Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. Super Eagles of Nigeria came from two goals down to trash Argentina on Tuesday in a tension-soaked 6-goal thriller in Russia. Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi grabbed a brace in the thrilling encounter.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday arrived Ebonyi on a working visit for the first time since assuming power in May, 2015.
Buhari, who arrived the Enugu airport was received by governors from Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi states, as well as top security officials before heading to Abakiliki where he was conferred with chieftaincy titles.
3. Another person believed to be the original whistleblower, who gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tips that led to the recovery of $43.4 million, N23.3 million and 27,800 Euros stashed in an apartment at the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos, on April 22, 2017 has surfaced.
The whistleblowers have, therefore, petitioned the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, alleging that the EFCC had shortchanged the them by bringing others who were not the arrowhead of the whistleblowing.
4. Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has confirmed that he authorized the withdrawal of the Aide Camp (ADC) to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra.
The IG explained that the development was based on the previous experience the police recorded whereby the military caught an ADC to “a governor” escorting a vehicle loaded with arms on Election Day.
5. The Imo State government has responded to the call by a human rights group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, demanding the probe of Governor Rochas Okorocha over the statues erected in honour of two African leaders, Jacob Zuma and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Okorocha said his government agreed with SERAP’s call for probe and that he would gladly appear when summoned.
6. Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has sued the Federal Government following the injuries he sustained after falling into a manhole.
Falana said he fell into a manhole while walking to his office on Shehu Shagari Way.
7. Zimbabwe’s military has read out a statement after taking over the national broadcast, ZBC, saying it has taken action to “target criminals”.
However, it said this was not “a military takeover of government” and that President Robert Mugabe was safe.
8. Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the vicious killing of two members within 48 hours.
The first victim, Ikechukwu Mmanwoke Edmond, 40, was killed on November 11 while the second one, whose identity is still unknown was killed on 13th of same month.
9. President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the people of South East region not to buy into the idea of Biafra being promoted by the members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He assured Igbo of fair share of his developmental projects next year, revealing that some key projects had already been designed for the region, especially in the area of road infrastructure, agriculture and social services, captured in the 2018 budget.
10. Nigeria’s total public debt stock, comprising the Federal Government, states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), stood at N20.373 trillion as at September 30, 2017, showing a marginal increase of 3.6 per cent from the N9.637 trillion as at June 30, 2017.
A breakdown of the debt stock shows that domestic debt accounted for 76.96 per cent, while external debt accounted for 23.04 per cent.