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The Newspapers – Things You Need To Know This Saturday

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

1. Few days after the Central Bank of Nigeria announced the redesign of the N1,000, N500 and N200 notes, with a directive that the current notes be remitted to the commercial banks, wealthy individuals and organisations with huge cash stashed away have begun depositing the money in banks. It was gathered yesterday.

2. The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has raised the alarm over the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in Kano State, warning that the ruling party may lose the presidential election in the State in 2023. Ado-Doguwa, in Abuja on Friday, said that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had left the APC in Kano in the hands of wrong people.

3. Contrary to the reports that went viral on Friday, social media celebrity, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as ‘Hushpuppi’, is yet to be sentenced. Indications have emerged that the sentencing will be held on Monday.

4. The Nigeria Immigration Service on Friday dismissed eight of its personnel from the service for various offences relating to indiscipline, employment racketeering and other forms of corrupt practices. Also, 18 officers were sanctioned for the same reason.

5. Eighteen people have been killed in different communities by suspected herders in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. The incident, according to locals, happened on Thursday at Ukohol and other adjourning villages as the suspected herders went on killing spree.

6. The Osun State Police Command on Friday said its operatives arrested two suspected ritualists caught with items believed to be human hair and flesh. A statement by the command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said the suspects, Ojo Gbadebo and Babatunde Hamsat, were caught around Oke Ona, a community along Iwaraja/Erimo road.

7. The Oyo State Police Command said on Friday it has begun investigation into the killing of an official of the National Examination Council, Vincent Odinko. It was gathered that some armed robbers invaded the staff quarters of the University of Ibadan where Odinko was working on his laptop and shot him dead.

8. A Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, issued an order of interim forfeiture of 40 landed properties belonging to the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. Justice Inyang Ekwo, the trial Judge, gave the order following an ex-parte motion filed and moved by Ibrahim Buba on behalf of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

9. The Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Nanah Opiah on Friday said that funding education should be a contributory effort and not the sole responsibility of the government. While advocating for a dialogue on how to fund education for the overall interest of all, the education minister said there must be alternatives for funding.

10. Barely four months after its suspension, Dana Air on Friday, November 4, 2022, announced that it will resume flight operations from Wednesday, November 9. The development was disclosed in a statement issued and made available to newsmen by the Chief Operating Officer, Ememobong Ettete on Friday.

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