Amnesty’s Entreaties Should Be Ignored By Presidency.”

4. President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that the impact of his project will be felt after he leaves office in 2023. The president said this after inaugurating new board of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

5. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Wednesday vowed to drag the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume to court to prove the allegations he raised against his administration. Ortom who gave the hint while briefing journalists in Makurdi, accused the minister of peddling falsehood against him during a media parley in Abuja.

6. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it will deploy the industrial mechanisms granted in labour laws for the defense of workers’ rights to resist increase in electricity tariff. The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba said this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

7. The Zamfara State Government on Wednesday announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew on 13 local government areas of the state. Commissioner of Police in the state, Ayuba Elkana, announced the curfew while addressing newsmen in Gusau, the state capital.

8. Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Wednesday, disclosed that he has no plan to contest the 2023 presidential election. While distancing himself from promotional activities linking him with the 2023 presidential polls, the governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, said his principal had nothing to do with the pseudo campaigners.

9. The Peoples Democratic Party Ward 5 in Ikuru town, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, has suspended the embattled National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus. Secondus, a prominent politician from Andoni in Rivers State, was a former Rivers State chairman of the PDP. He also served as its National Organizing Secretary before becoming national chairman.

10. A Delta State High Court sitting in Asaba, Wednesday, restrained Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State along with other members from acting or parading themselves as the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC until the determination of a substantive suit before the court.

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