Top news from Nigeria today

Good evening from MEZIESBLOG! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

  1. The Federal Government on Thursday berated the organised labour over the strike it declared in Imo State and its planned nationwide strike scheduled for November 14 because of the physical attack on the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, in Owerri, the state capital. The Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, admonished the NLC and the Trade Union Congress against politicising Ajero’s alleged maltreatment.
  2. Crude oil exports from Nigeria to Europe have increased to 730,000 barrels per day, despite the shortage of its supply to local refineries. On Thursday, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited revealed that Nigeria’s crude oil flow to Europe had increased in a bid to fill supply gaps left by the ban on Russian crude.
  3. The military high command said it has uncovered a plan by some people to wear military uniforms to disrupt elections in some areas where elections would be held. This is as the military said, it has massively deployed for the off-cycle elections on Saturday. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Buba Edward, disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
  4. The House of Representatives, on Thursday, mandated its Committee on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Control to urgently carry out a baseline survey across the six geopolitical zones of the country on fake anti-malaria drugs and report back to it within four weeks.
  5. The Peoples Democratic Party has announced the closure of all campaign activities ahead of Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states governorship polls. The elections are scheduled to hold on Saturday. The candidates of the party include Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, Senator Samuel Anyanwu of Imo State, and Senator Dino Melaye of Kogi State.
  6. Nigeria and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a pact on oil and gas sector investments. The cooperative framework outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) encompasses joint research and development initiatives, knowledge-sharing platforms and capacity-building programmes.
  7. Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara on Thursday said his predecessor and Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) remains his principal despite the recent political crisis that rocked the state.

The governor noted that at no time during the crisis did he recruit anyone to malign Wike.

  1. President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mohammed Abba Isa as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability Matters. According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, Isa’s appointment was borne out of President Tinubu’s determination to ensure all segments of society find placement within his administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
  2. Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has said the assault on the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, is regrettable. Uzodimma stated this during an interview on Channels TV’s program on Thursday.
  3. Barely 10 days after the confirmation of Kayode Egbetokun as the substantive Inspector-General of Police, no fewer than 40 senior police officers have been redeployed to different commands and formations across the country. Egbetokun, who announced this in Abuja on Thursday, explained that the development was part of the mandate to have a professionally competent, service-driven, rule of law-compliant, and people-friendly police force.

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