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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things to know this Friday morning, March 29



  1. FAAN Shuts Down KFC Outlet at MMIA: The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed down a branch of KFC at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos State for violating laws regarding discrimination against People with Special Needs.

  2. Senator Benson Konbowei Granted N50 Million Bail: Senator Konbowei, representing Bayelsa Central, has been granted a bail of N50 million by a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Apo. He was arraigned on charges including forgery of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.

  3. PSC Reschedules Police Constable Cadre Medical Screening: The Police Service Commission (PSC) has moved the start of the medical screening for recruitment into the police constable cadre to April 16th, 2024, to accommodate candidates observing Ramadan fast and Christian Lenten period.

  4. Senate President Denies Responsibility for Senator’s Suspension: Senate President Godswill Akpabio has refuted claims of being responsible for the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi (PDP – Bauchi Central) and stated he has not received any letter from Ningi demanding reinstatement.

  5. FirstNews Editor Narrates Ordeal in Military Detention: Segun Olatunji, the Editor of FirstNews Online Newspaper, shares his experience in Nigerian military detention after being taken away from his residence by suspected military officers.

  6. Binance Executive Sues NSA and EFCC: Tigran Gambaryan, a Binance Executive, has filed a lawsuit against the National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged violation of his fundamental rights.

  7. DHQ Declares Eight Individuals Wanted in Military Personnel Killing: The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has officially declared eight individuals wanted in connection with the killing of 17 military personnel in Delta State.

  8. DHQ Reports Success in Military Operations: The Defence Headquarters reports significant successes in military operations across Nigeria, including neutralizing 212 terrorists, apprehending 253 suspects, and rescuing 244 kidnapped hostages in a week.

  9. AGN Clarifies Decision on Mr. Ibu’s Medical Treatment Abroad: The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) clarifies that late Nollywood actor John Okafor, known as Mr. Ibu, was deemed ineligible for medical treatment abroad due to his condition, as explained by AGN President Chief Emeka Rollas.

  10. Federal High Court Orders Release of 313 Suspected Terrorists: A Federal High Court in Borno has ordered the release of at least 313 suspected terrorists due to insufficient evidence to incriminate them following investigation by the military.