These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will make your Saturday morning, November 2, 2019.
1. BAYELSA GUBER: PDP producing fake PVCs codenamed ‘Biafra Cards’ —APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) claims to have discovered fake Permanent Voters’ Cards allegedly being manufactured by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November 16, Bayelsa governorship election. The party alleged that the fake PVCs which were codenamed “Biafra Cards” were being manufactured in large scale by the Bayelsa state chapter of the PDP. This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja. Read more
2. Border closure can eradicate insecurity —Emefiele
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has said that border closure, if sustained for the next two years, was capable of tackling all security challenges currently being experienced in the country. Emefiele who was speaking on Friday at the first Convocation Lecture of Edo University, Iyamho, Auchi, said, “I can tell you that if our borders remain closed for two years, the issue of ‘Boko Haram’, Kidnapping, Banditry and ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ will stop.” Read more
3. SAFETY IN PRISON: Nnamdi Kanu replies Justice Nyako
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has suggested that Justice Binta Nyako should allow her family members move into prison for safety. The IPOB fugitive leader was responding to a comment by the Abuja Federal High Court judge on Thursday. Justice Nyako had said that the only way she would guarantee Kanu’s safety in Nigeria was to send him back to prison if he returns to the country. Read more
4. Makinde is a hypocrite, he takes the glory in Ajimobi’s projects but still smears him —APC
The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the State Governor, Seyi Makinde, of being hypocritical in his style of governance. APC claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party-led government was out to play unnecessary politics with everything not minding effects its actions would have on the state. The party made these claims in reaction to the suspension of the Ibadan circular road project awarded by the immediate past governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi. Read more
5. Ijaw youths divided over call for Akpabio’s sack as minister
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has dissociated itself from calls for the sack of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio. A statement had been credited to the president of the council, Eric Omare, where he called for the sack of the minister saying that his activities since his appointment had led to instability and confusion in the region. He had also claimed that Akpabio was interfering in the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Read more
6. BUSINESS REVIEW: The women are coming, but will they conquer politics like their strides in business?
In this special report, Ripples Nigeria reviews female CEOs and business owners doing exceptionally well in their different endeavours.
The report notes that days are gone when the female gender only takes up jobs as secretaries, office assistants or storekeepers. Today, women are now becoming directors and top executives – even in fields that were once dominated by the male counterparts
The report questions if the women would conquer politics as they have done in their chosen careers and businesses.
The women reviewed include: Dr Ola Orekunrin of Flying Doctors Nigeria, Sola David-Borha of Standard Bank, Ibukun Awosika of First Bank of Nigeria, Ope Wemi-Jones of The Customer Focused Company, Mavi Isibor of Poise Nigeria, Linda Ifeoma Ikeji of Linda Ikeji Blog and TV, Aishah Ahmad of Central Bank of Nigeria, Zainab Ahmed of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mo Abudu of EbonyLife TV and Funke Opeke of Main One Cable Company. Read more
7. Appeal Court judgement against set precedents, Jubrin reacts to rerun order
The lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency of Kano State in the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jubrin, has reacted to the judgement of the Court of Appeal sacking from the House, saying the judgement runs contrary to precedents set by the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. The Lawmaker, in a statement on Friday night, however said he remained unshaken by the judgement that ordered election rerun in the constituency, adding that he would win the rerun election. Read more
8. EDO: Appeal Court dismisses Igbinedion’s petition, others for lack of merit
An appeal filed by Omosede Igbinedion of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the decision of the state election petition tribunal which upheld the victory of Denis Idahosa of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was on Friday dismissed. Barr. Omosede had contested in the Òvia Federal Constituency election in Edo State. The Court of Appeal in Benin City, the Edo State capital, dismissed his appeal alongside the petition filed by Hon. Ehiozuwa Agbonyinma of the APC challenging the election of Jude Ise-Idehen of the PDP for Ikpoba-Okha/Egor Federal constituency seat. Read more
9. KWARA: 16 LG chairmen in EFCC detention
The Kwara State Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 16 Local government chairmen who allegedly misappropriated N4 billion loan and 10 percent of the state’s internally generated revenue. The LG chairmen, who had previously been suspended by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, were arrested on Friday. Read more
10. Auto dealer arraigned for laundering N207m
An automobile dealer, Sarumi Babafemi, also known as 606, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly laundering N207.1 million between 2013 and 2018. Babafemi, alongside his companies – 606 Autos Limited; 606 Music Limited; and Splash Off Entertainment Limited – was arraigned on five counts before Justice Chukwujeku Aneke. Read more
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