Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Monday, 23rd November 2020
The federal government says approval of ASUU’s request to withdraw from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is temporary. Once the time is up, it will be back on track Naija News reports.
The Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, made the announcement on Saturday during a reconciliation meeting with the union.
The news of another latest attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum by Boko Haram insurgents has been debunked.
The governor in a statement on Sunday evening declared that contrary to what is been reported in some sections of the media, neither he nor anyone in his convoy was attacked.
Philip Shekwo, the kidnapped chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, northern Nigeria, has been found dead.
Naija News reports that the development was confirmed by Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Dele Longe, who had earlier confirmed the abduction of the Nasarawa APC Chairman.
The recent visit by some Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to former President Goodluck Jonathan has rattled and disoriented the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) according to Mallam Yekini Nabena.
Nabena who is the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC made this submission on Sunday when he reacted to PDP’s own statement on the incident.
Nine students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna state, who were recently kidnapped, have reportedly regained their freedom.
Speaking with newsmen on Sunday, Ashiru Zango, ABU’s chief security officer, confirmed that he had received said information that the students have been released.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed sadness over reports that Nigeria has gone into recession for the second time under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News reports that Nigeria on Saturday officially went into recession for the second time under President Buhari‘s administration, but this time, the worst since 1987.
Labour leaders on Sunday evening, walked out on a meeting with the federal government delegation which was scheduled to discuss the recent fuel price hike by the government.
It is understood that the representatives from both sides couldn’t agree on the items listed for deliberation during the meeting.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared that its members are not in a hurry to call off the prolonged strike, adding that the union did not reach an agreement with the federal government.
Naija News reports that the leadership of ASUU was offered N65 billion for Earned Academic Allowance and revitalization by the Federal Government in a bid to end the prolonged strike.
Gunmen on Friday stormed a Friday mosque in the village of Dutsin Gari in Kanoma, Zamfara State and abducted about 40 worshipers and an Imam.
The village, known for its Sugarcane farming, has been hit by militant attacks in the recent past.
Sources in the village told revealed that the attackers who came on more than 100 motorcycles killed 5 worshipers and injured several others.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.
The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence and killings is responsible for the curfew.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News