Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Wednesday, 25th November 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated a medium-sized modular refinery in Ibigwe, Imo State.
The Ibigwe refinery will process 5,000 barrels a day, the president said on his Twitter account.
Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has defended General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) who was recently accused of looting half of the Central Bank during his time as Nigeria’s Head of State.
Sani in a statement via his Twitter account on Tuesday where he defended the former leader, submitted that Gowon left office without any evidence of wealth.
The Cable News Network, CNN seems not done with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government with the television channel releasing another report on the shooting at the Lekki toll gate during the End SARS protests.
Recall that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, called out CNN over its report on the incident.
Two persons have been pronounced dead following a clash between officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and commercial motorcyclists operating in Agodi-Gate area of Ibadan, the state capital city.
Trouble started when officials of the prison insisted that no commercial motorcycle must be allowed to park in front of the prison yard.
A request by President Muhammadu Buhari to refund N148,141,969,161.24 to Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River, Osun and Ondo State Governments for projects which were carried out on behalf of the Federal Government, has been approved by the Senate.
The approval was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts Chaired by Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP – Edo Central).
The Gombe State House of Assembly on Tuesday, November 24, impeached the Speaker of the House, Hon. Abubakar Sadiq Ibrahim.
Naija News reports that Ibrahim was replaced immediately with Hon. Abubakar Mohammed.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the arrested of Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges.
Justice Okon Abang who revoked Faisal’s bail ordered that his trial would continue in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court.
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has left the benchmark Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) and other monetary policy tools unchanged to spur economic growth in the fourth quarter of the year.
Naija News reports that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele who disclosed this decision on Tuesday during a press conference at the end of a two-day MPC meeting revealed that the committee unanimously voted to retain the MPR.
Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to respect its zoning agreement ahead of the 2023 election.
Naija News reports that there have been calls by various individuals and groups for the APC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – Nigeria’s major political parties – to zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the south.
The Senate on Tuesday read the letter forwarded to the upper chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari seeking for Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, second term in office.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday read the letter on the floor during plenary.
Lawan called for the consideration of lawmakers in the request for another five-year tenure for Yakubu.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
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