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Major Newspaper headlines in Nigeria today

Benjamin Ukpabi



Major Newspaper headlines in Nigeria today

These are the Newspaper headlines today Tuesday, 17th November 2020
1. Xenophobic Attacks: Ghanaian Traders Suffering From Inferiority Complex – Dabiri-Erewa
Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Monday, identified the fear by Ghanaian traders of competing with their more industrious Nigerian counterparts as responsible for the frequent attacks on them in the country.

Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) added further that the decision by the Nigerian government to close its borders is not responsible for the clampdown by Ghanaian authorities on Nigerian traders in the country. (Major Newspaper headlines)

2. We Will Not Support ‘Igbo Presidency’ In 2023 – Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that Nigerians would not an Igbo presidency in the 2023 election.

Galadamia stated this on Monday during an interview on Arise Television The Morning Show.

The elder statesman said that the people will support a candidate from South-East, but not “Igbo presidency”. (Major Newspaper headlines)

3. Nigeria Needs A Totally New Constitution – Olanipekun

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun has called for a total redrafting and replacement of Nigeria’s constitution.

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Olanipekun in his submission said what Nigeria needs to make progress is more than just amending the current constitution which he explained is far from realities in the country.

The legal luminary noted that the current constitution was imposed on Nigerians by the military and there is the need for “a total overhaul, a redrafting, a re-crafting and a total replacement, starting from the preamble to the definition schedule”. (Major Newspaper headlines)

4. Nigeria’s Inflation Jumps To 14.23%, Highest In Four Years
Nigeria’s inflation figures have now hit 14.23 percent according to the latest figures released on Monday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

This is the highest it has reached in the last four years, Naija News understands.

According to the NBS, consumer price index, which measures inflation, hit 14.23 percent in October. (Major Newspaper headlines)

5. NECO Releases 2020 National Common Entrance Examination Results

The results of the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination organized by the National Examinations Council (NECO) has been released.

This was disclosed on Monday by the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Godswill Obioma, while presenting the results to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, in Abuja.

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According to the NECO boss, the national cut off mark for this year is set at 142. (Major Newspaper headlines)

6. AGF Malami In Fresh Trouble Over Comment On Lekki Shooting
Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, has come under attack over his comment on the October 20 shooting at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

Naija News recalls that the Attorney-General of the Federation had said it was likely hoodlums wearing military fatigues, and not soldiers, shot the #EndSARS protesters.

Reacting to AGF Malami’s comment in a statement, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), described Malam’s statement as: “an unwarranted irritation and an aggressive form of insults and lack of respect for the innocent peaceful protesters.

7. Ali Ndume Reveals Those That Have Hijacked Buhari’s Government
Senator Ali Ndume, who represents Borno-South says kleptocrats have seized control of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration

Naija News reports that the Borno-South Senator who spoke on Channels TV said the kleptocrats whom he refused to name, did not only hijack Buhari’s government they derailed it.

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8. EndSARS: CBN Lacks Powers To Investigate Crime – APC’s Banire
Muiz Banire, a chieftian of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, has condemned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for freezing bank accounts of EndSars promoters across Nigeria.

Naija News reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had asked the Federal High Court to freeze accounts of 19 Nigerians and a public affairs company linked to the End SARS protests.

9. NLC Tackles FG On Fuel Price Increase, Reveals What They’ll Do
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday, rejected and condemned the recent increase in petrol price announced by the federal government.

The NLC in a statement by its President, Ayuba Wabba note that the timing of the increase is wrong and totally negates the agreement reached with the government on such matters.

10. Nigerian Lawmakers Hold Closed-Door Meeting With Service Chiefs
The leadership of the House of Representatives earlier on Monday, held a closed-door meeting with all the heads of security agencies in the country behind closed doors.

The meeting, which began at about 2:15pm, was presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase.

Source: Naija News

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Two NYSC members test positive for covid-19

Wisdom Nwachukwu



Two NYSC members has tested positive for covid-19 in Kano. Hajiya Aisha Tata the NYSC coordinator in the state confirmed that two out of 826 posted to the state has tested positive for covid-19.

She made this known while briefing newsmen after the swearing ceremony of the 2020 batch ‘b’ stream A corps members.

