10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Saturday morning, November 23, 2019
These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Saturday morning.
1. Buhari speaks on third term
President Muhammadu Buhari said Friday he would not make the mistake of attempting a third term in office. He stated this at the opening of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja. Nigerians have been accusing the President of mulling a third term plot with many claiming that the administration’s alleged clamp down on the media was aimed at preparing the grounds for the launch of his third term campaign. Read more
2. APC NEC members join bandwagon, call for Oshiomhole’s resignation
The calls for removal of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) increased on Friday, as some members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party joined in. The NEC numbering 43, were aggrieved over Oshiomhole’s leadership style. They also accused him of abruptly ending the NEC meeting on Friday in Abuja. Read more
3. Nigeria ranked 3rd worst country in the world in terror attacks. The implications
“Fulani extremists” accounted for more deaths in Nigeria in 2018 than the Boko Haram terror group, the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) says in its 2019 report. The GTI report ranked Nigeria, for the fifth consecutive time, since 2015, as the third country with the worst impact from terrorism globally. Afghanistan, meanwhile, has overtaken Iraq to become number one on the list, while the latter moved down to the second position. Syria, Pakistan, Somalia and India are ranked fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively in the GTI report, while Yemen, the Philippines, and Democratic Republic of the Congo are eighth, ninth, and 10th. Read more
4. Magu invites African countries to visit Nigeria for training on corruption eradication
The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Friday said he hoped to see more African countries come to Nigeria to receive training on how to get rid of corruption in their countries. He also said that corruption was no longer business as usual In Nigeria like was the case in the past “where people flaunt wealth recklessly.” Read more
5. Nigeria, South Africa to sign pact on assets recovery
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, said on Friday Nigeria and South Africa were considering the possibility of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on assets recovery and repatriation. Magu disclosed this during the closing ceremony of the two-week capacity-building and mentorship programme for 10 officials of the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) at the EFCC Academy in Abuja. Read more
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6. Lagos bans street trading to ease vehicular movement
Lagos State Government Friday warned street traders and leaders of markets to desist henceforth from trading on roads as such acts impede free flow of traffic in many parts of the state. The state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, who gave the warning, charged Oyingbo market leaders to immediately ensure relocation of all illegal street traders from the roads in the area to the main market. Read more
7. Remember I said ‘they will send Osinbajo to wash toilets’, we’re getting there —Fani-Kayode
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that his recent claim that, if Vice President Yemi Osinbajo refused to resign, he would be sent to wash toilets would soon come to pass. The former minister stated this in response to Osinbajo’s alleged launching of ‘Use the Toilet’ campaign. Read more
8. How ex-Kwara lawmakers, commissioner swindled state of N5bn —EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered how 24 ex-lawmakers of Kwara House of Assembly, former Commissioner for Finance, Ademola Banu and some companies allegedly swindled the state of about N5 billion. The EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, who disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin on Friday, said the money belongs to the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS). Read more
9. Gov Matawalle threatens to arrest ex-Gov Yari if killings continue in Zamfara
Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, on Friday, threatened to arrest the immediate former governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari, if the killing of innocent people continued in the state.
Matawalle made the threat while receiving some firearms surrendered by repentant bandits at the Government House, Gusau. Read more
10. 586 former Boko Haram militants set for rehabilitation – Army
The Nigerian Army said on Friday that at least 586 ex-Boko Haram militants are set for a De-Radicalisation, Rehabilitation Reintegration (DRR) Programme in Gombe State. The Coordinator of Operation Safe Corridor (OSC), Maj.-Gen. Bamidele Shafa, disclosed this after he handed over the ex-militants to the Camp Commander, OSC Malam-Sidi Camp, in Lawanti town, Akko Local Government Area of the State, Brig. Gen. Musa Ibrahim. Read more
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