Hello and good morning! Here is today’s Nigerian newspaper summary:
1. A parallel meeting of the National Executive Committee of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, was conducted in Abuja to reverse Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s suspension. The group declared the expulsion of the party’s new acting National Chairman, Major Agbo, as well as certain prominent members implicated in Kwankwaso’s suspension.
2. Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory government, stated that his government has yet to determine how to use the N5 billion palliative cash expected from the Federal Government. He indicated that the FCT government may consider transportation and food assistance, while stressing that efforts were underway to restore urban mass transit to the FCT in order to alleviate citizens’ suffering.
3. According to sources, Federal Capital Territory Minister Nyesom Wike has been selected to the All Progressives Congress Campaign Council for the Bayelsa State governorship race. Wike, the immediate former governor of Rivers State, was recently appointed as a minister by President Bola Tinubu. He also serves on the Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party, or PDP.
4. The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has demolished the “Kasuwan Dare” market. The market on Hassan Musa Katsina Street, near Kpaduma II in Asokoro Extension, Abuja, was claimed to be home to hoodlums and drug traffickers.
5. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the nomination of a new Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Board and Management team. This is according to a statement made by Presidential spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale late Tuesday night.
6. Igwe Innocent Obodoakor, the traditional ruler of Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, has advised Nigerians to be patient with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Obodoakor, the king of the town of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi, addressed during the launch of his community’s new yam festival.
7. The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, accused the Federal Government on Tuesday of abandoning the case against its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, by concealing it behind a series of adjournments. While criticising the Federal Government for purportedly abandoning its appeal against the Court of Appeal decision dismissing and acquitting Kanu, IPOB advised them to confront the pro-Biafra group in court rather than tactically dropping their case.
8. The Edo State Police Command has arrested Victor Ochonogor, a 24-year-old final-year student at the University of Port Harcourt, for allegedly stabbing his fiancée, Success Regha, to death on Monday. Ochonogor, an Applied and Industrial Chemistry student, allegedly committed the crime at 10, Osahon Street, Ogheghe Quarters, off Sapele Road in Benin City.
9. The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, paraded 46 suspects, 32 ladies and 14 males, who were apprehended at local nightclubs known as Gidan Gala on Tuesday. The arrest was carried out in accordance with Governor Muhammadu Yahaya’s decision to close all local nightclubs.
10. The Securities and Exchange Commission shut Stockmatch Investments Ltd’s offices in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Tuesday on allegations of illicit investment activities. The SEC stated in a statement that the decision was part of its effort to prevent unregistered firms from performing capital market duties.
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