Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday morning
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
- Suspected herdsmen have rendered no fewer than 5,000 residents of Mbatoho Chile community, an Island close to Benue State Government House, of Makurdi local government homeless following a fresh attack.
The attack took place despite the commencement of Exercise Ayem A’ Kpatuma by the military to check the incursion of herdsmen into parts of Benue State
- The seeming frosty relationship between the Executive and the National Assembly is slowing down governance, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.
The President, who spoke at the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), however, said the government was working hard to resolve the differences between the Executive and the National Assembly so that the country can move forward.
- A summit convened by the Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA, in Enugu was on Tuesday disrupted by pro-Biafra agitators. It was gathered that the agitators made up of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, among several others, forced the event to an abrupt end.
Barrister Aisha Alkali Wakil, a North-East human rights activist, popularly called Mama Boko Haram, has revealed that Abu Musab Al-Barnawi-led faction of Boko Haram might be responsible for the abduction of Dapchi School Girls.
Aisha Wakil, a former member of the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the northern region of Nigeria under the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan, had, in previous efforts, brought military officers and Boko Haram Commanders together during negotiations.
- Suspected herdsmen Tuesday invaded Gwamba community in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State. An eyewitness told said the attackers stormed two villages in the community and opened fire on Tuesday morning, razing several houses, while the residents fled in different directions for safety.
President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he rejected the bill establishing Peace Corps of Nigeria.
Buhari’s explanation, which was contained in a letter read during plenary on Tuesday by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara cited security concerns and financial burden of funding the organisation by the government as his reasons for rejecting the bill.
- The All Progressives Congress, APC, national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Executive Committee has been given one year extension to be in office.
This decision was arrived at during the national executive committee, NEC, meeting of the party holding in Abuja.
- No fewer than four persons were critically battered on Tuesday in Akaeze community, Ivo local government area of Ebonyi State following a clash between herdsmen and farmers.
Report says three herdsmen were left with head injuries, while one of the farmers received machete cuts on various parts of his body.
- The Senate has explained the reason behind its move to amend Investment and Security Act (ISA) 2007 and enactment of Unclaimed Funds Bill 2018, saying there was so much benefit locked up in the sector, capable of boosting the economy.
President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, said it had been found that as much as N104 billion was locked up as unclaimed dividends in the capital market.
- The Senator representing Benue North East in the National Assembly, Barnabas Gemade has faulted the reports in some quarters that the federal legislature gets larger chunk of the nation’s income.
The Senator, who revealed that the National Assembly gets only but 0.06 per cent of the national budget, wondered why those whose interest they were protecting through effective legislations were ones worried about their take home.