Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Wednesday, November 20th, 2019.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has accused the convener of the Revolution Now movement, Omoyele Sowore, who is still in their custody of using his phone to make calls to mobilize people and call for violence and action against the Nigerian State. Addressing reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, said though they have received the court order that Sowore should be released, they could not just let him go without proper documentation to the appropriate sureties.
The Senate has directed its committee on power to launch an investigation into the activities of power generating (GenCos) and distribution companies (DisCos) with a view to unraveling the cause of unsteady power supply in the country. The motion for a probe of the power firms was moved by Chukwuka Utazi, the lawmaker representing Enugu north senatorial district, during plenary on Tuesday.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has debunked rumours that he is set to joining the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Concise News reports. This news platform understands that Jonathan is a member of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under which he served as the country’s Vice-President (2007-2010) and President (2010-2015).
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation of constituency projects of National Assembly members in the last 10 years. He directed the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to go after lawmakers and the contractors who collected funds for such projects and refused to do them.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the Senate for consideration and passage of six Aviation Bills. Senate President Ahmad Lawan, while reading the letter during plenary, said the President urged the Senate to favourably consider the bills
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is investigating one Hope Olusegun Aroke, a convicted internet fraudster who is serving a 24-year jail term at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos for being the alleged mastermind of a mega scam to the tune of over $ 100,000,000. According to EFCC report, Aroke allegedly made the steal right from prison using a network of accomplices, some of whom were targets of fraud and money laundering investigation.
The Osun State Police Command has said that an early morning fire has razed the morgue of the Anatomy Department of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Spokesperson for the state Police Command, Folasade Odoro, who confirmed the incident, said that about ten corpses were burnt during the incident on Tuesday.
Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president to Goodluck Jonathan has retired from Nigerian politics and criticising the President Muhammadu Buhari government. Concise News understands that Omokri is one of the staunch critics of the Buhari government and once described himself on his Twitter bio as “Buhari Tormentor.”
Governor Seriake Dickson says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would challenge the result of November 16 Bayelsa governorship election in court. Dickson disclosed this while addressing a world press conference in Yenagoa on Tuesday.
Tottenham have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino following series of poor results since the beginning of the new season. Pochettino, who joined Spurs in 2014 took the team to heights when he guided them to a second-place finish in the Premier League in 2016-17.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.