Nigerian Newspapers: 7 Things You Need To Know This Wednesday Morning
1. Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has signed the Anti-Grazing Bill passed by the State House of Assembly into law. Akeredolu signed the bill into law at his office in Akure, the State capital, on Tuesday.
2. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cancelled the general cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions. It has, therefore, given the institutions freedom to set their individual minimum benchmark for admission. The Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede disclosed this on Tuesday.
3. Unknown gunmen suspected to be armed robbers Tuesday raided a Government hospital in Bayelsa, Diete Koki Memorial Hospital, carting away cash and valuables belonging to doctors on duty and patients as well. One of the Doctors on duty, Dr Okeleghel Awudumapu, told journalists that the robbery gang attacked while he was returning from his call room.
4. The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, refused to hear a fresh bail application filed by a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. The vacation judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, refused to hear the bail application which was moved by Maina’s counsel, Mr David Iorhemba, on the grounds that it was contentious.
5. The United States Tuesday said Nigeria procured 12 new A-29 Super Tucano jets at a sum of $500 million. Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa commander disclosed this on Tuesday at the A-29 Super Tucano induction ceremony, hosted by the Nigerian Minister of Defense, Bashir Salihi Magashi and the Nigerian Air Force in Abuja.
6. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Tuesday ordered the interim forfeiture of the funds and properties traced to Mr Abidemi Ganiyu Rufai, the suspended aide of the Ogun Governor facing wire fraud charges in the United States. Justice Tijjani Ringim made the order sequel to an ex-parte motion filed and argued by a counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) Ebuka Okongwu.
7. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has vowed never to apologise to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, over his recent criticism of the president’s inability to tackle insecurity. In a statement by his spokesman, Tever Akase, on Tuesday, the governor rebuked Akume for refusing to stand with the people of the state.