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

Nigerian Newspapers

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

1. Armed men suspected to be bandits attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Afaka, Kaduna State, on Tuesday. A statement made available to newsmen by Major Bashir Muhd Jajira, NDA Public Relations Officer said the military lost two personnel and one was abducted during the attack.

2. Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, struck out a motion filed by the Department of State Service, DSS, seeking further detention of four out of the 12 aides of Yoruba secessionist leader, Sunday Igboho. The motion was thrown out by the judge following its dramatic withdrawal by counsel to the DSS, Mr Idowu Awo.

3. The Police Command in Plateau State has said that its personnel neutralised six bandits during a gun duel at Kwoi village of Gindiri district, Mangu Local Government Area of the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Ubah Ogaba, confirmed the development in a statement on Tuesday in Jos.

4. The Kano State Hisbah Board has summoned a Kannywood actress, Ummah Shehu, over some allegations she levelled against the Islamic police. The commandant of the board, Harun Sani Ibn Sina, said Hisbah summoned the actress to prove her claim that the organisation is turning a blind eye on its officials while frowning at commoners.

5. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has said the Army would engage retired military officers to tackle insecurity in the northeast. He disclosed this on Tuesday at a one-day interactive session with retired senior officers from the north-eastern zone held at the 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola, Adamawa State.

6. Armed bandits have cut off fuel supply to Dansadau town and other neighbouring communities in Zamfara State after they intercepted and set ablaze an oil tanker along Gusau-Dansadau road. The owner of the tanker, Alhaji Yau Muhammad Dansadau said the vehicle was carrying fuel from the NNPC depot in Gusau to supply a filling station in the community.

7. The Federal Government has revealed it will spend N13.98 trillion to execute the 2022 budget. This was contained in the Budget 2022 Call Circular with reference number: BD/2000/EXP/S.800/I/3/46, issued by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, to all Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

8. The Nigeria Meteorological Agency, (NIMET), has warned of possible flash floods across 32 states in the next three days. A statement released by the agency on Tuesday indicated that heavy rainfall which could lead to flash floods will occur in states such as, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, and Bauchi.

9. Sunday Abiodun Olukoya, retired Rear Admiral and former Military Governor of Ondo State died yesterday. Olukoya gave up the ghost after battling with an illness.

10. The induction ceremony of the newly acquired A-29 Super Tucano aircraft into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Order of Battle has been scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 31 August 2021 at the 011 Presidential Air Fleet Apron, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by 10.00am.

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