Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Friday, November 1st, 2019.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the results of the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states will not be transmitted electronically. The Chairman of INEC Mahmood Yakubu said this on Thursday at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue Session with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) of Kogi and Bayelsa states in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on Social Media Lauretta Onochie has said her principal is saving Nigerians from consuming expired rice. Buhari’s government recently closed the country’s land borders and also banned the importation of rice.
Following the end of the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), held in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening arrived Makkah. The President was received by His Royal Highness Prince Bader bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy-Governor of Makkah Region and other government officials at the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, at about 7.05 p.m (local time).
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said the Operation Positive Identification (OPI) would not hinder the day-to-day activities of Nigerians. Buratai made this known while fielding questions from the House of Representatives Committee on Army in Abuja on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed readiness to explore more ways of funding the upgrade of critical infrastructure in the country. A statement signed by Buhari’s Media Aide, Garba Shehu, said that Buhari made this commitment during his meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, on Thursday.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has ordered a stop on the construction of the Ibadan circular road project awarded in May 2017. Makinde issued the order on Thursday for the 32-kilometre road meant to link the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to the Ibadan/Ife Expressway.
The leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has declared that his group will ‘surely avenge’ the scuffle between security operatives and his members in Ebonyi state last Sunday. The clash occurred at Oguzoronweya Primary School in Ebonyi Local Government Area.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on November 7, deliver judgment in the suit filed by the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, challenging her exclusion from the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi state. Justice Folashade Ogunbiyi-Giwa fixed the date for judgment after taken submissions of counsel on the propriety or otherwise of the suit.
Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola on Wednesday condemned the dehumanisation of inmates in Nigerian correctional facilities, Aregebsola while speaking at a seminar in Abuja said maltreating them hinders their reformation as productive members of society.
The Golden Eaglets will take on Australia in their last Group B match at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup by 9:00 pm Nigeria time on Friday. The Nigerian side on Tuesday sealed their place in the Round of 16 at the U-17 World Cup after seeing off Ecuador 3-2 in Goiania.