10 things you need to know this Monday morning about the latest news in Nigeria


According to Festus Keyamo, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Emirates Airline will resume flight operations in the country very soon. On Sunday, Keyamo revealed via his X account that he had met with senior executives from the United Arab Emirates’ national airline and that they will soon announce the precise date on which they would commence operations.


02. The election of Caleb Muftwang as governor of Plateau State was overturned by the Court of Appeal in Abuja. A three-member panel, in a unanimous verdict on Sunday, found that Muftwang was not lawfully sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as stipulated by Section 285(2) of the Nigerian Constitution.



3. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) re-arrested Ibrahim Momoh, also known as Ibrahim Bendel, during a raid of his hideout in the Filin Dabo, Dei-Dei area of the FCT, Abuja, seven years after he escaped from prison custody following his conviction for drug dealing.


04. On Sunday, the Petroleum Tanker Drivers chapter of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) announced that they were considering seceding from the union. PTD threatened to leave the oil union unless Williams Akporeha, NUPENG’s National President, and Olawale Afolabi, the union’s General Secretary, resigned.


05. This past weekend, Senator George Akume, who serves as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made it clear that the All Progressives Congress in Benue State will not stand for another betrayal of the party’s mandate. This was announced by Akume at the Government House, Makurdi, gathering of the party’s stakeholders. The SGF, who was represented by a party elder named Simon Shango, vowed to maintain internal harmony and harmony.


06. During the current police recruitment procedure, almost a third of applicants have been turned down. Of the 547,774 candidates, 190,741 were disqualified yesterday due to factors like age, improper credentials, and lack of physical fitness, according to the Police Service Commission (PSC).


7. Yesterday, Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of Edo State, taunted his boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki, by announcing his intention to run for governor in 2019 as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He explained his decision to run for office by saying, “Edo needs a practical leader.”


8. In Imo State, Ugochukwu Ofoegbu’s faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked members and retirees who have not yet received their paychecks to submit their information. National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu, who is mediating between the Labour and state governments, will receive the data.


09. President Bola Tinubu arrived in Berlin, Germany on Sunday in preparation for Monday’s G20 Compact with Africa Conference. At 1:17 a.m. on Sunday, the Nigeria Air Force 1, the president’s official plane, landed at the Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport in Berlin.


10. Alhaji Mohammed Yakubu, father of the Kwali Area Council of the FCT’s Vice Chairman, was abducted together with a pregnant wife and five others from their home in the hamlet of Yewuti. Hussaini Kure, a peasant, was reportedly killed by gunfire during the assault.


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