10 things you need to know this Tuesday morning


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

1. President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to fly in from London today, Tuesday, ahead of Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. The Presidency had on Saturday said the President headed for the UK from France, where he had been attending a summit for ‘A New Global Financing Pact’ hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

2. Power distribution companies, on Monday, backtracked on their earlier announcement of a tariff hike projected to take effect from July 1, 2023, as they stated that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission had yet to approve the hike.

3. Findings have revealed that President Bola Tinubu’s administration inherited 38 uncompleted road projects worth N979bn from the Muhammadu Buhari government. The projects were identified through an analysis of the 2023 budget and cross-checked with the national monitoring and evaluation platform, EYEMARK, which was launched by Buhari in December last year.

4. The Federal Government, on Monday, ordered the immediate suspension of construction works along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway till July 2, 2023. The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Olukorede Kesha, in a statement, said the new directive was due to the gridlock experienced by road users plying the expressway to navigate their destinations in Lagos and Ogun states.

5. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, confirmed the arrest of a Federal Bureau of Investigation impostor, Ifechukwu Makwe, for allegedly defrauding a Spaniard of €5.7m. Makwe allegedly defrauded the Spaniard using different identities, adding that he was arrested in the Guzape area of Abuja following credible intelligence about his fraudulent internet-related activities.

6. President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, said his administration would work closely with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and its international partners to fight the menace of drug abuse. He urged stakeholders to take a people-centered approach in addressing drug addiction, saying addicts are also humans who deserve understanding and support to recover from the downward path of drugs.

7. Nigerians should expect a more secured country soon, National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa and Inspector-General of Police Olukayode Egbetokun assured on Monday. They pledged to subdue threats and achieve a stabilised country.

8. The Federal Government has declared Wednesday June 28 and Thursday June 29, 2023, as public holidays in commemoration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The government felicitated with the Muslim Ummah at home and in the diaspora on the occasion of the celebration.

9. Troops of 5 Battalion operating under 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army, have captured a suspected militants’ and illegal bunkerers’ armory at Azuzuama community, Ijaw South Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.The gun house was captured Sunday after the troops subdued the suspects with superior firepower, forcing them to flee in disarray, Army spokesman Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said on Monday.

10. The Lagos State Police Command has said an investigation had commenced to track down the killers of a naval rating in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state on Sunday. It was gathered that the rating, who until his death was serving at the Lagos Logistics Depot of the Navy, was shot dead by gunmen in the community.

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