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

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

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

1. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Tuesday, ordered the temporary forfeiture of two penthouses linked to former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, valued at $4.760million.

The affected properties include, Penthouse 21 building 5, Block C, 11th floor (Bella Vista Estate) Banana Island, Ikoyi, and Penthouse 22, Block B (Admiralty Estate) also in Ikoyi area of the state.

2. The Kebbi State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Barr. Rukkayat Tanko Ayuba, has resigned from office.

Ayuba resigned on Tuesday over her suspension from the office by the state Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.

3. Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, yesterday arrived the National Headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja.

The Waziri of Adamawa, who was accompanied by a large crowd of supporters and praise singers, called on those who left the former ruling party to ‘return home.’

4. An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has reversed its order made on May 30, to freeze 16 accounts belonging to wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Justice Binta Nyako withdrew the order on Tuesday over failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to conduct its investigation within 90 days into the alleged infractions involving the 16 accounts.

5. There was panic buying of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly called petrol on Tuesday as some petroleum marketers in Kogi State and some parts of the country stopped selling their products to customers.

There decision to hoard the product was following rumors that there were plans by the Federal Government to increase fuel price from the usual N145 per liter.

6. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to end the illegal arrest of innocent law-abiding Nigerians and foreigners by security agencies, especially the Department of State Services (DSS).

Falana in the letter reminded the President of his promise to abide by the constitution and ensure that government at all levels was responsible and accountable.

7. The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has asked students to go home until January, 2018 as a result of the ongoing strike embarked on by Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, in a statement said the Senate of the institution, at its emergency meeting held on Tuesday, approved that the students should proceed on an “End of the Year” break with immediate effect.

8. 144 Nigerian migrants returned home from Libya, Tuesday night as part of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) voluntary return scheme.

They arrived at the Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos, and were received by the Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) among others.

9. The Nigerian Senate, yesterday constituted an ad hoc committee on local content elements and cost variations relating to the deep offshore Egina Oil Field Project and two related projects in Bonga, South-West and ZabZaba, in which Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, TUNL is currently the major contractor.

According to the Senate, the probe became imperative because it observed that at inception, the project was estimated to cost $6 billion, but has undergone several cost variations that currently put its cost at over $6.352 billion.

10. The Federal Government, yesterday warned striking non-teaching staff unions in the universities under the umbrella of Joint Action Committee, JAC, not to push the government to invoke the relevant labour laws against them if they continued with the strike.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who gave the warning, said the terms of settlement entered into with the unions had been fulfilled.

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