Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things to know today, December 17, 2023

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Top News Highlights from Nigerian Newspapers Today Sunday December 17, 2023.

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

1. Political Turmoil Jeopardizes Workers’ Interests


The Rivers State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a stern warning, expressing their intent to take action in response to the escalating political crisis in the state. The confrontation involves Governor Siminalayi Fubara and state lawmakers aligned with the former governor and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, with severe implications for the state’s workforce.

The NLC in Rivers State has sounded the alarm, highlighting the detrimental impact of the ongoing political crisis on the state’s workers. With the clash between Governor Fubara and Wike’s loyalists, the NLC asserts that the well-being of employees is at stake, compelling them to consider decisive measures.

2. Abdullahi Adamu Bows Out Due to Allergies for Politics


In a surprising turn of events, the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, has announced his departure from active politics. Citing an unexpected development of political allergies, Adamu shared this revelation in Lafia, prompting speculation about the reasons behind his decision.

3. PDP Sokoto Celebrates Legal Victory in House of Representatives Elections

The Sokoto State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expresses satisfaction following the Court of Appeal’s judgment upholding the election of four party members in the House of Representatives. The party’s spokesperson, Hassan Sayinnawal, conveyed their contentment with the court’s decision.

4. President Tinubu Teases Practical Minimum Wage Amid Rising Living Costs

President Bola Tinubu dropped a hint about an upcoming minimum wage structure for Nigerian workers. Acknowledging the challenges posed by the escalating cost of living, Tinubu assures that the proposed wage will be practical, sustainable, and implementable across all levels of government.


5. Rivers State Police Commissioner Pledges No More Accidental Discharges

Addressing concerns over accidental discharges, Rivers State Police Commissioner Olatunji Disu assures residents that such incidents will no longer occur. This pledge comes as Disu participates in the Arms Handling and Musketry competition, emphasizing the commitment to responsible firearm use.

6. FCT Minister Wike and Governor Fubara’s Feud Intensifies

The ongoing clash between FCT Minister Nyesom Wike and Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara takes a wider turn as both figures intentionally avoid each other during public events. The tension escalates as Wike attends a burial ceremony in Eleme, while Fubara participates in the convocation of the Rivers State University.

7. Prof Jega Urges Nigerians to Push for Restructuring Before 2027 Elections


Former INEC Chairman Prof Attahiru Jega advocates for national collaboration to achieve the restructuring of Nigeria before the 2027 general elections. Jega emphasizes the importance of power devolution to sub-national entities for the country’s overall development.

8. Defence Headquarters Confirms Elimination of Notorious Terrorists‘ Commanders


In a significant achievement, the Defence Headquarters confirms the killing of four notorious terrorists’ commanders in recent airstrikes. The commanders, known as Machika, Haro, Dan Muhammadu, and Ali Alhaji Alheri (Kachalla Ali Kawaje), were targeted in operations within the week.

9. Luton’s Premier League Match Abandoned as Captain Collapses.

A dramatic turn of events in the Premier League as Luton’s match against Bournemouth is abandoned after their captain, Tom Lockyer, collapses on the pitch. The sudden incident leads to the evacuation of both sets of players during the second half for Lockyer’s medical treatment.


10. Anambra State Police Rescues Kidnapped Children.

The Anambra State Police Command announces the successful rescue of four children from the same family, kidnapped by suspected herdsmen. The command’s spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, provides details on the operation that led to the recovery of the abducted children.



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