The Newspapers: Things You Need To Know This Wednesday

14th June 2017
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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday evening meet with northern elders in connection to the quit notice by a coalition of youths in the North that Igbos should vacate the region within three months.

Osinbajo during the meeting vowed to decisively deal with troublemakers.

2. After a long silence, former Senate President, David Mark has sponsored a bill after two years in office.

The senator in a bill submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday is seeking for the establishment of Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State.

3. The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, Tuesday claimed that the ouster of Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria’s president, was “a bigger threat than Biafra”.

According to Amaechi, not many Nigerians knew that the nation was heading towards another civil war in 2015, had Jonathan won the election.

4. A Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will remain relevant in Nigeria for 200 years.

Obono-Obla said APC had done well for Nigerians and that the electorate will always vote for the party.

5. Members of the House of Representatives have called on the Nigerian government to declare June 13 Democracy Day in honour of late MKO Abiola.

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6. An environmental activist, Annkio Briggs, has described as false the claim by the Northern Elders’ Forum that Northern Nigeria funded the development of the southern part of the country before the discovery of oil.

Briggs said the recent statement credited to NEF’s spokesman, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, that the West and East had no money to run their affairs until they got financial support from the North in the past was baseless.

7. A former Governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has said Nigeria would have been in danger if immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan had continued in office as President.

The former governor said Jonathan was incompetent and that the best he deserved was removal from power.

8. The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has denied receiving N24bn from the first tranche of the London/Paris loan refunds.

He said his government got N14.5bn, contrary to a recent allegation by an online news medium that the state got N24bn but declared N14.5bn.

9. The leader of Biafra Independence Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, on Tuesday, came under heavy attack for visiting Kaduna State to plead for one Nigeria shortly after the quit order given to Igbo in the North.

Describing his action as ‘a show of shame’, the groups, which included Igbo Women Assembly (IWA), Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), Igbo Students Union (ISU) and among others, said he had destroyed himself.

10. A Pentecostal Bishop, Rt. Rev. Seun Adeoye has urged agitators of self-independence of ethnic groups in Nigeria to forget it, declaring that God is totally against such move.

Adeoye stated that all concerned Nigerians should come together to kick out and completely expel irresponsible and bad leaders who put Nigeria in the mess it is in, presently.

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