July 23, 2024

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Saturday morning

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

1. A Federal High Court in Kano on Friday awarded N10 million compensation to Emir Aminu Ado Bayero over the order for his arrest and eviction from the palace. Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf had dethroned Ado Bayero last month and ordered him to hand over power within 48 hours.

2. Organised labour appears to have backed down on its demand for N250,000 as minimum wage. Trade Union Congress (TUC) President Festus Osifo said yesterday that there was nothing sacrosanct about the N250,000, adding that labour was receptive to adjustments.

3. President Bola Tinubu has called for enhanced collaboration between Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to combat cybercrime, terrorism, and related crimes. Receiving FBI Director Christopher Wray at the State House, President Tinubu emphasized the importance of partnership in fighting financial crimes and terrorism.

4. The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has impounded hard drugs and unwholesome pharmaceutical products imported from India and Canada. Disclosing this in Lagos on Friday, the Comptroller General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, said that the drugs are worth N4.1 billion.

5. The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday evening inaugurated its Campaign Council for the September 21st governorship election. It promised victory and urged all members of the party to see themselves as members of the Council.

6. Nearly two weeks after the mine in Shiroro, Niger State collapsed and swallowed over 50 miners, another mine collapsed on Thursday, killing three people and injuring one person. The state Ministry of Mineral Resources on Thursday disclosed that efforts were still going on to rescue the miners trapped in the Shiroro mine, lamenting that they have not received any assistance from multinational rescue firms.

7. A rainstorm in the early hours of Friday wreaked havoc at the Plateau State Specialists Hospital in Jos, rendering doctors and other health officials stranded. The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Christopher Yilgwan, confirmed the development in Jos on Friday.

8. The Ogun State Police Command has begun searching for the body of a 32-year-old son of a police officer said to have drowned in Ogun River. The victim, identified as Francis Danjuma, who resided in the Isheri Olofin community, was said to have left his house around 2:00 p.m. on June 12, 2024, to bathe in the river.

9. Vice-President Kashim Shettima has called for collaboration between the government and business leaders, saying politics is too important to be left to the politicians alone. The Vice President said this collaboration is necessary to propel Nigeria’s economic growth and prosperity.

10. The Federal Government has warned Nigerians against investing in the crypto token of music star David Adeleke, better known as Davido. Last month, Davido announced the launch of the crypto token or memecoin inspired by himself. But in a statement on Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned the public that investing in the memecoin is highly risky.

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