She said “As you have seen, we have provided all the necessary prevention facilities and ensured that all the corps members used them.

“We have also ensured comprehensive fumigation to ensure that the camp remains a clean environment for the corps members,’’

“My fellow compatriots, the orientation course was purposely designed to provide you with the requisite training for a better understanding and knowledge about the scheme, about your new environment and about the people you are going to be staying with after the orientation course.

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I implore you to be guided by the sense of duty and discipline that saw you through your various academic programmes.

“You are enjoined to shun all acts that may jeopardize harmonious relationships existing between the corps members and their host communities,”.

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Headlines of the day 16th November 2020

Benjamin Ukpabi



Headlines of the day 16th November 2020

1. Abia LG election: Full list of 17 PDP deputy chairmanship candidates.

  • on Sunday in Abia State, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has released the full name of 17 candidates that will be representing them for in the 18 local government election in the state.

The report’s made it known that, PDP chairman of Abia state in person of Rt. Hon. Alwell Asiforo Okere passed this information on Sunday. (Headlines)

According to the source, names of the nominees that are nominated with the LGA they will be supervising are listed below.

Aba North: Mrs Iwuchukwu Joy.

Aba South: Princess Peace Nwobilo.

Arochukwu: Cletus Nwankwo.

Bende: Promise Uzoma Okoro.

Ikwuano: Cokey Nwachukwu.

Isiala Ngwa North: Chuks Amaike.

Isiala Ngwa South: Chimereze Joseph Nwankwo

Isuikwuato: Odoeme Rosemary Ebere Chukwu.

Obingwa: Uloma Okezie.

Ohafia: Samuel Uduma Kalu.

Osisioma: Uchenna Jumbo,Ugwunagbo: Azubuike Moses Chidiebere.

Ukwa East: Eric Ugbor.

Ukwa West: John Ajuzieogu.

Umuahia North: Bob Ogechi Agbugba. Umunneochi South: Lewachi Nzeadba

Umunneochi: Jubilee Ezindu

2. Osinbajo, Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu meet in Lagos

According to the latest reports which revealed that the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo came to Lagos om Sunday.

It was reported that the vice president were at the residence of National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. (Headlines)

The report’s show that during the meeting they was held at Lagos, some people who are in the meeting are Babajide Sanwo-Olu the present Governor of Lagos, the chairman of Lagos APC, Tunde Balogun and a member of of the House of Representatives Abiodun Faleke was in their as well.

In conclusion, DAILY POST made it known that the main reason of the meeting could not be ascertain

3. Shehu Sani raises alarm as bandits allegedly kidnap scores on Kaduna-Abuja road.

Former Kaduna State lawmaker in person of Shehu Sani, former Kaduna State lawmaker has reported in Sunday that an incident has happened in the state whereby some bandits have blocked the Kaduna-Abuja road also kidnapped scores of persons.

Shehu Sani passed this information to the people through his Twitter handle whereby he urged the northern governors to prioritize insecurity situations in the region. (Headlines)

He said on his Twitter page, reading that “Today,the Bandits along Kaduna Abuja audaciously blocked the road in broad daylight and kidnapped scores of people,including a young man I know. Operation Puff Adder needs reactivation.

“This is where the attention of the Northern Governors is needed”.

4. Ex-Eagles star Obodo kidnapped again in Warri.

According to the latest report form the PUNCH, an incident has happened at along Refinery Road, Warri in Delta State whereby former Super Eagles player who his playing the role of a midfielder, Christian Obodo, has been kidnapped by unknown gun men.

The report claimed that, Christian Onome Onovawakpoyeya, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command made this known yo the PUNCH that Obodo is a 36 year old player who ho stop to buy a bananas on Sunday before he was kidnapped.

Onome Onovawakpoyeya said “Obodo was kidnapped at about 5pm on Sunday around Ishaka Hotel just along Refinery Road”.

While speaking, she added that “He was with his girlfriend when he was abducted. They both stopped by the road to buy bananas’.

Onome Onovawakpoyeya explained further that those gunmen that kidnapped him ate yet to make any demand in other to release him.

It was gathered by the PUNCH that this will be the second time that will kidnapped Obodo.

