Good morning, Nigerians! Today, we’ll highlight the biggest news stories from Nigeria’s top newspapers for Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
FG, Labour reach truce, planned strike suspended for one month
Organised Labour last night suspended its planned nationwide strike for one month following an agreement with the Federal Government. Though details of the Memorandum of Understanding suspending the strike, were sketchy at the time of this report, the agreement, Vanguard gathered, was reached very late at night.
NAF airstrikes neutralise several terrorists in Lake Chad
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday said it neutrlised several Boko Haram/Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in air strikes in the Tumbuns on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno.
The Director, Public Relations and Information, NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Crises in power sector to end soon — Minister
Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, yesterday, urged Nigerians to exercise patience with the Bola Tinubu administration, saying that crisis in the power sector will be over soon.
The minister, who spoke during the Independent Day celebration in the Presidential Villa, said the Tinubu administration can feel the people’s pain and that it is more determined than ever to make everyone feel the impact of government.
Family of 4 electrocuted in Taraba
A family of four in the Dinyavo area of Jalingo, Taraba State, have been electrocuted.
The incident, which reportedly happened around 11 am., yesterday, has left residents of the area in sorrow.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, Abdullahi Usman, who confirmed the incident, said the fatalities were a result of a suspected power surge.
Chicago varsity releases Tinubu’s records to Atiku
Chicago State University, United States of America has released to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar the academic records of President Bola Tinubu.
The CSU released the documents to Atiku on Monday in compliance with the order of a United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois.
Six-month allowance: FG to spend N315bn, Labour suspends strike for 30 days
The Federal Government may incur additional N315bn in wage bill in the next six months for the newly introduced allowance for federal workers, findings by The PUNCH have shown.
This came as Organised Labour agreed to suspend its proposed nationwide strike for 30 days, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government after a marathon meeting that ended around 11pm on Tuesday.
Bribery: UK court restricts Diezani’s movement, EFCC begins extradition
A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Monday, appeared before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in the United Kingdom over an alleged £100,000 bribe.
The district judge, Michael Snow, granted Alison-Madueke a £70,000 bail.
Nasarawa Tribunal Verdict: Gov Sule Goes On Appeal, Ombugadu Celebrates
Soon after the governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, sacked Governor Abdullahi Sule from office, he resolved to appeal the judgement.
In a split judgement of 2:1 by the three-man tribunal chaired by Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, yesterday, the majority judgement declared the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), David Ombugadu, the winner of the March 18 governorship election held in the state.
Nigeria’s 1st Emeritus Professor, Umaru Shehu, Dies At 92
Nigeria’s first emeritus professor, Umaru Shehu, has died at the age of 92.
His death was disclosed yesterday in a statement issued in Maiduguri by the secretary of the Borno Elders’ Forum, Dr Bulama Gubio.
Gunmen Kill 1, Injure 4 In Benue Community’s Attack
One person has been killed while four others sustained injuries after gunmen attacked road users along Naka-Agagbe Road in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State.
Locals said that the attack happened Sunday afternoon while the victims were travelling from Naka, the headquarters of Gwer West LGA to rural Agagbe village.
Hajj 2024: CSO Expresses Worry Over Slow Preparations
The Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR) has expressed worry over the slow pace with which Nigerian authorities are moving regarding preparations for Hajj 2024.
In a statement yesterday, the civil society organisation (CSO) said the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had made it clear to all Hajj participating countries before completion of the 2023 Hajj that preparations for Hajj 2024 had begun.