Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today Thursday 17th February.
Hello and good morning! Today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers is as follows:
1. Abba Kyari, the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, claims that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) are to blame for his misfortunes. When Kyari appeared before a probe panel led by Joseph Egbunike, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, he made this claim.
2. On Wednesday, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra issued a sit-at-home order, which halted commercial activity in Onitsha, Nnewi, Awka, and other cities across the five South-East States. Due to the order, major businesses such as banks, motor parks, filling stations, markets, schools, and roadside shops were closed.
3. Northern groups, including the Coalition of Northern Groups in Nigeria (CNG) and the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), have condemned the attack on Northerners at the Abia State cattle market on Tuesday, calling it “unacceptable.”
4. Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, has expressed surprise at ASUU’s decision to go on a one-month strike. He said this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday, while fielding questions from State House reporters.
5. Many Nigerian filling stations are still refusing to dispense Premium Motor Spirit, also known as gasoline, a development that worsened the country’s PMS scarcity and paralyzed activities on Wednesday, particularly in Abuja, Lagos, Rivers, Bayelsa, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Kano, and Ogun States, among others.
6. The Lagos State Government has agreed to 26 of the Toyin Ayinde-led panel’s recommendations following the collapse of a 21-story building in the Ikoyi area of the state. The existing two 15-story buildings at the site of the collapse on Gerrard Road in Ikoyi, according to the recommendation, should be demolished and the land forfeited to the State government.
7. After an alleged sex romp with his female partner, an unidentified man reportedly slumped and died at a hotel in Ada George in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. The incident occurred a few hours after the two checked into the hotel in the early hours of Wednesday, according to reports.
8. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, informing the court of its intention to detain DCP Abba Kyari and four others for longer than the stipulated 48 hours. The NDLEA has reportedly begun a forensic examination of the cocaine seized by Kyari.
9. The Conservatives and the Unionist Party have given Josephine Oboh-Macleod, the Secretary to BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic), a ticket to run in the 2022 councillor elections in Kirkintilloch North, East, and Twacher.
10. In Mandaragirau village, Biu Local Government Area, Borno State, no fewer than five Boko Haram informants, food and logistics suppliers were apprehended. The suspects were handed over to the authorities of Abogo Largema Military Cantonment in Biu, Borno State, on Wednesday for further action.