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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. The Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Ogundeji Iroju, was on Tuesday impeached.
Iroju was impeached with Aderoboye Samuel representing Odigbo Constituency 2 elected as the new Deputy Speaker over alleged gross misconduct which the lawmakers said was inimical to the progress of the Assembly.
2. There was another outbreak of inferno at the Otukpo Central market at the early hours of Wednesday.
So far, over 40 shops have been razed by the inferno.
3. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has warned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to honour the agreement reached at the formative stage of the party, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Fashola, who stated this while chatting with journalists covering the APC Press Corps in Abuja on Tuesday, admitted there was an APC agreement on zoning which he said should be honoured.
4. Twenty-three Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists have been neutralized, while six soldiers were wounded in various clearance operations conducted by troops of Operation Fireball within Northeast theatre of operation.
Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier Benard Onyeuko, said the gallant troops of Operation Fireball in the various Sectors of the Theatre have continued to dominate the general areas of operation and carry out their tasks relentlessly and professionally.
5. Igbo Renaissance Forum, a pan Igbo movement, has vehemently condemned the call by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, for Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the minority leader in the Senate, to be arrested.
In a statement signed by its International Coordinator, Nze Ugo-Akpe Onwuka (Oyi), the organization said it was baseless comparing Abaribe’s situation with that of Ndume.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, said minimum wage earners would be exempted from Personal Income Tax payment.
Buhari said the plan was one of the proposals in the 2020 Finance Bill pending before the National Assembly.
7. The United States Mission in Nigeria has declared that the country is not currently part of the pilot visa bond program.
The State Department had announced that certain nationals travelling to America will, from next month, will pay a bond.
8. A Ex-Nigerian and Biafran soldier, Col. Emmanuel Nworah Nwobosi, is dead.
The elder statesman died at the age of 82 on Tuesday. Col Nwobosi was formally Captain in the Nigerian Army, and Colonel in the defunct Biafran Army, as well as Chief of Staff to the late Biafran leader, General Emeka Ojukwu.
9. Governors and leaders of the South-South, Tuesday, made a 7-point demand from the Federal Government to meet the aspirations of the region.
The leaders made the demands during a meeting with the Presidential delegation led by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari at Government House, Port Harcourt where the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, was conspicuously absent.
10. Ex-President of Niger, Mamadou Tandja is dead.
Niger government confirmed his death in Niamey on Tuesday but did not state the cause.

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