Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Key Updates This Monday, November 20, 2023

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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines today November 20, 2023.

Monday Morning Digest: Key Developments from Nigerian Newspapers – November 20, 2023

 

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Good morning! In a detailed overview, here are the significant events making headlines in Nigerian newspapers as we kickstart the new week:

 

1. Emirates Airline’s Return to Nigerian Skies

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Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has shared promising news – Emirates Airline is gearing up for a comeback in Nigeria. After a meeting with top officials from the United Arab Emirates’ flagship carrier, the exact date for the resumption of flight operations is eagerly awaited.

 

2. Court of Appeal’s Landmark Decision on Plateau State

In a landmark verdict, the Court of Appeal in Abuja has nullified the election of Governor Caleb Muftwang of Plateau State. The unanimous decision by a three-member panel highlighted the governor’s purported lack of valid sponsorship by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as stipulated by the Nigerian Constitution.

 

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3. Re-Arrest of Notorious Drug Distributor

After seven years on the run, Ibrahim Momoh, popularly known as Ibrahim Bendel, a notorious drug dealer operating within the FCT, Abuja, has been re-arrested. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) apprehended him during a raid at his hideout in Filin Dabo, Dei-Dei area of the FCT.

 

4. NUPENG’s Internal Strife: Threats of Pullout

The Petroleum Tanker Drivers arm of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has issued a stern warning. They threaten to pull out of the union unless the National President, Williams Akporeha, and General Secretary, Olawale Afolabi, resign from their positions.

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5. APC’s Mandate Assurance in Benue State

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Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, assured stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State that the party would safeguard its mandate. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting, he emphasized the determination to maintain peace and unity within the party.

 

6. Police Recruitment Process: One-Third of Applicants Rejected

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In a revelation from the Police Service Commission (PSC), approximately one-third of applicants in the ongoing police recruitment process faced rejection. The reasons range from age disparities and inappropriate credentials to inadequate physical fitness.

 

7. Edo Deputy Governor’s Ambitious Declaration

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Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has thrown his hat into the political ring, declaring his ambition to succeed Governor Godwin Obaseki. Aligning himself with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Shaibu emphasized the need for Edo to have a practical leader.

 

8. Imo NLC Faction’s Plea for Salary Intervention

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A faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Imo State, led by Ugochukwu Ofoegbu, has taken steps to resolve the ongoing salary dispute. Directing members and pensioners yet to receive their salaries to forward their details, the information will be relayed to the National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu for intervention.

 

9. Tinubu’s Arrival in Berlin for G20 Compact with Africa

President Bola Tinubu touched down in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday to participate in the G20 Compact with Africa Conference scheduled for Monday. This conference aims to foster cooperation between African nations and international partners for sustainable development.

 

10. Kidnappings in Kwali Area Council: A Disturbing Incident

In Yewuti village of Kwali Area Council, gunmen carried out a brazen act of violence, kidnapping the father of the Vice Chairman, a pregnant woman, and five others. Tragically, a villager, Hussaini Kure, lost his life during the attack.

 

Stay informed with these comprehensive insights into the unfolding events shaping the news landscape in Nigeria at the beginning of this week.

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