Nigerian Newspapers: SUNDAY Morning: 10 Things You Should Know May 19

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

1. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, former Bauchi Governor, Alhaji Isa Yuguda, and former INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, and others to serve in the newly released list of federal universities’ governing councils.

2. Africa’s richest man and chairman of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, says with the plan by the Dangote Refinery, Nigeria will not need to import gasoline by June, this year. Speaking at the Africa CEO Forum Annual Summit in Kigali on Friday, he said the refinery had started supplying diesel and aviation fuel in Nigeria.

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3. The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has received two looted royal stools carted away during the invasion of Benin City in 1897, from the German government. The artefacts — bronze and wooden royal stools (Ekete), were looted during the reign of Oba Eresoyen and Oba Esigie several centuries ago.

4. Soldiers on Saturday stormed Banex Market in Abuja over the assault on some of their colleagues. A mob had descended on at least two soldiers in the markets where electronic gadgets and mobile phones are mostly sold. Some traders closed for the day and fled home to apparently avoid being caught up in a reprisal attack.

5. Rivers Governor, Siminalayi Fubara has lamented that his administration only settled down to work three months ago due to the crisis rocking the State. Fubara said despite the delay, his government had achieved better project and service delivery than the eight years of government of some other administrations.

6. Tragedy struck in Ode-Omu town in Ayedaade local government area of Osun State on Saturday after a private car crushed a mother and two children returning from vigil to death. It was gathered that they were crushed to death while on a motorcycle. The rider simply identified as Abraham also died.

7. The presidency has dismissed the planned alliance between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi. According to the presidency, President Bola Tinubu is not bothered about the planned alliance, noting that the President was not losing sleep.

8. A yet-to-be-identified middle-aged man has died while watching football at a local bar along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. It was gathered that the incident happened on Thursday, May 16. The deceased, who was a regular customer in the open bar, was said to have walked in, sat down, and started to watch a football match until he fell asleep.

9. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad has dismantled an illegal refining site containing over 100,000 litres of stolen crude oil in Adobe settlement, Etche Local Government Area, Rivers State. The Commander of the CG’s SIS, Dandaura Apollos, said the success resulted from credible intelligence indicating that suspects had vandalised a multinational company’s wellhead.

10. The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old stepmother, Rachel Geoffrey, for allegedly inflicting severe burns on her 7-year-old and 3-year-old stepchildren. According to the police, the stepmother intentionally set fire to the children’s hands as punishment for eating food she had saved for their father.

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