1. NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS
- Athletico Madrid Defeats Marseille
Despite being linked with a summer transfer to Spanish heavyweights, FC Barcelona, the tricky right-winger was alert enough in the 21st minute as he pounced on a defensive error by the Marseille team to put the ball past Steve Mandanda in goal.
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- Police React To Saraki’s Implication claim
The Nigerian Police have clarified issues on why suspects were moved from Ilorin to Abuja. According to Moshood, this was done so as to further investigations in the Federal Capital Territory after the suspects had confessed to murdering in the Kwara State Capital.
- Tonto Dikeh, Gifty & Lilian Afegbai Trending
Yesterday, actress/ex-BBA housemate, Lilian Afegbai via her IG page, said there was a time she considered going for cosmetic surgery because she was insecure about her body. Lilian added that she has, however, come to terms with the fact that her body is perfect the way it is.
2. VANGUARD NEWSPAPERS
- CBN approves N1bn for SMEs in NigerThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the release of second tranche of N1 billion from the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF) for disbursement to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Niger State.
- I’m prepared to step down — Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said he was prepared to step down from his position at any time since he did not solicit to become Vice President, noting the position meant nothing to him.
- We’ll accept restructuring from the referendum—IPOBThe Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that it was not opposed to a restructuring of the country if that was the outcome of the referendum in the old Eastern Region.
3. PUNCH NEWSPAPERS
principal tie pupils to ‘crosses’ for lateness
The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday arrested the proprietor and principal of Metorite Standard School, Ayetoro, for allegedly tying up two pupils of the school to ‘crosses’ and flogging them with a horsewhip
EFCC detains senator for receiving N303m vehicles
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom North-East senatorial district, Senator Bassey Akpan, for allegedly receiving vehicles worth N303m from oil magnate, Babajide Omokore, who is under trial for alleged fraud.
Quintuplets’ parents get N500,000 monthly allowance
The parents of quintuplets, Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Obiefuna of Orile Iganmu, have been promised N500,000 for the next 12 months for the care of the quintuplets.
4. THISDAY NEWSPAPERS
Court Prevents Wike From Searching Wike’s Residence
The Federal High Court in Abuja Wednesday barred the Nigerian Police, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department of State Service (DSS) from carrying out any search on the residence of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Lagos Police to Prosecute Hospitals over Rejection of Gunshot Victims
The Lagos State Police Command Wednesday vowed to prosecute any hospital in the state who rejects gunshot victims on the premise of lack of police report.
NNPC Fail To Remit Oil Royalties
Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) last night accused the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of failing to remit royalties as stipulated by the extant laws.
5. GUARDIAN NEWSPAPERS
Femi Otedola Boards A Molue
Navy acquires 179 high-speed boats to fight illegal pirates
The Nigerian Navy (NN) said it has acquired 179 high-speed boats in the last one year to checkmate activities of pirates and oil theft in the Nigerian maritime domain.It said six out of the boats, which are fast patrol boats, recently acquired from France and is billed to be launched in the Nigerian waters after its formal commissioning, which is expected soon.
Court re-arraigns Dasuki over alleged diversion of arms funds
A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja yesterday re-arraigned former National Security Adviser (NSA), Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), over alleged diversion of $2.1 billion arms funds and was also granted bail. He was arraigned on 32 counts amended charges along with Aminu Baba Kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital, but they, however, pleaded not guilty on all 32 counts.