Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things to know today, December 29, 2023

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Top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers – December 29, 2023

Threats of Fresh Attacks, Calls for Police Overhaul, Resignations, and More Nigerian Newspapers Headline

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


1. Fresh Threats of Attacks Loom in Plateau State:

Invaders have issued a new threat of attacks on a Plateau State community, just four days after a devastating assault that claimed 195 lives across 17 communities. The Middle Belt Forum’s Stanley Kavwam revealed that a letter detailing an imminent attack had been received.

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2. Calls for Overhaul of Special Police Constabulary:

Solomon Arase, Chairman of the Police Service Commission, advocates for a comprehensive overhaul, disbandment, or distinct uniforms for the Special Police Constabulary. Allegations of unethical practices, including extortion, tarnish the image of the Nigeria Police Force, he says.

3. Resignations Follow Governor Akeredolu’s Demise:

Following the passing of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, at least five of his aides, including Chief Press Secretary Richard Olatunde and Special Adviser Dare Aragbaye, have tendered their resignations.

4. EFCC’s Crackdown on Internet Fraudsters:


The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has successfully prosecuted and sentenced 37 internet fraudsters in November and December 2023.

5. Arrests in Kano for Trafficking and Abduction:

The Kano State Police Command apprehends nine suspects involved in inter-state trafficking, abduction, and the buying and selling of minors.

6. Court Extends Order on INEC and Rivers State House of Assembly:

The Federal High Court in Abuja extends the order restraining INEC and the Rivers State House of Assembly from declaring 27 seats vacant following defections to the APC from the PDP.


7. Immortalizing Late Governor Akeredolu:

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, announces plans to immortalize the late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Aiyedatiwa spoke after paying a condolence visit to the private residence of his predecessor in Jericho, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. He was hosted by Betty Akeredolu, widow of the former governor.


8. Vice President Shettima Urges Northern Unity:

Vice President Kashim Shettima emphasizes the need for unity in the northern part of Nigeria to eradicate poverty and destitution, urging Nigerians to resist actions that could lead to anarchy.

9. UN Expresses Deep Concern over Attacks in Central Nigeria:


The UN voices deep alarm over recent attacks on villages in central Nigeria that resulted in nearly 200 casualties, citing religious and ethnic tensions in Plateau State.

10. INEC Promotes Staff Nationwide:

The Independent National Electoral Commission announces the promotion of 5,196 members of its staff nationwide. This was contained in a bulletin made available to journalists on Thursday.


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