Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Monday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N50,000 grant for nano business owners have started receiving credit alerts. Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Doris Uzoka-Anite, who confirmed this at the weekend, said no fewer than 200,000 small business owners have received the payment.

2. The statewide exercise to free Lagos of visible security risks has continued after the arrest of some suspects under the Dolphin Estate Bridge. A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said 450 miscreants were rescued at the weekend.

3. Vice President Kashim Shettima departed Abuja on Sunday for Dallas, United States (U.S.). He will represent President Bola Tinubu at the 2024 U.S.-Africa Business Summit to be hosted by the Corporate Council on Africa at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

4. Normalcy is gradually returning to the supply and distribution chain of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) or petrol, after the scarcity of the product in the last three weeks. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) blamed the development on “logistics” issues. The return of normalcy was not unconnected with the opening up of reserves by the NNPCL for supply to the marketers.

5. The Department of State Services, DSS, has sealed AL-Ihsan Clinic in the Unguwan Rogo community in Jos North LGA of Plateau State due to allegations of quackery and the reported death of a female patient. It was learnt that the death of the woman last week following a surgery performed by one Mr Abdul Lukman sparked reactions in the area, with many attributing the death to the surgery, which subsequently raised concerns about Abdul’s medical speciality.

6. The value of Nigeria’s currency in circulation has risen to N3.87tn at the end of March. According to the latest money and credit statistics on the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the currency in circulation was N3.87tn, higher than N3.69tn in February and N3.65tn in January.

7. Residents of Mende Estate Villa in the Maryland area of Lagos State have decried the recent demolition of their multimillion naira houses in the area by the Lagos State Government while seeking compensation for a new shelter. It was gathered that the estate’s homes were destroyed in the last demolition exercise.

8. Two suspects are in the custody of the Edo State Police Command in connection with the disappearance and death of a 200-level undergraduate of Delta State University of Science and Technology, Agbor, Miss Faith Omodon.

9. Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have intercepted 511 jumbo sacks of cannabis sativa weighing 4,752kg concealed in the gas tank compartment of a truck along the Abuja-Abaji highway. The agency in a statement on Sunday said the operatives on a stop-and-search operation along the highway on Wednesday, May 1, intercepted the 40-ft gas tanker marked RBC 77XG and upon a thorough search discovered the sacks.

10. Another Improvised Explosive Device, IED, planted along Maiduguri-Dikwa-Gamboru Ngala road has killed seven people, including a telecommunication expert, Mallam Abbashuwa Bulamarwa. The incident took place, weekend, when their vehicles drove on the planted IED in-between Dikwa and Logomani village, about 80kms drive from Maiduguri.

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