Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has appointed his legislative aides.
A statement Tuesday night by Lanre Lasisi, his Special Adviser on Media, noted that the appointments take immediate effect.
2. The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Revd. Matthew Kukah, has warned against blanket demonisation of herdsmen, especially of the Fulani stock.
He warned that such actions could be preamble to a breakout of violent confrontation against the Fulani.
3. The Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) has dissociated itself from the visit by some notable leaders within its fold to the Common Wealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).
A statement signed on Tuesday by CAN’s National Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Evangelist Barrister Kwamkur Samuel Vondip, said the pastors who had visited the church were on their own and that the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria had set up a panel to investigate the rape allegation against Pastor Fatoyinbo.
4. The State Working Committee (SWC), and other major stakeholders in Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, adopted the direct mode of primaries to elect candidate for the November 16 governorship poll.
The decision was taken at a meeting well attended by key stakeholders, including the state leader of the party and former governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, the immediate past Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, a former member of the Buhari campaign Organisation, Preye Aganaba and elected National Assembly members of the party, held amidst rowdy atmosphere.
5. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo state for making public his assets declarations forms, in line with his electioneering campaign promise.
Reacting, the party in a statement issued by his National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said that such voluntary decision further demonstrated Makinde’s commitment to transparency and good governance, for which the people of the state voted massively for him in the March 9 governorship election.
6. The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, affirmed Uche Nwosu as the authentic governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Imo State.
The Apex Court struck out the suit instituted by Leonard Okolienta, challenging the judgments of the lower courts.
7. President Muhammadu Buhari has observed that criminal elements are taking advantage of the focus on the North East to commit crimes in other parts of the country.
He promised that the successes recorded in degrading terrorists in the North East will be extended to other parts of the country experiencing challenges.
8. Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called for the immediate impeachment of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila for allegedly negotiating with armed bandits in Zamfara.
HURIWA faulted the reported parley between the Speaker, bandits and hoodlums in Zamfara State, describing the act a high treason and one of the most serious crimes against the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
9. One person has been confirmed dead, with many injured on Tuesday, in a tussle on ownership of land between the people of Araromi Obu community in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State and their Ikale neighbour in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.
Report said that crisis has been brewing between the two communities following a ruling of the Ondo State High Court in Akure, the Ondo capital, which declared Ikale community as the real owners of the land.
10. Nigerian Super Eagles will tonight battle Tunisia for the bronze medal of the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The kick off time for the match is 8pm, West African Time.