Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The Nigerian Army, on Sunday, confirmed the arrest of 13 suspected Boko Haram members following a raid at a mosque located at Filin Lazio, Totoro in the metropolitan area of Kano State. Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, stated this in a statement.
2. Governor Willie Obiano on Sunday said the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri, would be commissioned mid-July for commercial operations. Chief of Staff to the Governor, Primus Odili, addressed newsmen in Awka, yesterday, on behalf of the governor.
3. The Presidential Economic Advisory Council has asked the President, Muhammadu Buhari to remove subsidy on petrol and adopt a pricing regime that reflects the cost of the commodity. This was contained in a document presented at the meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari during the weekend.
4. Men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested members of an online drug trafficking cartel that sells drugged cookies, cakes, brownies and other illicit substances to residents of Abuja and beyond. The agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
5. Crisis erupted on Sunday in Karu, one of the satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, when some commercial motorcyclists clashed with security operatives. The Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, Mariam Yusuf, confirmed the protest.
6. Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed two policemen and razed a police station at Mkpatak, Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom state. They also killed 12 cows in a coordinated attack that took place around 5 pm on Sunday.
7. Parents of the kidnapped Greenfield University students yesterday embarked on fasting and praying for the safe return of the children who were kidnapped from the school premises located on Kaduna-Abuja Highway on April 20.
8. There was tension in Onitsha on Sunday following the discovery of a truck fully loaded with live bullets which fell on the roadside while on route. Security operatives were said to have immediately besieged the area to scare away perceived invaders.
9. A socio-cultural group, Ntighauzo Amairi Progressives, yesterday lauded Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s infrastructural stride, describing it as unprecedented in the history of Abia State. This was contained in a statement signed by its President, Adindu Johnson.
10. The Senate Committee on Finance says about N2 trillion revenue may have been trapped with Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government or spent on frivolous expenditures. The committee, chaired by Senator Solomon Adeola revealed this at the weekend.