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Newspapers Today: 10 things to know this Wednesday morning



Newspapers Today: 10 things to know this Wednesday morning
Good morning, here are 10 things to know this Wednesday morning in today’s newspapers.

1. A total sum of N63billion has been allocated as severance package for President Muhammadu Buhari,  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors and political officers who will be leaving office in 2023. Although, the figure is exclusive of the regular life pension, car, house allowances and other benefits

2. Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has described the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki as a nitwit and a misfit for the office he currently occupies. Tinubu was reacting to comments by Obaseki that Nigeria would break up should the APC win the next presidential election.

3. Ahead of the 2023 elections, a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has nullified all primary elections conducted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State over the unlawful exclusion of some party members as delegates to the primaries.

4. Oyo State Police command has arrested 3 teenagers for raping and video recording a 17-year-old girl. On the October 24, 2022, the victim visited her friend Joshua Adegoke age 18 years at his residence where she met one Peter Akintunde also 18 years. They both raped and recorded the act on their phone and transferred the clip to another friend, one Oluwanjoba Adetona, who also reached out to the victim demanding for sex in exchange for not uploading the footage on social media.

5. West Africa Examinations Council building in Yaba area of Lagos State.
(WAEC) office guts in the early hours of Wednesday, creating tension as many people are feared trapped in the building as the fire rages.

Newspapers Today: 10 things to know this Wednesday morning

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but emergency responders are at the scene and the fire was being put off. Sources said the inferno was caused by power surge in one of the offices, which immediately went wild.

6. Rishi Sunak, the new British Prime Minister, has promised to place economic stability and confidence at the heart of his government’s agenda. The 42-year-old of Indian ancestry was on Tuesday appointed PM by King Charles III after their meeting at Buckingham Palace.

7. The Duchess of Susexx, Meghan Markle has revealed she is 43% Nigerian while on the latest episode of her podcast, Archetypes, where she expressed her desire to learn more about her roots.

In the episode, Markle discussed with American actress Issa Rae, Nigerian-American writer Ziwe Fumudoh, and professor Emily Bernards, stating she took a genealogy test which revealed that she is 43% Nigerian.

8. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 11, 2023, for the conduct of Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi governorship elections. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, of INEC, Festus Okoye, disclosed this on Tuesday evening.

9. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the worst is over as far as insecurity is concerned, insisting that the military and other security agencies were up to the task of protecting Nigerians and non-citizens. Mohammed stated this at a Ministerial Session at the ongoing UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week.

10. Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor, has vowed to resign from office if anyone could prove he promised to make him his successor. He said by virtue of his character, it was inconceivable that he would make a promise to help someone to succeed him and then renege on it.

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