Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today for Monday, September 4, 2023.
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Here is today’s summary of top stories from Nigerian Newspapers:
Labor Unions Clash Over Strike, Obasanjo’s Contract Claims, and More
1. NLC’s Warning Strike Faces Uncertainty The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is set to commence a two-day warning strike, but uncertainty looms as the Federal Government claims there was no invitation for a meeting. The strike, instigated by state councils and industrial unions, raises concerns about the potential impact on various sectors.
2. TUC Opts for Dialogue Amidst Strike In contrast, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has chosen a different path, opting for dialogue with the federal government to address concerns related to petrol subsidy removal. This decision comes as a sign of their commitment to finding peaceful solutions to pressing issues.
3. RCCG’s Pastor Adeboye Envisions Stronger Naira The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, delivered a hopeful message during a September Thanksgiving Service, expressing his belief that Nigeria will experience better days when the naira becomes more valuable than the US dollar.
4. Obasanjo Challenges Contract Claims Former President Olusegun Obasanjo refutes allegations that any member of his cabinet had authority to approve contracts exceeding N25 million during his presidency. This comes in response to inquiries regarding a $6 billion contract awarded to Sunrise Power and Transmission Ltd for the Mambilla Hydropower Project in 2003.
5. NNPP Demands Transparency Ahead of Elections The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) under Dr. Agbo Gilbert Major calls upon former party leaders to account for over N1 billion raised from the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms, as the 2023 Presidential and general election approaches.
6. Plans for Solid Minerals Corporation The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Solid Minerals, unveils plans to establish a state-backed Solid Minerals Corporation. This initiative aims to enhance the management of minerals and provide crucial funding to boost the mining sector.
7. Kaduna Governor Launches Vigilance Service Training Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, has initiated the training of 7,000 recruits for the Kaduna Vigilance Service. This move seeks to bolster security efforts against kidnapping, armed robbery, and related crimes, drawing recruits from across the state.
8. Electricity Meter Upgrade Will Not Affect Credit Units Amidst ongoing electricity meter upgrades, the Federal Government reassures consumers that the process will not impact the credit units in their meters. This statement, issued by the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA), emphasizes the importance of maintaining metering standards.
9. Coastal Communities Urged to Relocate The governments of Lagos and Nasarawa have issued urgent appeals to residents of coastal communities to relocate due to heightened flood risks. Meanwhile, residents of the threatened Otuoke community in Bayelsa seek government intervention to mitigate the impending danger.
10. IPMAN Frustrated by Deregulation Challenges Members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) voice frustration over forex challenges and structural imbalances in the pricing regime. These issues hinder their full participation in the downstream oil sector, contrary to the goals of full deregulation.
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