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

1. Report says Chief Don Etiebet, an ex-Minister of Petroleum has emerged the leading candidate to replace chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. This followed a decision by governors of the ruling Party at a closed door meeting during the weekend.

2. Troops Sunday gunned down a female suicide bomber who made an attempt to cross over to the University of Maiduguri. The foiled suicide bomb attack occurred at about 9.45 p.m.

3. The Labour Party, on Sunday joined the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos. This development was confirmed to journalists by the spokesperson for Lagos ADP, Prince Adelaja Adeoye, at the party’s state secretariat.

4. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the federal government will soon release another list of looters. He said no intimidation would stop the government from releasing the list of those that looted the nation’s treasury.

5. About five hundred members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from Ndume ibeku ward in Umuahia north on Sunday defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC. They decried the failure of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to deliver dividends of democracy in the State.

6. President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria for London on Monday for an official visit. The President will hold discussions on Nigeria – British relations with Prime Minister Mrs Theresa May as well as other meetings.

7. The embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), has filed a fresh fundamental human rights enforcement suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja against the Department of State Services. The former NSA is demanding for his unconditional release.

8. One person was during the weekend killed after an Improvised Explosive Devise reportedly went off at a popular pharmaceutical company in the Moore area of Ile Ife, Osun State. Pharmaceutical products worth millions of Naira were also reportedly consumed.

9. Nigeria’s Communication Minister, Adebayo Shittu, and a presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore, an online Publisher, on Saturday engaged each other in what could be tagged epic war of words on a public affairs radio programme in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. During an interview, the duo engaged each other in verbal attacks, using unprintable words.

10. Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday defiled warning by the Ekiti State Government not to visit the state. Kalu who stormed the state with his Peace Advocacy team described the Governor of the State, Oyedele Fayose, as his boy.

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