What are the Nigerian newspapers headlines for today?
1) Dangote Refinery, Portharcourt and others wont change pump price
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has stated that the local production of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, by Dangote Refinery, Port Harcourt Refining Company, and others in Nigeria will not affect the pump price of the commodity. Mele Kyari, Group Chief Executive Officer of the NNPCL, revealed this information in an interview on Thursday.
2) DSP Jerry Ogunsakin dragged to court
A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Jerry Ogunsakin, was brought before the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday for the alleged illegal conversion of N128 million. The Special Fraud Unit has filed three counts of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence, and unlawful conversion against the defendant.
3) 217 attacks from 34 states in Nigeria between January and April of 2023- repport reveals
A report published by the Stefanos Foundation, a non-governmental organisation concerned with human rights and peacebuilding, reveals that there were 217 attacks from 34 states in Nigeria between January and April of 2023. The Jos-based human rights organisation reported that the attacks resulted in 1,872 deaths, 714 kidnappings, and 65 injuries.
On Thursday, Joe Agada, the first witness for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, claimed that BVAS devices were manipulated in the last presidential election and that he was forced to sign the results as the state collation officer for Kogi State. This was stated by Agada during his cross-examination before the Presidential Election Petition Court, where the results of the 25 February election are being contested.
Some residents of Edo State have blocked the Benin-Lagos highway and other areas in the Benin metropolitan area in response to the increase in Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) pump prices. The protesters, who are predominantly members of the Edo State Civil Society Organisation (EDOCSO), demanded an immediate reduction in the price of petrol.
President Bola Tinubu has requested that Service Chiefs collaborate to bolster the fight against insecurity. Thursday at a meeting with the heads of security agencies, Tinubu issued the warning.
On Thursday, the Labour Party, LP, and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, informed the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) that they were only interested in contesting the most recent presidential election in 18 states. At the beginning of proceedings, their attorney, Emeka Okpoko (SAN), announced that they intend to submit election materials from 18 states.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has questioned the former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, regarding allegations of money laundering and misappropriation of N4 billion. According to a source close to the anti-corruption agency, Fayemi arrived at the EFCC facility at 10 a.m. yesterday and was questioned by its agents.
9) Inspector General of Police Promotes 31,465 police officers
Usman Alkali Baba, Inspector General of Police, has promoted a total of 31,465 police officers, including 24,991 Sergeants to Inspectors, 194 Corporals to Sergeants, and 6,280 Constables to Corporals.
10) Notorious cultist, Azunda Elechi, killed in gunfight with Police
The Rivers State Police Command has reported that a notorious cultist named Azunda Elechi was killed in a gunfight with its agents. Thursday, Grace Iringe-Koko, the command’s spokesperson, made this information available to journalists in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
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