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


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

1. No fewer than 39 persons have been killed after suspected herdsmen attacked Tiv-dominated villages in Nasarawa State between Sunday and Monday.

Keana, Awe, Doma and Obi were the local government areas the herdsmen launched their latest attack.

2. Four herdsmen were on Monday afternoon killed by troops of the 72 battalion at Yagbo in Guma LGA of Benue State.

The troops repelled the attackers, who had invaded the village.

3. There was confusion in the Maitama area of Abuja, the Nigerian capital on Monday when riot broke out after protesting Shiite group clashed with some security agents.

The group was protesting the release of its leader, El-zakzaky, who has been in custody of the DSS. However, they encountered the DSS operatives who thwarted their rally amid heavy gunshots.

4. Health workers in Nigeria have declares indefinite strike, starting from today, April 17.

The protesting workers, under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, announced that the industrial action became necessary following the refusal of the Nigerian government to honour their demand.

5. The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday called on Nigerian politicians to channel billions of naira spent on political campaign to educate the populace.

Abubakar, who also advocated the teaching of students in indigenous languages, said illiteracy had caused more harm than good to the nation.

6. Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has said he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to Okorocha, Buhari’s declaration for a second term was a good development and that “he will win again, just like he did in 2015”.

7. Former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd) also known as IBB, has stated that the need for young Nigerians to lead the country cannot be over-emphasised.

The elder statesman, however, noted that any person interested in the seat of power must possess the four distinct qualities of a good leader.

8. Governor of Ekiti State, AyodeIe Fayose, has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for enjoying in London while Fulani herdsmen kill innocent Nigerians in Benue State.

Fayose frowned at Buhari’s London visit, saying he had never seen a President anywhere in the world staying abroad when his citizens were being killed.

9. The Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said the institution may involve the police to verify a telephone conversation involving Prof. Richard Akindele, who allegedly asked a female student for sex in order to help her pass her exams.

The VC said the university might involve the police to get to the root of the matter if the investigation committee runs into a hitch.

10. No fewer than twenty-five National Youth Service Corps’ members serving in Delta State are to repeat their service year, while nineteen others absconded out of a total of 2, 838 corps’ members of the 2017 Batch ‘A’ stream 1.

The State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Omotade Ayodele Benjamine said three corps members out of the 2, 838 who passed out, served meritoriously, and received award.


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