NEWS

Here are the top 10 items to know this Sunday

The day to you! Nigerian newspapers have published the following daily summary:

Upon the Federal Government’s failure to respond to a 21-day ultimatum to provide palliatives to cushion the pains associated with the recent fuel subsidy removal, state chapters and affiliate unions of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, have reportedly begun preparations for a possible declaration of a nationwide strike.

2. The Yoruba Council of Elders has strongly recommended that the Federal Government make it possible for all involuntary exiles to return home, as they were all victims of repressive governments in the past. “the personages of Professor Banji Akintoye and Chief Sunday Igboho, who were harassed for advocating proper and dignified treatment of their law-abiding kinsmen,” the Yoruba elders stated of the exiles.

Third, Governor Hyacinth Alia of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been officially declared elected by the Benue State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Makurdi, the state capital. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate from the March 18 election filed a petition that was denied by the tribunal.

The Kano State Governorship poll Petition Tribunal, which overturned Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s declaration as victor of the March poll, has harshly criticized his supporters for making death threats against the panelists throughout the hearing. The tribunal stated that the supporters’ actions amounted to terroristic and anarchic “chasing” of the panelists out of Kano.

At least 33 people were killed on Saturday in a fire at a fuel storage in Seme Krake, a Beninous hamlet near the border with Nigeria, according to local authorities. According to Dallys Ahouangbegnon, chief of the local fire brigade, the blaze started near the town’s pineapple market and quickly spread to other homes and parked cars.

The Nigerian Army has ordered its soldiers to remain vigilant at all times, stating that failure to address the many security threats is not an option. On Saturday, while on a familiarization visit to the 35 Artillery Brigade at the Alamala Barrack in Ogun State, Commander of the Corps of Artillery Major General Marcus Kangye made the above statement to the troops.

7. Akwa Ibom State Governor Umo Eno has stated that he would rather have an effective single term in government than two ineffective ones. After hearing that some disgruntled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) veterans in the state had threatened to no longer vote for him, the Governor responded with this remark.

8. The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has urged President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to immediately intervene in the security issues plaguing the north of Nigeria, as well as to take immediate measures to secure the release of the female students of Zamfara University, Gusau, who were kidnapped last week.

On Saturday, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) verified that no one was hurt when a three-story building in Surulere, Lagos, fell. Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, the NEMA territory coordinator in Lagos, confirmed the occurrence to the Nigerian news agency, News Agency of Nigeria. On Friday night, about 10 o’clock, the building at No. 14 Ikpoh Street, Surulere, collapsed.

Pelumi Folorunsho, a man accused of sodomizing his stepbrother, has been remanded by the Ondo State Family Court in Akure, the state capital. On September 16, 2023, men from the State police command apprehended the defendant at No. 3a, Odige Street, NEPA area of Akure for allegedly sodomizing the eight-year-old kid.

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