Nigerian Newspapers: FRIDAY Morning: 10 Things You Should Know May 17

Nigerian Newspapers

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

1. Calls for the establishment of state police got the backing of speakers of the 36 Houses of Assembly on Thursday. They expressed support for the move which they believed will boost the push against insecurity.

2. The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that there is a firm safeguard for pension funds which makes it impossible for anybody to tamper with them. Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr Wale Edun gave the assurance on Thursday.

3. Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has said the hues and cries on the electricity tariff increase for Band A customers is from those who were not paying electricity bills in the past. Adelabu, who spoke at the 8th Africa Energy Marketplace forum on Thursday in Abuja, said the new tariff has led to reduction in energy cost for consumers in the band by 30 to 40 percent.

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4. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cautioned the governors of Edo and Ondo states and other politicians in the states against abusing the power of incumbency during the upcoming gubernatorial elections in the states. The Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, issued the warning on Thursday.

5. Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, says those who do not wish him well as the number one man in the state can no longer sleep. He said this when he hosted the state and national leaderships of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) who were on solidarity walk to Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

6. Emirates will resume services to Nigeria from October 1, 2024, operating a daily service between Lagos and Dubai, the airline announced on Thursday. This is coming over two years after the airline suspended flights to Nigeria over inability to repatriate funds from its ticket sales in Nigeria.

7. The Federal Government, through the Nigerian Education Loan Fund, on Thursday, announced May 24, 2024, as the official date for “the opening of the portal for student loan applications.” The announcement was made in a statement by the media lead for the NELFund, Nasir Ayantogo.

8. Kano State Police Command, on Thursday, said 11 persons have died following Wednesday’s bombing incident at a mosque in Gadan Village, Gezawa Local Government Area of the state. The police spokesman in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna, said three more of the victims died on Wednesday, raising the figure to 11 from the eight casualties recorded on Wednesday.

9. Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have kidnapped an Anambra-based priest of the Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Basil Gbuzuo. Gbuzuo was said to have been kidnapped on Wednesday, at about 8 am along the Eke Nkpor-Obosi Bypass, while on a journey.

10. President Bola Tinubu on Thursday hosted the new President of Senegal, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, at the State House in Abuja. It was gathered that the meeting is a courtesy call on Tinubu by the newest member of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Authority of Heads of State and Government.

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