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

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

1. Former Lagos governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has reacted to a newspaper report which claimed that the APC chieftain was being put under security watch by President Muhammadu Buhari for working against the party and the President’s interest. Tinubu in a statement described the publication as a sad
excursion from journalism into the realm of gothic tale and political slander aimed at killing the APC and frustrating President Buhari’s effort.

2. Report has claimed that five of the abductors of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, have been arrested. According to the report, while three of the hoodlums were arrested in Niger State last Sunday, the other two were nabbed during the week.

3. The Super Eagles on Sunday were quick to recover from their loss against DR Congo as they defeated Cameroon 3:0 in another international friendly game played at the Edmond Machtens-Stadion in Belgium. Efe Ambrose, Moses Simon and Odion Ighalo were on score sheet for the Eagles.

4. The Nigerian Military has emphasised that it was committed to the task of rescuing the Chibok girls and other innocent victims being held hostage by Boko Haram terrorists. The assurance was given by the Acting Director Defence Information, Colonel Rabe Abubakar on Sunday.

5. Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has blamed the Federal Government for the death of the first Civilian Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, alleging that the plot to extradite him to the United Kingdom to face fresh trial was why he abandoned his medical treatment in Dubai, hence his death.

6. There was tension in Oworonsoki area of Kosofe Local Government of Lagos on Sunday,when an explosion rocked a locked up beer parlour in the area, injuring four people. Report says the explosion occurred around 1:00 pm along L & K Road, the Inward Mayaki. Report has, however, claimed that it was a refrigerator that exploded.

7. Members of the Rivers State Executive Council under former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi’s administration have tagged as unfortunate the indictment of the former governor by the Justice George Omerji led Commission of Inquiry, saying the commission was set up to witch hunt Amaechi. This was contained in a statement issued by the former Commissioner for Information and Communication, Ibim Seminitari on behalf of the now dissolved executive members.

8. Senator Lawan Shuaibu, the Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, North, has said that President Buhari will not interfere with the probe of any of his nominee. Lawan was speaking to some journalists in Abuja on Sunday.

9. A former Delta state governor, James Ibori has mourned the death of ex-Bayelsa State governor, Diepreye Alameyeseigha, saying he was only a victim of injustice as he was not corrupt as widely held. He said the former governor owns only a house in his village and nowhere else.

10. A ministerial nominee who fails to get the endorsement of two Senators from his state may still scale through the screening process if he meets other criteria set by the Senate. This was clarified on Sunday by the Senate via its Twitter handle @NGRSenate.


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