Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Tuesday, 24th November 2020
The camp of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has debunked rumours of plans by the former President to contest the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria.
The clarification was done amidst speculations that the former president is considering a return to power in 2023. The insinuation was further heightened after some governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) paid him a courtesy visit.
Senator Ali Ndume, the lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial district has been ordered on Monday by a federal high court to be sent to prison.
The order follows his inability to produce Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, whom he stood as surety for in his corruption and money laundering trial.
The high court, sitting in Abuja was presided over by Justice Okon Abang and ordered Senator Ndume to be remanded in Kuje correctional centre.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other labour unions on Monday stated that strike was not an option following talks with the federal government on petroleum price increase and electricity tariff hike.
Naija News reports that labour leaders on Sunday evening walked out on a meeting with the federal government delegation.
General Yakubu Gowon, a former Nigerian Head of State, has been accused of stealing half of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by a member of the United Kingdom parliament.
Naija News reports that the British parliament member made the allegation on Monday, November 23 during the House deliberation on the aftermath of the EndSARS protest, and possible sanctions to be meted on top Nigerians regarding the roles they played in the killing of unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate.
Former Anambra State Governor and 2019 Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Peter Obi has noted that Nigeria wastes too much resources on unnecessary things.
This he submitted as part of his reaction to the news that Nigeria’s economy has entered into another recession.
He also blamed the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari noting that it failed to properly manage the funds borrowed during the last recession and has no concrete plans to manage the current recession.
Uche Mefor has resigned as the deputy leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu.
Naija News reports that apart from resigning as the IPOB deputy leader, Mefor has also floated a new radio station called: “Biafra Human Rights and Freedom Radio (BHFR)“.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Monday, restated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to end the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities strike.
The former Governor denied the report that the federal government is behind the delay in the ongoing negotiations with the union because their children school abroad.
Former presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Kingsley Moghalu, on Monday, noted that only an intellectual and competent leader can transform the economy of Nigeria.
Moghalu stated this while reacting to the report that the country is sliding into another recession.
He noted that the development is not a surprise and the outbreak of Coronavirus should not be an excuse for Nigeria to slide into another recession.
Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has revealed that Nigeria would emerge from recession in the fourth quarter of this year or by the first quarter of 2021.
Nigeria on Saturday, November 21, officially went into recession for the second time under President Muhammadu Buhari‘s administration, but this time, the worst since 1987.
Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has been handed a five-year ban by the world football governing body, FIFA.
The ban which was announced on Monday was handed down against Ahmad over allegations of corruption and abuse of office as CAF president.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News