Naija News Headlines: 10 Things from Nigerian Newspapers You Need to Know Today, December 8, 2023

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Naija News Headlines – Friday, 8th December 2023.

Good morning Nigeria! Here’s a roundup of today’s top headlines from Nigerian newspapers:

1. ‘Anyone Responsible For Kaduna Village Bombing Will Be Punished’ – Tinubu President Bola Tinubu has declared that those responsible for the Tudun Biri village bombing, resulting in over 90 deaths, will face appropriate punishment. He also announced support for victims through the new Folako Initiative, with Tudun Biri village being the first to be rebuilt under this initiative.

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2. Details Of Tinubu’s Meeting With Shell Upstream Director Emerges President Bola Tinubu assured the security and viability of investments during a meeting with a Shell Petroleum Development Company delegation. Shell announced an imminent $5 billion investment opportunity in the Bonga North project off the shores of Nigeria.

3. ‘Dogs Are Better Fed Than Inmates In Nigerian Prisons’ – Oshiomhole The Senate has expressed concern that dogs in Nigerian Correctional Service receive better care than over 81,000 inmates. Adams Oshiomhole pointed out the disparity in daily feeding costs: N800 for each of the NCS’s 900 dogs compared to N750 for an inmate.

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4. President Shouldn’t Be Petroleum Minister – Sanusi Tells Tinubu Former CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, stated that President Bola Tinubu should not double as the Minister of Petroleum. He also called for the audit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL).

5. Shettima Meets Community, Religious Leaders Over Kaduna Bombing President Kashim Shettima met with community and religious leaders over the accidental bombing of Tudun Biri village in Kaduna State. The meeting emphasized the federal government’s dedication to combating banditry in the region.

6. ‘Don’t Bother Yourself, They Have Collected Money’ – Wike Reacts To Protests Calling For His Resignation FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, reacts to protests demanding his resignation, stating he won’t be distracted and knows protesters were paid. He remains focused on delivering the mandate to the people of the FCT.

6. ‘Don’t Bother Yourself, They Have Collected Money’ – Wike Reacts To Protests Calling For His Resignation FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, reacts to protests demanding his resignation, stating he won’t be distracted and knows protesters were paid. He remains focused on delivering the mandate to the people of the FCT.

7. PDP Speaks On Forming Coalition With NNPP, Others PDP denies involvement in any coalition or merger negotiations with other opposition parties. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, confirmed this stance, stating that if such discussions occur, they will follow due process.

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8. Rivers Crisis: ‘I Won’t Surrender My Mandate Despite Intimidation’ – Gov Fubara Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, vows not to succumb to intimidation amidst deliberate sabotage. He reaffirms commitment to serve despite the crisis rocking the state.

9. Yahaya Bello Ordered To Publicly Apologise, Pay SDP’s Ajaka N500 Million Governor Yahaya Bello ordered to pay N500 million to SDP’s Murtala Ajaka for violating fundamental rights. The court also directs a public apology and ensures Ajaka’s safety.

10. ‘We Won’t Submit The State To Anarchy’ – Ondo Govt Rejects Court Order On Akeredolu’s Health Ondo State government refuses to comply with a purported court order regarding Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s health. Attorney-General Charles Titiloye emphasizes the court did not order the constitution of any panel regarding the Governor’s health.

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1. Arewa Forum Calls For Removal Of Army GOC Over Kaduna Bombing The Arewa Consultative Forum demands the removal of the General Officer Commanding One Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major-General V.U. Okoro, over the accidental bombing of Tudun Biri.

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2. NJC Recommends Compulsory Retirement For Osun Judge Over Questionable Order The National Judicial Council recommends the compulsory retirement of Osun State High Court Judge, Justice S. O. Falola, for granting a questionable garnishee order absolute against Polaris Bank.

3. Tinubu Expresses Concern Over Youths’ Exodus, Calls For Development President Bola Ahmed Tinubu expresses worry over skilled youths leaving Nigeria for better opportunities abroad. He emphasizes the need to develop policies to retain educated youths.

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4. NYSC Secures Release of Kidnapped Female Prospective Corps Members The National Youth Service Corps secures the release of two female prospective corps members kidnapped in Zamfara State. Efforts are ongoing to secure the release of the remaining four prospective corps members.

5. Former Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Joseph Shagbaor Ikyegh, Passes Away Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Port-Harcourt Division, Justice Joseph Shagbaor Ikyegh, dies in Makurdi. He was reported to have passed away on Wednesday afternoon at his residence.

6. Lagos Seals 14 Hotels, Churches Over Noise Pollution The Lagos State government seals 14 hotels, churches, including the Redeemed Christian Church of God, over noise pollution and other offences. The government emphasizes zero tolerance for actions contributing to pollution.

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7. Zamfara Court Sentences Man to Death for Killing Friend Over N100 A Zamfara State High Court sentences Anas Dahiru to death by hanging for killing his friend Shamu Ibrahim over a dispute involving N100. The incident occurred in June 2017.

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