Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things to know today, December 18, 2023

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Top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers: Monday, December 18, 2023

Good morning! Here’s a roundup of today’s key stories from Nigerian newspapers:

Power Subsidy Expenditure: The Federal Government has reportedly spent N375.8 billion on electricity subsidy from January to September this year, while power consumers paid a total of N782.6 billion during the same period.


Embattled Speaker Martin Amaewhule Vows to Reclaim Rivers from Governor Sim Fubara

Religious Persecution Concerns: Christopher Smith, a US House of Representatives member, urges the US Department of State to designate Nigeria as a country of ‘Particular Concern’ due to the increasing cases of religious persecution and blasphemy-related killings.

Port Harcourt Shooting Spree: A man, identified as Nuhu, was shot dead by the police after a shooting spree in Port Harcourt. He allegedly stabbed a police inspector, snatched his AK-47 rifle, and attacked another officer before fleeing.


Call for Judicial Reform: South-South leader Edwin Clark urges Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, to urgently initiate comprehensive judicial reform, citing alleged corruption, malpractices, and abuse of office.

Bayelsa Residents Await Disbursement of N2bn Palliative

Labour Party Withdraws Petition: The Labour Party drops its petition against the election of Rivers State Governor, Sim Fubara, pledging support for the governor’s administration.

Medical Salary Structure Review: The Nigerian Medical Association gives the federal government until January 31, 2024, to implement the upward review of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS).

Rivers State Assembly Faction Dispute: The Martins Amaehwule-led faction of the Rivers State House of Assembly dismisses decisions made by the four-member assembly, describing them as null and void, alleging that they are only holding family meetings.


Historic Appointment: Dr. Olusimbo Ige becomes the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, making history as the first black female to hold the position.

Bandit Attack in Katsina: Suspected bandits kill four farmers and abduct eight others in Nahuta village, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Ministerial Reshuffle: Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, leaves President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s cabinet, opting for the Plateau South Senatorial seat which he won.

Stay tuned for updates and in-depth coverage throughout the day.



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