Nigerian papers: 9 things you need to know this morning
Good morning readers of COB, here are 9 things you need to know this morning:
1. The disagreement resulting from the defection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal has not ended just yet, as the caucus of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the House will on Monday (today) head to court to stop the plot by the Peoples Democratic Party to unseat the Speaker.
The APC Caucus Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila disclosed this development to newsmen.
2. The All Progressives Congress had on Saturday announced Governor Ibrahim Gaidam as its sole candidate for the 2015 governorship election in Yobe State. However, while giving account of his stewardship to the state, he said he would have achieved all he set out to achieve if not for the emergence of the Boko Haram insurgency. He however boasted that he had been able to record a 90 per cent achievement, regardless of the Boko Haram security threat.
3. Leading cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Plc has announced an immediate reduction in the price of the product. Announcing the new price regime, the Group Managing Director of Dangote Cement, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, said the Company has put the price of the Dangote 32.5 cement grade at N1,000 per 50 kg bag, while the higher 42.5 grade now goes for N1,150 per bag.
4. The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has described as shameful the withdrawal of security details attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, by the IG of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba. The NLC leadership has also referred to the decision as unconstitutional, cautioning that the authority would be held responsible should anything happen to the speaker who is now without security.
5. Relatively, human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has written a letter to the Acting IG of Police, Suleiman Abba, accusing him of playing politics with the security of the nation’s citizens. He further accused him of illegal conduct, drawing his attention to his repressive conducts against the law, order and human rights since his appointment as the acting IG of Police.
6. Report says about 3,000 people have been displaced as a result of the invasion of Mubi, the second largest town in Adamawa by the Boko Haram insurgents. Report says the internally displaced persons have joined others earlier displaced at an NYSC camp in Yola.
7. President Goodluck Jonathan had charged all Nigerians, particularly men and women of God, to continue to pray for the peace and stability of the country.
Jonathan spoke through the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson on Sunday, during the third Bayelsa Thanksgiving Day celebration at Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa, the state capital.
8. No fewer than three persons on Sunday sustained varying degrees of injuries after a truck belonging to Lintex International Limited, ran into a Nissan Quest and a Honda Civic car at the Secretariat Bus Stop, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
9. Workers of some commercial banks have expressed great fear that they might lose their job following reports that the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria was transferring assets of three commercial banks, including Enterprise, Mainstreet and Keystone banks to new operators. The workers have as a result approached a Federal High Court in Lagos, demanding that the sales or transfer of the banks be cancelled.