Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Friday morning

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:
1. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday, shunned the invitation extended to him to appear before the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters. He has consequently issued a statement, stating that the lawmakers should take their argument before the court instead of summoning him.
2. The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, ordered its members worldwide to monitor the movements and whereabouts of the retired Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase. The group said the aim is to ensure Arase’s arrest and arraignment in the International Criminal Court, ICC, as soon as an international bench warrant is issued for his arrest over the killing of its members. This order was contained in a press statement signed by IPOB’s spokesman, Dr. Clifford Iroegbu.

3. Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has insisted that Zenith bank majorly funded his campaign, asking the bank to come up with an official statement on the matter. Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the governor said the bank’s statement should not be as feeble as the one being peddled in the media so that he can begin the
second stage of his revelations on the bank.
Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) on Thursday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that he is being punished by some persons at the highest level of power in the country for perceived grievances they hold against him while in active military service many years ago. Dasuki who did not name any particular person said that the punishment being meted on him was unfortunate as it was borne out of mere vendetta.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday advised the general public to watch out for some unscrupulous individuals who now parade the streets posing as representatives of the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, and extorting money from persons under investigation, promising them a soft-landing and assurances that their cases would be closed. A statement by the commission said Magu will never send anybody to act in the capacity.
Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has given Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, five days within which he should retract the story that she offered bribe to convicted U.S lawmaker, Williams Jefferson, over the Halliburton scandal or face legal action. This is contained in a letter sent to the governor by Mrs Buhari’s legal representatives.
Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, Thursday took over all assets owned by Silverbird Group. Silverbird Group is accused of owing the government agency about N11 billion. Policemen barricaded all properties belonging to Silverbird Group owned by Senator Ben Murray Bruce, forcing both the TV and radio stations to stop transmission.
.President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday evening approved the appointment of Gida Mustapha, as the new Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority. Director (Press and Public Relations) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi, made this known in a statement issued on Thursday evening.
About four children and some domestic animals have reportedly lost their lives in an abandoned Federal Government bricks factory in Akegbeugwu, Enugu State.
This was confirmed by the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Ignatius Ugwu, who made the announcement in Akegeugwu on Thursday during an oversight function by the State Assembly committee on works, lands and housing in the community.

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party took a different turn on Thursday with the inauguration of five committees for the conduct of another primary for the 2016 Edo State governorship election by Ali Modu Sheriff. Sheriff cited Section 50(1) of the PDP constitution which he noted was derived from the provisions of, relevant sections of the Constitution and the Electoral Act, as the reason for his action.

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