Good morning, Nigerians! Today, we’ll highlight the biggest news stories from Nigeria’s top newspapers for Wednesday, September 27, 2023.
Oshodi-Apapa: You can’t evict us, truck drivers, touts dare Sanwo-Olu
Despite the ultimatum by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State ordering sanity along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, truck drivers and touts, yesterday, dared the governor to evict them.
It will be recalled that Governor Sanwo-Olu, last Friday, carried out an inspection tour of the axis with an ultimatum to the truckers to vacate the road or face the consequences.
Despite the partial compliance on Monday, the traffic situation has worsened as touts returned to the Mile-2 axis unchallenged by the Police and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA.
NLC, TUC start nationwide indefinite strike Oct 3
THE Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, yesterday, declared indefinite strike starting from October 3 to force the federal government to address excruciating suffering and hardship across the country, occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy.
The resolution came, despite promises by the federal government to conclude wage award, which was a major demand by the labour leaders, to the two labour centres
In a joint communiqué after both Labour centres held separate emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meetings, leaders of the two bodies urged Nigerians to brace up for a long strike and use between yesterday and next Monday to stockpile foodstuff and other necessities.
We didn’t mandate anyone to negotiate with bandits — Defence ministers
The federal government said yesterday it didn’t mandate anyone to negotiate with bandits on its behalf.
Recall that the governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, had in a statement by his spokesman, Sulaiman Bala Idris, alleged on Monday that some federal agencies were secretly negotiating with bandits terrorising the state without his knowledge.
Tribunal sacks Ondo lawmaker
The election petition tribunal sitting in Akure has nullified the election of a member of the Ondo State House of Assembly representing Ileoluji/Okeigbo constituency, Hon. Nelson Akinsuroju of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
While ruling on a petition filed by the candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Babatunde Fadare against the election of Akinsuroju, the tribunal declared that the March 18th, 2023 Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Constituency election, was inconclusive.
Indefinite strike: OPS kicks as Labour vows to shut down airports, others Tuesday
The Federal Government has invited organised labour to a meeting in a last-minute bid to stop the planned October 3, 2023 nationwide strike announced by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress on Tuesday.
Landlord bathes 11-year-old with hot water
A landlord identified simply as Michael has allegedly poured hot water on an 11-year-old girl identified only as Princess.
According to PUNCH Metro, the incident happened on Saturday in Mowe, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Circumstances Surrounding Mohbad’s Death Will Be Unveiled In Due Time – Naira Marley
Nigerian ace singer, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has spoken up on the death of his former record label signee, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji aka Mohbad, saying the circumstances surrounding his death will be unveiled in due time.
Naira Marley also said he was planning to return to Nigeria to assist the police investigation into Mohbad’s death.
Cardoso: CBN Can’t Be Hijacked Under My Watch
The new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Yemi Cardoso, has assured Nigerians that the apex bank will not be hijacked under his watch.
Speaking during his screening by the upper chamber of the National Assembly on Tuesday, he said he and his deputies would not allow politicians distract them while performing their obligations for the country.
I Will Abandon Emefiele’s Policies, Says CBN Gov Cardoso
The new governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Olayemi Cardoso, has disclosed that money supply is behind the rising inflation in the country.
Additionally, the new CBN team has acknowledged that in order to strengthen the naira, it will need to renounce some of the policies of its predecessor, Godwin Emefiele.
Obaseki asks deputy to drop governorship ambition
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has agreed to reconcile with his deputy Philip Shaibu, but on the condition that Shaibu drops his ambition to run for the September 2024 state governorship poll.
According to The Nation Newspaper, Obaseki wants Shaibu to do so publicly or be excluded from all government activities, including the state Executive Council meetings if he failed to do so.