Good morning Nigeria, welcome to the Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today, Friday, 28th July 2023.
An application filed by the Department of State Services (DSS) was dismissed by the Maitama High Court in the Federal Capital Territory.
The DSS sought an additional 14-day detention order for Mr Godwin Emefiele, the suspended former Governor of the Central Bank, based on new evidence they claimed to have found.
The request, which the DSS filed in secret last Thursday, was marked FCT/HC/M/12105/2023 and appeared before vacation judge Justice Hamza Muazu.
The judge dismissed the application, citing it as an abuse of court process and beyond his jurisdiction.
The immediate past Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase and the former Majority leader, Alhassan Doguwa have been named as the Chairmen of two standing Committees.
The Speaker, Tajudeen Abbass unveiled the names of the chairperson of the 134 standing committees and their deputies on the floor of the House on Thursday.
The composition of the panels is in line with house standing rules which provide for the establishment of standing committees to carry out the oversight function on government agencies and programmes and address specific issues of national importance.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi has disowned a viral photo showing him with the Finland-based Biafra agitator Simon Ekpa.
Ekpa, a Nigerian who resides in Finland, has been calling for a sit-at-home in the South East to protest the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
In the viral image, co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement and supporter of former Anambra governor, Aisha Yesufu, is seen in the background.
The Obi-Datti Media Office, in a statement signed by Diran Onifade on Thursday, said the picture was photoshopped from one Obi took with a supporter on Virgin Atlantic aircraft on July 21.
The former Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje on Thursday revealed his agenda for the All Progressives Congress (APC) if he emerges as the National Chairman of the party.
Ganduje in his statement said he would emphasize membership drive if he becomes the national chairman.
Naija News gathered that Ganduje made this claim when the youth Wing of the party under the leadership of National Youth Leader, Dayo Israel, together with Zonal Youth Leaders and all States Youth Leaders from 36 states and Abuja, visited him
The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly invited the immediate past Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, over the launch of the national carrier, Nigeria Air.
Naija News gathered that Sirika arrived at the DSS headquarters in Abuja for questioning regarding the controversy surrounding the launch of the carrier.
According to SaharaReporters, Sirika arrived at the headquarters of the country’s secret police around 3 pm on Thursday in a Range Rover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)
The Federal Government has approved the payment of N25,000 of peculiar allowance for medical and dental doctors in hospitals, medical centres, and clinics in the Federal Public Service.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Service, Ekpo Nta, made this known in a letter dated July 26, 2023
Naija News reports that the letter is titled, “Accoutrement allowance for medical and dental doctors in hospitals, medical centres, and clinics in federal MDAs.”
The Chief of Staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Femi Gbajabiamila, ended speculations on Thursday afternoon as he presented the president’s ministerial nominee list before the Senate.
Naija News reports that Gbajabiamila, the immediate past Speaker of the House of the Representatives, presented the list to Senate President Godswill Akpabio at exactly 01:19 pm.
Akpabio thereafter read the ministerial list with 28 nominees.
The President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum on Thursday broke silence on social media after the military admitted to taking over the country.
Naija News had earlier reported that the military declared their takeover of power after detaining Bazoum on Wednesday.
The military announced the coup via a televised broadcast early on Thursday.
During the broadcast, ten military officers addressed President Bazoum directly, stating their seizure of power was to end the regime due to the “deteriorating security situation and bad governance.”
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly forwarded the name of Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate to the Senate to be confirmed as a Ministers.
Pate, whose appointment will be announced today, has reportedly been penciled down as the Minister of Health.
Pate, a former Minister of State for Health under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, is a renowned public health expert and politician.
The Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led federal government has begged the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to shelve its planned strike scheduled to start next Wednesday.
Naija News reports that the FG appealed during a meeting on Wednesday between government representatives and organized labour.
Recall that on May 29, 2023, the President gave Nigerians an inaugural shocking gift by increasing the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, from N185 to N500, which was later jacked up to N617 by the NNPCL.
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