Nigerian Dailies: 10 talking points this Wednesday

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

1. No fewer than 25 persons have lost their lives following an explosion from an illegal oil tapping point in Omoku, Ogba/Egebema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday morning, after the youths allegedly broke a pipeline and began using jerry cans and buckets to scoop fuel.

2. Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele, has revealed that the National Assembly will pass the 2024 Appropriation Bill on December 30 to sustain the January-December budget cycle. He disclosed this at a session with journalists in Iyin-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Monday, saying all federal lawmakers would have to cut short their holidays to ensure the speedy passage of the 2024 Appropriation Bill.

3. After the fourth round, Nigerian street-pop artiste, Habeeb Badmus, aka Portable, was announced as the winner of the celebrity boxing fight against Nollywood actor Charles Okocha on Wednesday. The fight, which was sanctioned by Heritage Boxing Entertainment, held at Landmark Beach in Victoria Island, Lagos State. It started at about 1 am and lasted for about 40 minutes.

4. Many traders were reported to have lost their goods and property worth millions of naira in a fire disaster that gutted 22 shops in Gwarzo Market, headquarters of Gwarzo Local Government Area of Kano State. The inferno, which happened on Monday, has thrown the victims into mourning.

5. The Federal Road Safety Corps, Kaduna Sector Command, says four persons died and 56 others sustained injuries in a road crash on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway. The Sector Commander, Mr Kabir Nadabo, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that the road traffic crash occurred at Sabon Sara village, along the expressway on Tuesday.

6. Enugu State Police Command says it has arrested eight suspects in connection with the killing of the traditional ruler of Adani Autonomous Community in Uzo Uwani Government Area, Igwe Patrick Ezugwu. Igwe Ezugwu was reportedly killed in his village, Akutara, on Sunday night.

7. The Governor of Plateau State, Celeb Mutfwang says no fewer than 64 communities in the state have been displaced by terrorists who are occupying the areas and some schools. Speaking on the recent attacks in the state, Governor Mutfwang highlighted the immense burden placed on the state by the continuous displacement of citizens due to terrorists’ activities.

8. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday ordered security agents to fish out the killers of Plateau State villagers and vowed that when apprehended, they would not be spared. The president spoke when he received governors who visited him under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, led by its chairman, Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq.

9. The special investigation panel on the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and related entities has summoned Babatunde Lemo, Chairman of Titan Trust Bank, TTB, over the bank’s acquisition of Union Bank of Nigeria, UBN, Plc. In a letter dated December 24, 2023, by Eloho Okpoziakpo, Head of Operations at the office of the special investigation team, Cornelius Vink and Rahul Savara, the major shareholders in TTB, were also invited.

10. The All Progressives Congress, APC, and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have released timetable and schedule of activities for the February 3, 2024 bye-elections. The APC bye-election timetable was released on Monday why the PDP unveiled its own on Tuesday.

(Daily Post)

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