Nigerian Newspapers: SATURDAY Morning: 10 Things You Should Know May 18

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

1. Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has said members of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP would decide his fate, come the 2027 general elections. He said it was too early to decide whether he would vie for the presidency in the forthcoming elections.

2. A medical doctor and founder of MedContour Services Ltd., Dr Anuoluwapo Adepoju, who conducted a failed plastic surgery that resulted in the death of one Nneka Onwuzuligbo in 2020, has been convicted by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

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3. No fewer than 200 people have been killed by a dangerous humid heat that has been experienced from the 1st to the 13th of May in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. Unofficial records at the Yola Cemetery Corporation, YCC, located in the Damare area of the capital city, put the death toll from the unusually experienced excessive heat from May 1 to 13, 2024 at 400.

4. The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has described the judiciary as the biggest danger to democracy in Nigeria. Obi stated that there has been a decline in the judiciary, stressing that the problem of the country is not the Independent National Electoral Commission but the judiciary.

5. A tank farm which the Lagos Fire Service said belonged to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited went up in flames in Apapa, Lagos State. A video of the fire incident surfaced on social media on Friday morning. But the NNPCL denied that the incident happened at its depot, saying it was from a pipeline at Honeywell Oil and Gas.

6. Operatives of the Department of State Services, on Friday, went on the rampage at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja as they manhandled two senior staff members, John Nnadi of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) and Chris Odoh, a Deputy Director.

7. Three children have been rescued from a fire that gutted a storey building on Obi Onuorah Crescent behind Okowe Plaza in Asaba, the Delta State capital. It was reported that a roof and two apartments were razed as property worth millions of naira, lost.

8. The Kano State Police Command has confirmed the death of 15 persons from a mosque attack in Gadan village, Gezawa Local Government Area of the state, following a petrol bomb attack on worshippers. A man had on Wednesday allegedly set the mosque after he sprinkled petrol in the mosque and locked its doors, trapping worshippers.

9. The Kwara State Police Command, has commenced a discreet investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the umbilical cord and placenta of a newborn baby at Government Cottage Hospital, Iloffa in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of the state last Sunday. Five health workers who are suspects in the matter are currently being detained by the General Investigation Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department of the command in Ilorin.

10. The Federal Government, on Friday, announced its stoppage of the issuance of electricity regulatory autonomy to state governments as it commenced a review of the policy. Power Minister, Adebayo Adelabu said it appeared the state governments and other stakeholders had no clear idea yet of what it takes to operate an electricity market.

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