1. Boko Haram: Nine Soldiers Reported Killed, 20 Missing
Nine soldiers tied to the Operation Lafiya Dole team are reportedly dead following a fierce battle between soldiers and Boko Haram fighters in Gudumbali, Borno state, northeast Nigeria. Concise News also understands that 20 other soldiers are reportedly missing. As of Thursday night, the Nigerian army authorities had yet to confirm this report.
2. Why Northern Governors Dumped RUGA For Livestock Plan
The Northern Governors Forum says it has agreed to dump the controversial Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) policy for National Livestock Transformation Plan, Concise News reports. This news medium learned that, following their emergency meeting held in Kaduna on Thursday, the governors said the aforementioned plan was the best way to tackle the age long herder/farmers clashes in the region.
3. PDP Reacts To Increase Of VAT From 5% To 7.2%
Nigeria’s main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advised the Federal Government to reverse its decision to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5 per cent to 7.2 per cent. The President Muhammadu Buhari administration on Wednesday, September 11, approved an increase in Nigeria’s Value Added Tax (VAT) from five per cent to 7.2 per cent effective next year.
4. Boko Haram: 22,000 Nigerians Missing In North-East – Red Cross
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday said that nearly 22,000 Nigerians have been reported missing in the North-East region of the country due to Boko Haram attacks. Concise News gathered that the humanitarian agency made this known in a press release posted on its website.
5. Xenophobia: Nigerian Returnees Recount Experience In South Africa
Some Nigerians who returned to the country following renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa have been recounting their experiences in the country. Concise News reports that the first batch of 187 Nigerians in South Africa returned to Nigeria on Wednesday night.
6. Tribunal: Oshiomhole Predicts What’ll Happen To Atiku, PDP At Supreme Court
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole says his party is ready for the next round of legal battle with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, boasting that another defeat awaits the complainants at the Supreme Court. Concise News reports that Oshiohmole made this known when he responded to questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday.
7. President Buhari Talks About Women, Unemployment, Nigeria’s Treasury
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that placing women in strategic positions of his government, like the financial sector, is to ensure effective management of limited resources, and promote a stronger sense of inclusiveness. The president gave the insight into his preferred choice for Ministers of Finance when he received a delegation of National, Zonal, State and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Women leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
8. FG Approves $5.3bn Ibadan-Kano Rail Project
The Federal Government has approved the $5.3billion Ibadan to Kano standard gauge rail project, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said. Amaechi disclosed this on Thursday in Lagos during the third Maritime Stakeholders Interactive Forum.
9. FUOYE Shut Down Indefinitely Following Violent Protest
The Federal University of Oye (FUOYE), on Thursday, said it had shut down the university indefinitely following the violent protest, which led to loss of lives and property on Tuesday. Concise News reports that the Public Relations Officer of the university, Godfrey Bakji, made this disclosure in Oye-Ekiti.
10. Assurance 2020: Davido Finally Proposes To Chioma
Nigerian singer David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name “Davido,” has finally proposed to his girlfriend, Chioma Rowland. Concise News reports that the Babcock University graduate shared this news on his verified Twitter handle on Thursday night.