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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Monday morning

Written by on April 8, 2024

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

1. The Federal Government is to launch three new national identity cards in May this year and has a target of providing them for about 104 million citizens across the country. The three new national identity cards planned by the National Identity Management Commission include a bank-enabled National ID card, a social intervention card, and an optional ECOWAS National Biometric Identity Card.

2. The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria to adjust and lower its applicable exchange rate below the N1,251/$ it pegged for its members. ABCON National President, Aminu Gwadabe, stated this in a letter to the CBN Director, Trade & Exchange Department.

3. The operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested the 38-year-old owner of Our Guest Hotel, Ibe Obasi, located in the Obowo Local Government Area of the state for allegedly torturing to death a youth in the area, Ebuka Udemba. A statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, Henry Okoye, on Sunday, stated that the incident happened on Saturday.

4. The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 9 and Wednesday! April 10, 2024 as a public holiday to mark Eid-el-Fitr celebration. The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.

5. The military has lost a Lieutenant during an ambush by terrorists along Buratai-Buni Gari Road in Borno State. Four soldiers were also injured in the encounter that occurred at about 9:35 am on April 4.

6. Gunmen killed two persons in Agaie Local Government Area of Niger State, and took away their personal effects. The bodies were found around Lapai Road, close to Mashina village on Saturday. The deceased are unknown.

7. Gunmen at the weekend attacked the Makurdi residence of the lawmaker representing Logo-Ukum -Katsina Ala in the House of Representatives, Solomon Wombo. It was gathered that about four gunmen stormed the house about 11:30 pm on April 6 by scaling the fence. While trying to cut through the barbed wire, the noise attracted the housekeeper who came out and was threatened if he made noise.

8. A large crowd welcomed “kidnap kingpin”, Hamisu Bala, better known as Wadume, to his hometown in Ibbi Taraba State, on Sunday. Wadume, who was arrested by men of the Intelligence Response Team of Inspector-General of Police, in 2019, was released from Kuje Prison in Abuja, on Friday, according to sources.

9. The Rivers State Police Command has warned politicians to seek a lawful means to address grievances rather than resort to verbal attacks that can stoke violence in the state. The warning comes on the heels of recent verbal attacks between Governor Similanayi Fubara and Nyesom Wike, his predecessor, who is now Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

10. Popular Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, and his wife, Mabel, have separated after 20 years of “friendship/marriage”. The comedian confirmed the development in a post on his Instagram page on Sunday. He said he had reached a stage where he could no longer entertain the public with “deep personal family issues.”

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Monday morning


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