The Newspapers: Things You Need To Know This Thursday
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has said Federal Government would publish the names of treasury looters.
The AGF told newsmen after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Presidential villa, Abuja that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government was in agreement with the ruling of the “court and hence, will carry out the order.
2. Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has stated that no fewer than 1,878 people were killed by Fulani herdsmen within three years.
The governor also said that 750 persons were critically injured, 200 persons still missing, with over 99,427 households affected in the various attacks carried out by the Fulani herdsmen in the sate.
3. Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka has called on Nigerians to intensify prayers for the ailing President Muhammadu Buhari.
The cleric said, this time around, he heard a cry like pattering of the rain from the Aso Rock chamber.
4. No fewer than three persons have been feared killed in a cult clash in Alode community, in the Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The deceased were said to be members of a cult, who had gone on a reprisal for the alleged burning of their houses and the killing of their leader.
5. The House of Representatives has summoned the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan over the ongoing investigations into the Malabu Oil scandal.
Chairman of the House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating the fraudulent Malabu oil deal, Razak Atunwa, said Jonathan’s appearance was key to unraveling the alleged corruption, malpractices and breach of due process in the award of OPL 245.
6. The Senate has commenced investigation into the 675km dual-carriageway East-West Road, which has gulped N726 billion but was yet to be completed.
According to the Senate, the abandonment had thwarted economic activities in the country, noting that the road project was awarded by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006 at the value of N211 billion, but the project could not commence in 2007 as arranged because it was not included in the 2007 Appropriation Act.
7. There are indications that The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) may have found the best delivery mode for a vaccine against HIV.
A report by ContagionLive said the results of their new study showed that optimizing the mode and timing of vaccine delivery was crucial to inducing a protective immune response in a practical model.
8. National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun has stated that the ongoing recession in Nigeria was a blessing in disguise.
The party leader said if not for the economic downturn nobody would have given practical thoughts about the capacity of Nigerians to feed themselves.
9. The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has called on the Nigerian government to restructure the country before it is too late.
The Yoruba group noted that the country had entered a terminal crisis and was clearly withering away and can only manage to be pulled back from the brink if the people commenced the processes of restructuring or restoring the country back to its independence constitutional status before the coup of January 1966.
10. The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has dismissed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu as a young man seeking cheap relevance.
Okorocha noted that Kanu does not have the capacity to tell him or other governors in the region to go to war with the entire country and so should not be taken seriously.