Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. A Federal High Court in Abuja has sacked Senator Atai Aidoko of Kogi East senatorial district.
The court presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole ruled that Mr Aidoko was wrongly presented as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the December 2014 Primaries.
2. The Ekiti State Governor on Wednesday announced the sack of two board chairmen with immediate effect.
The sacked board chairmen are Chairmen of the State Teaching Service Commission, Chief Gabriel Falayi and that of the Governing Council of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Prof. Babajide Alo.
3. Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed a family of four at Antsa village of Kwarra district in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
An eyewitness, Denen Utsa, gave names of the slain Tiv family as the father of the family, Utindi Kyor, his son Shie-Aondo, his son’s wife, Dedzugwen and his grand son, Boyi.
4. A former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
His resignation letter was sent to PDP’s leadership on Wednesday, amid speculations he will return to the Labour Party (LP).
5. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, not to take sides with any political party ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Arkwright also called on the EFCC to collaborate with the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure no vote buying in the forthcoming election.
6. Festus Keyamo, President Muhammadu Buhari re-election campaign spokesman has called on 2019 Presidential candidates to declare their health status.
Keyamo said he is in support of the call for candidates to declare health status in order for Nigerians to know if they are fit or not for 2019.
7. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation for May, decreased to 11.61 per cent (year-on-year) from 13.34 per cent recorded in April.
The NBS in its CPI and inflation Report for May released on Wednesday in Abuja, said this figure is 0.87 per cent points less than the rate recorded in April.
8. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of N2.2billion recovered from former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu to the federal government.
The court issued the ruling following an ex-parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) through its lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo.
9. The Ekiti State House of Assembly has suspended Honourable Sunday Akinniyi who represents Ikere constituency II in the Assembly. Akinniyi was recently impeached as Chief Whip of the House.
The suspension was sequel to the submission of the report of an Ad-hoc disciplinary committee of the House, headed by Hon Fajemilehin Ayodele.
10. The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup would kick off today in Russia.
The host country would slug it out with Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the competition.