Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Tuesday, November 5th, 2019.
The Supreme Court has struck out a suit seeking the review of the constitutionality of the removal of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, through an ex parte order issued by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). A five-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, strike out the suit on Monday.
Nigeria says member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must respect the Rule of Origin for imports before it will reopen its land border. Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, made this known on Monday in Abuja while briefing newsmen following an Inter-Ministerial meeting Preparatory to the Tripartite Anti-Smuggling Committee Meeting of Nigeria, Benin and Niger.
The Federal Government of Nigeria says it introduced the N-Power Transition Survey “to help further map N-Power Batch 1 beneficiaries to available economic opportunities”. The government adds that it aims “to improve specialized training to matched opportunities” for beneficiaries of the scheme. The Muhammadu Buhari administration made this known in an instruction on the NPVN Web. The directive was seen by this online news medium.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the bill amending the Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act. The bill seeks to amend the act by reviewing the sharing formula to accrue more benefits to the federal government. Nigeria is projected to earn an additional income of $1.4 billion annually from international oil companies operating in the country if the bill seeking to amend a particular section of the act is passed into law.
The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, was on Monday, ordered by Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court to maintain status quo in respect of the interim order issued against the recruitment of 10, 000 officers. The Police Service Commission (PSC) had taken the Nigeria Police Force to court over the recruitment of 10,000 constables. Justice Ekwo had on Oct. 23, ordered parties in the suit challenging the recruitment to stay any action in the interim.
Apostle Johnson Suleman on Monday expressed worry over the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, co-convener of the RevolutionNow Movement. The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries disclosed that he is considering standing surety for Sowore to perfect his bail. The Department of State Services (DSS) had not long ago picked up Sowore for planning a protest he called RevolutionNow.
Head Coach of the D’Tigress, Otis Hughley, has named 12 players for the 2020 pre-Olympics qualifiers in Mozambique. The event holds between November 14 and November 17 in the southern African country, with the African champions to open camp on 10 November in Maputo. The coach recalled US-based Upe Atosu, whose last game for Nigeria was at the 2017 Afrobasket final win over Senegal, Ezinne Kalu, Promise Anumakara, and Atonye Nyingifa.
Veteran actor Dele Odule has said that despite not having money as people think, he is grateful for living by the standard of an average Nigerian. Odule made this known while speaking about his life as an actor. On why he has not produced movies in a long time, the actor said the cost of production had been a barrier.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna has nullified the election of the House of Representatives majority leader from Kano state, Alhassan Doguwa. During its sitting on Monday, the court ruled that the election that produced Doguwa, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was marred by irregularities. It ordered that a fresh poll be conducted in the Tudunwada/Doguwa federal constituency.
The Super Eagles have been handed a massive boost ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers with the Benin Republic and Lesotho. Nigeria will play both sides this month in qualification games for the next edition of the biennial football showpiece. Musa has not played with the team since the West Africans finished third at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.