Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories cross major Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!
1. Senate condemns Ekweremadu’s attack in Germany
The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has vehemently condemned the attack on Ex-Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany.
“The barbaric attack on Senator Ekweremadu at a forum to which he was invited to contribute to charting a course for the progress and happiness of Ndigbo debases our values as civilised people. It is most reprehensible and should be condemned by all right-thinking Nigerians,” Senate President Ahmed Lawan said.
2. Former INEC boss Maurice Iwu meets N1billion bail
Prof. Maurice Iwu, a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has regained his freedom after meeting his N1billion bail with two sureties.
The former INEC boss was facing a N1.23billion fraud charges. He was arraigned on four counts before Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court in Lagos.
3. EFCC to
arraign Mrs. Isabella for allegedly receiving N22.9billion from Dasuki
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign Mrs. Isabella Oshodin and Bob Oshodin Organisation Ltd before the Federal High Court in Abuja for allegedly receiving N22billion from Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser.
Isabella and her company would be arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo this morning on a 25 counts charge for fraudulently receiving money from Dasuki.
4. NNPC awards
crude oil contract to Buhari’s campaign director of logistics
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has allegedly awarded contract for the exchange of crude oil for imported petroleum products to Alhaji Nasiru Danu, the Chairman of Casiva Limited, who was the Director of Logistics for the Buhari Campaign Organisation.
Over 30 companies got the NNPC contracts including Sahara Energy Resource Ltd, a subsidiary of Sahara Group owned by Tony Cole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Rivers State Governorship Election; and Mr. Wale Tinubu’s Oando Plc.
5. Hausa and
Yoruba clash on Sunday in Lagos Market
Two persons have been reportedly killed on Sunday at the Ilepo Market in Lagos State following a clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders.
According to report, problem started when a Hausa porter hit a Yoruba man with a tray which caused a disagreement between them that eventually led to a fight.
The Hausa and Yoruba mobilised their people and stormed the market, fighting each other. Report has it that the Hausa mobilised and stormed the market with stones, bottles, and arrows, looting goods and injuring people.
expresses concern over the disunity among Yoruba monarchs
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo while speaking on Sunday at the coronation of the new Agura of Gbagura, Oba Saburee Bakre, in Ago-Oka area of Abeokuta, the capital Ogun State, expressed concern over the disunity among Yoruba traditional rulers.
He urged all monarchs in Yorubaland to unite together for the development and growth of the region.
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