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

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

1. The Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, dismissed ten police officers for various offences.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday, noted that the dismissal was in a bid to promote discipline and core values of policing in the State.

2. The Nigerian Army has released a list of 86 people wanted in connection with acts of terrorism.

Prominent on the list is Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, who has been rumoured to be dead several times in the past.

3. Senator Ali Ndume, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, has said that he is disappointed with the President Muhammadu Buhari government for rehabilitating repentant members of Boko Haram.

Ndume spoke on Wednesday at the closed-door budget defense session with the Nigerian Army.

4. A frontline human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has been dragged to the International Criminal Court, ICC.

Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was dragged to ICC by an organisation, Make Nigeria Better Initiative, MNBI, for allegedly instigating the #EndSARS that led to the deaths of many Nigerians.

5. The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has resolved to organise a nationwide mass protest for the immediate reopening of all universities across the country.

The students’ leaders lamented that the continued strike was an organized crime against students’ career and educational pursuits.

6. The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Wednesday, lambasted the presidency over its recent comment that End SARS promoters should be made to face the law.

HURIWA, a frontline Rights group said President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu was bereft of the working of Nigeria’s constitution.

7. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) on Wednesday said a meeting it held with the Federal Government was inconclusive.

The President, Felix Osifo, who gave the update in a statement, said the government was yet to address some of PENGASSAN’s demands.

8. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reinstatement of Suspended Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

The President made this known in a statement by the Ministry of Education’s Director Press and Public Relations, Ben-Bem Goong, on Wednesday.

9. Former Governor of old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, is dead.

The Second Republic governor reportedly died early Wednesday morning and was buried yesterday evening in Kaduna.

10. Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has lifted the curfew which was imposed across the State.

The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, in a statement on Wednesday, said the citizens can now go about their businesses and other transactions beyond 8:00pm without any hindrance or restrictions with effect from Wednesday November 11.

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