Good morning good citizens of Nigeria, here are 10 headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, November 15, 2021.
1. I don’t know what happened to camera I recovered at Lekki Tollgate — Fashola [Punch Newspaper]
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has claimed he did not know what happened to the camera he retrieved from Lekki Tollgate, aftermath of the shootings of EndSARS protesters. Read more.
2. Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote loses brother, Sani [ThisDay Newspaper]
The Vice President of the Dangote Group and owner of Dansa Agro-allied Limited, Sani Dangote, is dead.
He was a younger brother to Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.
3. Smugglers responsible for high price of rice — Minister [Vanguard Newspaper]
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has slammed Nigerians she described as “unpatriotic” for smuggling rice into the country. She blamed them for the rising cost of rice in the nation and claimed their action is having a negative impact on the economy. Read more.
4. ISWAP regrouping around Lake Chad, plotting fresh attacks over commanders’ killing – Ndume [Punch Newspaper]
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, raised the alarm on Sunday that terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa, are regrouping in the Lake Chad area of Borno State to launch fresh attacks. Read more.
5. Railway workers’ meeting with Amaechi ends in deadlock [Nigerian Tribune Newspaper]
The 3-day warning strike action set for Thursday, 18th of November 2021 by workers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), is set to hold following the failure of a truce meeting held on Saturday between the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and the leadership of the two labour unions in the rail sector.
6. Children school without books as cost of paper hits the roof [Vanguard Newspaper]
In the last one year, prices of paper, the major item to print books, have hit the roof.
Stakeholders in the sector, including students, teachers, parents, authors, publishers, booksellers, and printers, are having a tough time.
For instance, a 70 grammes paper, 20×30, which sold for N6,100 in 2020, now goes for N11,500. This was as at early November, 2021. The price could have gone higher.
Also, 60 gramme paper of the same size rose from N5,100 per packet to N10,500, and for the hardcover, 250-gramme paper that sold for N6,000 in 2020, rose to N17,800 per packet.
On the part of the printer, one impression for four colours was done for N8,000 in 2020, but the cost rose to N14,000 in 2021.
7. FG’s domestic borrowings rise 18% to N5.6 trn [Vanguard Newspaper]
Domestic investors are concentrating more on short-term lending to the Federal Government in anticipation of uncertainties and outcome of the 2023 general election.
Indications to this emerged from results of the domestic borrowing activities of the FG in the nine months period to September 2021, which showed increased preference for short term lending to the FG through its Nigeria Treasury Bills (NTBs) debt instrument.
8. Nnamdi Kanu Saga: March Word With Action On Political Solution, South-East Monarchs, Bishops Tell Malami [Nigerian Tribune Newspaper]
Traditional and religious leaders from the South-East, on Sunday, tasked the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) to follow his statement with action on the political option to the trial of the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
9. Military: We’re not planning to overthrow Buhari’s govt [ThisDay Newspaper]
The country’s military authorities declared at the weekend that the armed forces remained loyal to the constitution and President Muhammadu Buhari and, therefore, had no plans to overthrow his administration. They were reacting to reports claiming that the Defence Headquarters had warned soldiers against overthrowing Buhari.
10. How Federal Govt plans to utilise fresh foreign loans [The Nation Newspaper]
The fresh $16.23 billion and 1.02 billion euro loans, and the $125 million grant approved by the Senate for the Federal Government will be used for project funding in power, digital economy, industries, education and transportation sectors.
Other priority projects are in the financial and national planning sector, women affairs, environment and climate as well as governmental institutions.