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Thursday, 22 February 2018

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

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1. The Nigerian Military has rescued the abducted Yobe school girls on Wednesday night.

They were rescued at Jilli-Muwarti, a border village between Gaidam in Yobe state and Borno State, according to Abdullahi Bego, Director-General Press Affairs to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam.

2. The Northern Senators’ Forum, comprising all senators from the Northern region, has sacked Senator Abdullahi Adamu as its chairman and was immediately replaced with Senator Aliyu Wamakko.

Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) said the removal of Adamu may not be unconnected to the sudden disappearance of N70m belonging to the forum.

3. Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF, has claimed it spent N65 million building a website.

In a statement signed by its Director of Information, Lawrence Ojabo, the OSGF said the website is currently undergoing a redesign and upgrading.

4. A former Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, is being questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over his alleged involvement in the $2.1billion arms procurement scandal.

Ihejirika arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja around 11am on Wednesday and was subsequently ushered into an interrogation room in relation with the procurement of arms and ammunition during the time he held sway as Chief of Army Staff.

5. The Yobe State Government has announced the closure of Government Girls’ Technical College (GGTC), Dapchi, for a week following Boko Haram attack on the school on Monday.

The state government shut the school after visit of a special delegation to the school on Tuesday led by the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Education, Alhaji Modu Ma’aji Ajiri, a report monitored on the state local radio on Wednesday said.

6. The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, has revealed what government ought to do to stop herdsmen/farmers clash.

According to him, the Federal Government should first brand killer-herdsmen a terrorist group then increase its fire-power in Benue State as a way of stalling further attack on innocent citizens by armed herdsmen.

7. An FCT High Court, on Wednesday adjourned until March 22, continuation of hearing in the case involving former National Security Adviser, retired Col Sambo Dasuki, pending outcome of judgment of the Supreme Court on his appeal.

The judge, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the case after Dasuki’s counsel Mr Adeola Adedipe, holding the brief of Mr Joesph Daudu (SAN) applied for adjournment.

8. Charlyboy, the convener of ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ movement on Wednesday, alongside his group, Wednesday, stormed the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporations (NNPC) to protest the lingering fuel scarcity biting hard on Nigerians.

The group was seen chanting solidarity songs in defence of the untold hardship the Nigerian masses had been subjected to.

9. Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has told the federal government to publish all the property it claimed to have recovered and their owners, as well as buyers when they are eventually sold.

The governor, who said Nigerians were no longer interested in being governed with propaganda, noted that citizens want to know how many properties were recovered and who bought the properties.

10. The death has been announced of popular American Evangelist, Billy Graham. Graham died at the age of 99 in Montreat.

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