Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today for Sunday, September 3, 2023.
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Here is today’s summary of top stories from Nigerian Newspapers:
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1. Federal Government’s Last-Minute Efforts to Prevent NLC Strike The Federal Government is making a desperate attempt to prevent the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) from proceeding with its scheduled two-day warning strike set for Tuesday and Wednesday. Despite the government’s promises, the NLC remains determined to go ahead with the strike while expressing openness to negotiations. The situation remains tense as both sides prepare for talks.
2. President Tinubu Recalls Nigerian Ambassadors President Bola Tinubu has issued a directive for the recall of all Nigerian Ambassadors serving abroad. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, announced this move, including both career and non-career ambassadors. The envoys are expected to return to Nigeria by October 31, 2023, following this decision.
3. Federal Government’s Fiscal Challenge A report from the Central Bank of Nigeria has unveiled that the Federal Government’s spending exceeded its revenue by N1.43 trillion in the first three months of 2023. This figure represents a 9.6 percent increase compared to the previous quarter of 2022. The financial imbalance is a significant concern for the nation’s economic stability.
4. CBN Deputy Governor Allegedly Detained by DSS The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly detained the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Obiora. Obiora has spent four nights in DSS custody and is facing questions related to financial mismanagement during the tenure of the suspended CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
5. Growing Tensions Between Edo State Governor and Deputy Tensions between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, are allegedly escalating. Reports suggest plans to relocate Shaibu’s office outside the Government House, potentially worsening the already strained relationship between the two.
6. Gabon Reopens Borders After Military coup Following the military coup that ousted President Ali Bongo, the Gabonese military junta has announced the reopening of the country’s borders. This development comes three days after the coup, marking a significant change in the nation’s political landscape.
7. Bishop Kayode Williams Speaks Against Coup D’etat Bishop Kayode Williams, the presiding Bishop of the Christ Vessels of Grace Church Inc, has strongly voiced his opposition to any coup d’etat in the country. He condemned calls for a coup, emphasizing the importance of historical perspective, especially in the wake of recent coups in West and Central Africa.
8. Governor Otti Denies Plans for Protest Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has refuted claims made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership in the state. The PDP alleged that Otti’s government was planning a protest related to the expected decision of the governorship election petition tribunal. Otti dismissed these claims, accusing the PDP of spreading false information.
9. NNPC Announces Increased Oil Production The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari, disclosed that the country’s oil production has risen to 1.6 million barrels per day, up from less than one million bpd a few months ago. However, Kyari also noted that petrol consumption has decreased by 30 percent following the removal of the subsidy by President Bola Tinubu.
10. Tragedy Strikes in Enugu State A tragic incident unfolded in Enugu State as a building collapsed in Mgbemena, Coal Camp, leading to the loss of four siblings’ lives. Uche Anya, the Chairman of the Enugu Capital Territory Development Agency, expressed his condolences during a visit to the scene of the collapse.
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