Nigerian Newspapers: 7 Things You Need To Know This Saturday Morning
1. Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has announced new measures aimed at curtailing the growing activities of bandits in the State. According to him, henceforth, all filling stations in the state are banned from selling fuel except in Gusau and the 14 local Government headquarters. In addition, no eligible filling station is allowed to sell fuel of more than N10,000 to a single customer.
2. Scores of residents of Ikotun, Ojegun and Igando in Lagos State have vacated their homes over petrol spillage from a ruptured pipeline in the area.The spillage is from a section of the pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which runs from Atlas Cove, via Satellite and FESTAC towns to Ejigbo, and Mosemi in Lagos and Ogun states.
3. PDP caucus of the House of Representatives yesterday kicked against the alleged move by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to use NBC and security agents to stifle press freedom through sanctions and harassment. In a statement issued on Friday, Kingsley Chinda, leader of the caucus condemned the query issued to Channels Tv over interview with Governor Ortom.
4. Unspecified number of the Eastern Security Network, ESN members including one of their leaders have been killed in a gun battle with the operatives of the Imo State Police Command. This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police, Imo State command.
5. Bandits have released 32 of the remaining 63 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi, Kaduna state. The Kaduna CAN chairman told TheCable that “32 of the students have been released this evening, remaining 31 with the bandits”.
6. Playwright, Professor Wole Soyinka has called on the government of the Republic of Benin to release Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, to continue his journey. Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Friday during an interactive session, the elder statesman said the secessionist didn’t commit any crime against Nigeria.
7. Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has instructed the military, police and other security agencies to open fire on any overloaded motorcycle that fails to stop for search. The Governor gave the instruction to security agencies when he received the students of College of Agriculture and Animal Science Bakura, who were freed by their abductors on Friday.