May 27, 2015

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

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

1. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday handed over the leadership of the House of Representative to his deputy, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, who will now remain the Speaker till June when new lawmakers will take over.

2. No fewer than 43 persons have been killed in an attack on Gubio community in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents. Report says the insurgents invaded in about six hilux vehicles on Saturday and set some houses ablaze, killing indiscriminately.
3. Despite Tuesday’s court order that the NDLEA officials vacate the premises of Buruji Kashamu which has been under siege since the past few days, the agency has remained adamant, saying Kashamu must turn himself in before they vacate his home.

4. One big news in sport is the rating of Nigeria’s Vincent Enyeama as the 18th best goalkeeper in the world by UK newspaper, The Telegraph. The goalkeeper secured this position in a poll conducted by The Telegraph’s website on the safest pair of hands on the planet. Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer came top in the rating.

5. In his response to the threat that his administration would be probed after assumption of office by the new administration, Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Ameachi has told Governor- Elect, Wike to go ahead, but reminded him that he had his past records with him. He said such probe will however end in futility.

6. Just few days to the inauguration of a new administration, a group has raised a fresh alarm, calling on the court to stop the inauguration scheduled for Friday. The group that identified itself as Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative based its argument on the fact that Gen. Buhari gave a false information about his academic qualification, asking that his Certificate of Return be nullified.

7. The EFCC has disclosed that it will soon declare former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff wanted for failing to honour its invitation over allegation of misappropriation, embezzlement of funds and abuse of office between 2003 and 2011.

8. The Police IG, Solomon Arase has urged the general public to desist from corrupting policemen and stop offering them bribe. Arase, while speaking with journalists said corruption was two way dimensional as one cannot receive without been offered.

9. An aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Kingsley Kuku has dismissed reports that President Jonathan was advised to concede defeat in the last elections, saying Jonathan did that out of his own accord. He spoke at the inauguration of a 500-seater Lecture Theatre donated by the Alumni Association of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.

10. Queues at filling stations will disappear as from next week. This follows an assurance by the Nigerian Oil marketers who said that lifting has started in earnest and that they will ensure that the products get to every part of of the country, at least by next week.