Nigerian newspapers: 10 things to know this Wednesday morning
Good morning! Here is today’s summary of the Nigerian newspapers:
1. An agent of the Department of State Services (DSS) was assassinated in Owerri, the capital of Imo State. It was established that the officer, identified as Prince Nwachinaemere Ezemuonye Ozuzu, of Umuoyo, Irete in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State was shot dead on the Owerri Onitsha road.
2. The Senate threatened to issue an arrest warrant against the Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), General Muhammad Buba Marwa (Rtd.) And the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Munguno , on their inability to honor his invitation.
3. A meeting of Southeastern leaders ended Tuesday in Enugu with a statement that no further sit-at-homes are being observed in the area. This was contained in a statement released after the meeting by Forum Chairman and Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari will table the 2022 endowment budget before the National Assembly on Thursday this week. The vice-president of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, revealed it in plenary session on Tuesday.
5. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insisted on organizing the election of the governor of Anambra state on November 6, despite threats from the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, to stop the exercise. This was revealed by INEC chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu during an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
6. Fulani shepherds under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore claim that despite their exit from the South East and the application of the anti-open grazing law, the region continued to experience insecurity. Group spokesman Saleh Alhassan said so in an interview on Tuesday.
7. The Enugu State government on Tuesday suspended Igwe Anthony Okorie, the traditional leader of the Amechi Awkunanaw Autonomous Community in the South Enugu LGA. The suspension was contained in a letter delivered to the royal father by the chiefdom affairs commissioner, Dr Charles Egumgbe.
8. NASCO Group Nigeria management debunked reports circulating where the company is linked to sponsorship of terrorism in the country. A company statement signed by Goddie Ofose, editor, called the allegation false and defamatory.
9. The House of Representatives instructed its Committee on Health Care Services to hold a public hearing on the growing number of food poisoning in Nigeria. This followed a motion titled “Need to Address Rising Incidents of Food Poisoning in Nigeria,” sponsored by Hon. Simon Chukwuemeka Atigwe.
10. The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has revealed that it was investigating pension fraud between 2010 and 2020 for a total of 157 billion naira. The Commission made the disclosure during the opening ceremony of a two-day awareness program held in Abuja, on the theme: “Eradication of pension fraud in Nigeria”.