Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things to know today, December 27, 2023

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Top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers – December 27, 2023

Wednesday Morning Digest: Tragedy Strikes in Rivers, National Assembly’s Budget Push, and Victorious Portable in Celebrity Boxing”

Good morning! Here’s a roundup of today’s key news stories from Nigerian newspapers:


Tragedy in Rivers State: Explosion Claims 25 Lives in Omoku An illegal oil tapping point in Omoku, Rivers State, became the site of a tragic explosion, resulting in the loss of at least 25 lives. The incident occurred on Sunday morning as youths reportedly broke a pipeline, leading to a deadly explosion during attempts to scoop fuel using jerry cans and buckets.

2024 Appropriation Bill: National Assembly Aims for December 30 Passage Senate Leader Opeyemi Bamidele has disclosed that the National Assembly plans to pass the 2024 Appropriation Bill on December 30 to maintain the January-December budget cycle. Federal lawmakers are expected to curtail their holidays to facilitate the swift approval of the budget.

Portable Emerges Victor in Celebrity Boxing Fight Nigerian street-pop artiste, Habeeb Badmus, popularly known as Portable, secured victory in a celebrity boxing match against Nollywood actor Charles Okocha. The Heritage Boxing Entertainment-sanctioned bout took place at Landmark Beach in Victoria Island, Lagos, lasting approximately 40 minutes.


Fire Disaster Hits Gwarzo Market in Kano, Millions in Goods Lost A devastating fire engulfed 22 shops at Gwarzo Market in Kano State, resulting in significant losses for traders. The fire, which occurred on Monday, has left the affected traders mourning the destruction of their goods and properties worth millions of naira.

Tragic Road Crash on Kaduna-Abuja Expressway Claims Four Lives The Kaduna Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps reported a fatal road crash on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway. Four individuals lost their lives, and 56 sustained injuries in the accident, which took place at Sabon Sara village along the expressway on Tuesday.

Enugu Traditional Ruler Murder: Eight Suspects Apprehended Enugu State Police Command confirmed the arrest of eight suspects linked to the killing of Igwe Patrick Ezugwu, the traditional ruler of Adani Autonomous Community. The incident occurred in Akutara village, Uzo Uwani Government Area, on Sunday night.

Governor Mutfwang Raises Alarm: Terrorists Displace 64 Communities in Plateau Plateau State Governor, Celeb Mutfwang, revealed that terrorists have displaced no fewer than 64 communities in the state. Speaking on recent attacks, Governor Mutfwang expressed concern about the continuous displacement of citizens due to terrorist activities, emphasizing the impact on the affected areas and schools.

President Tinubu Issues Stern Directive: Killers of Plateau Villagers Must Be Apprehended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu ordered security agents to identify and apprehend the perpetrators responsible for the killing of villagers in Plateau State. During a meeting with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, President Tinubu vowed that those responsible would not escape justice.


CBN Investigation: Titan Trust Bank Chairman Summoned The special investigation panel on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and related entities summoned Babatunde Lemo, Chairman of Titan Trust Bank (TTB), over TTB’s acquisition of Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) Plc. The investigation team also invited major shareholders Cornelius Vink and Rahul Savara.

APC and PDP Release Timetables for February 3, 2024 Bye-Elections Both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) unveiled timetables and schedules of activities for the upcoming February 3, 2024 bye-elections. The APC released its timetable on Monday, while the PDP followed suit on Tuesday.

Stay informed with these highlights from Nigerian newspapers as events unfold across the nation.

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