Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has explained that the electoral body has capacity to manage more political parties if they get registered.
According to Yakubu, INEC should not be held responsible for too many parties as the constitution allowed the proliferation.
2. Police officers, alongside members of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Saturday raided different hideouts of deadly criminal gang in Ikorodu, Lagos State, popularly known as “Badoo”, arresting over 100 of them.
Members of OPC and other vigilante groups who are versed with the terrain had led heavily harmed police officers to some locations suspected to be the den of the group, where over 100 of them were rounded up.
3. The South Afrcian chapter of apex Igbo social cultural group Ohaneze Ndigbo has warned the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu against parading himself as the mouth piece of Igbo nation.
Founder of Ohaneze in South Africa, Chief Jonas Udeji, while speaking in Johannesburg, said that Kanu was not qualified to give such a directive on behalf of the Igbos.
4. Legal luminary and elder statesman, Aare Afe Babalola, has called on the Federal Government to restructure Nigeria before the next election.
The restructuring, according to Babalola is important because of the agitation in the country, adding that there should be no election until Nigeria got a new constitution under the Sovereign National Conference.
5. The Presidency has stated that it will not interfere or give special treatment in the ongoing anti-graft investigations of former senior government officials of the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
The presidency also said it will not order the anti-graft agencies to stop the investigations or refrain from searching the residences and property of the affected senior government officials.
6. There are indications that the Federal Government of Nigeria is set to transmit to the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, over 3,000 pages of the records of the 21 months trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The transmission of records of the trial to the Court of Appeal is a legal requirement for the Federal Government to validate its notice of appeal filed against the CCT’s judgment, which recently discharged and acquitted Saraki of all the 18 charges of false assets declaration.
7. Anambra State Police Commissioner, Garba Umar has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against attempting to create unrest ahead of the governorship election in the state.
Umar warned that the police would do whatever it takes, to ensure there is a peaceful election in the state.
8. Several commuters traveling along Auchi-Benin expressway, on Saturday, met their untimely death, in a luciferous auto mishap that happened along the road.
According to an eyewitness account, two trailers belonging to BUA Industries and Dangote Nigeria Limited, rammed on three commercial vehicles, killing everyone on board.
9. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that the examination body will not reschedule exams for candidates who reported late for the mop-up examination.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, explained that the exam was a supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) being conducted in 170 centres across the country and the 85,000 candidates eligible have been notified.
10. Lateefat Oyeleye Abiola, a Nigerian has emerged the best graduating medical student at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine.
She scored 95.6% not just to emerge best in her university, but overall in the country.