Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, responded to claims that he was cloned.
Buhari, who was speaking in Poland, stated that some people were hoping he would die during his ill health. He refuted the claimed that he is ‘Jubril from Sudan’ as alleged in many quarters and promised to celebrate his 76th birthday soon.
2. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has appointed three youths and a woman as his aides.
The new appointees of the former Vice President are: Dr Ahmed Adamu, Special Assistant (Youth and Strategy); Aliyu Bin Abbas, Special Assistant (Youth Support Groups); Phrank Shuaibu, Special Assistant (Public Communications); and Mrs Funmi Lamuye, Special Assistant (South-West).
3. Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has said presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abubakar Atiku will suffer a ‘bloodied nose’ in the 2019 presidential election against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Dambazzau said Atiku will be defeated in Adamawa, Gombe and other Northern states in 2019, adding that the former Vice President is no match for President Muhammadu Buhari
4. The National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, has reacted to the purported dissolution of the Forum by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.
NCEF described the dissolution of its forum as a nullity and urged Christians across the country to disregard the statement credited to the leadership of the CAN.
4. Police command in Cross River State has gunned down five notorious armed robbers. The robbers robbed U. D. King filling stations at Atu Street in Calabar South Local Government Area of the state on Sunday by 11.15 am.
Parading the dead robbers at the Atakpa Police Division in Calabar, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Inuwa Hafiz said that the criminals have been on police list of wanted criminals.
Addressing newsmen shortly after a special Church service in Jos, Plateau State, Ortom said people of the state will confront anyone who tries to rig or manipulate elections in the state.
6. A Deputy Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Bala Rabo Ayaga, has defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, PDP.
Ayaga, claimed that APC was no longer a party that could lead Nigerians to the promise land, adding that the ruling party had performed far below their expectations.
7. Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has insisted that his Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) is intact.
Atiku’s Special Assistant, Public Communications, Phrank Shaibu, insisted that Gov. Nyesom Wike’s purported resignation was “speculative”.
8. The General Overseer of the Christ Apostolic Church, Agbala-Itura, Prophet Samuel Abiara, has called for prayers to avert looming disaster during the 2019 elections.
Abiara warned that danger was lurking around the 2019 general elections.
8. National Assembly staff under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), have fixed Dec. 4 to stage a protest over unpaid salaries and allowances.
Mr Suleiman Haruna, the union’s Secretary-General, who announced this in a statement in Abuja, said the first phase of the protest would take place between Dec. 4 and Dec. 8.
9. The branch chairman Academic staff Union of Universities Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi Dr Adamu Mohammad Babayo has slammed the Federal government’s directive on no work, no pay to its members on nation-wide strike.
Babayo described the FG directive no work, no pay as laughable and a move to mortgage the future of Nigerian youths particularly, the less privileged.
10. Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has said the ‘no work, no pay’ policy by the Federal Government, is not applicable to members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), who are currently on strike.
Falana said the FG acting through the National Universities Commission (NUC), lacks the powers to direct vice-chancellors to seize the salaries and allowances of striking lecturers.