Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Friday morning


Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has endorsed Vice-President, Yemi Osibanjo, for the 2023 presidency. The elder statesman endorsed him when the Osibanjo Grassroots Organisation visited him at his Hilltop residence in Minna, Niger State capital, on Thursday.

2. President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration will use its military might to deal with bandits terrorising Nigerians, especially in the North West. The President stated this Thursday while addressing the people of Borno during his official working visit to the State.

3. For the second time in 24 hours, bandits have attacked a convoy conveying travellers along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway in Kaduna State. Six persons are believed to have been killed in the attack while many travellers were abducted.

4. Gunmen have attacked a Mosque at Tella town in Gassol local government area of Taraba State, abducting four worshippers. A resident of Tella, Suleiman Rabiu, said the gunmen, about 12 in number, surrounded the mosque during the attack and abducted worshipers who were observing Isha’i prayers.

5. The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has raised the alarm about an imminent attack on Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, by foreign terrorists. According to a leaked internal memo on Thursday, the attack is being targeted at between December 17, 2021, and December 31, 2021.

6. The Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Rabi Shinkafi, has resigned her appointment to take up another appointment in Imo. In an interview on Thursday, she confirmed that she was joining the government of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.

7. Many are feared to have lost their lives in an explosion that rocked a petrol station in Awka, Anambra State. Also, cars parked in the petrol station were gutted in the resultant inferno.

8. The Manager of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba, has raised the alarm over how passengers with COVID-19 positive PCR test results have been boarding flights. Shin-Aba, who also doubles as the Regional Manager, South West Airports, frowned at the development, describing it as a challenge to officials at the airport.

9. Three people were drowned while 17 others were rescued by Marine Police when a commercial boat capsized on Badagry waterways. A police source said that the boat took off from Liverpool in Lagos but capsized at Imoba near Ajido on Badagry waterways, following a mechanical problem.

10. A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has ordered the final forfeiture of 60 buildings illegally acquired by a former Deputy Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Adenike Bintu, to the Federal Government. Bintu was said to have defrauded over 1,000 persons, who subscribed to her housing estate located along the Airport Road, Abuja.


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