Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Wednesday 27th, November 2019

Good day, and welcome to the JNJGLOBALGIST.COM News roundup of the Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines for today Wednesday, November 27th, 2019.

1. 2023: Afenifere Speaks On Buhari Seeking Third Term

The Afenifere Yoruba group has urged Nigerians to resist attempts by President Muhammadu Buhari to go for a third term. Buhari had denied plans of seeking for another four-year tenure in 2023 but a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had called on the National Assembly to amend the country’s law for Buhari to go for another term.

2. ‘Yahoo Boys’: EFCC Nabs Prison Controller, Doctor Over $1m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has nabbed Emmanuel Oluwaniyi and Hemeson Edwin of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS). The EFCC in a statement on Tuesday said the duo who are Deputy Controllers of the NCS was arrested by operatives of the commission in Lagos Zone.

3. President Buhari Receives Prime Minister Of Netherlands

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, at State House, Abuja. Rutte was received at the forecourt of the villa, by the President. The two leaders immediately went into a closed-door meeting at the President’s mini-conference office.

4. Senate Condemns Killing Of Kogi PDP Woman Leader, To Tackle Electoral Violence

The Nigerian Senate has condemned the spate of killings in the country and observed a minute silence in honour of those that lost their lives in the just concluded elections in Bayelsa and Kogi State. The lawmakers are making a move to tackle electoral violence and come up with a Bill to address the election and post-election violence in the country.

5. Osinbajo Calls For Prompt Action On Sexual Abuse As FG Opens Offenders’ Register

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to report cases of sexual harassment and abuses to the police for prompt action. Osinbajo said this at the opening of the Nigeria Sexual Offender Register which will contain the names and pictures of persons convicted of sexual abuses.

6. Jonathan Dares Lamido To Prove Involvement In Malabu Oil Deal

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has refuted a claim by ex-governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, that he worked against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded governorship election in Bayelsa State because of the Malabu oil deal. Lamido had alleged that Jonathan traded off his party in the Bayelsa election because he was trying to avoid being prosecuted by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over the Malabu deal.

7. Border Closure: Why There’ll Always Be Problem With Nigeria – Obasanjo

As the borders remain closed, former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has asserted that “as long as the Benin Republic allow dumping of goods, there will always be a problem with Nigeria”. Obasanjo, therefore, urged Nigeria’s west coast neighbour, Benin, to change its ways for a harmonious bilateral relationship between the two countries.

8. INEC Expresses Readiness For Kogi West/Ajaokuta Re-run Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi State, James Apam says the commission is ready for Kogi West Senatorial and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency supplementary elections slated for Saturday. Apam, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Lokoja at a Stakeholders’ meeting organised by INEC for the two Supplementary Elections said funding and logistics for the elections had been provided.

9. Why FG Plans To Ban Consumer Ownership Of Cooking Gas Cylinders – Official

The Federal Government’s plan to ban consumer ownership of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders is aimed at enhancing safety and deepening cooking gas penetration in the country, an official said on Tuesday. The Programme Manager, National LPG Expansion and Implementation Plan Dayo Adeshina, said this on Tuesday in Lagos at the Nigeria LPG Summit 2019.

10. NFF Owing Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr $100,000

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are owing Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr $100,000 in bonuses and allowances. Rohr’s contract will expire in June 2020 with the NFF yet to make any new commitments. The NFF had said they would only renew Rohr’s contract after injecting fresh clauses like featuring players in the country’s domestic league for the Eagles.

11. Senator Abdullahi Speaks On Why Hate Speech Bill Should Become Law

The Senator representing Niger North senatorial district, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has revealed why the hate speech bill should be signed into law in Nigeria.
The Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate noted that if the bill is signed into law it would address the dangers of violence in Nigeria steered by hate speech.

12. MPC Retains Interest Rate To Accelerate GDP Growth

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.
JNJGLOBALGIST.COM 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, after the rates were reduced from 14 percent to 13.5 percent in March 2019.

13. FUTA Expels Six Students Involved In Bullying Colleague In Viral Video

The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) has expelled six students over the bullying of a fellow student.
JNJGLOBALGIST.COM recalls that the expelled students stormed one of the off-campus hostels where the victim was resident, attacked her and stripped her half-naked and also recorded the incidents with phones.

14. $1 Scam: EFCC Arrests’ Kirikiri’s Comptroller

Emmanuel Oluwaniyi, the controller of Kirikiri Maximum Prison, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for his role in allowing Hope Aroke, a convicted internet fraudster, to receive treatment outside the prison, where he is serving a 24-year jail term.
The commission had accused Aroke, also known as “H.Money”, of masterminding a mega scam to the tune of over $1 million from prison, saying that he used a network of accomplices.

15. Court Approves SERAP’s Right To Sue Buhari, NASS

Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has accepted the plea of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) in a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila “over the failure to disclose details of allocations, disbursement and spending of an estimated N241.2 billion yearly as security votes between 1999 and 2019.
Giving the approval and his verdict on the suit field, Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed ruled that hearing notices be issued and served on all the respondents within 8 days.

16. Why Nigerian Borders Will Remain Closed – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has revealed that Nigeria’s land borders will remain closed until there is a noticeable improvement in the security of the country.
Alhaji Lai who made this known during a visit to Seme yesterday in the company of Minister of Interior Affairs, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola revealed that the border closure has increased patronage of Nigerian rice and farmers are expanding their farms as well as engaging more hands.

17. FG Opens Sexual Offenders’ Register To Report Rape, Other Issues

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday unveiled the sexual offender register for victims and the general public to report sexual offences.
The register which will contain the names and pictures of persons convicted of sexual offences in the country is part of moves to curb sexual abuse in Nigeria, JNJGLOBALGIST.COM understands.

18. Sowore: Why Court May Order Arrest Of DSS DG, Bichi

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the federal high court in Abuja has threatened to jail Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).
JNJGLOBALGIST.COM reports that the judge gave the warning on Monday over the continued detention of the #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, an activist.

That’s the roundup of the Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on JNJGLOBALGIST.COM News website

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