The Newspapers: Things You Need to Know This Monday

4th September 2017
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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it has crashed the prices of premium motor spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), also known as cooking gas, nationwide.

According to the spokesman of the corporation, Ndu Ughamadu, a national survey by oil and gas forum, NNPC’s weekly TV programme, indicated that in the last few weeks, the price of petrol has fallen steadily from N145 per litre to between N142 and N143 per litre in some stations across the country.

2. The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is not a Nigerian but a native of Sudan.

He alleged that the Nigerian government hired a look-alike to stand in for the president, claiming that the current person ruling Nigeria was made to under go “plastic surgery” and taught the mannerism of Buhari.

3. Nigerian actor, Alhaji Kasimu Yero, has passed away at his house in Kaduna after a protracted illness.

He was buried in Magajin Gari, Zaria in Kaduna sate at 2pm according to Islamic rites.

Also, the death has been announced of Adeyinka Adekunle, otherwise known as General Prince Adekunle. He died in Abeokuta during the weekend.

4. The super Eagles of Nigeria will this evening lock horns with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Yaoundé in the second leg of the Russia World Cup Qualiication. The Eagles had earlier on Friday trashed their opponent 4 – 0 in Uyo.

5. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has blamed huge size of the North-East geopolitical zone for the federal government’s inability to contain the opportunistic attacks by Boko Haram being witnessed in the area.



He said in trying to police the North-East, the Federal Government was dealing with a vast country whose size was equivalent to the whole of the United Kingdom and Denmark or Switzerland.

6. The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has called on the Federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to resolve the ongoing impasse without further delay.

Adeboye, who called on both parties to reach an agreement as soon as possible, added that the more the strike was prolonged, the more the economy and the development of the country suffered.

7. A Catholic priest, in Imo State, Rev . Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo, has been killed after he was abducted by some gunmen in Orlu area of the State last Friday.

Onunkwo was kidnapped while driving on Friday and was taken to Omumma, in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state where his lifeless body was found on Saturday.

8. Senator Shehu Sani has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to fumigate those he tagged as hyenas, jackals and wolves from his cabinet, if he wants to move Nigeria forward.

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, described the hyenas, jackals and wolves as elements within the presidency, who have their own personal agenda.

9. Security agents in Kano on Sunday arrested some Boko Haram members.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in a statement said the suspects were immediately moved to Abuja for interrogation.

10. Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek the arrest of former Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke over allegations of fraud against her.

SERAP said Buhari should urgently “seek from the International Criminal Court an arrest warrant to bring Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke before the court on allegations of corruption against her, which the government should consider as crimes against humanity and serious enough for it to sanction her prosecution before the court.”


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