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

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

1.
Former Lagos governor and national leader of the All Progressives
Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has reacted to a newspaper report which
claimed that the APC chieftain was being put under security watch by
President Muhammadu Buhari for working against the party and the
President’s interest. Tinubu in a statement described the publication as
a sad
excursion from journalism into the realm of gothic tale and
political slander aimed at killing the APC and frustrating President
Buhari’s effort.

2. Report has claimed that five of the abductors
of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu
Falae, have been arrested. According to the report, while three of the
hoodlums were arrested in Niger State last Sunday, the other two were
nabbed during the week.

3.
The Super Eagles on Sunday were quick to recover from their loss
against DR Congo as they defeated Cameroon 3:0 in another international
friendly game played at the Edmond Machtens-Stadion in Belgium. Efe
Ambrose, Moses Simon and Odion Ighalo were on score sheet for the
Eagles.

4. The Nigerian Military has emphasised that it was
committed to the task of rescuing the Chibok girls and other innocent
victims being held hostage by Boko Haram terrorists. The assurance was
given by the Acting Director Defence Information, Colonel Rabe Abubakar
on Sunday.

5. Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has blamed
the Federal Government for the death of the first Civilian Governor of
Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, alleging that the plot to
extradite him to the United Kingdom to face fresh trial was why he
abandoned his medical treatment in Dubai, hence his death.

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6.
There was tension in Oworonsoki area of Kosofe Local Government of
Lagos on Sunday,when an explosion rocked a locked up beer parlour in the
area, injuring four people. Report says the explosion occurred around
1:00 pm along L & K Road, the Inward Mayaki. Report has, however,
claimed that it was a refrigerator that exploded.

7.
Members of the Rivers State Executive Council under former Governor,
Rotimi Amaechi’s administration have tagged as unfortunate the
indictment of the former governor by the Justice George Omerji led
Commission of Inquiry, saying the commission was set up to witch hunt
Amaechi. This was contained in a statement issued by the former
Commissioner for Information and Communication, Ibim Seminitari on
behalf of the now dissolved executive members.

8. Senator Lawan
Shuaibu, the Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress,
APC, North, has said that President Buhari will not interfere with the
probe of any of his nominee. Lawan was speaking to some journalists in
Abuja on Sunday.

9. A former Delta state governor, James Ibori has
mourned the death of ex-Bayelsa State governor, Diepreye Alameyeseigha,
saying he was only a victim of injustice as he was not corrupt as
widely held. He said the former governor owns only a house in his
village and nowhere else.

10. A ministerial nominee who fails to
get the endorsement of two Senators from his state may still scale
through the screening process if he meets other criteria set by the
Senate. This was clarified on Sunday by the Senate via its Twitter
handle @NGRSenate.

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