10 top News Updates from Nigerian Newspapers Thur, Nov 16, 2023

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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today
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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines today

Greetings! Here’s a roundup of today’s highlights from Nigerian newspapers:

Nationwide Strike Suspended: The national executive councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have suspended the nationwide strike over an alleged assault on NLC President Joe Ajaero. The suspension follows the intervention of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.

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Fraud Charges Against Emefiele Reduced: The Federal Government has reduced to six counts the fraud charges filed against the immediate-past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele. The charges, initially 20, allege procurement fraud amounting to N6.5bn.

 

Labour Party Comments on Atiku’s Merger Proposal: The Labour Party has described Atiku Abubakar’s 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar’s merger proposal as a good one that should be considered. However, the New Nigeria People’s Party has conditions, including support for Rabiu Kwankwaso in 2027.

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October Inflation Hits 27.33%: Nigeria’s headline inflation rate for October 2023 has increased to 27.33 percent, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). On a year-on-year basis, the headline inflation rate was 6.24 points higher compared to the rate recorded in October.

Court Affirms Sanwo-Olu’s Election: The Appeal Court in Lagos affirmed the tribunal’s judgement confirming the election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat as the Governor and Deputy Governor of Lagos State. The suit filed by Olajide Adediran of the PDP was dismissed.

Tinubu Administration’s Reforms Inevitable, Says Finance Minister: Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Olawale Edun, stated that the ongoing reforms by the Tinubu administration may come with pain but are inevitable. The administration has put measures in place to boost the confidence of domestic and international investors.

Air Peace Faults Saudi Arabia Over Visa Cancellation: Air Peace has criticized Saudi Arabian authorities for cancelling the visas of 264 passengers airlifted by the company from Nigeria, citing incorrect information. The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia defended the visa cancellation, stating the passengers did not meet the Arab nation’s rules and regulations.

CP Tunji Disu Tasks Policemen to Arrest Killers of DPO: Newly-deployed Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Tunji Disu, has tasked policemen posted to the troubled Ahoada area to track down and arrest those involved in the killing of the Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada Police Division, SP Bako Angbashim.

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VP Shettima Advocates Education and Skills Development: Vice President Kashim Shettima identified education and skills development as the solution for addressing poverty and hunger in the country during a meeting with a delegation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

PDP Alleges Slide into Totalitarianism: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claims that the country is sliding into totalitarianism and anarchy under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration. The PDP alleges attempts by a cabal within the presidency to emasculate democratic institutions, especially INEC and the judiciary

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