Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Friday, November 8th, 2019.
Laolu Akande, the Senor Special Assistant-Media and Publicity to Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has debunked the list circulating in the media that some presidential aides have been sacked. In a tweet on his verified Twitter handle, Akande asked the populace to ignore the ‘bogus’ information.
The names of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s aides allegedly sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari have emerged. Among those affected are Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants, Personal Assistants, Technical Assistants, and some whose appointments were approved in August. The affected aides were said to have been posted out to some line ministries relevant to their designation in October, and are expected to be given disengagement letters on Wednesday.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports that it has refused to comply with a court order granting bail to the convener of Revolution Now protest, Omoyele Sowore. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, spokesperson for the DSS, Peter Afunaya, said the Service was yet to be informed that Sowore had perfected his bail conditions as stipulated by the court.
Nigerians have slammed the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola for claiming that Nigerian roads were not that bad as often portrayed. Fashola while speaking to newsmen after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday had said Nigerian roads were not that bad as often portrayed.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured that there will not be a scarcity of petroleum products during the Yuletide. The Christmas and New Year season in Nigeria is usually characterised by a scarcity of petroleum products especially Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). However, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari, has assured that the agency has made adequate plans for the period, saying there would be an abundance of the products.
There have been mixed reactions from Nigerians following Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos’ withdrawal of “His Excellency” title attached to his position. Sanwo-Olu had said in a statement on Wednesday that he preferred to be called “Mr Governor.”
The former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, was wheeled into the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday for his bail application. Maina, who was dressed in a light green colour caftan, was in a wheelchair and was looking pensive and sickly.
The Nigerian government has issued a directive stopping petroleum products from being supplied to fuel stations within 20km of the borders. This directive was issued through the Nigeria Customs Service in a memo by its Controller General, Hameed Ali.
9. Balogun Market: What Lagos Gov. Sanwo-Olu Told Victims Of Inferno
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has assured victims of the fire incident at the Balogun Market of his government’s support, Concise News reports. This news medium understands that the fire outbreak took place on Tuesday with many properties as a police officer was killed.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Sunday Dare has called for a review of the country’s football following the Golden Eaglets crash at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Nigeria, winners of Group B at the cadet competition, were mauled 3-1 by the Netherlands who emerged as one of the best losers in the tournament.