The Newspapers: Things You Need To Know This Friday

23rd June 2017
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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has claimed that the person behind the quit notice issued to Igbos living in the North, resides in Lagos, wondering a lagosian could be giving ultimatum to those living in the north to leave. Falana disclosed this while speaking at a media briefing organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on the raging agitations by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other groups.

2. The British Government on Thursday, confirmed that it had deployed its Royal Air Force to Nigeria. According to a statement, the Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, requested the deployment. The request was necessary, to forestall possible attacks on the country’s air-bases. The British government stated that a 66-person Short Term Training Team from “No 5 Royal Air Force (RAF) Force Protection Wing was deployed from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria for a six-week period to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment.

3. A total of N462.359 billion has been distributed as Federal Allocation for the month of May 2017 to the Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils.
This is contained in a communiqué issued by the Technical sub-Committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of the meeting held Thursday in Abuja.

4. No fewer than 34 Nigerians arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Thursday after they were deported from six European countries for violating immigration laws. They were deported from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary. They were 32 males and two females.



5. Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday summoned security chiefs and the Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku over the recent violent attack that resulted in the killing of many in the state. Osinbajo while condoling with the victims of the attacks added that perpetrators of the attack would be brought to book.

6. The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday, insisted that Christian Religious Knowledge has been removed from school curriculum, saying Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, was bent on imposing Islamic hegemony through the new curriculum introduced by the Federal Ministry of Education. CAN challenged the ministry to publish the new curriculum on CRK to clear the doubt expressed by Nigerians.

7. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday said it has informed Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye about the process of his recall. INEC said it would issue a notice to Melaye on July 3, on when it would begin the verification of the signatures of those who signed the petition.

8. A former aide to Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has questioned why past leaders have refused to talk about the agitation for the breakaway of Biafra in order to address some of the grievances raised. Those he blamed for remaining silent are Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsalam Abubakar and TY Danjuma.

9. Report says the Naira yesterday remained stable at N364 per dollar in the parallel market. The report revealed that the parallel market exchange rate closed at N364 per dollar on Thursday, just the way it closed on Monday.

10. In sports, Cameroon and Australia are now left to struggle for survival in the ongoing Confederation Cup as their game ended in 1-1 draw. Cameroon midfielder, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa scored on the stroke of half-time, but Milligan scored a spot-kick in the 60th minute.


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