*Fuel Scarcity: NNPC warns against inflating price, threatens sanctions (Independent)*Lagos police arrest Timaya over hit-and-run allegation (Guardian)

Fuel Scarcity: NNPC warns against inflating price, threatens sanctions (Independent) The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd has warned oil marketers against selling petrol above the official price. Speaking at a joint press briefing with Major Oil Marketers Association of…

*3 suspected kidnappers arrested on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (Punch)*Customs Apapa Command generates N159.58b (Nation)

3 suspected kidnappers arrested on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (Punch) Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three members of a kidnap syndicate, who have been terrorising commuters along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The suspects Nathaniel Jacob, 24, from Nasarawa State;…

Pastoralists and Farmers Conflicts in Nigeria: Time for Fulani capitalism, not herdsmen terrorism – Magnus Onyibe

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka’s country home in the forest area of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, has reportedly been invaded allegedly by herdsmen. Although the police denied the invasion of Soyinka’s sanctuary, he has confirmed that the peace of his abode…

*N.7m bill holds woman who delivered quadruplets after five years of marriage (Guardian) *Man stabs neighbour to death over alleged promiscuity (Punch)

N.7m bill holds woman who delivered quadruplets after five years of marriage (Guardian) It is not yet uhuru for Nonso and Maureen Anyaegbu following the delivery of their quadruplets on August 6 as they cannot settle the estimated N700, 000…

*Lagos boat mishap: 7 died, 14 rescued as search ends (Guardian) *2,430 virus patients decline to show up for treatment (Nation)

Lagos boat mishap: 7 died, 14 rescued as search ends (Guardian) The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said 14 people were rescued alive and seven died at the end of the rescue operation of a…

How I escaped attacks in Ekiti — Fayose (Punch)

A former Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Friday said he escaped attack by a whisker while leaving the House of Assembly in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. Fayose, who appeared at the Assembly on Friday on the invitation…

APC alleges plan to disrupt festival, Fayose kicks (Punch)

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State and the immediate past governor of the state, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Monday differed on an alleged plot to disrupt the yearly Udiroko Festival in Ado Ekiti. The APC accused Fayose of a…

Fayose’s graft trial to another judge at EFCC’s request (Guardian)

The chief judge of the Federal High Court Adamu Abdul-Kafarati has transferred the criminal trial of Ayodele Fayose to a new judge. Kafarati noted a petition against the trial judge by the prosecution, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission prompted…

Judge’s absence stalls Fayose’s fraud trial (Guardian)

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, further adjourned until June 10, the trial of embattled former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, facing N6.9 billion fraud charges. The case which was slated for continuation of trial was further…

Fayemi sacks 2000 persons employed by Fayose (Guardian)

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has nullified all employments made by his predecessor Ayodele Fayose after July 2018 governorship election in the State. “All appointments made after the governorship election of July 2018, an exercise found to have violated due…

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