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The Newspapers – Things You Need To Know This Saturday

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2021 National Convention Organising Committee (NCOC), Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State, yesterday, said 3600 delegates will attend the convention scheduled to hold at Eagle Square, Abuja today. He said this on Friday while addressing journalists on the preparation for the convention.

2. The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Friday, released the results of the 2021 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, the Registrar, who announced the release of the results at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna, Niger State, said out of 1,233,631 candidates who registered for the examination, 1,226,796 sat for it.

3. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), met in Abuja on Friday. Both men, who were locked in a warm embrace, met amid speculations that they were fighting each other over the 2023 presidential contest.

4. President Muhammadu Buhari has kicked against the “unconstitutional tenure extension, warning those campaigning for him to stay in office beyond 2023 to desist. Buhari gave the warning at Makkah when he met with some Nigerians living in Saudi Arabia.

5. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has described Uche Secondus, the suspended National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as an enemy of the opposition party. In his reaction to the Appeal Court ruling on Secondus’ move to halt the convention of the PDP, Wike said no individual can derail the party’s mission to rescue Nigeria.

6. Troops in Kaduna State have killed many bandits in Chikun and Igabi Local Government Areas of the state, arrested the wife of a notorious bandit, their marabout and suspected collaborators. The development was confirmed by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State on Friday.

7. Federal Capital Territory, FCT, minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has directed that adequate budgetary provisions be made for the fencing of schools across the Territory in the 2022 budget currently under preparation. Chief Press Secretary to the FCT minister, Anthony Ogunleye stated this in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja.

8. Armed members of the dreaded Boko Haram/ISWAP group on Friday, sneaked into Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, killing two Mobile Policemen after setting ablaze their head office located in the town with three operational vehicles. Also razed down is a grounded operational vehicle belonging to members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, CJTF. Reliable sources and residents have said.

9. The Federal Government has ordered a vulnerability audit of the Nigerian Correctional Service’s facilities across the country. In a statement by his media aide, Sola Fasure, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said the report will help the service to identify the cracks in the security setup of the correctional facilities.

10. Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd), has said that the need to follow due process was responsible for the delay in declaring bandits as terrorists. Magashi, who stated this on Friday, in Maiduguri, while fielding questions from newsmen, added that there was a procedure that needed to be observed before such a declaration.

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