Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday arrived in Turkey, where he will be taking part in the 9th summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday. The president arrived at the Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara, the country’s capital at about 6:20pm (Nigerian time). He was received by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Turkey, the Governor of Ankara and other Turkish government officials.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to police personnel who served under the defunct Biafran police during the civil war. The Police officers were granted presidential pardon in 2000. The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) on Wednesday announced that about 162 of such retired police officers and 57 Next of Kin will be paid their benefits in the first phase which kicks off this month.
3. National Industrial Court, presided by Justice E. N. Agbakoba, has ruled that the sacking of Justice Gladys Olotu of the Federal High Court was in order. In a judgement on Wednesday, Justice Agbakoba dismissed the suit by Olotu, saying that the recommendation for her removal was in order in the eyes of law and that the NJC followed due process in its action.
4. A man, Ndubuisi Oye, whose wedding on Sunday has been allegedly killed by a vigilante in Ogbunike community, in the Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. The killing has resulted to a heavy protest in the area where property worth thousands of naira was razed. Report says the incident happened on Monday.
5. The military has denied the allegation of knowing something about the reported killing of 29 persons, including women and children, in the Nkiedonwhro community of Plateau State. It said it was overpowered by the large number and tactics of the attackers, hence it could not stop the attack.
6. The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on Wednesday directed two banks operated by Patience Jonathan to unfreeze the accounts. Members of the panel argued and blamed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC for the continued freezing of the account when a court order has already vacated the freezing order.
7. The Osun State Government on Monday announced the voluntary retirement of the Head of Service, Mr Sunday Owoeye. This was contained in a press statement signed by the Media Adviser to the Governor of Osun State, Mr Sola Fasure. The statement has it that the former HoS turned in his notice of retirement on Monday October 16, after which he embarked on 90-day terminal leave in line with civil service rule of engagement. Report, however, claimed the retirement was not unconnected with an alleged sexual harassment of a staff.
8. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that it will not force former President Olusegun Obasanjo to return to its fold. It said even though, it would continue to respect the decision of the former President, the party will not die because of his absence. The spokesperson for the PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye was reacting to Obasanjo’s statement.
9. A real estate firm, Jetland Properties Limited, has filed a N31m lawsuit against Ecobank Nigeria Limited over alleged breach of contract. The firm, in the suit it filed before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, claimed the bank refused to pay its five percent for sale of a property located at Plot 7, Block 10, Layi Yusuf Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. The property belonging to the bank was sold at N525m by the estate firm.
10. A resident of Isheri-Olofin, Ogun State, has been nabbed by the police for trying to escape with five children he allegedly abducted from the community. According to report, Adebayo, who had lured the children out of the neighbourhood and about to board a bus at Kara bus stop was caught in the process.
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