This happened in the year 2019 on June 9 when he was on his way to church in Warri. (Headlines)

After he was kidnapped, the police men tried all their best to track down the abductors to Isoko which is outside before they later found him and arrests some suspects.

5. Nigeria confirms 152 new cases of COVID-19, total now 65,148.

The Tribune reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded another new cases in Nigeria which was announced through their Twitter handler on Sunday night revealing that the country has recorded another 152 new cases of COVID-19.

NCDC wrote on their Twitter page “On the 15th of November 2020, 152 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 65,148 cases have been confirmed, 61,073 cases have been discharged and 1,163 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. (Headlines)

The reports claimed that the 152 news cases are found in 8 States in Nigeria which are listed below with the number of cases reportedly found; Lagos (136), Kano (4), Niger (3), Ekiti (2), Kaduna (2), Ogun (2), Taraba (2) and FCT (1).

6. Fayose @ 60: His doggedeness stands him out – Akeredolu.

The Governor of Ondo state who was reelected by the people in the state in person of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has described Ayodele Fayose who has ruled as a Governor of Ekiti for two times as a man who his determined and a dogged man that focus on whatsoever he pursue.

The report claimed that this message was part of the statement that was signed by Donald Ojogo the the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation to congratulate Fayose on his 60th birthday.

Governor Akeredolu explained that an even though they are in different party but still relationship between him and Fayose had remained is still intact.

The statement read: “Life’s blessings have a special way of manifesting in God’s special ones. For my brother and friend, former Governor of Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose, the uncommon illumination of the Lord’s light of hope, His outpour of Favour and Grace are faith builders (Headlines)

He added that “This is one man whose doggedeness stands him out; he pursues his choices with an alluring courage and has always deployed ingenious potentials in achieving his goals. Fayose, undoubtedly, remains a strong force in Nigerian politics.

In conclusion “Interestingly, our relationship which spans several years before we both ventured into politics has waxed stronger, defying the vicissitudes of partisanship and artificial political borders. This should, and must be the spirit of men of honour whose desire is to serve the people.

7. Why man sets self, girlfriend ablaze in Benue.

According to the Nation, more facts begins to come in as a man whose name his Nicodemus Nomyange has set himself and his girlfriend Shininenge Pam on fire.

According to the reports both of them died on Saturday whereby the incident occurred around Inikpi street, high-level area of Makurdi.

Nomyange and Pam dead bodies have been taken to the Federal Medical Center Makurdi and deposited by officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps ) FRSC.

While investigating the matter, it was known that Nomyange has been dating Pam for some time. They source also learnt that Nomyange is a married man who has children and still proposed to marry Pam whereby dge reportedly turned the man down because he has married and she prefers to marry a single man.


Due to this, the source claimed the, Nomyange to Pam apartment and set the house on fire by locking every one inside.

During the incident, Nomyange died immediately at the scene but for Pam, she gave up the ghost when they are taking her to hospital for treatment.

Kate Anene who served as Benue Police spokesperson confirmed the incident.

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Gov Obiano declares Monday as public holiday to celebrate Nnamdi Azikwe’s Birthday

Wisdom Nwachukwu



The Governor of Anambra state has declared Monday 16 November, a public holiday to celebrate and honour the First President of  Nigeria, Dr Nnamdi Azikwe who was born in Zungeru in November 16 1904.

The governor through the commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Mr Don Adinuba said this in Awka.

in a letter to President Buhari Obiano wrote“The Ghanaians observe President Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday as a national holiday. Angolans observe Dr Agostino Neto’s birthday as a national holiday, just the way Tanzanians do the birthday of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.

“Interesting enough, it was the Great Zik of Africa who mentored Dr Nkrumah whom he discovered when he was editing the African Morning Post in Ghana and sent him to his alma mater in the United States, Lincoln University, the first historically black university in America, to study the humanities just like himself.

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“Zik inspired a generation of Africans, including Nigerians, into African nationalism.

“Another great Nigerian whom Zik inspired into embracing pan Africanism was the late Chief MKO Abiola, who won the 1993 presidential election fair and square but was tragically denied victory. The Nigerian people are consoled by the fact that this great Zikist has officially been declared the winner of the historic vote, though posthumously, and June 12 proclaimed a national holiday.”


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