National News


These are the top news across Nigeria and around the world that might interest you today, Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

  1. Nigeria Has Failed Niger Delta Region – Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, says Nigeria has failed the Niger Delta region because of the level of poverty experienced in the region.

Obi spoke on Tuesday during the official presentation of the Labour Party flag to the party’s Bayelsa State governorship candidate, Udengs Eradiri, at a town hall meeting in Yenagoa, the state capital.

  1. Atiku approaches Supreme Court with 35 grounds of appeal against PEPC judgment

Former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has approached the Supreme Court with 35 grounds of appeal against the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court {PEPC} that upheld the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the February 25, 2023 election.

  1. Like Atiku, Obi challenges tribunal’s verdict on Tinubu’s election at Supreme Court

The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has appealed the ruling of the presidential election petition tribunal which upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 election at the Supreme Court.

  1. Falana demands Coroner’s inquest into Mohbad’s death

Femi Falana (SAN), a human rights attorney, has requested for a coroner’s inquest into the passing of Mohbad, a popular Nigerian singer.

  1. ‘Don’t push the youths to the point of preferring military coup,’ Obasanjo warns Tinubu, other African leaders

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo warned President Bola Tinubu and other African leaders not to push the youths to the edge with their policies.

  1. Lagos Deputy Gov, Hamzat, visits Mohbad’s parents

Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor of Lagos State, on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to mother of the late Nigerian musician Ilerioluwa Aloba, well known as Mohbad.

  1. Delta Governor Urges FG to Revamp Ailing Petrol Refineries

Delta State Governor, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has urged the federal government and relevant stakeholders to work towards revitalising the nation’s refineries.

  1. Police ban tinted vehicles, covered number plates in Delta state

The Delta State police commissioner, Wale Abass, has announced a ban on tinted vehicles and vehicles without number plates, stating it as part of security measures put in place to combat insecurity in the state.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the state’s Public Relations Officer, Edafe Bright, on Tuesday.

  1. Akin-Bright: 12-year-old boy with missing intestine dies

The 12-year-old boy whose small intestine was discovered missing during surgery at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Adebola Akin-Bright, is dead.

  1. NNPC disengages employees 15 months to retirement

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has compulsorily retired all management staff with less than 15 months to statutory retirement.

The company in an announcement yesterday, declared that the retirement of the affected workers was with immediate effect, stressing that the move would support its business objectives.

  1. ‘Nigeria ready to take its rightful place in global business space,’ Tinubu assures investors

President Bola Tinubu Tuesday assured investors of Nigeria’s readiness to take its rightful place in the global business environment.

  1. AMCON gives Arik Air owner condition to recover airline

The chairman of Arik Air, Johnson Arumemi-Ikide, has been told to provide a suitable debt recovery plan before Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) returns the airline to him.

  1. Nigeria records second grid collapse in five days, electricity drops to 42.7MW

The national grid collapsed again on Tuesday.

The incident was the second this week, following the collapse of the grid on September 14.

  1. Champions League: Man City begin title defence with comeback win

Manchester City started off their Champions League season with a comeback victory over Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night.

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