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10 essential updates from Nigerian Newspapers for Friday 16/02/2024

Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, emphasised the need for government at both federal and state levels to move swiftly to form a committee that would critically consider all action plans, including the possibility of implementing the state police system. The president stated this at a meeting he convened with the 36 state governors at the Presidential Villa.

2. Several people have been feared dead and many others injured after suspected herdsmen attacked Adijah community in Ugbokpo, Apa local government area of Benue state. The incident, which reportedly happened on Thursday afternoon, has caused residents to flee to neighboring villages.

3. The caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State chapter, Chief Tony Okocha has urged Governor Siminalaye Fubara to stop running the state without a budget. Okocha also advised the governor to obey the peace agreement brokered by President Bola Tinubu by re-presenting the state budget before the State House of Assembly.

4. The National Universities Commission, NUC, has said due to the huge gap in demand and supply of university education in Nigeria, the Commission will continue to give approval for the establishment of more varsities. Acting Executive Secretary of NUC, Chris Maiyaki, disclosed this on Thursday evening during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja.

5. The Federal Government in collaboration with state governors have agreed to set up a committee to tackle the issue of hoarding farm produce in the country. Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, disclosed this after the meeting President Bola Tinubu held with governors and heads of security agencies.

6. Renowned business Mogul, Aminu Dantata, has said the parliamentary system of leadership being advocated by some legislators is the best for the country. Dantata said this when some members of the House of Representatives led by the minority leader, Kingsley Chinda, paid him an advocacy visit at his residence in Kano on Thursday.

7. The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says the headline inflation rate increased year-on-year by 0.98 percentage points to 29.9 per cent in January 2024 from 28.92 per cent in December 2023. The Bureau disclosed this in its Consumer Price Index, CPI, report for January 2024, noting that food inflation also increased to 35.41 per cent during the period from 33.93 per cent in December 2023.

8. Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, on Thursday, paraded two herbalists, Moses Abidemi and Oluwo Samuel Monday, as well as two alleged priests of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Prophet Peter Oluwalolese and Prophet Jamiu Yusuf, over the killing of one Sulaimon Adijat, aged 35, for money ritual. Also arrested and paraded for the act were Akinwunmi Ifatosin, Sheriff Agbai and Osojieahen Alioneitouria, who are both from Uromi in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

9. The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, NUPRC, on Thursday said it is exploring the possibility of transferring some of its units to Lagos. This is coming weeks after the controversial relocation of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, and departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to the city.

10. President Bola Tinubu on Thursday approved the reconstitution of the executive management teams of two parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. According to a statement on Thursday by Tinubu’s spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the parastatals involved are Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN, and the Federal Housing Authority, FHA.

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