Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Sunday morning

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 7th, 2014

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

1. Report has it that Russian made Antonov aircraft loaded with heavy arms and a chopper tucked was intercepted at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano Nigeria on Saturday. It was further revealed that there is an ongoing investigation targeted at unravelling all the mystery surrounding the aircraft and the contents in it.

2. The trend of prison break continued on Saturday as over 20 prisoners at the Minna Maximum Prison were set free by 10 gunmen who invaded the prison and took on prison security men.

3. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held its nationwide primaries for the House of Representative yesterday. While some were conducted in a free and fair atmosphere, others ended in a controversial way. Report says Enugu state’s ended controversially after parallel elections were held in some parts of the state.

4. It was a shocking scene in Ekiti state on Saturday when Governor Fayose of Ekiti State and his predecessor, Kayode Fayemi exchanged pleasantries publicly by shaking hands at the 60th birthday of Segun Oni which held at the Methodist Church, Ifaki, Ekiti. Report says both men sat together and intermittently smiled at each other.

5. A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has denied reports that he is having issues with the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, over who becomes the next governor of Lagos. The denial was contained in a statement issued on Saturday by his media organisation.

6. Formal National Chairman of the PDP , Bamanga Tukur has been advised to apologise to President Goodluck Jonathan for violating the party’s constitution. The advice was given by the secretary of the party’s Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jubrin. This follows Tukur’s suspension from the party.

7. In their various effort to secure the support of delegates in their bid for the sole Presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso on Saturday had a serious session with delegates in Port-Harcourt and Lafia respectively.
While Atiku was in Port-Harcourt, kwankwaso was in Lafia for the same mission.

8. In his reaction to the invasion of the National Assembly by men of the Police and the DSS, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Augustine Alegeh, has advised that a judicial panel of enquiry be instituted to look into the circumstances leading to the incident.
He spoke on Friday night during the 2014 Annual Bar Dinner/Award of NBA, Ilorin branch.

9. Report says the Military, on Saturday in Ashaka in Gombe State overpowered the islamist Boko Haram sect during an invasion of the area. Report says wjile 10 soldiers were killed in the fight, over 70 Boko Haram terrorists lost their lives.

10. The All Progressives Congress (CPC) yesterday said the party would dethrone President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party and take over Government in 2015. The party made the statement through its national chairman, John Oyegun and the national vice chairman, Southwest, former Ekiti governor, Segun Oni. They said the party has already been ordained to take over power in few months from now.

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