Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.
National Chairman of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Bill in London because of national interest. The APC leader made this comment in the wake of criticism of President Buhari, who is on a private visit to London, for not handing over power to his vice, Yemi Osinbajo.
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has vowed to ensure that prices of mobile data services go down in the country. To this end, the minister has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to work with telecom operators within one week to achieve a reduction plan.
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the Nigerian Army to suspend the military exercise tagged Operation Positive Identification which the Nigerian which it planned to begin this month across the country. Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, had on October 25, filed a suit against the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff, and the Attorney-General of the Federation over the exercise.
The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has said the Federal Government has started the process of sanitizing social media. The Minister said this on Tuesday in Abuja where he noted that the development became important so as to prevent the nation from being set on fire.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed November 7 for the ruling on the bail application filed by the former Chairman of defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. Justice Okon Abang fixed the date after taking arguments from the defence and prosecution counsel. The EFCC charged Maina with 12 counts bordering on “money laundering, operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Sarah Omotunde-Alade as the Special Adviser on Finance and the Economy. The Media Adviser to the president, Garba Shehu, announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. According to the statement, the office is domiciled in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
President of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide Apostle Suleman Johnson has performed a special prayer for Nigerian soldiers, claiming the Boko Haram terrorist group is planning a ‘black Christmas’ in Nigeria this December. The fiery preacher declared that he “heard the message from the Holy Spirit”. The clip of the revelation was shared on Tuesday on Celebration TV, the official television channel of Apostle Suleman.
The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) has directed its state councils to begin negotiations for consequential adjustment and implementation of the new minimum wage, Concise News reports. After the Federal Government agreed on consequential adjustments and percentage increase for workers in the Federal civil service with organised labour on October 18, the joint negotiating council in each state is expected to open negotiation with its state government.
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets crashed out of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup on Wednesday after losing 3-1 to The Netherlands in the Round of 16. At the Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico in Brazil, a Sontje Hansen treble sent the Europeans through to the last-eight.
The leader of God’s Crown Chapel, Prophet Reindolph Oduro Gyebi has predicted a ‘demonic wind’ in the Nigerian music industry which may lead to ‘assassination of Psquare and few other people. In the viral video, Prophet Gyebi during a sermon urged the entertainers to be fortified with prayers, so as to avert the predictions. According to the prophet “Psquare, DJ Spinal, DJ Blaze and DJ Perez should pray against assassination.”