Nigerian NewspapersCredit: Daily Post

Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers: Key Highlights for Sunday Morning, December 17, 2023

  1. Olatunji Disu, the Rivers State police commissioner, has assured residents that there will be no further occurrences of accidental discharge. Speaking at the Arms Handling and Musketry competition held at the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) Training School in Nonwa, Tai Local Government Area, Disu pledged to prevent such incidents in the state.
  2. The ongoing feud between the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, and Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, seemed to intensify on Saturday as the two political figures deliberately avoided each other during the minister’s visit to the state for various events. Wike attended a burial ceremony in Eleme, while Fubara participated in the convocation of the Rivers State University (RSU).
  3. The Nigeria Labour Congress in Rivers State has issued a warning of potential action in response to the political turmoil affecting the state. The conflict involving Governor Siminalayi Fubara and lawmakers aligned with the former governor and Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike, is having a detrimental impact on the state’s workforce, according to the congress.
  4. Abdullahi Adamu, the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has revealed that he recently decided to withdraw from active politics in the country due to developing allergies to political activities. Adamu disclosed this information during an event in Lafia on Saturday.
  5. The Sokoto State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed contentment with the judgment of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the election of four party members in the House of Representatives. The party’s spokesperson in the state, Hassan Sayinnawal, conveyed this satisfaction in a statement released to journalists on Saturday.
  6. Prof Attahiru Jega, the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has urged Nigerians to collaborate and ensure the restructuring of the country before the 2027 general elections. Jega emphasized the importance of decentralizing power to sub-national entities for the overall development of the nation.
  7. The Defence Headquarters has officially confirmed the elimination of four notorious commanders of terrorist groups through airstrikes conducted within the week. The commanders, namely Machika, Haro, Dan Muhammadu, and Ali Alhaji Alheri (Kachalla Ali Kawaje), were targeted in the operation. Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, the Director of Defence Media Operations, announced this development in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
  8. The Premier League match between Luton and Bournemouth was halted and eventually abandoned after Luton’s captain, Tom Lockyer, collapsed on the pitch. Both teams were led off the field during the second half as Lockyer received medical attention.
  9. The Anambra State Police Command has successfully rescued four children from the same family who were kidnapped by suspected herdsmen. This information was conveyed in a press statement issued on Saturday by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga.
  10. On Saturday, President Bola Tinubu hinted at an upcoming adjustment in the minimum wage for Nigerian workers in response to the escalating cost of living. Tinubu assured that the proposed wage structure would be practical, sustainable, and feasible for implementation by all levels of government.


Peter Ritdung Wakkias is a Nigerian blogger and programmer, known for being the CEO of and He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic Lafia. Based in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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