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

Nigerian Newspapers

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

1. Professor Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said rotational presidency is not the way forward for Nigeria. He spoke during an interview on Tuesday.

2. The Central Bank of Nigeria has warned that abusers of the Naira notes will be prosecuted by the financial regulator in collaboration with other regulatory bodies in the country. The bank disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday by its Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, titled “CBN, Police others to prosecute abusers of Naira.”

3. Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked Tsayau community in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, killing at least four persons and kidnapping scores of residents. The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isa confirmed the incident.

4. Olusegun Falola, lawyer of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho, has said his client would not return to Nigeria anytime soon. Falola disclosed this on Tuesday while giving an update on the safety of the Yoruba nation agitator.

5. The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Tuesday, in Kaduna, urged the federal government to prosecute Boko Haram members who have repented or surrendered. The National Chairman of the forum, Chief Audu Ogbeh, gave the advice in a statement yesterday.

6. The Federal Government yesterday, said the pump price of petrol will remain N162 per litre, until it reaches an agreement with the Organised Labour for full deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, stated this on Tuesday while speaking with reporters in Abuja.

7. The military has eliminated three notorious kingpins behind armed banditry in Zamfara State. A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aerial operation targeted the base of the gang leaders and their foot soldiers at Kuyanbana forest. About 45 bandits died in the airstrikes, an intelligence officer disclosed on Tuesday.

8. Seven out of eight members of a family in Apomu, Isokan Local Government Area of Osun State reportedly died in their sleep on Tuesday. The police spokesperson in Osun State, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

9. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday revealed that the inflation rate declined from 0.37 per cent to 17.38 per cent in July 2021. In its “Consumer Price Index (CPI) report 2021,” it said there is a reflection of continued soaring prices in the month under review at a slower rate than the previous month.

10. The United Kingdom on Tuesday donated 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to the Federal Government. This is the first tranche of the 1,299,760 expected from the UK Government through the COVAX facility.

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