Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Naija Newspapers:
- The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has assured of fuel availability during the yuletide, warning that it will clamp down on petrol stations hoarding fuel to create artificial scarcity. Controller of NMDPRA in Jos, Plateau State, Abdulsalam Mohammed, said this yesterday on Naija Newspapers.
- The Kogi State Government has declared Thursday, December 29, 2022, as a public holiday as the State would receive President Muhammadu Buhari on that day for the commissioning of projects embarked upon by Governor Yahaya Bello. This was contained in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, on Sunday.
- About five persons have reportedly lost their lives in a clash between rival youth groups in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Council Area of Delta State. It was gathered that the incident occurred on Christmas eve, as many others have been taken to the Warri General Hospital for treatment.
- The Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress on Sunday clashed over allegations by the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, that President Muhammadu Buhari failed to fulfil his 2015 electoral promises. While the PDP backed the cleric, saying his assessment of Buhari’s regime was on point, the APC berated the Christian leader’s statement as ungodly and biased.
- A businessman, Dapo Olofinmakin, has accused his mother, Olufunmilayo, of exhuming the corpse of his late father, Segun, in a bid to sell his property on Sanya Street in the Aguda area of Lagos State, where he was buried. It was gathered that Dapo, 47, had opposed the plan by his mother to move the body to another location to facilitate the sale of the building.
- A Muslim group, popularly called the Shiites, yesterday attended a Christmas service at one of the largest denominations in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Sunday as a sign of love and efforts to strengthen religious tolerance.
- There was pandemonium in the Ajah area of Lagos State on Sunday when a policeman attached to the Ajah Police Station shot dead a female lawyer, Bolanle Raheem. It was gathered that the incident threw the community into confusion as the cop, who was with a team of policemen, fled the scene.
- Tragedy struck on Christmas day when no fewer than nine people lost their lives and 24 were injured in separate road accidents in Bauchi and Ogun States. Six people died in a lone crash at Sabuwar Miya, along Kafin Madaki-Ningi Road in the Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
- President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said he would not live in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after quitting office in May 2023 to avoid problems. While thanking Nigerians for the support extended to him during his two-term reign, the president said he would retire to his hometown in Daura, Katsina State to rest from the rigours of his office.
- Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pay a fine of N5 million for contravening the provisions of the State’s Executive Order 3 of 2022. The Executive Order 3 prohibits political parties from using public places such as schools, parks, and markets for political activities without seeking and obtaining due clearance from the State government on Naija Newspapers.