The Newspapers: Things You Need to Know This Thursday

27th July 2017
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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1. President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday night received the delegation of Governors that left Nigeria to the United Kingdom to pay him a visit.

The governors led by Chairman of Governors’ Forum Abdulaziz Yari were pictured with the president in Abuja House London on 26th July 2017.

2. Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, on Wednesday night stated that the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari was “a miracle”.

Umahi told the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Network News, that he was “excited” to see the President in a good frame of mind.

3. The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday approved independent candidature for the country’s electoral process.

The development indicated that candidates can now vie for elective positions without joining a party.

4. The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday approved the national Petroleum Policy, NPP.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, after the cabinet meeting presided by Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Osinbajo, said the National Petroleum Policy defines the strategy of the Federal Government with respect to Nigeria’s oil resources.

5. The Nigerian Customs Area Comptroller in charge of Calabar Free Trade Zone, Cross River and Akwa Ibom Command, Mrs. Nanbyen Burromvyat, has announced the interception of three consignments containing 140 species of snakes imported into Nigeria.

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Also loaded in the container are 600 reptiles, made up of geckos, millipedes, hairy frogs and spiders.

6. Prostitutes in Nigeria under the aegis of Nigerian Sex Workers’ Association (NSWA) has called on the federal government to legalize prostitution in the country.

According to the National Coordinator of the group, Amaka Enemo, legalizing commercial sex work will also make for effective control of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

7. The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday asked the National Assembly to enact stringent laws that stipulate death as penalty for kidnapping in Nigeria.

He noted that in some states where kidnapping leads to death of a victim, they only see the court sentencing such persons to 10 years or life imprisonment.

8. The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe has asked the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) not to carry out its plans to disrupt the governorship election in Anambra State.

The monarch said IPOB had no right to stop election in Anambra State, insisting that the November 18 gubernatorial election must hold as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.

9. The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, passed the ‘Not Too Young To Run bill.’

After an electronic vote, 86 Senators showed their support, while 10 were against it. One lawmaker abstained.

10. The Nigerian Army has recovered nine (9) corpses of soldiers and an officer killed after an ambush mounted by Boko Haram along Gubio, Magumeri road in Magumeri, Borno State.

Brig. General Sani Usman Kukasheka, Director Army Public Relations Officer, said troops also rescued all the staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, abducted and also evacuated corpse of a civilian to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.

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