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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Monday morning

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

1. Rivers State factional House of Assembly led by speaker, Victor Oko-Jumbo, has invited a commissioner-nominee, Danagogo Iboroma, for screening and confirmation as a member of the state executive council. In a letter signed by the factional Clerk, Dr. G.M. Gillis-West, he asked Iboroma to appear before the House on Monday by 10 am.

2. Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has said despite the fact that Nigeria is a complex country, it is not too difficult to govern. Obasanjo while commissioning presidential lodge inside Osun State Government House, Oke-Fia, Osogbo, alongside Governor Ademola Adeleke and former governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola on Sunday, May 12, noted that governance is easy when leaders are honest with their conscience.

3. Hoodlums at the weekend attacked a Police Station at Umabor, Eha-Alumona, in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, leaving two policemen dead. The hoodlums had earlier on Saturday evening attacked Police and Road Safety teams at nearby Orba community in Udenu Local Government Area of the state and reportedly left a policeman and one officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) dead.

4. Members of the organised labour, on Sunday night, announced that they would shut down offices of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Distribution Companies nationwide. They said the offices would be under lock and key until the Federal Government accedes to their request on total reversal of electricity tariff hike.

5. The Coalition of Fulani groups in Plateau State has claimed that the recent attack on their members in Bassa Local Government Area of the state is a confirmation of the Department of State Services’ (DSS) alert of threat against their members. The group said this at a press conference in Jos, capital of Plateau.

6. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has said the country’s “lopsided” federalism practice has hindered the development of states, calling for a review of revenue derivation formula in line with the practice of fiscal federalism. According to him, Bayelsa cannot continue to use its money to develop another state.

7. Prominent leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State on Sunday, carried out a solidarity protest to the House of Assembly quarters in Port Harcourt. The protesters were received by Hon. Martins Amaehwule, Speaker of the Assembly faction loyal to Nyesom Wike, Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

8. A landlord, Bola Abiodun, and her husband, identified simply as Sunday, have flown their Temidire community home in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State after allegedly disposing of their tenant’s body in a canal. It was learnt that the incident, which occurred on May 8, 2024, led the state police command to launch a manhunt for the couple after their disappearance following the alleged crime.

9. The International Monetary Fund has warned the Nigerian government to remove what it called implicit fuel and electricity subsidies. In a report published recently by the IMF, the organisation told Nigeria that the subsidies would guzzle three per cent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product in 2024 as against one per cent in the year before.

10. Residents of the ancient city of Zaria in Kaduna State were on Sunday thrown into mourning following the arrest of one AbdulAzeez Idris, who allegedly abducted and killed his six-year-old cousin, Aisha Dahiru. The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, while confirming the case, said Dahiru was kidnapped while on her way to Islamiya school (Qur’anic school)….Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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