Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories cross major Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!
orders details of all contracts in Nigeria worth $5million and above
Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has written Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and 13 ministers, demanding the details of all government contracts worth $5million and above.
Malami’s decision was apparently influence by the outcome of the United Kingdom court judgement against Nigeria. A UK court had ordered a UK firm, P&ID Ltd, to seize Nigeria’s assets worth over $9billion over a failed contract.
says Nigeria tragically living on borrowed time
Dr. Adetunji Oredipe, World Bank’s Senior Agriculture Economist, on Thursday while delivering a keynote address at the agriculture summit Africa in Abuja, said that Nigeria is tragically living on borrowed time.
“Nigeria is tragically living on borrowed time, a typical case of robbing Peter to pay,” he said.
He noted that the neglect of the agricultural sector when the country’s economy became increasingly dependent on oil has proved to be a disaster.
He noted that Nigeria is now one of the world’s largest food importers in the world. Nigeria spent $965m on the importation of wheat, $39.7m to import rice and $100.2m on sugar importation.
APC asks FG
to takeover South-African businesses in Nigeria
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in its response to the xenophobic attack in South Africa urged the Federal Government to ensure a complete takeover of Shoprite, MTN and other South Africa businesses in Nigeria.
APC urged the revocation of licences of banks owned by South Africans (Stanbic IBTC and Standard Chartered Banks).
The APC made the call following an emergency National Working Committee meeting presided over by the National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole in Abuja.
drug dealers cause for xenophobic attack – South Africa
Dr. Naledi Pandor, the Minister of International Relation and Cooperation in South Africa, has blamed drug dealers for xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.
He pleaded with Nigeria to help assist the country by preventing Nigerians dealing in narcotics from entering South Africa.
Pandor stated this while speaking at the sideline of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Cape Town.
arraigned 83 who attacked and looted Shoprite in Lagos
The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday arraigned 83 violent protesters who attacked and looted South African mall in Lagos, Shoprite.
Some Nigerians had violently attacked South African businesses in Nigeria following the killings of Nigerians in South Africa xenophobic attacks.
Robert Mugabe dies at 95
Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the Ex-President of Zimbabwe, is dead. He died few hours ago.
Mugabe who was born on February 21, 1924, dies aged 95 after battling ill health.
Mr. Mugabe was a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 before becoming the President of the country for 30 years from 1987 to 2017.
Mugabe was removed from power following a military coup in November 2017.
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