Top 10 Nigerian News You Should Know Today

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Electricity: Obasanjo, Yaradua, Jonathan Squandered 11tn

Reports released by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project in Lagos have revealed that Nigeria lost a total of about N11trn during the tenures of former president Obasanjo, Yaradua and Jonathan. More so, it is projected that the losses may drag into about N20trn in the next decade if more accountability is not ensured.

 

Bishop Denies Links to Anambra Church Killings

The main focal point tied to the recent killings in a Catholic Church in Anambra, Aloysius Ikegwuonwu aka Bishop has denied reports linking to the massacre which took place in Ozubulu, Anambra State where several church goers were slain in cold blood. The attack which led to the death of scores of people is believed to be over a drug deal.

 

Protesters: Buhari Holding Nigeria to Ransom

Despite efforts by the Nigerian Police to suppress protesters in the “Resume or Resign Campaign”, there has been no going back as protesters argue that Buhari is holding Nigeria to ransom. Recall, a coalition of civil society groups led by the popular Charly boy had staged protests in Abuja urging the ailing president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to either resume office or resign.

 

Whereabouts of Kidnapped Lagos- Bound Passengers Unknown

About 3 days after Lagos- bound passengers were kidnapped in Port Harcourt, there whereabout is still unknown.  Recall some gunmen were said to have kidnapped about 16 passengers just outside Port-harcout in the early hours of Monday morning. The passengers who were on a bus belonging to the very reliable transport company ‘God is Good Motors’ were intercepted and led into the bush by suspected militants.

 

Kidnap Suspect Set Ablaze in Lagos

In recent weeks, more ritual killings have unfolded in the southwest with latest being the discovery of kidnappers den at the Obadeyi Ajala, Ijaiye end of the Lagos- Abeokuta expressway with one suspect set ablaze. More so, the notorious cult group Badoo have continued incessant attacks in Ikorodu environs despite efforts to curb them.

 

Atiku Warns of Impending Genocide over Quit Notice

With the deadlock meeting which took place between the coalition of northern youths and prominent leaders of Igbo extraction, former vice-president has urged the country to be wary of an impending genocide. This is as arewa youths have refused to withdraw the quit notice issued to Igbos in the northern part of Nigeria.

 

FAAN Releases Statement on Suspicious Package at Lagos Airport

There was anxiety at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Tuesday as no one was owing up to claim a suspicious package. The package which was a traveling bag was eventually blown up by the airport authorities. More so, officials of the FAAN have issued statements to counter claims that the plot was a terrorist move to blow up Hajj pilgrims.

 

Wike Woos Obasanjo, Atiku

There are reports that the governor of Rivers State is set to woo stakeholders such as the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar to the party ahead of their national convention. This is just as the governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa will head the committee planning the convention.

 

Naira Sustains Gain at Parallel Market

With repeated interventions by the federal government through its financial regulatory agency CBN. The naira is witnessing gains against the dollar on the floor of the forex market. More so, things are expected to pick up more in the coming days and this would be a huge relief for manufacturers and importers in the country.

 

9mobile Promotes Annual Prize for Literature

9mobile has announced new entries for the price for literature which was formerly sponsored by Etisalat. This is just as Etisalat has successfully pulled out of operations in Nigeria owing to a huge debt profile recorded in about nine commercial banks in the country.

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