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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Saturday, 12 May, 2018 Edition)

President Muhammadu Buhari and Police Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris

Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Saturday morning 🙂. Enjoy!

1. The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, while speaking at the customary dinner organized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Detective Superintendent Course (7) 2017/2018 held at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna, urges Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption and realigned the country back on the path of greatness.

2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned back to the country after traveling to London, United Kingdom, to see his doctor. The 4 days medical trip was suppose to last till Saturday, but he however returned earlier than scheduled.

3. Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in a statement on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari commiserated with the Christian community on the death of Rev. Musa Asake, the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

4. Prof. Kolapo Olusola, Governor Ayodele Fayose’s deputy who emerged as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Ekiti State Governorship election, has picked Mr. Deji Ogunsakin, the immediate past Chairman of Ado Local Government Area of the State as running mate.

5. Corporal Tumba Garba (rtd.), a military driver who drove almost all the top military generals in Nigeria including President Muhammadu Buhari when he was the Director of Supply and Transport, said that Buhari was a very kind man who does not cheat and who was interested in peoples welfare. Adding that he could spend 5 hours to finish one bottle of soft drink.

6. Two reportedly killed and properties worth millions of naira destroyed as suspected thugs of the All Progressives Congress (APC) invaded the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Friday. According to report, the hoodlums stormed the court in an attempt to stop the judge from sitting on an interlocutory motion brought by a fraction of the APC in the state. The fight is apparently between the Minister of Transport and former Governor of the State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and Senator Magnus Abe.

7. On Friday in Owerri, the Imo State Capital, there was tension as hoodlums allegedly set the secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on fire. The incident happened around 6:30pm. Although the building was not destroyed, it appears equipments, files and documents in the office were destroyed. The party also postponed the Local Government congress in the state.

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