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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Tuesday morning

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

1. The Federal Government of Nigeria, yesterday, accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of executing two policemen in cold blood. A statement on Monday by the nation’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed declared that IPOB militant wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) carried out the murder.

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2. The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on Monday, advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu from the DSS custody. The forum in a statement signed by the Director of Publicity, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed said there are no safe grounds for president Buhari to grant the request of Igbo leaders who recently demanded for his release.

3. About twenty persons have been burnt beyond recognition in a motor accident along Achilafiya to Karkarna road in Yankwashi Local Government Area of Jigawa State. An eyewitness revealed that the accident occurred when two Golf vehicles had a head-on collision and caught fire instantly.

4. The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said on Monday that it intercepted a gulf car loaded with special jackknives weapons of three different shades along Jibia-Batsari road in Katsina State. At the briefing, Wada also disclosed that the command seized several items with Duty Paid Value (DPV) worth N176.453 million on November 9 alone.

5. Northern Elders under the umbrella of the Northern Elders Forum, have warned against any move targeted at designating all Fulani persons as terrorists. In a statement issued on Monday by the Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the forum, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the group expressed concern that declaring bandits as terrorists as done by a Federal High Court in Abuja may affect innocent Fulani people.

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6. Operatives of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 60 suspected internet fraudsters during an award ceremony at Conference Hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The spokesperson for the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.

7. The crisis of leadership in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, took a turn for the worse on Monday following the purported disbandment of the Gov. Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, by one of the support groups in the party, the Progressive Youth Movement, PYM.

8. The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, said he visited the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in the custody of the Department of State Services on Monday afternoon. Kalu, in a statement personally signed by him and made available to our correspondent in Abuja, said the IPOB leader was in good health and under proper care.

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9. The Chief Executive Officer of microblogging platform, Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has resigned. He announced his resignation on Monday, after 16 years of co-founding the social media company.

10. The incoming National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu, says political parties need to educate Nigerians that eight more years of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) administration will lead to a breakup of the country. He said this Monday while receiving a delegation of the Coalition of United Political Party (CUPP) led by Ikenga Ugochinyere at his residence in Abuja.

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Tuesday morning


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