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Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Monday 16th November 2020

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Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Monday 16th November 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Monday 16th November 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Monday 16th November 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Fayose clocks 60, says he ‘ll still be Nigerian president

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has reiterated his ambition to be president of Nigeria in no distant time. Fayose, who disclosed this on the occasion of his 60th birthday, also said he was using his diamond jubilee celebration to forgive all those who might have betrayed him in the course of …

Rail project: Amaechi, DG BPP sued over due process

Abuja   The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Director- General of the Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, have been dragged before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, over alleged flagrant violation of the Public Procurement Act in the award of Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Port Harcourt- Maiduguri, Eastern Narrow Gauge Railway line. …


FG to sell three power plants for N434bn

Investors to take over Geregu, Omotosho, Calabar plants   Lagos, Abuja, Jos, PH stadia to be concessioned   The Federal Government has revealed that it was making arrangement to sell Geregu, Omotosho and Calabar power plants for N434 billion in 2021. The government also hinted of its plan to concession National Art Theatre, Tafawa Balewa …

Kaigama counsels FG on economy, employment

The Archbishop, Catholic Diocese of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has declared that Nigeria must pay more attention on building human capacity and productive ventures rather than on oil, foreign aid and borrowing from other countries.   In his Homily delivered yesterday at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Sabon Lugbe in Abuja, he raised concerns …

World Bank seeks instant debt relief for poorest nations

World Bank President, David Malpass, has urged immediate debt relief for the world’s poorest countries to enable them make a sustainable recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   Malpass, who gave the advice in a newsletter released by the Multilateral Development Bank at the weekend, stressed that the world could no longer afford to: “Kick …

Foodstuffs’ prices rise by 100% in South-West markets

Prices of some major foodstuffs have gone up by 100 per cent in South-West markets, with stakeholders expressing concern over the relentless increment. Stakeholders in the zone have also called on government to urgently address the situation before things get out of hand.   Most of the respondents who spoke with the News Agency of …

OPS to FG: Fuel price hike poses risk to economy

Following another increase in pump price of petrol last week by Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS) have described the development as insensitive on the part of the Federal Government.   The group said the action was another confirmation that …


PDP gov parleys APC leaders, defects this week

        Onyekachi Eze and Uchenna Inya   Barring any lastminute change, Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, will this week dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) after months of speculation of his movement.   The governor, yesterday, met with some APC stakeholders in his Uburu hometown, Ohaozara …

Senate queries FIRS over unremitted N1.4bn MDAs’ tax

The Senate has queried Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) over unremitted N1.4 billion Withholding Tax and Value Added Tax (VAT), which were deducted from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government. The query was issued by Senator Mathew Urhoghide, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Account.   The query reads: “N700.2 million …

Bakare faults FG’s clampdown on #EndSARS promoters

The Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has faulted the freezing of #EndSARS campaigners’ accounts, warning against a resurgence of protests.   Speaking yesterday on the “State of the Nigerian Youth” to mark the grand finale of the Diamond Jubilee celebration of his wife, …

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