Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, Nov.22nd.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of writing an elementary book of tales, saying he deliberately omitted facts about the abduction of Chibok girls in his book titled ‘My Transition Hours’. In a statement on Wednesday by his Media Adviser, Isa Gusau, Shettima said the former president attempted to sweep under the carpet a report submitted to him by an investigative committee in June 2014 about the abduction of April 2014.
The Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, has denied misappropriating N33 billion as alleged by the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness. Maihaja denied the allegation while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, where he shed more light on activities and interventions of the agency.
The Chairman of the INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, has said the Area Council elections in the FCT along with the governorship and state Assembly elections will hold on March 2, 2019. He made this known at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners at the INEC Headquarters on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Musa Abaji as a new Supreme Court Justice. This was revealed in a letter sent to the Senate by Buhari, which was read during plenary on Wednesday, according to the verified Twitter handle of the Senate, @NGRSenate.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have lost two members in the House of Representatives, Kolawole Babatunde (Ondo) and Mukaila Kazeem (Ogun). Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, read letters from the lawmakers announcing their resignations from the APC at the plenary on Wednesday.
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the sealing of Akwa Ibom House of Assembly by security agencies. The decision to investigate the situation was reached after the issue was raised on the floor of the Senate by Senator Bassey Akpan (PDP-Akwa Ibom North-East).
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured South East governors and the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu that all ongoing federal projects in the region will be funded. The President who gave the assurance during a meeting with governors in the region and the Deputy Senate President on Wednesday at State House, Abuja, said the seven-month delay in passing this year’s budget will not serve as an excuse.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, was on Wednesday invited by the Senate to appear before its joint committee on Land Transport and Local and Foreign Debts over alleged exclusion of eastern rail lines. Amaechi is summoned to tell the upper chamber why the eastern rail corridor, Port Harcourt to Maiduguri, was allegedly excluded in the scheme of rail expansion and modernization.
Zenon Oil Chairman Femi Otedola on Wednesday appeared before an Abuja High Court to testify in the trial of a former member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Lawan for alleged fraud. Otedola who is a prosecution witness in the trial was allegedly pressured by Lawan to part with a three-million-dollar bribe while Lawan was chairing a subcommittee investigating a multi-billion-dollar fraud associated with government fuel subsidy during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Super Falcons bounced back from their shocking defeat to South Africa with an impressive 4-0 spanking of Zambia in a Group B Africa Women’s Cup of Nations game on Wednesday. The African champions needed a strong response against the Shepolopolo, and goals from Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega, Rashidat Ajibade and Amarachi Okoronkwo took the Falcons to second spot in the group.
That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.