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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Wednesday morning, November 20, 2019

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Wednesday morning, November 20,  2019.

1. 2023: What S’East govs, Senators, Rep members should do to actualise president of Igbo extraction

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has called for the defection of three governors of Southeast states, nine Senators and 20 members of the House of Representatives from the zone to the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the group, the defections are necessary so as to guarantee a President of Igbo extraction come 2023. Read more

2. Senate probes Gencos, Discos over unsteady power supply. Will Nigerians see the result?

The Senate has mandated its Committee on Power to investigate the activities of power generating and distribution companies with a view to unraveling the cause of unsteady power supply in Nigeria. The investigating committee has four weeks to submit its report to the Senate for consideration. Read more

3. GUBER POLLS: PDP vows to retrieve mandates from ‘usurpers and manipulators’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) insisted on Tuesday that the results of last Saturday governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States cannot stand given the massive fraud and violence that marred the exercise. The party vowed that the “mandates clearly given” to its candidates, Musa Wada (Kogi) and Douye Diri (Bayelsa) would be retrieved from “usurpers and manipulators.” Read more

4. ALLEGED BETRAYAL: I am following your footsteps, Shuaibu replies Oshiomhole

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu has replied his political godfather, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole over claims by the APC chair that he betrayed him, saying he couldn’t have betrayed him but only following his footsteps. Oshiomhole had accused Shuaibu of betrayal, insisting that he was the mastermind of attacks in Iyahmo, his hometown, during the recent convocation in Edo University. Read more

5. Nigeria police boss, Adamu, blames fake policemen for disruption of Bayelsa, Kogi elections

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has insisted that ‘policemen’ alleged to have disrupted the governorship poll in parts of Bayelsa and Kogi States were “fake” and not the personnel officially deployed for election duties. There had been reports from different quarters alleging that some police officers had aided thugs in disrupting the November 16 elections in the states. Adamu on Tuesday stated that all security personnel, who worked during the poll, had “special identification tags”, adding that anyone without the tags was on illegal duty. Read more

Read also: 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019

6. NIMASA remits N16bn to Consolidated Revenue Fund

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Perterside Dakuku, on Tuesday, claimed that the agency has remitted the sum of N16 billion to the Consolidated Revenue Fund, a figure that is N4 billion higher than the budgeted sum. Dakuku, who made this known in Abuja on Tuesday, said 133 per cent increment was due to a number of measures put in place by the agency such as effective monitoring of vessels, enforcement of laws, increased surveillance and debt recoveries. Read more

7. Archbishop of Canterbury responds to SERAP’s open letter on Sowore’s detention

The office of Archbishop of Canterbury has acknowledge receipt of an open letter by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on the continued detention of #RevolutionNow protest convener, Omoyele Sowore, and Bakare Olawale, by the Department of State Services despite the fact that the two men have been granted bail by the court. SERAP had last week called on the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby, to “use his good offices and leadership and his friendship with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on him to obey court orders most recently involving activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare who remain in arbitrary detention despite a court order for their release.” Read more

8. ALLEGED N3.1BN FRAUD: Court adjourns Suswam’s trial till November 26

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, adjourned the fraud trial of a former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, till November 25 and 26. Justice Okon Abang adjourned the matter after the cross-examination of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s first prosecution witness, Mrs. Clara-Whyte Mshelia, by counsel to both parties. Msheila is the Managing Director of Elixir Investment Partners, the firm managing Benue State’s shares on behalf of the state. Read more

9. IBADAN: 21 kings lose crowns as court ends over 2-yr legal battle

The crisis between the Olubadan of Ibadan land and High Chiefs elevated to beaded crown kings by the immediate past government of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has finally been laid to rest as the state government on Tuesday withdrew their crowns as part of the condition to settle out of court. In granting the terms of settlement jointly filed by the State Government and the claimant, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, Justice Aderemi of the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, said since the parties had met and agreed, he was left with no option than to set aside the gazette. Read more

10. Police arrest Enugu pastor for raping follower, recover coffin, female underwear

One Pastor Sunday Egbo, founder of Christ Mercy Ministry, Ajuona Obukpa, in Nsukka Local government Area of the Enugu State has been paraded by the police for the alleged rape of a member of his church. The Enugu state police command paraded the self acclaimed pastor alongside 36 other suspects at the Police Headquarters on Tuesday. Read more

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