Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Things You Need To Know This Wednesday Morning

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

1. Ward attendants at the Federal Teaching Hospital Lokoja, Kogi State, embarked on a peaceful protest on Tuesday over the death of one of their colleagues, Salamatu Aliu of postnatal Ward. NATURENEX learnt that the deceased was rushed to the hospital for medical attention on Sunday evening but was not attended to by doctors and nurses on duty due to a lack of electricity.

2. Members of the Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, UNIMEDTH, in Ondo State, on Tuesday, commenced a 14-day warning strike. Speaking to newsmen during the protest, Dr John Matthew, the President of UNIMEDTH ARD, emphasised that the new members who recently joined the teaching hospital have yet to receive their salaries.

3. The naira continued its appreciation against the US dollar on Tuesday at both official and parallel foreign exchange markets. FMDQ data showed that the naira appreciated to N1,278.58 per USD on Tuesday at the resumption of work after the Easter break, compared to N1,309.39 last Thursday.

4. The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the release of 28 girls abducted by bandits on Monday in Katsina. ASP Sadiq Aliyu, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the rescue in a statement on Tuesday. He stated that all the victims “have now regained freedom and are safe and sound.”

5. Dangote Oil Refinery has begun supplying the Nigerian domestic market with petroleum products – diesel and aviation jet fuel. Abubakar Maigandi, the head of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, said that local oil marketers set the price at N1,225 ($0.96) per litre for diesel after securing a bulk purchase agreement, before adding their markup.

6. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has said that the FCT’s N1.28 trillion 2024 statutory budget will revolutionise infrastructure provision in the nation’s capital. The minister, who made this statement during a media chat with journalists in Abuja, said the budget will not only cater for the provision of roads in the FCT but will also prioritise the healthcare and education sectors, as well as the Abuja metro line, among other projects.

7. Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has reiterated enforcement of approved guidelines as a condition to enjoy the new retirement age of 65 years and length of service of 40 years for teachers in Osun public schools. This is contained in a circular issued by Mr Ayanleye Aina, the Osun State Head of Service, on Tuesday in Osogbo.

8. Zamfara State Government has ordered immediate restriction of movement along the state’s borders with Katsina and Sokoto from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am. The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Manir Haidara, disclosed this to journalists in Gusau on Tuesday.

9. A former President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ali Ciroma is dead. Ciroma died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State capital, on Tuesday.

10. Bandits on Tuesday attacked a mosque in Gusau, capital of Zamfara State, and kidnapped scores of worshippers. It was learnt that the attack was carried out when Muslim faithful were observing the famous congregational prayer, Tahajjud.


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