Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
Nigeria has again gone into a recession for the second time under President Muhammadu Buhari‘s administration, but this time, the worst since 1987. Naija News reports that figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Saturday, November 21, reveal that Nigeria is officially in a recession, with the West African country recording a contraction of 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020.
According to video footage, the Nigerian Army sent not less than seven trucks to the Lekki Toll Gate on the night of October 20 when peaceful #EndSARS protesters were shot at by soldiers. Naija News reports that the trucks, two white and five black, were seen on Saturday in footage of the incident provided by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
Ahead of the 2023 election in Nigeria, some governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, have approached the nation’s immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan on possible of him contesting. Naija News understands that the APC governors approached Jonathan to contest the 2023 election when they visited the former President in his Abuja home on the occasion of his 63rd birthday on Friday.
The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters has started viewing of the Lekki shooting video of #EndSARS protesters. Naija News reports that the Lagos #EndSARS panel started viewing of 2 hours 29 minutes of the October 20 Lekki shootings footage captured by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) on Saturday morning, November 21. This portion of the total 21-hour footage begins from 5pm and ends at 7:59pm.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has revealed that he is planning to quit active politics in 2023 to concentrate on his private business. The Ebonyi State Governor stated this while appearing on a programme monitored by Naija News on Arise Television.
Adesina Ogunlana, a counsel for some #EndSARS protesters in Lagos State, has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to appear before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of peaceful protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20. Recall that the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, had told the panel last Saturday that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai ordered the deployment of soldiers to the tollgate and other parts of the state following a request by Sanwo-Olu.
The President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has urged Nigerians to demand goodwill and ensure that lawmakers don’t just warm seats instead of focusing on the ‘jumbo pay’ they earn. He made the call on Friday while addressing a retreat of some senior members top management staff of the Senate and the House of Representatives in Abuja.
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has debunked claims that he is plotting to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Naija News reports that Bala Mohammed dismissed the reports in a statement on Friday by his media aide, Mukhtar Gidado.
Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has insisted that he won’t dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) despite the crisis rocking the south-west caucus of the party. The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said this in Ado Ekiti on Saturday while speaking with journalists as part of the events commemorating his 60th birthday.
Mrs Kate Chinweudo is the elder sister of the late Chizoba Agu, a 27-year-old graduate of Biochemistry from the Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, who reportedly died while participating in the recent #EndSARS protest which turned violent at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. She tells ALEXANDER OKERE why the bereaved family is demanding justice for the deceased What is your relationship with the deceased, Chizoba Agu?
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News