By Gold Okafor
Here are the top 10 stories from Nigerian daily newspapers for today, 3rd October 2023 on Politics, Business, Entertainment and Economy.
1. FG May Spend Additional N315bn On Wages, As Labour Suspends Strike For 30 Days
The Federal Government of Nigeria might have to spend an additional N315 billion on wage expenses over the next six months due to the new wage award of N35,000 to federal workers as part of measures to cushion the effect of petrol subsidy removal.
Meanwhile, organised labour has agreed to suspend their proposed nationwide indefinite strike for 30 days, to observe the implementation of their agreement with the Federal government. This decision came after a marathon meeting with the Federal Government, resulting in the signing of a memorandum of understanding on Monday evening in Abuja by representatives of the government and labour unions. Read more
2. Nasarawa Tribunal Sacks Governor Abdullahi Sule
The governorship election tribunal sitting in Nasarawa has sacked Governor Abdullahi Sule of the APC and declared David Umbugadu of the PDP winner of the March 18, 2023 Guber election. Read more
3 Chicago Varsity Releases Tinubu’s Records To Atiku
Chicago State University in the United States has released President Bola Tinubu’s academic results to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. The action was taken in compliance with an order from a United States district court. Atiku intends to use the CSU academic record in pursuit of his appeal at the Supreme Court where he is challenging Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential election. Read more
4. Gunmen kill three and abduct eight in Sokoto village
The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed an attack carried out by suspected bandits that claimed the life of three persons and left others injured in the Soro community, Binji Local Government Area of the state on Monday.
Community members said members of the vigilante groups carried out a reprisal attack on the Fulani Community, a situation that forced the police commissioner to intervene and initiate a dialogue among residents of the affected areas.
5. Boat Capsizes With 22 Passengers in Niger – NSEMA
No fewer than 22 passengers on board a boat from Kasabu village in Agwara Local Government Area of Niger State to Yauri Kebbi State has capsized. The director, Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Salihu Garba, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday. He attributed the cause of the incident to water hyacinth coupled with strong waves.
6. Ogun: Smugglers Forfeit N1.5bn Goods January To September – Customs
The acting controller of Ogun Area 1 Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Deputy Ahmadu Shuaib on Monday, said that the smugglers operating around the border communities in the state have suffered a loss of at least N1.5 billion worth of goods sized by the command between January and September this year.
7. Bribery: UK Courts Restrict Diazene’s Movement, As EFCC Begins Extradition Process
A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Monday, appeared before the Westminster Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom over an alleged £100,000 bribe. The district judge Michael Snow granted Alison a £70,000 bail. Snow also imposed other terms like an 11 pm to 6 am curfew, and an electronic tag to be worn at all times.
8. Ooni Begs Nigerians To Be Patient With Tinubu
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye, has pleaded with Nigerians to exercise patience with President Bola Tinubu’s administration given the current economic situation. The royal father admonished all and sundry to endure more and ensure their support for their leaders, saying that by doing this, there would be great achievements.
9. Man, Wife, Two Teenage Children Electrocuted In Taraba
A family of four, were on Monday electrocuted during a power surge in the Dinyavoh area of Jalingo, Taraba State. The state police public relations officer, Usman Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident, said the last child survived the incident.
10. Kano: DSS Arrests Lady 22 for Alleged Suicide Threat
The Department of State Security has arrested a 23-year-old lady, Fildausi, for allegedly threatening to commit suicide with all those she felt responsible for the victory of the APC governorship candidate in Kano state, Nasiru Gawuna.