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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Friday morning

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Friday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, on Thursday, dismissed the ex parte order issued on May 10, 2024, by the Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt, which barred Martin Amaewhule from parading himself as the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

2. A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Thursday convicted and sentenced a commercial bus driver, Elijah Shokoya, to 12 years imprisonment for killing an officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency. Justice Oyindamola Ogala sentenced Shokoya after finding him guilty of the offence of manslaughter.

3. A Bayelsa High Court sitting in Ogbia Town, Ogbia Local Government Area of the state has sentenced four kidnappers to 40 years each, amounting to 160 years. The four men had kidnapped the former Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Federal Otokito, on January 20, 2022, and demanded ransom payment.

4. Many victims were feared trapped when a two-storey building still under construction, housing traders and shop owners, collapsed at the Ekeoyibo Market, Amawbia in the Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Thursday.

5. The Kano State Police Command has arrested 149 suspects, including two suspected kidnappers who have been operating in Zamfara and other neighbouring states. The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna, made the disclosure while parading the suspects shortly after addressing a news conference at its headquarters, Bompai Kano, on Thursday.

6. The Federal Government has injected N2 trillion into the economy to stimulate it. It was unveiled by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday as part of an accelerated stabilisation and advancement plan. Its target is economic revival in the short term.

7. A Federal High Court in Abuja has held that the February 22 governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, which produced Asue Ighodalo is invalid. Justice Inyang Ekwo held that the PDP’s decision to exclude 378 elected ward delegates from participating in the election was a violation of Article 50(3) of the party’s constitution.

8. The federal government yesterday raised the alarm over possible severe flooding beginning from the end of this month, saying 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are likely to be adversely affected. The government also warned that prolonged flooding incidents might escalate the cholera incidents currently ravaging some states.

9. Chairman of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said the Nigerian economy can be turned around in a few months. Addressing State House Correspondents after the inauguration of the Presidential Economic Coordination Council (PECC) by President Bola Tinubu, Dangote said the public and private sectors would work together to revamp the economy.

10. Legal representatives of the 15th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, in the ongoing Kano emirate tussle have withdrawn their services in the case before the State High Court. The action by the legal representatives is to show their dissatisfaction on a ruling earlier by the court not granting stay of proceedings in the matter.

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