Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Things You Need To Know This Friday Morning - Daily Post

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

1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday returned to Nigeria from Paris, the capital of France. His spokesman, Garba Shehu who confirmed the president’s return, says Buhari arrived in Abuja on Thursday afternoon.

2. Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, yesterday, dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Governor Ayade announced his decision on Thursday morning in a meeting with six APC governors who visited him at the Government House.

3. Abubakar Shekau, leader of a Boko Haram faction, Jama’tu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (JAS), was reported dead yesterday after an alleged deadly clash between his men and those of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

4. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, waded into the disagreement between state governors and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over the repayment of the budget support facility obtained by the states. This was contained in a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande.

5. Inspector General of Police (IGP) has berated governors who are clamouring for state police and said they are inviting anarchy. He spoke yesterday at the Open Government Partnership Week in Abuja.

6. The Nigerian Communications Commission has said Nigerians will have to submit the International Mobile Equipment Identity of their phones to it from July. The regulatory body said this in the commission’s Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration.

7. The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has okayed the decision of the Southern Governors to ban open grazing in the region. This was disclosed by the National Patron of MACBAN, Senator Walid Jibrin, on Thursday.

8. The Federal Government has set up a 10-man committee to resolve the face-off between Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led Kaduna State Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige disclosed on Thursday after a closed-door meeting with the NLC and Kaduna officials.

9. Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, has called on the federal government to lay aside every infrastructural development and channel all resources to the security forces in the country. Abdulsalam stated this in Minna yesterday when the Senate President, Ahmed Lawal visited him.

10. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday said that negotiation to determine a new pump price of petrol was still ongoing between the organised labour and the Federal Government. The NNPC, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr Kennie Obateru made this known.

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