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


Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

1. A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday declared as illegal the new electricity tariff by the Federal Government. The court in its ruling against the National Electricity Regulation Commission and electricity distribution companies in a suit opposing the Federal Government’s bid to increase electricity tariff , said it was wrong to have increased tariff despite court order that status quo must be maintained.
Presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris declared as null and void any hike in electricity tariff that did not comply with the provisions of the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act 2004.

2.On the foreign scene, former British Prime Minister, David Cameron on Wednesday officially left office after six years as the country’s Prime Minister. Speaking outside the premier’s Downing Street office before proceeding to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II, Cameron said it was not an easy journey, urging the country to still remain close to the European Union.

3.The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has said it was a huge joke for some senators to be considering impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari, asking them to stop such huge joke. The party in a statement issued on Wednesday by its national secretary, Mala Buni, advised the senators not to allow political shenanigans becloud overall national interest, adding that Buhari’s government have respect for the principle of the Rule of Law as well as the Separation of Power among the three arms of government.

4.President Muhammadu Buhari has said that security situation in the country has improved since he took over power. Buhari said the situation would continue to improve under his administration. The President stated this on Wednesday in Wanke village in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State during a one-day working visit to the state. He expressed confidence in the ability of the Nigerian security agencies to contain any form of terrorism in any part of the country.