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

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 8th, 2014

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

1. The French government has said it owns the alleged armed-laden cargo plane that was ceased by the Nigerian authorities at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on Saturday. They have however denied that the plane was carrying any kind of weapon. It said the plane was only carrying two light helicopter and their maintenance equipment.

2. An enstranged political associate of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Buruji Kashamu has suceeded in securing a motion ex-parte from an Abuja High Court, restraining Obasanjo or anybody from publishing an autobiography written by the former president. The restraining order was given in favour of Kashamu by Justice Valentine Ashi last Friday following Kashamu’s complaint that the book was targeted at his person.

3. Report says the Boko Haram insurgents had on wednesday last week abducted 20 more girls in in Lassa, a town in Borno State, following the capture of the area after much resistance by local security outfit.

4. Reports also have it that Senate President, David Mark, Gov. Gabriel Suswam and Mike Mku picked the PDP’s ticket to contest the 2015 general elections in their respective senatorial zones in Benue. This was as the Saturday’s primaries held in the state ended peacefully with Mr Mike Onoja, withdrawing from the race against David Mark few hours to the commencement of the primaries.

5. With the report that the Enugu state senatorial primaries were marred by parallel elections, the INEC has said that it won’t recognize such parallel primaries as it is not recognized by the law.

6. The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has requested and stressed on the importance of having all politicians seeking political offices in the 2015 elections undergo a psychiatric test to check their mental state. The body at the end of a communique issued at the end of the National Executive Council meeting in Jos, directed all psychiatric doctors to register with the Independent National Electoral Commission to supervise such test.

7. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission on Sunday cautioned all airport workers and travellers to desist from all forms of illegal transactions, saying anyone caught will risk 5 years’ jail terms.

8. The Police is currently searching for a 50-year-old man who defiled his own daughter. The man identified as Mr Vincent Uzor, allegedly raped his 14-year-old daughter in his house after the daughter visited him. The daughter narrated that she was raped in the kitchen.

9. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will today hold its governorship primaries nationwide. Report says tension remains very high in different states as the incumbent governors make to push for their successors.

10. The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has assured that he would not deviate from the good work already done in the state by Governor Babatunde Fashola, promising to retain the Governor’s legacy if elected come next year.

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