BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Saturday morning

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Saturday morning

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Saturday morning


Good morning! Here is today's summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. yesterday alleged that smugglers and beneficiaries of the old petrol subsidy were beginning to fight back, but vowed that his administration would not abuse the trust Nigerians reposed in him. Tinubu, during a meeting with the Forum of State Chairmen of the (APC) at the State House in Abuja, said that Nigeria would prevail against the agents of destabilization.

2. Internet users and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) based business operators across the country may have to endure up to three more weeks of epileptic services, it was gathered last night. The disruptions were sparked by a cut on the submarine cable system in the Atlantic Ocean offshore Cote D'Ivoire, along the coast of West on Thursday, leaving many business transactions in hiccups.

3. Parents of the abducted schoolchildren at Government Secondary and LEA Primary School, Kuriga, Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State have resorted to prayers for the safe return of their kids. Their resolve followed their inability to meet up with the sum of N1 billion demanded as ransom by the responsible for the children's abduction.

4. A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that a businessman, Akindele, be remanded in the Kuje Prison pending when he is able to perfect the bail granted him. Justice James Omotosho issued the order yesterday upon realising that Akindele had been unable to perfect the bail earlier granted.

5. The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Tin-Can Island Customs Command, Lagos, yesterday said its officers intercepted 11 rifles and six pistols, including their ammunition, alongside banned drugs in different containers at the Tin-Can Island Port between January and middle of March, this year. Addressing reporters at the port, its Area Controller, Dera Nnadi, disclosed that due to an ongoing investigation, the source of the arms and ammunition would not be disclosed at this period.

6. Senator Abdulaziz Yar'adua said yesterday that the was working on recruiting more security personnel to battle the rising crime rates in the country. The Senator spoke as a guest on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily on a day the Forum of State Chairmen of All Progressives Congress, APC, advised President Bola Tinubu to “wield the big stick” in the fight against insecurity.

7. Following the high rate of kidnapping and general insecurity in the country, the Forum of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chairmen has asked President Bola Tinubu not to spare any security chief that fails to live up to expectation. Addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, on Friday, secretary of the forum, Alphonsus Oga Eba, said insecurity in the country was discussed in their meeting.

8. The military high command, on Friday, asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to track down some enemies of the country funding terrorism. Gen. Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff, made this plea to the anti-graft agency at , Abuja.

9. President Bola Tinubu has approved the of Mrs. Zubaida Umar as the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA. In a statement, Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesman, said her appointment further underlines the President's avowed commitment to gender inclusion.

10. Police in Akwa Ibom rescued four kidnap victims in the last one month. One of them is a woman who faked her own abduction. They also arrested 52 suspects for various crimes. in the state, Mr Waheed Ayilara, told journalists in Uyo on Friday that some of the crimes were murder, kidnap, armed robbery, child trafficking, cultism and fraud.

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