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


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

1. The Senate has called on the State House officials to equip its clinic in order to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari from travelling abroad to seek medical attention.

Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs, which made the call on Thursday, insisted that the President and other top officials of his government should no longer be flown abroad for medical treatment.

2. A Petroleum storage tank at one of the depots in Marine beach, Apapa area of Lagos State went up in flames Thursday afternoon.

The Petroleum storage tank reportedly belongs to Oando Plc.

3. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is set to resume oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin.

Sylva said the resumption was due to successes recorded by the military in securing the northeast region.

4. Former Plateau State Governor, Jonah David Jang, will soon leave the country for medical reasons, lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) said on Thursday.

Ozekhome prayed Justice C. L. Dabup of Plateau State High Court, Jos, to allow Jang travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for treatment.

5. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has appointed his former Special Adviser on Political Matters, Mr. Olanrewaju Smart as his Deputy Chief of Staff.

In the reshufflement, Mr. Seun Odofin, who was the Special Adviser, Administration, is now Special Adviser, Administration and Legislative Compliance, while Mr. Dubem Moghalu, the ex-Special Assistant, Policy/Research and Strategy is the Special Adviser, Policy/Research and Strategy.

6. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of the Nigeria education sector, insisting that the president’s posture is seemingly regrettable.

The union, which also accused the government of deploying hunger and starvation tactics to cripple ASUU members who are holding onto the strike action, warned that they would not be subdued into submitting to the government.

7. Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has called for the regulation of social media in Nigeria.

The former lawmaker, who stated this while condemning the End SARS protests that went awry, regretted the death of police officers during the nationwide riots.

8. The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has denied that the passport of Modupe Odele, an #EndSARS advocate, was seized because of her involvement in the campaign against police brutality.

However, spokesperson for the NIS, Sunday James, claims the passport was seized as part of a routine border assignment.

9. The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has told the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to publicly condemn the actions of pastors and church leaders.

NSCIA accused some clerics of inciting their followers against Muslims in the country.

10. President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the presidential election result still being counted in some states.

Trump said there had been a lot of shenanigans, insisting that he was winning in all the key locations but suddenly his lead started getting miraculously whittled away.

Written by Ekwugo

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