Nigerian Newspapers

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

Good morning OgeneAfricans! Lets take a look at today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. The Department of State Services, DSS, Friday, declared that it has confirmed receipt of the court order for the release of Omoyele Sowore.

However, the DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya said that nobody has come to take the embattled journalist-cum-activist on bail.

2. No fewer than sixteen Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have surrendered to troops of the Nigerian Army in Borno State.

Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col Aminu Iliyasu, which confirmed the development on Friday, said several Boko Haram logistics suppliers and informants were also arrested by the troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in Borno State.

3. The Presidency has come up with reasons 35 aides attached to the office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, were dismissed during the week.

Garba Shehu, Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity confirmed that there is on-going, an unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s seat of government, arising from which a number of political appointments have either been revoked or not renewed in the Second Term.

4. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger State said that 12 people were killed in an accident, on Friday, in Gwacipe village of Gurara Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Joel Dagwa, said the accident involved DAF Trailer with registration number KMW 08 AX and Toyota Hiace with registration number SSU 08 XA.

5. The Yobe State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has said that, security situation in the state is relatively stable following the failed attempt by members of the dreaded Boko Baram insurgents to attack the state capital, Damaturu.

Acting Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Dungus Abdulkareem, said the attack was successfully foiled by troops in collaboration with mobile police on duty.

6. The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital has sacked the Deputy Speaker Benue Assembly Christopher Adaji (Ohimini/PDP).

The court affirmed the earlier decision of the National/State House of Assembly Election Tribunal sacking the lawmaker and ordered a fresh election within 90 days in some poling units.

7. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, said it would comply with the court judgment ordering it to include the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its candidate, Natasha Akpoti, in the ballot for Kogi State governorship election.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, confirmed the development in Abuja on Friday.

8. The Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, on Friday, said that a building was gutted by fire at kano Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos State, destroying several shanties on Friday.

Osanyintolu, while confirming the incident to Vanguard, said no casualty was recorded, however, said several shanties were gutted by fire as the cause could not be ascertained at the moment.

9. There was palpable tension around Sabo Area of Ile-ife, in Osun State on Friday, following a fracas at a mining site situated at Aruwa village, in Atakumosa Local Government Area of of the state.

Report said the violent clash on the site among labourers claimed two lives, in which one was said to be of Northern extraction, while the other victim is a Yoruba man.

10. The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah, has cautioned the Federal Government against planned regulation of social media, saying it could hinder freedom of speech.

Kukah, who at the convocation lecture of Achievers University, Owo in Ondo State, said that the freedom to speak must be done responsibly, asked government to be careful on the planned regulation of the social media.

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