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The Newspapers – Things You Need To Know This Wednesday

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

1. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it again voted to retain the monetary policy rate at 11.5 per cent. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele announced this during a press briefing on Tuesday.

2. The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, yesterday, said the £4.2 million recovered from former Delta State governor, James Ibori, has been returned by the Federal Government to the state.

3. No fewer than 20 persons have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of gastroenteritis, known as Cholera, in Bauchi State. Commissioner for Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro Mohammed, confirmed the development at a press conference in Bauchi, yesterday.

4. Northern Elders Forum (NEF), yesterday, accused South-West governors of building ethnic monsters. The forum said leaders from the region are pampering the monsters and hiding under them to blackmail the FG into achieving their ambition in 2023. Director of Publicity and Advocacy for the group, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed made this known in a statement.

5. The Kano State Hisbah Command yesterday, confiscated 8,400 bottles of foreign expensive alcoholic drinks smuggled into the state from Zaria, Kaduna State. The State Commander General of the Hisbah, Muhammad Haroun Ibn Sina briefed newsmen on Tuesday.

6. The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria says the increase in the price of petrol is inevitable. The Director-General of MAN, Segun Ajayi-Kadir, stated that regardless of the arguments around subsidy removal and the potential effect on the cost of production and average Nigerian, the product could not be insulated from the laws of demand and supply.

7. The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have again clashed over the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System with the government saying the payment platform is inevitable. The President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi stated this yesterday.

8. The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III on Tuesday urged the Federal government to explain to Nigerians how much loot it had recovered and what they were being used for. He spoke in Sokoto at the zonal dialogue with stakeholders on the National Ethics and Integrity Policy.

9. The National primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) says it has begun providing second doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, disclosing that the number has reached 4,683. NPHCDA Executive Director, Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja yesterday.

10. A joint operation of police and vigilante groups carried out in Hayin Daudu village in Mada district of Gusau Local Government Area in Zamfara State has resulted in neutralizing ten suspected bandits. This was contained in a statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu.

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