The Newspapers: Things You Need To Know This Wednesday

5th April 2017
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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Following the meeting that held between the All Progressives Congress caucus at the Senate and the party’s National Working Committee led by Chief John Oyegun, report has claimed that some of the party senators loyal to Saraki demanded the withdrawal of the suit against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, describing the trial as political. Oyegun, however, called for a ceasefire at the end of the meeting.

2. Report says five children have been reportedly killed in the Saturday’s inferno which occurred in Mpape community, in the Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The children were said to have been burnt to death after fire gutted their apartment. The fire reportedly started from an electrical fault after power was restored in the area.

3. The Senate has urged the Health Ministry and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), to ensure that vaccinations for meningitis are free in public healthcare facilities across the country. This followed a motion titled: “Outbreak of Meningitis and the Urgent Need to Curb its Spread & Stop Further Deaths,” sponsored by Senator Gbenga Ashafa and 16 other Senators at the plenary on Tuesday.

4. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed speculations that the federal government would increase the price of petrol due to the increase in the bridging allowance to transporters from N6.20 to N7.20 on Monday. A statement by NNPC’s Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndu Ughammadu, explained that the N1.0 increase in transporters’ allowance, would be absorbed in the existing pricing template.

5. The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has suspended 3 senior Prisons officers, indicted for their roles in the issuance of fake medical report on Bala Ngilari, a former Governor of Adamawa State serving a 5-year-jail term in Yola prison. Those suspended are Comptroller, Peter Yeni Tenkwa, DCP Abubakar Abaka and SP John Bukar.

6. Following the injection of $240m into the foreign exchange market, the naira recorded a fresh gain against the dollar on the parallel market as it rose from 395/dollar which it was on Monday to 390/dollar on Tuesday.

7. The All Progressives Congress, APC, Youths Renaissance says the “loathing remarks made against President Muhammadu Buhari and by Senator Godwill Akpabio in which the Senator cynically claimed that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has performed more than the APC-Federal Government was aimed at misinforming and misleading Nigerians on the true state of things in the country. The youths urged EFCC to probe Akpabio for saying Wike was better than Buhari.

8. T​he House of Representatives on Tuesday called for the extension of the deadline for the 2017 registration of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The house mandated its Committee on Tertiary Education and Services to liaise with the Joint Matriculation and Admission Board (JAMB) to ensure that the extension call was honoured. This request was based on the adoption of a motion by Rep. Damburam Nuhu (Kano–APC).

9. SA report has claimed that some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja, have disclosed that they rejected an offer from suspended Senator Ali Ndume, to protest against the National Assembly and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over his suspension. The IDPs said they refused the offer, because Ndume who has been representing them for four years, has never visited their town to execute any projects.

10. The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, lost 10 computers holding vital records and information about all schools in the northern zone following an inferno that gutted part of its office in Kaduna on Tuesday morning. The Zonal Coordinator of WAEC in Kaduna, Fidelis Gaiya, said that the fire which occurred at about 9.50a.m probably started from an electrical fault.

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