Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Tuesday morning

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

1. There was panic yesterday at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly as thugs invaded the complex to stop the House from sitting.

Over hundred hoodlums arrived the complex situated at Udo Udoma Road, Uyo, in the early hours of yesterday, and blocked the main entrance.

2. Eminent Nigerians and ethnic national groups, including the Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. Wole Soyinka and Gen. Ike Nwachukwu, have insisted on restructuring of the federation.

They expressed this opinion in Lagos at a programme ‘Handshake Across Nigeria’ summit organised by Nzuko Umunna in partnership with The Core Federalists .The theme of the sunmmit is ‘Nigeria Beyond Oil.’

3. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over threats to the lives of its members in states controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole accused the police in those states of aiding such actions.

4. The University of Ibadan (UI) International School has been shut down indefinitely, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The school was shut down early yesterday, following the lingering crisis over the wearing of hijab by female Muslim pupils in the school.

5. A Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday ordered that the “sex-for-mark” sacked senior lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile-Ife, Prof. Richard Akindele, should be remanded in prison custody.

Justice Maurine Onyetenu ordered that Akindele be remanded at Ilesa prison for demanding sex from his post graduate student, Monica Osagie, before she could pass his course.

6. Four members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State have died in a fatal motor accident.

The accident was said to have occurred around 6 p.m a few meters to Oke-Onigbin, a suburb in Ilorin, the state capital, between Oro and Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area on Sunday evening.

7. The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has set up six reconciliation committees to heal the wounds inflicted on the party in the recent primary elections.

Each committee, set up on geopolitical basis, will have seven members, including the Governors elected on the platform of the party, except the three aggrieved Governors.

8. Men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office on Monday successfully subdued inferno that almost razed down the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The fire fighters led by the Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi, arrived the Wuse 2 office of the Commission when the Service was alerted by the Incident Duty Officer of the Commission, Kayode Oyetunde at 1910 hours.

9. The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has given an update on the activities troops of the Operation WHIRL PUNCH being conducted by the troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army across the nation.

The DHQ said the troops in the course of their operation restored normalcy along Kaduna – Abuja Expressway and Birnin Gwari and its environs as well as Niger State, which were hitherto devastated by the activities of bandits, kidnappers, armed robbers and cattle rustlers.

10. The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has frowned at the actions of some party members who have resorted to litigation as a way of addressing their perceived grievances and disputation without exhausting the party’s dispute resolution mechanism.

APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement said the growing trend was viewed by the party as a manifest indiscipline.

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