June 17, 2024

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Tuesday morning

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

1. A High Court in Kano State, on Monday, fixed May 16, 2024, for ruling on whether the court will allow service through substituted means to respondents in the case between the Kano State government and former governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and eight others. Ganduje, his wife, Hafsat and son, Umar and five others are defendants in the suit.

2. Former Super Eagles winger, Finidi George, has been named senior men’s national team’s new head coach by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF. The 52-year-old former Real Betis and Ajax Amsterdam attacker was given the reins after the NFF Board approved the suggestion of its Technical and Development Committee, according to a statement released on Monday, April 29.

3. Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja has issued an interim order empowering the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to freeze about 1,146 bank accounts belonging to individuals and companies. The EFCC claimed it was investigating the affected accounts over allegations of unauthorised dealing in foreign exchange, money laundering and terrorism financing.

4. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has released the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, results. The examination, which began on Friday, April 19, ended today, Monday, April 29.

5. Some supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, stormed the Secretariat of the ruling party in Abuja on Monday to register their displeasure with those allegedly plotting anarchy in the party. The protesters alleged that some external forces were behind the recent purported suspension of the National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Ganduje.

6. Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has said $10 billion is needed yearly for the next ten years to revive the nation’s power sector and nip in the bud the challenges bedeviling it. The minister said this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Power for investigative hearing over the recent electricity tariff hike by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.

7. National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has described the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, as a party of failed politicians. Speaking while addressing a coalition of support groups who were at the APC national secretariat on a solidarity visit, he alleged that NNPP leaders were sponsoring protest as part of efforts to remove him as APC helmsman.

8. A Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal, CCPT, sitting in Abuja, on Monday, restrained MultiChoice Nigeria Limited from increasing its tariffs and cost of products and services scheduled to begin on May 1.

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