The Newspapers: Things You Need to Know This Tuesday

25th July 2017
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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1. Governor of Nasarawa State, Umar Tanko Al-Makura has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is not confined to a wheelchair as widely believed in many quarters.

Al-Makura, who was part of the delegation led by APC National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun, to visit Buhari in London on Sunday, said the President was “agile, mentally alert” and brainstormed on state matters for about an hour with the delegation.

2. Residents of Ozalla communities in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State yesterday blocked the ever busy Enugu-Port-Harcourt Expressway, leaving hundreds of road users stranded for several hours.

Reports say that trouble ensued after Fulani herdsmen recovered the remains of one of them, who they alleged was murdered by the residents.

3. Suicide bombers Monday attacked Dalori l IDPs camp, killing three persons.

The two suicide bombers (a male and female) detonated their improvised explosive device at Dalori 1 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp leading to the death of three IDPs while seventeen others were injured.

4. Six Governors are scheduled to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London.

Among them are those elected under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The visit is being arranged by the office of the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (retd.).

Also listed among the six governors are Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), and Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo).

5. The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has called on Igbos resident in Northern Nigeria to vacate before October 1 for their own good.

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Kanu claimed that Northerners have been killing Igbos since 1945 and it was high time they left the shores of Nigeria.

6. Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has fired back at former aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode over his comment concerning the images showing All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftains in Abuja House, London with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Okorocha described him as a spoilt child for claiming that the images of president Buhari’s meeting with some governors in London was fake.

7. A former Military ruler, Gen. Yakubu Gowon has affirmed that Nigerian youths will never allow the country disintegrate despite the agitations.

Gowon said despite threats to the unity of Nigeria, the nation’s youths would keep it together.

8. The death has been announced of Nollywood actor, Olurotimi Isaiah Ayinde, famously known as Abu Olododo.

Ayinde died Monday morning in Abeokuta, Ogun State after a brief illness.

9. Reports say the nation’s power generation has fallen below the 3,000 megawatts mark as the number of idle power plants increased to eight on Sunday from five on Friday.

The nation’s power grid lost a total of 743.4MW over the weekend as generation dropped from 3,306.6MW on Friday to 2,632.4MW and 2,563.2MW on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The total generation stood at 2,886.7MW as of 6am on Monday, with seven power plants, including Sapele II and Alaoji II not generating any megawatt.

10. The panel of the House of Representatives to investigate the altercation between the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and the National Assembly will engage the former Lagos State governor on Friday this week.

The ad hoc committee, which is chaired by an All Progressives Congress lawmaker from Kano State, Mr. Ali Madaki, had fixed Friday as the meeting date with Fashola.

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