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

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

1. An operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been murdered in Owerri, the Imo State capital. It was gathered that the officer, identified as Prince Nwachinaemere Ezemuonye Ozuzu, from Umuoyo, Irete in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State was shot dead on Owerri Onitsha Road.

2. The Senate has threatened to issue warrant of arrest against the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen. Muhammad Buba Marwa (Rtd.) and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Munguno, over their failure to honour its invitation.

3. A meeting of South-East leaders ended in Enugu on Tuesday with a declaration that no further sit-at-home would be observed in the zone. This was contained in a communiqué issued after the meeting by the Chairman of the Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi.

4. President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday this week lay the 2022 appropriation budget before the National Assembly. Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege revealed this during plenary on Tuesday.

5. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted on conducting the Anambra State governorship election on the earlier date of November 6 despite threats from the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to halt the exercise. This was disclosed by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, during an emergency meeting on Tuesday.

6. Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore say despite their exit from the South-East and the implementation of the anti-open grazing law, the region has continued to witness insecurity. The spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan stated this in an interview on Tuesday.

7. The Enugu State Government on Tuesday suspended Igwe Anthony Okorie, the Traditional Ruler of Amechi Awkunanaw Autonomous Community in Enugu South LGA. The suspension was contained in a letter handed over to the royal father by the Commissioner for Chieftaincy Matters, Dr Charles Egumgbe.

8. The Management of NASCO Group Nigeria has debunked reports making the rounds where the company is linked to sponsorship of terrorism in the country. A statement by the company signed by Goddie Ofose, Editor-in-Chief, described the allegation as false and defamatory.

9. The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Health Care Services to conduct a public hearing on the increasing incidents of food poisoning in Nigeria. This followed a motion titled “Need to Address the Increasing Incidents of Food Poisoning in Nigeria,” sponsored by Hon. Simon Chukwuemeka Atigwe.

10. The Economic and financial Crime Commission ( EFCC) has disclosed that it is investigating pension fraud between 2010 to 2020 worth a total of N157 billion. The Commission made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of a two day sensitization program held in Abuja, with the theme: “Eradication of pension fraud in Nigeria.”

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