Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Wednesday 20th November, 2019

Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Wednesday, 20th November 2019

1. Sowore: DSS Makes Fresh Allegation Against Detained Activist

The Department of State Services (DSS) has accused the convener of the Revolution Now movement, Omoyele Sowore, who is still in their custody of using his phone to make calls to mobilize people and call for violence and action against the Nigerian State. Addressing reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, said though they have received the court order that Sowore should be released, they could not just let him go without proper documentation to the appropriate sureties.

2. Unstable Power Supply: Senate To Launch Probe Into DisCos, GenCos

The Senate has directed its committee on power to launch an investigation into the activities of power generating (GenCos) and distribution companies (DisCos) with a view to unraveling the cause of unsteady power supply in the country. The motion for a probe of the power firms was moved by Chukwuka Utazi, the lawmaker representing Enugu north senatorial district, during plenary on Tuesday.

3. Former President Jonathan Speaks On Joining Buhari’s APC

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has debunked rumours that he is set to joining the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Concise News reports. This news platform understands that Jonathan is a member of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under which he served as the country’s Vice-President (2007-2010) and President (2010-2015).

4. Buhari Orders Investigation Into NASS Constituency Projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation of constituency projects of National Assembly members in the last 10 years. He directed the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to go after lawmakers and the contractors who collected funds for such projects and refused to do them.

5. Buhari Writes Senate Over Passage Of Six Aviation Bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the Senate for consideration and passage of six Aviation Bills. Senate President Ahmad Lawan, while reading the letter during plenary, said the President urged the Senate to favourably consider the bills

6. How Convicted ‘Yahoo Boy’ Successfully Pulled $1M Scam From Kirikiri Prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is investigating one Hope Olusegun Aroke, a convicted internet fraudster who is serving a 24-year jail term at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos for being the alleged mastermind of a mega scam to the tune of over $ 100,000,000. According to EFCC report, Aroke allegedly made the steal right from prison using a network of accomplices, some of whom were targets of fraud and money laundering investigation.

7. 10 Corpses Roasted As Fire Guts OAU Morgue

The Osun State Police Command has said that an early morning fire has razed the morgue of the Anatomy Department of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Spokesperson for the state Police Command, Folasade Odoro, who confirmed the incident, said that about ten corpses were burnt during the incident on Tuesday.

8. Ex-President Jonathan’s Former Aide Retires From Politics

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president to Goodluck Jonathan has retired from Nigerian politics and criticising the President Muhammadu Buhari government. JNJGLOBALGIST.COM understands that Omokri is one of the staunch critics of the Buhari government and once described himself on his Twitter bio as “Buhari Tormentor.”

9. Gov. Dickson Rejects Result Of Bayelsa Election, Reveals Next Step

Governor Seriake Dickson says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would challenge the result of November 16 Bayelsa governorship election in court. Dickson disclosed this while addressing a world press conference in Yenagoa on Tuesday.

10. Thugs Burn Kogi PDP Women Leader To Death

Mrs Acheju Abuh, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader for Wada/Aro Campaign Council has been set ablaze by suspected political thugs.
It is understood that she was set ablaze while in her home at Ochadamu in Ofu local government area of Kogi state following last Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

11. I Have Been Receiving Death Threats After Sponsoring Hate Speech Bill – Sen. Abdullahi

The sponsor of the hate speech bill, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi has disclosed that he has been receiving death threats since the bill was re-introduced in the 9th National Assembly.
It will be recalled that Senator Abdullahi, the lawmaker representing Niger North Senatorial District and also doubles as the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate sponsored the bill which has already scaled first reading at the Senate.

12. Bayelsa: Dickson Reveals Next Move, Says Jonathan Remains His ‘Oga’

Governor Seriake Dickson has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will approach the Election Petition Tribunal to challenged the result of the Bayelsa Governorship election.
JNJGLOBALGIST.COM reports that the National Electoral Commission (INEC), had declared David Lyon the winner of the Bayelsa Governorship Election.

13. Press Freedom: UNGA President, Bande Finally Reacts To Sowore’s Detention

In support of the Nigerian government’s fight against hate speech, the President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has cautioned individuals against abusing freedom of expression and association, noting that it is not absolute.
Muhammad-Bande stated this at an interactive session with representatives of civil society organizations at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.

14. President Buhari Seeks Fast Passage Of Special Crime Court Bill

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday in Abuja called on the National Assembly to hasten the passage of the Special Crimes Court Bil.
The President made the call while speaking at the National summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Service organized by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

15. Atiku Reveals Why Jonathan Is Happy With APC Victory In Bayelsa

Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State has revealed that former President Goodluck Jonathan is happy with the victory of David Lyon in the Bayelsa Governorship election.
JNJGLOBALGIST.COM reports that the National Electoral Commission (INEC), had declared David Lyon the winner of the Bayelsa Governorship Election.

16. Sowore: Archbishop Of Canterbury Accepts SERAP’s Letter, Gives Reply

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Peter Welby has acknowledged the letter sent by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) urging him to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to obey court orders involving activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare who remain in arbitrary detention despite a court order for their release.
Speaking on behalf of the world leader of the Anglican Communion through an email, Dominic Goodall, the Chief Correspondence Officer at the Lambeth Palace revealed that the letter was received by the archbishop through him.

17. EPL: Tottenham Sack Manager Pochettino

Tottenham have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino following series of poor results since the beginning of the new season. Pochettino, who joined Spurs in 2014 took the team to heights when he guided them to a second-place finish in the Premier League in 2016-17.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on JNJGLOBALGIST.COM. See you again tomorrow.

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