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10 things you need to know today 29/11/2023




1. The embattled former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele may spend both the Christmas and the New Year Day celebrations behind bars. This is as he failed to meet his bail conditions on Tuesday.

2. A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega has urged the National Assembly to unbundle the commission to make it more effective. He made the call on Tuesday in Abuja at a Citizens’ Town Hall on Electoral Reform organised by Yiaga Africa and the European Union (EU) in collaboration with the National Assembly joint committees on electoral matters.

3. The Court of Appeal in Abuja has sacked the Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe. A three-member panel of justices on Tuesday declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Hon. Sa’ad Abdullahi Ibrahim (Turakin-Opanda), as the rightful winner of the election for Umaisha/Ugya State Constituency of the state.

4. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has sought the Senate approval to borrow $8,699,168,559 and €100 million to execute critical projects in different sectors. The president’s request was contained in a letter read at the commencement of plenary on Tuesday by Senate President Godswill Akpabio.

5. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will, on Wednesday (today), leave Abuja for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to attend the COP28 Climate Summit, also known as the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.

6. Hoodlums suspected to be herdsmen have reportedly killed a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sunday Okoebor, in the Koka area of Asaba, the Delta State capital. The suspects were paraded on Tuesday at the 63 Brigade headquarters, Asaba.

7. President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday identified job creation, fight against hunger and corruption as priorities for his administration to unlock Nigeria’s economic potential. He asked Nigerians to buy into his administration’s “Renewed Hope Agenda” to maximise available opportunities.

8. The political crisis in Ondo State took a new turn on Tuesday. The deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, is expected to sign an undated resignation letter, according to the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji. The Speaker explained that the submission of an unsigned resignation letter would be in compliance with the agreement reached by party leaders during the reconciliation brokered by President Bola Tinubu in Aso Villa, Abuja, at the weekend.

9. An Appeal Court sitting in Lagos State, on Tuesday, dismissed the petition filed by Tonye-Cole of the All Progressives Congress, APC, challenging the victory of the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election. The court declared the governor the true winner of the March 18 polls.

10. The Nigerian Army, on Tuesday, condemned what it described as an unprovoked attack on troops and patrol vehicles in a recent protest that occurred along Lafia-Makurdi Road in Nasarawa State. The protesters were said to have blocked the major highway in response to the outcome of the Court of Appeal’s ruling on the gubernatorial election in the state.


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