Good morning. Here are the 10 things to know in Nigerian newspapers this Thursday:
1. Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated the former immediate former president Goodluck Jonathan for successful handing over of his administration to the sitting President, Muhammadu Buhari. Many people didn’t see this coming, as it’s now six month after the change of administration, Obasanjo was not in support of Jonathan running for second term and since then both were not in talking terms.
2. The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has rejected the Senate’s request to extend the entry result usage to three years.
JAMB registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, said this would distort and delay the educational system of the future student.
3. The APC-led Federal Government has said it would start the unemployment allowance it promised during it campaign and regretted not kick-starting the programme immediately. It however vow to start paying unemployed citizen the N5,000 from next year.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted the deplorable state of Nigeria roads, saying they need urgent attention. He therefore urged the Senate to support him in finding immediate solutions to the matter.
5. The Kogi chapter of All Progressives Congress is considering to replace Audu’s son as their governorship candidate. Abubakar Audu died on Sunday shortly after INEC declared Saturday election inconclusive and the party may substitute the son to contest for the supplementary election on December 5.
6. Estranged star Yoruba actress, Toyin Aimahku, has debunked both the reports that he was dating firm maker, Seun Egbegbe, and that he beat her black and blue. The ‘divorced’ actress said she had no itme for relationship at the moment, saying someone has been sponsoring the lies against her.
7. Nigerian Army has nailed the caused on increasing activity of Boko Haram insurgents to wrong interpretations of Islams and urged Muslims to adhere to true teaching of the religion.
8. A prophet named Clifford Nmenabu, has foreseen Nigeria breaking up and the emergence of Biafra Republic. He warned President Buhari to take necessary steps against blood shedding and also called the intervention of international communities.
9. There were more than 50 Nigerians deported from United Kingdom, most of whom were stranded after landing Nigeria. Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted on social media with demeaning words against the deportees.
10. Nigerian Army has warned that the Boko Haram insurgents is planning to start planting explosives inside attractive objects. It further said that 5 out of the 100 wanted Boko Haram members have been nabbed by the troops.