The Newspapers – Things You Need To Know This Monday
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. Despite assurances of availability of Premium Motor Spirit by the Federal Government, many petrol stations in Osun were not selling the product.
A trip round the Osun State capital and its environs on Sunday showed that many of the petrol stations were under lock and key, while there were long queues at stations selling.
2. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu on Sunday assured Nigerians that there is sufficient Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as fuel in the country.
Kachikwu said that the country had gone past the era of fuel scarcity and urged motorists to desist from panic buying.
3. The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, said it lost one of its personnel during parachuting accident in Kaduna on Sunday.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement in Sunday said, the Nigerian Air Force is sad to announce the passing of one of its airmen, Corporal Meshach Iliya Komo, who died in Kaduna today, April 14, 2019, in a parachuting accident during re-currency training.
4. The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, has said the ruling party was working on a zoning arrangement for the leadership of the ninth National Assembly.
Speaking with reporters in Abuja Sunday night, Issa-Onilu disclosed that the party will soon release the zoning arrangements for the principal positions of the incoming 9th National Assembly.
5. The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) have advised President Muhammadu Buhari to shun any counsel that would destabilise or cause chaos in the economy.
A statement signed by Mr. Okugbawa Lumumba, PENGASSAN General Secretary and Afolabi Olawale, NUPENG’s General Secretary, said that the IMF advice on how to recover Nigerian economy was worrisome as it had become counter productive.
6. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the Federal Government has approved commencement of work on Nigeria-Seme-Benin Republic road project.
Fashola was quoted as disclosing this at the 12th Ministerial Steering Committee and Experts Meeting for the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Programme in Lome.
7. Benue Police Command on Sunday confirmed the assassination of one Orkuma Amaabai, son of PDP’S national ex-officio member, Prince Yandev Amaabai.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP. Ms Catherine Anene, told the newsmen on Sunday in Makurdi that the deceased was shot by unknown gunmen in Gboko at about 10 p.m. on Saturday.
8. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday dismissed as reckless and groundless the claims made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is a Cameroonian.
It also said the claim was a calculated attempt by the APC to trivialize and divert attention from the compelling issue of their criminal rigging of the 2019 Presidential election.
9. The Sole spiritual Leader of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, BCS, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu, has warned against war, looting and hate in Nigeria.
The leader, while addressing the faithful, guests to mark his 18th coronation anniversary, held at BCS World Headquarters, said it is important for Nigerians to quickly surrender to God and forsake evil practices.
10. Tiger Woods won the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday to land his 15th major title since 2008.
Woods carded a two-under-par 70 to finish one shot, ahead of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.