The Newspapers: Things You Need to Know This Wednesday

6th September 2017
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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1. The embattled former Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Elizabeth Ativie Tuesday returned three out of the four official vehicles in her possession to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Kabiri Adjoto,

She assured that the fourth car will be returned soon.

2. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting (FEC) will not hold today.

According to him, the meeting was canceled by President Muhammadu Buhari, because the Eid-el-KABIR holiday deprived the ministers adequate time to prepare the documents for the meeting.

3. The Naira on Tuesday appreciated against the dollar at the parallel market.

The Nigerian currency gained N1 to exchange at N364 to the dollar, stronger than N365 posted on Friday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N470 and N430.

4. The Biafra National Guard, BNG, has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari died long ago, adding that the current president is a “product of plastic surgery.”

BNG leader, Innocent Orji, maintained that the current Nigerian president is an “impostor.”

5. The Federal High Court, Abuja, has granted the request seeking to serve court processes on Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) through substituted service.

The court, however, ordered that other respondents in the matter, namely: the Inspector-General of Police, the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Attorney-General of the Federation be served personally.



6. The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Tuesday said Nigeria’s economy snapped out of its first recession in 25 years as Gross Domestic Product, GDP, returned to positive growth.

NBS disclosed that the nation’s GDP grew by 0.55 per cent in real terms in the second quarter of 2017.

7. Commissioner of Police, Benue State command, Mr. Bashir Makama has issued quit notice to criminal elements in the state.

According to him, it was either they left the state or got ready to meet their waterloo, stressing that the state would not longer accommodate any criminal element.

8. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has announced that there is no threat of food insufficiency in the country.

According to him, in spite of the outbreak of armyworm that has affected most of the states, the country does not have the threat of food insufficiency, but high cost of food items in the market.

9. Renowned musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2face, Tuesday visited and donated assorted relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, Benue.

Idibia, accompanied by wife, Mrs Annie Idibia and his friends, said that his prompt response to the plight of the displaced persons was to let them know that he, his family and friends were solidly behind them.

10. Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has expressed shocks and disappointment over the strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

Ngige said the Federal Government was shocked by the sudden u-turn by the leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) after it has reached a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Federal Ministry of Health on its 6-points demand.


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