Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things to know today, December 16, 2023

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Top News Highlights from Nigerian Newspapers Today Saturday December 15, 2023

In the latest developments from Nigerian newspapers on this Saturday morning, significant events are unfolding across the country.

Resignations in Rivers State Amidst Crisis: Three Commissioners, including those overseeing Transport, Housing, and Environment, tendered their resignations from the Rivers State Executive Council. The move comes amidst the ongoing crisis in the state, marking a significant development in the political landscape.

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Supreme Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu’s Release: The Supreme Court has nullified the Court of Appeal’s order for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This decision further complicates the legal proceedings surrounding Kanu’s detention.

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Headline Inflation Hits 20-Year High: Nigeria’s headline inflation has surged to a 20-year high, reaching 28.2 percent in November. This concerning increase, disclosed by the National Bureau of Statistics, surpasses the October 2023 inflation rate of 27.33 percent, signaling economic challenges.

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Senate President Akpabio Clarifies Health Scare: Senate President Godswill Akpabio addressed concerns about his health following reports of his collapse at his 61st birthday colloquium. He clarified that his condition was attributed to exhaustion and a diagnosis of malaria. Assuring the public, Akpabio emphasized the uninterrupted operations of the National Assembly.

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Northern Governors Seek Justice for Kaduna Drone Bombing: The 19 Northern governors have pledged to pursue justice for victims and survivors of the recent Kaduna drone bombing. Expressing concern over the incident, they called for a thorough investigation to prevent such unfortunate events from reoccurring.

Decline in Yuletide Travel in Kaduna: The National Union of Road Transport Workers in Kaduna reported a significant decline of over 50 percent in travelers as the Yuletide season approaches. The reduced movement is attributed to the high cost of transportation, a consequence of the recent fuel pump price increase.

Northern Governors Forum(NGF) Donates N180 Million to Kaduna Airstrike Victims

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Navy Arrests Suspected Oil Thieves: The Anti-Crude Oil Theft patrol team of the Nigerian Navy apprehended 28 suspected oil thieves in Ondo State. The suspects were allegedly involved in stealing a substantial quantity of crude oil offshore, raising concerns about illegal activities in the region.

Tinubu Urges Foreign Ambassadors to Boost Trade Relations: President Bola Tinubu has urged foreign ambassadors in Nigeria to prioritize mutually beneficial trade relations. In a statement, he assured foreign investors of diligent and predictable fund repatriation, emphasizing the streamlining of the tax system for their benefit.

NLC Declares World Bank the Enemy: The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has taken a strong stance, declaring the World Bank as the number one enemy of Nigeria. This declaration follows the World Bank’s request for the federal government to increase the price of fuel to N750 per litre, sparking outrage from the labor union.

ECOWAS Court Orders Release of Niger’s President: In a significant legal development, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ordered the immediate release of Niger’s President, Mohamed Bazoum. The court also mandated his reinstatement to his position, marking a crucial decision in the aftermath of the coup that overthrew him on July 26.

That is all for now on Nigerian Newspapers.  Stay tuned as we continue to bring you the latest updates on these unfolding stories throughout the day.

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