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

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


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

1. The death has been announced of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi. Keshi died of Cardiac arrest Wednesday morning in Benin city at the age of 54.

2. Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram sect have attacked a police station in Kanamma of Yunusari local government area of Yobe State. Though, no life wwas lost but several police officers were injured in the attack.

3. The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has vowed to continue its attacks on oil facilities in the region. The dreaded group said it won’t stop until the federal government gives the oil-rich region attention.

4. President Muhammadu Buhari, has officially written to inform the senate that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will act on his behalf as President for the 11 days he would be on medical vacation to the United Kingdom, UK.

In a letter to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, President Buhari said he was writing in line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

5. Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has met with governors from the south-south region to discus how to end militancy in the region.

Governors, who attended the meeting, are Nyesom Wike (Rivers); Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia); Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa); Adams Oshiomhole (Edo); and Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo).

They resolved that the military will still remain on the waterways till further notice.

6. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested two former ministers, Mohammed Wakil, a former Minister of Power and Abdu Bulama, a former Minister of Science and Technology, over the $115 million public fund allegedly deployed for the 2015 general election by former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Both were PDP campaign coordinators for Borno and Yobe states respectively during the last presidential election.

7. Governor Rochas Okorocha, his Kaduna and Bauchi States’ counterparts, Mallam Nasir El Rufai and Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, and the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Oyegun have met with leaders of Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo led by its President-General, Chief Gary Igariway in Owerri to discuss what led to the killing of an Igbo woman in Kano State.

All of them harped on the need for the government and all patriotic Nigerians to see those behind these unlawful acts as criminals and common enemies of the nation and her people and bring them to book.

8. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has faulted the Nigerian military for using force in its search for members of the Niger Delta Avengers.

The group in a statement noted that reprisal by the military and the damage to the political, socio and economic lives of the people, especially in Ijaw communities were worrisome.

9. The Nigerian Navy has arrested one of the kingpins of the Niger Delta militants and pipeline vandals.

The suspect, who is believed to be the coordinator of recent attacks on NNPC and Chevron oil facilities in the region, was nabbed alongside another militant leader, who allegedly spearheaded last week’s attack on Shell Petroleum Development Company’s 48inch crude pipeline in Forcados.

10. The Federal Civil Service Commission has approved the appointment of Florence Anyanwu as the acting Auditor-General of the Federation

She would replace Samuel Ukura, who attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 years on June 5‎.