Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Key Updates This Friday, November 24, 2023

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Top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers: Friday, November 24, 2023

 

Good morning! Here’s a roundup of the latest news from Nigerian newspapers:

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1. NNPC Sets Ambitious Target to End Petroleum Products Importation by December 2024

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) announced its ambitious plan to cease the importation of refined petroleum products by December 2024. The national oil firm projected a revenue growth to N4.5tn by the end of 2023. Additionally, it revealed that the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refining Company, under NNPCL’s management, would be completed by December this year.

2. Interior Minister Orders Investigation into Alleged Terrorist Collaboration by Correctional Service Personnel

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Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has directed the Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Haliru Nababa, to investigate allegations that some personnel are aiding terrorists. This directive follows accusations by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Chris Musa, claiming collusion between correctional service personnel and inmates in financing terrorist operations.

3. Appeal Court Affirms Electoral Victories of Nasarawa and Gombe Governors

The Court of Appeal in Abuja upheld the electoral victories of Governors Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa and Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe, both from the ruling All Progressives Congress. The judgments reaffirmed the outcomes of the gubernatorial elections in the respective states.

4. PDP Displeased with Appeal Court’s Reversal of Nasarawa Governorship Judgment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State expressed dissatisfaction with the Court of Appeal’s decision that affirmed the victory of Governor Abdullahi Sule. This ruling reversed the earlier decision of the state election petition tribunal, which had declared David Ombugadu of the PDP as the winner.

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5. APC Raises Alarm Over Alleged Planned Protest by NNPP Supporters in Kano

The Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) raised concerns about an alleged mass protest planned by supporters of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP). The APC members called on security agencies to take proactive measures to prevent any potential loss of life and property during the protest.

6. Labour Party Candidate Storms INEC Headquarters to Demand Election Results

Athan Achonu, the Labour Party governorship candidate for Imo State, and his supporters stormed the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. They demanded the certified true copy of the recently concluded poll in the state.

7. Governor Soludo Accuses Tinubu’s Administration of Inheriting a ‘Dead Economy’

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Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State stated that President Bola Tinubu’s administration inherited a ‘dead economy.’ He attributed part of the economic challenges to the alleged illegal printing of money by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), violating the 2007 Act governing the financial institution.

8. Senator Lalong Receives Certificate of Return for Plateau South Senatorial District

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Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, received his certificate of return as the Senator for Plateau South in the National Assembly. Both the tribunal and the Appeal Court had earlier declared him the winner of the February 25 senatorial election in Plateau State.

9. Senate President Akpabio Urges Government to Address Environmental Issues with Ecological Funds

Senate President Godswill Akpabio advocated for the utilization of ecological funds to address life-threatening environmental issues. He made the plea during a meeting with officials of the Ecological Project Office at the Senate.

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10. Governor Bello Freezes State and Local Governments’ Accounts in Kogi

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has directed the freezing of all state and local governments’ accounts with immediate effect. The directive was announced by the Commissioner for Finance, Asiwaju Asiru Idris, in Lokoja, the state capital

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