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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Things you should know today, April 29, 2024

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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines for Today, Monday April 29, 2024.

Good morning! Here’s a detailed breakdown of today’s significant developments from Nigerian newspapers:

Here are the key highlights from Nigerian Newspapers for Monday morning:


1. Tragic Shooting: The campaign coordinator of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa in Supare, Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Alaba Abbey, was shot dead on Saturday evening at his residence in Supare. This unfortunate incident has sent shockwaves through the community, prompting concerns about security measures and the safety of political affiliates.

2. Presidential Directive: President Bola Tinubu has directed federal agencies to continue providing support to Rivers State in addressing the aftermath of the devastating tanker fire incident. His message extended condolences to the families of the victims, emphasizing the importance of swift action and assistance in times of crisis.

3. Coastal Highway Demolition: As the demolition of properties along the right of way for the construction of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway begins, the federal government has promised to conduct the process with sensitivity to minimize disruptions to the affected lives.


This development marks a significant step in infrastructure development but also highlights the need for compassion towards those affected by the project.

4. Drug Kingpins Sentenced: Two notorious drug kingpins, Uwaezuoke Ikenna Christian and Agbo Chidike Prince, have been sentenced to life imprisonment for dealing in cocaine, according to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). This successful prosecution underscores the government’s commitment to combating drug trafficking and ensuring justice for victims of drug-related crimes.

5. Election Observers Deployed: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has deployed 40 observers to Togo ahead of the parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for April 29, 2024. This deployment aims to ensure transparency and fairness in the electoral process, promoting democratic principles and stability in the region.

6. Fuel Scarcity Warning: Osun State governor, Ademola Adeleke, has warned petrol stations against hoarding fuel as scarcity hits the state, emphasizing the need to avoid creating artificial scarcity. Adequate fuel supply is essential for maintaining economic activities and public transportation, highlighting the importance of regulatory measures to prevent market manipulation.

7. Criticism of Northern Governors’ US Trip: Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, criticized Northern governors over their recent trip to the United States, stating that it exposed their ignorance of the country’s constitution regarding security responsibilities. This criticism reflects broader concerns about governance and accountability among political leaders, prompting calls for greater transparency and adherence to constitutional mandates.


8. Naira Strengthens: The naira has shown signs of strengthening against the United States dollar, appreciating by N125 to reach N1,275/$1 over the weekend, representing a 9.8% increase compared to its previous rate. This positive development in the foreign exchange market bodes well for economic stability and investor confidence, signaling improved purchasing power for Nigerian consumers and businesses.

9. Call for Accountability: Former Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, called on his counterpart in Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, to come out of hiding and answer his case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This call for accountability underscores the importance of transparency and integrity in governance, urging public officials to uphold ethical standards and address allegations of wrongdoing in a timely and responsible manner.

10. Tragic Death: A Lagos-based man, Gihan Mbelu, reportedly died in his vehicle in the Victoria Garden City area of Lagos State after parking his car and sitting motionless for several hours. This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of health and well-being, highlighting the need for awareness and intervention in cases of medical emergencies or distress.

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