Nigerian Newspapers Summary: 10 things You Need to Know Today, September 7, 2023

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Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines for Thursday, September 7, 2023.

Welcome to the daily news roundup, providing you with a concise overview of the top Nigerian stories making waves across Nigeria.

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from :

1. Presidential Election Verdict Challenge: The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, , have vehemently rejected Wednesday’s judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which affirmed the election of President . Legal advisers to both the LP and PDP have vowed to take this legal battle to the Supreme Court, intensifying the post-election dispute.

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2. Electricity Meter Price Hike: In a move that may affect many Nigerians, the Federal Government announced an increase in the prices of single-phase and three-phase pre-paid electricity meters. The hike, effective from September 6, 2023, was outlined in an order released by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The Chairman of NERC, Sanusi Garba, signed the order, leaving citizens concerned about rising utility costs.

3. Tinubu’s Post-Verdict Assurance: President Bola Tinubu, reacting to the judgment by the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, assured Nigerians of his unwavering commitment to delivering a unified, peaceful, and prosperous nation. His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, conveyed this message in a statement, emphasizing Tinubu’s renewed dedication to his vision for the country.

4. Nigerian Navy’s Crackdown on Oil Bunkering: The Nigerian Navy continued its efforts to combat illegal oil bunkering as they set ablaze another vessel, the MV OFUOMA, at the Abuloma jetty in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The vessel, carrying approximately 20,000 illegally refined products, was seized by the Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe, alongside a wooden boat used for transferring the illicit products.

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5. PDP Wins Kogi Central Senatorial Seat: The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) lost the Kogi Central senatorial seat to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan. This marks the second senatorial seat the APC has lost in Kogi State, indicating a shifting political landscape.

6. Customs Service Key Appointments: Acting Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adeniyi, has approved key appointments and redeployment of senior officers. This move is part of efforts to enhance the service’s core mandates of revenue generation, anti-smuggling, and trade facilitation, following the retirement of some top officers.

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7. Buhari Praises Election Verdict: Former President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his satisfaction with the ruling of the Presidential Elections Petition Court, confirming the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Buhari also commended citizens for maintaining peace during this period and prayed for continued progress and development under the APC government.

8. Labour Party Faction Accepts Verdict: The Lamidi Apapa-led faction of the Labour Party (LP) has accepted the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which dismissed the petition of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, for lacking merit. The faction reiterated its prior warning to Obi against pursuing the case, considering it futile.

9. NLC Ends Warning Strike: The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) concluded its two-day warning strike, which aimed to protest the negative consequences of petrol subsidy removal on workers and other Nigerians. The NLC reported greater compliance on the second day of the industrial action, highlighting the concerns of workers and the broader population.

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10. University of Lagos Lecturer Accused of Rape: A female undergraduate student at the University of Lagos has accused a lecturer identified as Dr. Kadiri of rape. The alleged incident occurred during a visit to the lecturer’s office to address issues related to her results, raising concerns about safety on campus.

Stay tuned for more updates as these stories continue to develop

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