Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Thursday, November 7th, 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s adviser on Senate, Babajide Omoworare, has insisted that the Nigerian leader did not undermine the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo by travelling without transmitting a letter to the National Assembly. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Wednesday, the presidential aide said Buhari was free to perform his functions from anywhere in the world.
The convener of RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, has perfected the bail conditions given to him by a federal high court in Abuja, according to his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN). Sowore’s co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, who was also charged with treasonable felony, among others by the Department of State Services (DSS), met his bail conditions, too.
Simon Achuba, who was recently impeached as deputy governor of Kogi state, has sued Governor Yahaya Bello. Achuba filed the suit marked: NICN/ABJ/244/2019 before the National Industrial Court in Abuja, declaring among others, that he is “entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Office of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State of Nigeria including the prompt payment of all his travel allowances, monthly impress, security votes and statutory allocations.”
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday said he preferred to be addressed as ‘Mr Governor’, not ‘Your Excellency.’ “In the last five months that I have been privileged to exercise the mandate freely given to me by the great and hardworking people of Lagos State. It has come to my consciousness to review certain features of citizen-government relations which impede the genuine expression of the democratic spirit of our society and the meaningful exercise of the sovereignty of our people,” a statement from the office of the governor read.
The Nigerian Senate has reintroduced the bill seeking to regulate social media in the country. This news medium understands that in the previous senate, there was a similar bill sponsored by the former deputy majority leader, Bala Na’Allah. But the bill was withdrawn after outrage by some Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked 35 aides working in the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Concise News understands. The president, who is currently in London, United Kingdom, for a two-week “private visit” and expected back in Abuja on November 17, approved the sack on Tuesday.
The Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal has nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ekiti South. The appellate court subsequently upheld the tribunal judgment which declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election, Senator Biodun Olujimi, as the winner of the February 23 poll.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has rejected Wednesday’s judgment by the Court of Appeal sacking the spokesman for the Senate, Prince Dayo Adeyeye. The party said that the ruling did not reflect the wishes of the people of Ekiti South. “The judgment, delivered earlier today can best be described as a travesty of Justice and robbing Peter to pay Paul,” the Party declared in a statement.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have sacked Golden Eaglets coach Manu Garba following the team’s elimination from the 2019 U-17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Nigeria were on Wednesday beaten 3-1 in a round of 16 tie after topping the Group B chart. Garba was part of the Eaglets coaching crew that won the age-grade tournament in 2013 and was criticized for not fielding the players that defeated Hungary and Ecuador in the team’s opening two matches against the Netherlands.
Popular Nigerian writer Sugar Belly has thrown a jab at veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie over roles he plays. According to Sugar Belly, Edochie is a bad actor who never plays a different role since he has been in the movie industry.