Newspapers Headline: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning
Hello! Here is the present rundown from Nigerian Newspapers
1. Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has requested broadcast communications organizations to stop the deal and enactment of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM).
In an articulation on Wednesday, Director, Public Affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde, said the mandate will be as a result until the review is finished.
2. Obscure shooters have abducted a part speaking to Nguroje Constituency in the Taraba House of Assembly, Barr. Bashir Mohammed.
Mohammed was abducted from his residence at about 1am, on Wednesday, a family source revealed.
3. The National Assembly has commenced the process of Electoral Act amendment, ahead of the 2023 general election.
The joint Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the House Committee on Electoral Matters are currently holding a one day public hearing.
4. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied that it reached an agreement with the federal government, to call off its ongoing strike on December 9, 2020 contrary to the claim by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.
ASUU president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in a statement on Wednesday, made it clear that representatives of the union don’t have the powers to suspend industrial action.
5. The impeached Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Chiji Collins will soon face an ad hoc committee constituted by the new speaker, Paul Emeziem to investigate his financial activities from June 2019 to November 2020.
A motion moved by the member representing Orsu state constituency, Ekene Fredolin Nnodimele at plenary, noted that the reasons the former speaker was impeached was due to his involvement in financial impropriety and highhandedness.
6. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said the National Assembly lacks the power to invite President Muhammadu Buhari, to speak on security matters.
Malami responding to the summons, said security matters remained the exclusive preserve of the executive arm of government.
7. Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that he had no case to answer in the allegations levied against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Maina, who told Justice Okon Abang shortly after the EFCC, through its counsel, Farouk Abdullah, closed its case, said he would be filing a no-case submission.
8. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has been sworn in for a second term.
Yakubu was sworn-in at the Council Chambers of the State House, on Wednesday.
10. The Defence Headquarters has accused Amnesty International (AI) of blackmailing the Nigerian military in its recent report, which accused the military of crimes against older people in the Northeast.
The Coordinator, Defense Media Operations, Maj.- Gen. John Enenche, said this in an articulation on Wednesday, adding that there were compressions in the report.
10. President Nana Akufo-Addo has won the 2020 official political race in Ghana.
Akufo-Ado vanquished his nearest challenger and previous president, John Mahama by surveying 6,730,413 votes (51.59 percent).