Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District, Senator Ali Ndume, resumed on Wednesday from his nearly 7 months suspension. Ndume, however, addressed journalists after plenary, recalling the incidents that happened while he was on suspension. His first point of order was, however, ignored by the senators.
2. The government of Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was on Wednesday overthrown by the military. Consequently, the military said it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting “criminals” supporting him. Different African countries including Nigeria and South Africa have responded to the development, calling for calm in the South African nation.
3. Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has challenged a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mrs. Farida Waziri, to name the person who allegedly asked her to stop investigating while in office or further hold her peace.
Jonathan was responding to the claim by Waziri that the EFCC was stifled under the past administration.
4. No fewer than 18 persons were killed on Wednesday following a bomb blast at Muna garage area in Borno State. This happened when some suicide bomber attacked a mosque during magrib (sunset) prayer. Police in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital said those killed included four suicide bombers. It was gathered that twenty-nine others were injured.
5. The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, has revoked the residence permits of the expatriates working in six companies, including Intels Nigeria Ltd owned by former Vice-President , Atiku Abubakar. The affected workers have been directed to leave the country on or before November 30, 2017, otherwise, they would be deported.
6. Veteran comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, is down with stroke and has pleaded with Nigerians to help him financially. He pleaded with well-meaning Nigerians for him to be able to take care of his health. He appealed that since he is still alive, it’s better to help him to keep his life.
7. The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, Wednesday, relaxed the orders it made directing the 19 commercial banks in the country to freeze all accounts without the Bank Verification Numbers, BVN. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, while modifying part of the order that granted the Federal Government interim ownership of funds in all the non BVN-linked bank accounts, said it was important to revise the earlier orders in view of the fact that it had been posing some practical problems.
8. Awka, the Anambra State capital was Wednesday literally shut down for over six hours, following the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari. The president during the visit drummed support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Saturday’s governorship poll, Dr Tony Nwoye. He said the State will benefit more from an APC governor.
9. Relatively, Emeka Ojukwu jnr, son of the founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ojukwu jnr made his declaration on Wednesday in Awka, at the campaign of the APC candidate for the Anambra 2017 governorship election, Dr Tony Nwoye, which was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
10. The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, yesterday announced that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measure inflation rate declined to 15.91 per cent Year-on-Year, YoY in October, 2017. Inflation cartoon This is 0.07 per cent points lower than the 15.98 percent recorded in September 2017, making it the ninth consecutive decline in the Y-o-Y inflation since January this year.