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

1. The Department of State Services, DSS, has reportedly arrested Mukaila Lamidi, the embattled chairman of the Oyo State Park Management System, popularly known as Auxiliary. It was gathered that Auxiliary was arrested at about 4:00 pm on Tuesday at his residence in the Olodo area of Ibadan, the state capital.

2. The Federal Government, on Tuesday, offered 12 oil blocks and five deep offshore assets for sale as it marketed the assets to global oil sector investors at the ongoing 2024 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, United States. Chief Executive, Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission, Gbenga Komolafe, told investors at the gathering that Nigeria has 37.5 billion barrels of crude oil and condensate reserves and 209.26 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves.

3. The authorities of Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti, have expelled two female students for bullying a colleague. The development followed the outcry that trailed the video of two female students assaulting another female student of the institution on social media.

4. Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday reportedly arrested some Bureau De Change operators at the popular Wuse Zone 4 market. It was also gathered that some BDC operators resisted arrest during the sting operation.

5. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is probing 10 senior officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps over an alleged N7.5bn fraud. The anti-graft agency has also invited 10 contractors linked with the alleged fraud. EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, had on April 26, 2024, written a letter to the NSCDC CG, inviting the 10 indicted NSCDC officers for questioning.

6. Multichoice Nigeria has challenged the jurisdiction of the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal sitting in Abuja restraining it from increasing the prices of its DStv and GOtv packages. Multichoice’s lawyer, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said he filed an application on April 30 challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to make the order it made on April 29.

7. Nigeria and other West African countries battling terrorism will receive support from a standby force to be formed by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS. ECOWAS Commissioner in charge of Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Ambassador Abdel-Fatau Musah, broke the news in Abuja on Tuesday.

8. The opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has directed its members in the House of Assembly to immediately commence impeachment proceedings against Governor Siminialayi Fubara. The party warned that it would invoke its rules against its lawmakers in the House if they failed to comply with the directive.

9. Those living in flood-prone communities should start relocating now, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has counselled. The agency also called for the monitoring of dams, desilting and clearing of debris in water bodies by relevant authorities to prevent blockages and the creation of detention dams.

10. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, yesterday cautioned Nigerians against panic buying of petrol. NNPC said it has 1.5 billion litres of the product which if spread at 50 million litres daily would last the nation one full month.

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Wednesday morning

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