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


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

1. Several persons, including a Catholic cathecist have been confirmed dead after suspected herdsmen attacked Tse Igbe in Nyiev Council Ward, Guma LGA of Benue State.

Report says that the Catholic catechist, Christopher Unenge and several others were killed by the suspected herdsmen barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari paid a condolence visit to the state where he promised to end the lingering crisis between herders and farmers.

2. The House of Representatives on Tuesday recalled its former Chairman, Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumini Jibrin, from suspension.

Jibrin was recalled following a letter of apology he wrote to the House which was announced during plenary by Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

3. The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has released results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates 2018-First Series.

The exam body in Lagos on Monday said 17.13% candidates secured pass in English Language and Mathematics, adding that the results of 1,021 candidates, representing 9.03% of the total candidates who sat for the examination were withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.

4. President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday rejected the amendment to the Electoral Act proposed by the National Assembly.

The president gave three reasons for withholding assent to the bill, which was passed by both chambers of the National Assembly.

The president on Monday communicated his decision to the federal legislature in two separate letters addressed to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

5. No fewer than 25 persons have been reportedly killed in fresh attack in Plateau state.

The attack was carried out by suspected herdsmen on Monday night in Dundu village, Kwall District in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.

6. Three persons have been confirmed dead in a fresh case of Lassa fever in Ekiti.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Rotimi Ojo, who made the disclosure, said that five out of the eight new suspected cases in the state tested negative while one was uncertain, with the last pending as at press time.

7. Senator representing Nasarawa West in the National Assembly, Abdullahi Adamu has opened up on the N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators Forum, NSF, allegedly swallowed by monkey.

According to the senator, the allegation was made to give him a bad name following his position on the electoral act amendment bill.

8. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday summoned the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris over his disobedience to his directive to relocate to Benue.

Buhari asked IGP Idris to provide a comprehensive report on Police Operations in the affected States, after which further decisions will be taken.

9. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sacked Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd) as Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for Niger Delta militants.

He replaced him with Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo, who was until his appointment the Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

10. On the international scene, President Donald Trump of the United State has fired US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.

Tillerson’s sack came barely 24 hours after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock.


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