Author: Funmilayo Akanbi

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State escaped unhurt after a truck crushed two vehicles in his convoy on Saturday. An eyewitness said the incident happened shortly after the governor and some of his commissioners entered a black Mercedes bus after a wedding at Agga Mosque in Dougirei highbrow area of Yola. 2. There will no longer be a hiding place for oil thieves and their accomplices, no matter how highly placed in the country if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) takes power next year. This was the pledge of the…

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The frequent appearance of queues of desperate motorists at filling stations in search of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, could affect the Christmas and New Year festivities, oil marketers stated on Friday. It was also gathered that oil marketers are now free to sell petrol at any rate as the Federal Government was no longer restraining them. 2. The Independent National Electoral Commission, yesterday approved the publication and release of guidelines for the conduct of political rallies, processions and campaigns as well as finances and election expenses of…

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Three policemen on escort duty were on Thursday shot dead at Rumuokoro axis of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. After killing the officers, the gunmen reportedly abducted the Managing Director of an oil and gas company in Port Harcourt, the State capital. 2. The Labour Party (LP), Ogun State chapter, yesterday demanded an immediate dissolution of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council over alleged domination by party leaders of the Southern extraction. The party also passed a vote of no confidence in the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure. 3.…

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Uriel Oputa has revealed the major trigger into depression, as she reacts to Kaisha’s mental illness. The actress made this known via her Instagram story as she reacted to reports of Kaisha being mentally ill. Uriel noted how losing endorsement deals can trigger one into depression . According to her, when a BBN’s housemate endorsement deals stop coming, he/she would find it hard to mentally phantom why those brands have stopped calling you. “When you have fame in abundance, endorsement deals flying. Then bang it stops!!! This is a major trigger into depression. You can’t…

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the $250 million IT solution contract between the Nigerian Customs Service and Webb Fontaine. The lower chamber reached the resolution following the consideration of a motion of urgent public importance moved by Hon. Timehin Adelegbe on Wednesday during plenary. 2. The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, yesterday said what Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-cultural group, is standing for today is the future of Nigeria. Obi made the statement on Wednesday during his presidential campaign rally in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.…

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. President Muhammadu Buhari will unveil the redesigned Naira notes on Wednesday [today]. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank announced this during the Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee monthly meeting in Abuja yesterday. 2. A Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately resume the continuous voters registration (CVR) until 90 days before the 2023 general elections. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, also directed the INEC to ensure that eligible Nigerians are not deprived the opportunity to have the voter’s card for the…

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The Federal Government has assembled a legal team to challenge the suit filed by domestic airlines seeking to stop the establishment of a proposed national carrier- Nigeria Air. It was learnt on Monday that the legal team of the government and a 10-man group representing the domestic airlines, would meet in court on Thursday in Lagos over issues pertaining to the proposed national airline. 2. The leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has said the North cannot dictate to the rest of the country who becomes…

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. A splinter group within the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has emerged. Known as New Afenifere, leaders of the group met Presidential Candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, in Lagos on Sunday and threw their weight behind him. 2. The five aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have announced the formation of the Integrity Group. This was announced when the G-5 met in Lagos on Sunday. At the meeting, the group said no going back on the decision not to be part of…

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Tuesday, supervise the first oil drill in oil fields located in Bauchi and Gombe states. The ground-breaking ceremony of the Kolmani Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 809 and 810 at the Kolmani field site will be the first oil drilling in Northern Nigeria. 2. All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Saturday in Warri, hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice-Presidential Candidate and Governor of Delta, Ifeanyi Okowa, saying the state has remained underdeveloped despite the huge resources accruing to it. He said…

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The United Nations has announced the release of $10.5 million US dollars (about N4.6 billion) for flood response in Nigeria. The UN, in a statement on Friday, said the amount will be used to provide assistance to people affected and left vulnerable by floods across the country, including those already ravaged by insurgency in the North-East. 2. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said in line with its tradition of adequately preparing for eventualities, it has enough logistics to take care of a possible run-off in next year’s Presidential…

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