Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Indications emerged on Thursday that the Central Bank of Nigeria leadership will hold meetings with the shareholders of Union Bank of Nigeria, Polaris Bank and Keystone Bank this weekend or early next week as a follow-up to the sack of the boards of directors of the three banks.
2. A human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has called on the Nigeria Police to conduct proper investigations into the case of brutality against lawyers in Lagos State. Falana made the call on Thursday during a peaceful protest organised by members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos, against the unlawful detention of a lawyer, Olumide Sonupe, by the police.
3. Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, on Thursday, held a closed-door meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Fubara, who arrived at the Villa around 5:35 pm, left over an hour later. He refused to disclose the purpose of his visit to journalists.
4. Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has directed Muslim Ummah to watch out for the new Moon of Rajab 1445 AH starting on Friday. Prof. Sambo Janaidu, the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council Sokoto, announced this in a statement on Thursday.
5. The Nigeria Police Force has cautioned Nigerians not to use the viral new slogan “No gree for anybody.” The Force spokesperson, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, gave the warning during a press conference at the police headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.
6. The Supreme Court will deliver judgments on governorship appeals in Kano, Plateau, Lagos, Zamfara, Ebonyi, Bauchi and Cross River states today. Of the seven states, those of Kano and Plateau are the most contentious.
7. Uneasy calm pervaded one of the first-generation banks in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, following the recovery of the lifeless body of one of the members of staff, on the floor of the bank’s toilet. The deceased, identified as Amarachi Ugochukwu, was said to have committed suicide due to harsh economy.
8. Renowned Nigerian telecom and oil magnate, Mike Adenuga, has reclaimed the position of Nigeria’s second-richest individual, surpassing Abdul Samad Rabiu, following Forbes’ reassessment of the value of his mobile phone network, Globacom.
9. President Bola Tinubu has approved the setting up of an inter-ministerial committee on the execution of three steel development projects, including the revival of the Ajaokuta Steel Mill. Minister of Steel Development, Shauibu Audu, disclosed this to journalists at the State House, Abuja, after he and the Minister of Defense, Abubakar Badaru, met with President Tinubu at the State House on Thursday.
10. The Kwara State Police Command has arrested one Mustapha Jimoh of Amoyo area in Ifelodun LGA for allegedly stealing 20 cartons of Islamic literature comprising the Quran and traditions of the Prophet (Hadith). It was gathered that the suspect broke into the personal library of a Saudi Arabia-based scholar, Ustaz Jamiu, to steal the items.