10 issues you must know this Friday morning
Good morning! Right here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
- President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, said Nigeria had just recovered from its worst recession in more than 20 years.
In line with him, the rise in international private investments in Nigeria was as a result of the success of his administration’s economic agenda.
- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Thursday released the outcomes of the recently-conducted mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Thursday in Lagos, described the conduct of the examination nationwide as hitch-free. He acknowledged that those who sat for the examination can check their results on-line by visiting www.jamb.org.ng with their registration numbers.
- Senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani has given reasons President Muhammadu Buhari should reverse his decision and sign the Peace corps bill.
The lawmaker said Buhari should sign the bill and assigned the corps to guard schools against gunmen and kidnappers.
- Lieutenant-Colonel AE Mamudu, one of the commanding officers of the Nigerian Army Strike Force Group, was on Thursday, killed by a vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device in Sambisa Forest.
It was gathered that Mamudu was killed along with a young Naval officer while on patrol for Operation Deep Punch 11.
- The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday informed those who want Ibrahim Magu removed as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, boss to perish the thought, asserting that the anti-corruption czar is “going nowhere”.
Osinbajo maintained that the EFCC acting chairman had not committed any offence to warrant his removal.
- The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a vote of no confidence on the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and the Minister of State, Mr. Abubakar Bawa-Bwari.
This follows absence of both ministers at a sectoral debate on the steel sector scheduled held on Thursday to find solutions to the troubled Ajaokuta Steel Plant.
- A pipeline exploded at Iyana – Odo axis of Lasu- Isheri expressway on Thursday.
The exploded pipeline connects Ayobo community in the Ipaja end of Lagos Mainland.
- Embattled Kogi lawmaker in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, was Thursday trapped in the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama.
The road leading to the high court was barricaded by heavily armed personnel of the Special Anti robbery squad (SARS), thus preventing the controversial lawmaker from leaving the premises.
- The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday explained why some Igbo leaders were attacked during the Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA) gathering in Enugu State.
IPOB said the protest was against the “one Nigeria project,” adding that Igbos have been subjected to apartheid under the current “Fulani Nigeria regime of Muhammadu Buhari.”
- A batch of 144 Nigerians, which included four pregnant women, on Thursday, voluntary returned from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU).
The returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 10.30pm.