Here is a summary from Nigerian Newspapers headlines today Tuesday, 5 December 2017.
1. No automatic ticket for Atiku Abubakar in PDP, says Makarfi.
National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi says the party did not grant any concession for former vice president Atiku Abubakar to return to the party.
Makarfi stated this while inaugurating Convention Planning Committee and sub- committees ahead of the December 9 PDP convention.
2. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state appoints commissioner for happiness.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state.
The governor appointed his own biological sister, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha) as the state’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment.
3. Federal Government abandoned Ekwueme in London hospital – CD
The Campaign for Democracy (CD) has accused the federal government of Nigeria of abandoning former Vice President Alex Ekwueme during treatment in London.
They claimed government should have taken over his treatment as entrenched in the nation’s constitution long before his health deteriorated to the level of having to be flown abroad.
4. Libya slave trade: More Nigerians expected to arrive the country today.
The Ministry of foreign affairs has disclosed 250 Nigerians will be repatriated today.
According to information from the ministry, the returnees would arrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, by 7pm.
The latest expected arrival would bring total number of Nigerians to have fled the modern slave market in Libya to 3,000.
5. Maina gate: Officials swindled government of over N42 billion in four years.
Attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, has disclosed some government officials were involved in a pension fraud syndicate.
66 separate accounts were involved in the fraud.
This is contained in a memo he submitted to the Senate Ad-hoc Committee investigating the reinstatement and promotion of the former chairman of Presidential Task Force on Pensions, Abdulrasheed Maina.
6. Chibok boy paralyzed by Boko Haram returns to Nigeria after successful surgery
After being in a wheelchair for four years, Boko Haram child’s victim, Ali Ahmadu, has returned to Nigeria following successful surgery on his legs in Dubai.
He arrived in the country with his aunt, Hannatu Madu; the coordinator of Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care (GIPLC), Nuhu Kwajafa and representatives of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation.
7. I will never order Fulani to kill anybody – Sultan
Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto, says he will never urge the Fulani to pick up arms to kill any Nigerian.
He said this on Monday while reacting to reports which quoted him as making inciting comments concerning the recent killing of some Fulanis in Numan, Adamawa state.
8. SARS personnel to undergo new training
Personnel of the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are to undergo a new training programme, according to the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood.
This, he said was part of the re-organization ordered by the IGP following the public social media outcry against SARS operatives.
9. Kerosene explosion kills two, injure 7 in Rivers state.
Two people have been reported dead in a kerosene explosion that occurred in Diobu axis of Port Hacourt, Rivers state.
The fire was set off when a woman attempted to light her stove in and it exploded in her face.
Attempts to quench the fire, however resulted in more explosions as a neighbour mistakenly emptied a jerry can of kerosene into the raging fire.
10. Russia 2018 World cup: Good football, not names will decide group D’s fate – Victor Moses
Super Eagles star player, Victor Moses has stated that the Eagles are not afraid to face any of their group opponents in the Russia 2018 World cup tournament.
He gave assurances that the Eagles will qualify from their group despite threats from their opponents.
The Eagles have been grouped alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.