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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Friday morning, November 22, 2019

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Friday morning, November 22,  2019.

1. OSHIOMHOLE, OBASEKI RIVALRY: Edo APC crisis deepens as state Nat’l Assembly caucus splits

There is an obvious division in the Edo State caucus in the National Assembly over the rift between the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki. This followed the position of some of the caucus on Thursday, when it addressed newsmen in Abuja on the lingering rift between Oshiomhole and Obaseki. Read more

2. Ahead of NEC and amid internal wrangling, Buhari meets APC caucus

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday met behind closed doors with the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is expected to deliberate on some of the contentious issues causing crises within the party. Read more

3. Rubber stamp Senate? Lawan says any request from Buhari ‘is good for the nation’

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan may have inadvertently confirmed the fears of many Nigerians that the 9th Senate may be a rubber stamp one, as he said on Thursday that the Senate would willingly approve whatever came from President Muhammadu Buhari. Lawan, who stated this when the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay paid him a visit at the National Assembly in Abuja, said any request that comes from Buhari is “good for the nation” and the Senate will take immediate action on them. Read more

4. Senate approves bill to increase VAT, other taxes

Nigerian Senate has passed the Finance Bill which would enable the amendment of seven Acts of the National Assembly relating to taxes payable in the country. The bill seeks among other things, an increment in the payment of value-added tax from five per cent to 7.5 per cent. The bill also wants companies’ income tax, customs and excise, petroleum profit tax, stamp duties, personal income tax and capital income tax to be increased. Read more

5. DINO VS SMART: INEC announces date for Kogi West supplementary election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 30 for the conduct of the supplementary and re-run elections for Kogi West Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency respectively. The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a terse statement issued after its meeting held in Abuja on Thursday night. Read more

Read also: 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Thursday morning, November 21, 2019

6. Aggrieved APC members storm party secretariat, demand Oshiomhole’s sack

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who are unhappy with the leadership style of the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday, marched to the national secretariat of the party in Abuja to call for his sack. The aggrieved protesters, who came under the aegis of ‘APC Patriotic Stakeholders’ Forum,’ alleged that Oshiomhole was promoting disintegration in the party, chiefly in Edo State. Read more

7. All smiles as Bello presents certificate of return to Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday held a closed-door meeting with the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Bello won last Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi after brushing aside competition from his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenger, Musa Wada and 23 other candidates in the poll. Read more

8. Buratai decorates 31 newly promoted army officers

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday decorated the 31 newly promoted Major Generals at the Army Headquarters command mess, Abuja. The decorated generals are Adeyemi Alabi, headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole Borno State, AL Dusu, Defence Headquarters, Abuja, MA Masanawa, Ammunition Central Depot Agunu, Kachia, JA Ataguba, Land Forces Simulation Centre, Abuja, AE Attu, National Defence College, Abuja, BA Isandu, Nigerian Army Intelligence School, Lagos, SS Araoye, Command Engineering Depot Kaduna, MS Ahmed, SI List Nigerian Embassy Riyad, GAT Ochigbano, Army Headquarters Department of Military Secretary, TA Lagbaja, Headquarters 2 Brigade Abak Uyo, LA Fejokwu, Army Headquarters Department of Administration ‘Army’. Read more

9. $9.6bn P&ID LIABILITY: Nigerian govt files fresh charges against Briton

The Federal Government Thursday re-arraigned at the Federal High Court, Abuja, a Briton, James Nolan, who was mentioned in the alleged gas supply and processing contract scam that led to the award of $9.6billion against Nigeria by a British court. The defendant was docked on an amended 32-count charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Read more

10. Nigeria imports $600m worth of cassava derivatives annually – CBN

Nigeria imports cassava derivatives valued at about $600 million annually, the head of the country’s central bank has said. Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Nigerian Central Bank, disclosed this at a meeting with governors of cassava-producing states on Thursday in Abuja. The CBN also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nigeria Cassava Growers Association and Large Scale Cassava Processors at the event. Read more


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