Top Nigerian News Highlights For Thursday, November 2, 2023

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NLC President Arrested and Brutalized During Imo State Protest | Nigerian News

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, was allegedly arrested and subjected to brutal treatment by the police during a protest in Owerri on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

Ajaero had been leading a protest against the alleged mistreatment of workers and pensioners by the Imo State government when the incident occurred.

President Tinubu Challenges Government Officials: “If You Cannot Perform, Leave My Govt” | Nigerian News

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has stated that government officials and appointees who cannot contribute to the success of his administration and meet the expectations of Nigerians are free to resign.

He made this statement at a retreat themed “Delivering on the Renewed Hope Agenda” for ministers, presidential aides, and other government officials at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

NLC President Joe Ajaero Hospitalized After Brutalization in Imo State | Nigerian News

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, has been hospitalized in Imo State after being brutally beaten and assaulted.

According to the NLC’s head of Information and Publicity, Ajaero’s right eye was completely shut after he was beaten, blindfolded, and taken to an undisclosed location where he was assaulted.

FCT Minister Wike Defends Impeachment Plot Against Fubara | Nigerian News

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, defended the impeachment process, stating that impeachment is constitutionally supported and not equivalent to a military coup.

This comes in the context of an impeachment move against Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State.

Court of Appeal Sacks Gabriel Suswam as Senator | Nigerian News

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has removed former Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam from the Senate.

The court ruled that Suswam was not the valid winner of the senatorial election in Benue North East that took place on February 25, 2023.

President Tinubu Seeks Senate Approval for $7.8 billion and €100 million in Borrowing Plan | Nigerian News

President Bola Tinubu has requested Senate approval for a borrowing plan that includes sums of $7.8 billion and €100 million for the period of 2022–2024.

Senate Confirms Seven REC Nominees for INEC | Nigeria News

The Nigerian Senate screened and confirmed seven nominees for the position of Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

These confirmations came after President Bola Tinubu nominated ten individuals for the REC positions.

Governor Fubara on Internal Issues: “Father and Son Can Have Problems” | Nigerian News

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State addressed internal political issues, stating that there is no political crisis in the state.

He compared his relationship with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, to that of a father and son, acknowledging that they could have disagreements that would be resolved.

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Senate Confirms Shaakaa Chira as Auditor General of the Federation | Nigerian News

Shaakaa Chira has been confirmed by the Nigerian Senate as the Auditor General of the Federation.

President Bola Tinubu had nominated him for the position, and the Senate endorsed the appointment.

Rivers Assembly Restrained from Impeaching Governor Fubara | Nigerian News

A Rivers State High Court issued an interim order restraining the Rivers State House of Assembly and Speaker Martin Amaewhule from impeaching Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

This comes amidst an ongoing political conflict in the state.

Imo Police Deny Arresting NLC President, State He’s in ‘Protective Custody’ | Nigerian News

The Imo State Police Command denied reports of arresting the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero.

The police stated that Ajaero was taken into protective custody and not arrested, as the NLC had claimed.

Governor AbdulRazaq Appoints Committee for New Kwara State University of Education | Nigerian News

Kwara State Governor Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq announced the appointment of an 11-member committee to oversee the establishment of the Kwara State University of Education.

The committee, led by former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem, is tasked with planning and implementing the new educational institution.

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