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

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1.Osinbajo’s office not supervising ‘Ruga’ settlements’ –Aide

The Office of the Vice President says the establishment of Ruga settlements is not being supervised by the office, contrary to claims in sections of the media.

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, dismissed the reports in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

2. NYSC issues strong warning to Batch B Corps members

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.- Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has cautioned that any corps part found smoking Indian hemp would be rejected.

Ibrahim expressed this while tending to Batch B Stream 2 corps individuals experiencing direction at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Sagamu, on Friday, NAN reports.

3. Housing deficit: LASG reassures residents of qualitative, affordable mass homes

The Lagos State Government on Friday reassured residents of its commitment to the provision of easy access to high quality and affordable houses to bridge the housing deficit in the state.

The Permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Ministry of Housing, Mr. Wasiu Akewusola, made this known while conducting a site inspection of LagosHOMS Igando Gardens in the Alimosho area of Lagos.

4. NECA wants FG to deregulate oil sector to improve debt profile

The Organised Business Sector under the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), on Friday, said that except the Federal Government stopped subsidizing fuel, its debt profile would continue to increase.

Mr. Timothy Olawale, Director-General of NECA, said at a stakeholders’ forum in Lagos that business operators were concerned about government’s refusal to deregulate the downstream

5. NDA 26th Regular Course celebrates 40th anniversary with Golf Kitty

As part of activities to mark its 40th anniversary, the 26 Regular Course of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) on Friday held a Golf Kitty at the IBB Golf and Country Club in Abuja.

The Golf Kitty, which is part of the 3-day activity to celebrate the anniversary, had both serving and members of the Alumni competing. President of the Alumni Association, Squadron Leader Kayode Sobajo

6. Fulani Ruga Settlement: What Buhari Is Doing To Nigerians – Ohaneze

President Muhammad Buhari-drove organization has been blamed by Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the zenith Igbo socio-political association of advancing religious fanaticism and nepotism.

The gathering made this known through President General of Ohanaeze, Chief Nina Nwodo while denouncing Federal Government’s proposed Ruga ranch settlement the nation over for Fulani herders.

7. Oyo Pensioners Hail Makinde For Prompt Payment Of Salaries, Pensions

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Oyo State branch, has commended the State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, for prompt payment of salaries and pension of workers on the payroll of Oyo State Civil Service.

The Pensioners, in a letter addressed to the office of the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, which was signed by the State Secretary of the Union

8. Ministerial appointment: SGF Mustapha react when Buhari will unveil new cabinet

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha has uncovered that President Muhammadu Buhari will reveal his bureau in July.

Mustapha made the exposure while clarifying that the postponement was to permit the National Assembly to complete its authority procedures and legislators continue from break.

9. Nigeria’s Senate President Lawan makes demand to US

Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has asked United States (U.S.) to fortify ties with Nigeria, particularly in the battle against the revolt in the North-East.

He decided on Thursday in Abuja during the 243rd freedom commemoration of the USA, sorted out by the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, NAN reports.

10. BREAKING: Gov. Tambuwal unveils new cabinet

Representative Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has selected a previous Sultanate advocate, Alhaji Isah Bajini Galadanci, as the state Commissioner for Information.

Galadanci was among the 27 new Commissioners allocated portfolio, as indicated by an announcement issued by Abubakar Shekara, Director General, Media, and Public Affairs to Governor Tambuwal yesterday.