Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Friday morning

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

1 Slow Progress in Implementation of State Police:

The Federal Government has expressed dissatisfaction with the sluggish pace of progress in the establishment of state police forces. Vice President Kashim Shettima, speaking on behalf of the government, criticized the National Economic Council’s Ad-hoc Committee on State Policing Initiative for its lackluster response. He highlighted that some governors’ responses to the initiative were not satisfactory, urging for swifter action.

2 Nigerian Army’s Resolve to Apprehend Perpetrators:

The Nigerian Army has reaffirmed its commitment to apprehend those responsible for the recent killing of four officers and 13 soldiers. The incident, which occurred in Okuama, Ughelli South Local Government Area, saw weapons stolen from the deceased. The army has deployed troops to the area and neighboring communities to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice and the stolen weapons are recovered.

3 Labour Party Condemns Invasion of Secretariat:

The Labour Party’s National Chairman, Julius Abuse, has condemned the invasion of the party’s secretariat by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). Terming it a “show of shame,” Abuse criticized the NLC’s actions as an abuse of office and the law. The party had previously informed all stakeholders, including the NLC, about its planned convention.

4 APC Directs Members to Halt Litigations:

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has instructed its members to cease all ongoing litigations filed in the party’s name. The directive, issued through the National Working Committee (NWC), gives members seven days to discontinue or withdraw pending lawsuits. Failure to comply may result in sanctions against erring members.

5 Tinubu Optimistic about Security and Economic Challenges:

President Bola Tinubu has expressed optimism about overcoming Nigeria’s security and economic challenges. Addressing National Assembly members during an Iftar event at the State House, Tinubu reassured that the challenges would soon be resolved. He commended the armed forces for their sacrifices and pledged to uphold Nigeria’s sovereignty.

6 Delta State Governor Warns Traditional Rulers:

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has cautioned traditional rulers against shielding individuals involved in the killing of 17 military personnel in Okuama community. Speaking at the State Traditional Rulers’ Council Secretariat in Asaba, the governor emphasized the importance of cooperation in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

7 Naira Appreciates Against Dollar:

The Nigerian Naira has maintained a steady appreciation against the United States dollar, closing at 1,382/$ at the official market. The Presidency has warned currency speculators against unpatriotic acts, stating that those involved will face consequences.

8 Crackdown on Illegal Mining:

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development, has deployed 2,220 security personnel to enforce mining laws and combat illegal mining activities. The new security architecture aims to root out illegal miners and enforce compliance with the nation’s mining regulations.

9 Man Sentenced to Death for Murder:

A 28-year-old man, Ayodeji Alomoge, has been sentenced to death by hanging for murdering a man allegedly involved with his wife. The Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, found Alomoge guilty of the crime under Section 234 of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2021.

10 Police Bust Fake Drink Factory:

The Lagos State Police Command has uncovered a fake drink factory in the Agege area and arrested four suspects connected to the illegal operation. Investigations are ongoing into the alleged production and distribution of counterfeit drinks by the suspects.

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