Nigerian newspaper headlines November 2, 2016.
The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, has apprehended three Cameroonians and a Nigerian with 66 drums containing 250 litres of product suspected to be Premium Motor Spirit, each.
Stakeholders from the Niger Delta under the aegis of the Pan Niger Delta Forum on Tuesday attributed the renewed militancy in the region to what they called alienation and lack of meaningful development of the region. They said they had consulted widely and had come up with 16 points that could help the Federal Government achieve its “quick wins initiative.”
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, will remain in custody till his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on November 10, PREMIUM TIMES can report. EFCC sources said Mr. Fani-Kayode would be charged for allegedly receiving about N26 million from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
The Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) stood at 44.1 index points in October 2016, compared with the 42.5 recorded the preceding month.
The three-member panel of justices of the Court of Appeal yesterday withdrew from all appeals relating to the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State. Their action was due to a petition accusing them of compromising their position.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Sen Ahmed Makarfi, yesterday charged Nigerians to support the military in the war against insurgency just as it condemned the recent bomb attacks by Boko Haram in Borno State last weekend.
As investors in the nation’s power sector assets mark the third anniversary of the power sector privatisation programme, the Association of Nigeria Electricity Distributors (ANED), has faulted the call by billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, for a reversal of the programme.