Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Key Updates This Thursday, November 23, 2023

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Top News Highlights in Nigeria: Thursday, November 23, 2023

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

1. Protest in Kano Over Court of Appeal Judgment:

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Supporters of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) took to the streets in Kano, expressing their dissatisfaction with what they perceive as contradictions in the recent Court of Appeal judgment that led to the removal of Governor Abba Yusuf. The protest gained momentum after a special prayer event organized by residents in support of the ousted governor. Demonstrators called for a review of the judgment and voiced their concerns over its perceived inconsistencies.

2. Governor Fintiri Urges Peace Amid Army and Police Clash:

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has issued a plea for peaceful resolution following an alleged clash between soldiers and the Nigerian Police at the state police command headquarters. The early-morning incident resulted in the tragic death of Inspector Jacob Daniel. Governor Fintiri emphasized the importance of maintaining harmony between the military and the police for the overall security and well-being of the state.

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3. Ohanaeze Ndigbo Urges FG to Apprehend Biafra Agitator:

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, has called on the Federal Government to utilize Nigeria’s diplomatic relations with Finland to apprehend Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa. The military has accused Ekpa of contributing to the escalating insecurity in the South-East. The organization’s plea emphasizes the urgency of addressing security challenges in the region.

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4. House of Representatives Tasks Correctional Service on Escaped Inmates:

The House of Representatives has directed the Nigerian Correctional Service to provide a comprehensive report on inmates who escaped from the Medium Security Custodian Centre in 2022. During a plenary session, the House mandated its committees on Reformatory Institutions, Interior, and Police Affairs to collaborate with relevant security agencies in producing a detailed report on the status of the escaped inmates.

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5. APC Dissolves Rivers State Executive Committees:

In a significant development, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved the executive committees of the party at all levels in Rivers State. The dissolution encompasses a wide range of positions and is followed by the establishment of a caretaker committee. Notably, the caretaker committee comprises loyalists of former governor and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, marking a substantial shift in the political landscape of the state.

 

6. Appeal Court Affirms Removal of Kano State Governor:

The Appeal Court, in a bid to address the controversy surrounding the judgment, has clarified that the Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, remains sacked. Chief Registrar Umar Bangari maintained that a clerical error, while acknowledged, does not invalidate or alter the unanimous conclusion reached by the three-member panel of justices. The ruling clarifies the status of the governorship in Kano State.

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7. Appeal Court to Deliver Judgment in Nasarawa Governorship Election Dispute:

The Appeal Court, sitting in Abuja, has slated Thursday for the delivery of judgment in the Nasarawa State governorship election dispute. This comes as Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) appeals against the tribunal’s decision to sack him, declaring David Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election.

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8. Former CBN Governor Emefiele Granted N300 Million Bail:

A High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Maitama, has granted former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele a N300 million bail. Justice Hamza Muazu, in a ruling on Wednesday, stipulated that Emefiele must produce two sureties with landed property in Maitama District, FCT. The bail allows Emefiele to address legal matters in a case that has attracted public attention.

9. INEC Set to Prosecute 1,076 Election Offenders:

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According to reliable sources close to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), preparations are underway to commence the trial of 191 suspects involved in election-related offenses. Following this initial batch, an additional 885 suspects are slated for prosecution. The total of 1,076 individuals was arrested across 35 states during the national and state elections held between February 25 and March 18. INEC aims to address electoral misconduct and uphold the integrity of the democratic process.

10. Senate President Advocates Local Petroleum Consumption:

Senate President Godswill Akpabio has issued a challenge to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to explore strategies for increasing the consumption of locally produced petroleum products. In addition, he emphasized the importance of establishing modular refineries and renovating existing ones to create a ripple effect, including job creation for the youth and enhanced national security. The call aligns with efforts to boost the country’s self-sufficiency in the petroleum sector.

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Stay tuned for more updates as the day unfolds

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