Good morning, Nigerians! Today, we’ll highlight the biggest news stories from Nigeria’s top newspapers for Monday, September 25, 2023.
Danfo driver goes berserk, strips self naked after stabbing LASTMA officer
Operatives of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, and Nigeria Police, yesterday, arrested a driver of a danfo bus, Volkswagen ‘T4’ with number plate, LSR 966 YE, for allegedly stabbing a LASTMA officer, after being apprehended over serious traffic offence around Costain Round-About, Surulere area, Lagos.
LASTMA officer, Olajide Olukoga, who led the enforcement team, said the Volkswagen commercial ‘T4’ bus was impounded and the driver apprehended for picking up passengers on the main expressway, thereby causing serious traffic obstructions to other road users around Costain inward Iponri.
Atiku unveils 10 purported lies of Tinubu’s administration in 117 days
The Special Assistant on Public Communications to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Phrank Shaibu, has urged Nigerians to be weary of what he described as a deliberate ploy by the President Bola Tinubu’s administration to use propaganda to deceive citizens.
Shaibu in a statement in Abuja, on Sunday, said Nigerians shouldn’t be deceived by the apology issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale and others because “they are only sorry they got caught.”
$10bn debt: CBN defaults on payment to banks, dollar nears N1,000
Over two weeks after the Central Bank of Nigeria promised to clear over $10bn foreign exchange debts owed Deposit Money Bank, the apex bank has yet to do so according to findings by The PUNCH.
This came as the naira was sold between 990/$ and 995/$ by Bureau De Change operators on Friday and Saturday in Lagos, Abuja and Kano.
On the Investor & Exporter forex window, the naira however appreciated to 747.76/$ on Friday, from 772.98/$ on Thursday.
Rumpus In Civil Service Over New Tenure System
The implementation of Rule 021210 which provides for a new tenure system is generating rumpus in the nation’s civil service.
Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr Folasade Femi-Esan, had on July 27, 2023, reportedly instructed some permanent secretaries, as well as the accountant-general of the Federation (AGF) and the Auditor-General of the Federation (AoGF), to implement the rule without further delay
Rising Inflation Forces Estate Developers To Renegotiate Projects
Inflation and market uncertainties have forced most real estate project developers to re-price the earlier agreed building contracts, thereby, slowing down pace of project delivery dates, LEADERSHIP has learnt.
Investigation revealed that building materials, equipment and other components critical to the built industry and delivery of infrastructural projects are rapidly witnessing price surge almost on a daily basis, a development that is causing rifts between real estate project owners and contractors.
Fed Govt steps up action against rising insecurity
The Federal Government at the weekend stepped up action against rising insecurity in parts of the country.
In an ambush last week, suspected terrorists in Imo State killed security personnel.
In Gusau, capital of Zamfara State, bandits invaded the campus of Federal University Gusau and kidnapped an unspecified number of people including students, non-teaching staff members, and construction workers.