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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Tuesday morning, November 5, 2019

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will make your Tuesday morning, November 5,  2019.

1. Buhari signs Deep Offshore Act in London; exactly what does ‘private visit’ mean?

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Bill amending the Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act. The President, who is on a private visit to London, disclosed this on Monday in tweets from his verified Twitter handle. Read more

2. PDP charges INEC to conduct credible elections in Bayelsa, Kogi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use Kogi and Bayelsa elections to demonstrate its commitment to free, fair and credible election without being influenced or manipulated. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, made the call in a statement issued in Abuja. He also reacted to INEC’s deployment of extra National Commissioners and Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), from other states, to Kogi and Bayelsa for the November 16 governorship elections in the two states. Read more

3. NASS will go after those who cheated Nigeria through bad power sector deals —Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday rued the country’s inability to fix its power sector challenges, saying past expenditures had yielded no commensurate results in that area. He said it was glaring that a few companies were milking this country dry, adding that the time had come for Nigeria to get value for money. Read more

4. Two days after sacking Jibrin, Appeal Court quashes another top APC lawmaker’s election in Kaduna

Exactly two days after the Court of Appeal sacked a member of the House of Representatives from Kano State, Abdulmumin Jibrin, another lawmaker on the All Progressive Congress (APC) platform has been sent packing from the Kaduna State House of Assembly. This time, a Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna has nullified the election of the House Leader in the Assembly, Alhassan Doguwa. Read more

5. Miyetti Allah and its members are terrorists —IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has restated its position that lands in the South East region would not be given to herders under the controversial Ruga settlement initiative. In a statement on Monday, IPOB declared that it won’t allow Fulani herders under the auspices of Miyetti Allah associations in the South East. The group vowed to resist the movement of herdsmen and their cattle across the region. The statement which was issued by IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, was in reaction to a purported threat by the leadership of Miyetti Allah. Read more

Read also: 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Monday morning, November 4, 2019

6. Court orders interim forfeiture of ex-PPMC chief’s N2.4bn to Nigerian government

Justice O. A. Adeniyi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Monday ordered the interim forfeiture of N2, 417, 037, 404  belonging to a former Managing Director of the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), Haruna Momoh, to the Federal Government. The Spokesperson of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Rasheedat Okoduwa, who disclosed this to journalists, said the Commission has started moves to seize the funds permanently alongside some landed properties linked to the ex-PPMC chief. Read more

7. ASO ROCK WATCH: Buhari’s S’Court walkover and London holidays; 2 other things we tracked past week

After months of suspense and tension, Aso Rock and its number one occupant, President Muhammadu Buhari, heaved a sigh of relief last week. The Nigerian Supreme Court provided the much needed succour as it confirmed Buhari the authentic winner of the last presidential election. President Buhari literarily gave his opponent, Atiku Abubakar, an unforgettable knock that also shook the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The knock served well to ‘seal the lips’ of Atiku and the PDP from loudly demanding to be declared as the winner of the 2019 presidential election. Read more

8. BUSINESS REVIEW: What the Chinese do differently to penetrate, convert and dominate a market

The entrance of foreigners and foreign companies into another country is not a new adventure. In fact, this practice is as old as man, and almost every country encourages this to boost their economy. Hence, that a Chinese or any foreigner owns companies in Nigeria is by no way perceived in the negative. However, there is something intriguing about the Chinese people –their business methodology that converts, and organisational marketing strategy that offers them a chance to dominate, both, deserve a special consideration. Perhaps, the making of a Chinese is different –his business sense and his fundamental way of life. Read more

9. Kebbi Gov, Bagudu hints at reduced price of rice

Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu has projected that there would soon be a reduction in the cost of locally produced rice in the country. He added that this price reduction would further help in curtailing smuggling of foreign rice into the country and make it affordable for the common man. Read more

10. Police uncover another torture camp in the south, rescue 200 victims

The Oyo State Police Command on Monday uncovered an illegal rehabilitation centre at Olore Central Mosque in Ojo area of Ibadan and rescued over 200 inmates. This is the second of such centre discovered in the South West in the last 72 hours after police discovered a similar detention camp used as praying centre in Lagos. Read more


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