Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, issued a directive instructing commercial banks on Monday to refrain from utilizing their foreign exchange revaluation gains for dividends and operational expenditures. The new directive was conveyed in a letter dated September 11, 2023, signed by the Director, Banking Division Department, Haruna Mustafa, and it is expected to be implemented immediately.
2. The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Jos, Plateau State, has declared Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong winner of the Plateau South senatorial district. The tribunal nullified the election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Napoleon Bali over invalid nomination.
3. President Bola Tinubu and the President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in Abu Dhabi, on Monday finalised an agreement that resulted in the lifting of the visa ban placed on Nigerian travellers. Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement.
4. Three House of Representatives members, Ibe Okwara Osonwa, Emeka Nnamani and Munachim Alozie, all of the Labour Party (LP), have been sacked by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia State. They were removed on Monday after the tribunal deliberated on the arguments presented by the petitioners.
5. Another boat accident in Adamawa State has claimed 11 lives. This would be the third deadly boat accident in eight days. A resident, Mallam Adamu, who narrated the latest incident in Kwatan, Fufore LGA, said it occurred Monday afternoon, with 11 bodies removed from the water.
6. Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike has told staff members of the FCT Administration that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has confidence in him to manage the affairs of the nation’s capital well. He warned contractors handling the rehabilitation of 135 roads and civil engineering services against contract variations.
7. Seven persons, mainly young people, were feared killed, on Monday, following continued boundary dispute between Ijiegu-Yache community of Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State and Mbaaka community of Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State. It was gathered that 10 people have been killed in all since the clash started on Sunday.
8. A security man, Samuel Adeniyi was remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre on Monday for allegedly smashing the head of his girlfriend, Morolake Sunday, with a sledgehammer in the Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos State. Magistrate Patrick Nwaka of the Yaba Magistrate’s Court ordered that the 33-year-old be remanded after he (Adeniyi) was brought to court on one count of murder.
9. Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked Kulben community in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and killed 10 persons. A resident of Kulben village, Moses Fwan, confirmed the attack on Monday. Fwan said the bandits, who stormed the community on Sunday at about 10 pm, also left several houses belonging to the villagers destroyed before they fled the community.
10. A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced a former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, George Turnah, and two others to six years imprisonment for obtaining money under false pretence.