Nigerian newspapers: 10 things to know this Wednesday morning

Hello! Here is today’s summary of the Nigerian newspapers:

1. Zamfara State Police yesterday rescued 100 captives kidnapped by bandits in the Dansadau region of Maru. Zamfara State Local Government Council. State police spokesman SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed this in an interview on Tuesday.

2. A few hours after the arrest of Sunday Igboho, by the International Criminal Police Organization, Interpol, in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured Nigerians that more efforts would be made to retrieve those who had disturbed the peace of the nation and citizens. Buhari spoke in his hometown, Daura, Katsina.

3. Yusuf, President Muhammadu Buhari’s only son, yesterday won a traditional title in his hometown in Katsina state. The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar, bestowed the traditional title of “Talban Daura” on the president’s son.

4. Billionaire businessman Obinna Iyiegbu, better known as Obi Cubana, claims he couldn’t find a job after completing the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program. In an interview, he said that despite not finding a job, he was able to earn his first million naira through an entrepreneurial business.

5. The presidency has called on the People Democratic Party and other opposition parties to put aside their ambitions for 2023, as the vast majority of Nigerians believe President Muhammadu Buhari and will never give up on him. The president’s senior special assistant for media and advertising, Garba Shehu, said this on Tuesday.

6. Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said yesterday that security levels have improved across the country. This was made known on Tuesday by the governor’s chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, in a statement entitled “No alternative to peace, says Kwara Gov in Eid message”.

7. Yesterday, prominent lawyers took action to prevent the repatriation of Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Adeyemi, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in Nigeria from Cotonou, Republic of Benin. According to them, the way his house was raided recently by the DSS in collaboration with other security agencies showed that he would not get justice if he was extradited to Nigeria.

8. The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 59 suspected cases of monkey pox including 15 confirmed, said its director general, Chikwe Ihekweazu. Ihekweazu said it yesterday in Abuja.

9. In the spirit of the celebration of Eid-Kabir, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State released 136 inmates from Kano Correctional Centers. The governor urged them to be people of good character when they are finally integrated into society.

10. The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) yesterday expressed hope that the federal government would expose the sponsors and agenda behind the arrests of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho. Group spokesman Abdul-Azeez Suleiman said in a statement on Tuesday.


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