Nigerian News Roundup for Tuesday, 31st October 2023
President Tinubu to Present N2 Trillion Supplementary Budget to National Assembly
President Bola Tinubu is set to present a supplementary budget of over N2 trillion to the National Assembly.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the submission of the supplementary budget at its weekly meeting held on Monday.
Atiku Says All Is Not Well with Nigeria’s Supreme Court
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, said all is not well with the country’s highest court.
He said the recent comments made by the retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Musa Dattijo Muhammad, is a confirmation that something is wrong with the apex court.
President Tinubu Has Full Confidence in Chief of Staff, Gbajabiamila
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu says he has full confidence in the integrity of his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Tinubu stated this on Monday while presiding over the fourth Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting of his administration at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
FG to Achieve Fair Price of Dollar to Naira Before End of 2023
The chairman of the presidential committee on fiscal policy and tax reforms, Taiwo Oyedele has revealed that the federal government under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu is working on achieving a fair price in the exchange of the dollar to the naira before the end of 2023.
According to him, the government hopes to see a “fair price” for the dollar at “N650 to N750” before the end of the current year.
Atiku Makes Recommendations to Strengthen Nigeria’s Democracy
Former Vice President and 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Monday, made some recommendations which he said would strengthen Nigeria’s democracy and political institutions.
Atiku made the submissions during a world press conference in Abuja in which he reacted to the Supreme Court verdict which affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu at the polls and threw out his own petitions.
Atiku Not Retiring from Active Politics, but Will Step Aside from Contesting Elective Posts
The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has declared that that he is not retiring from active and partisan politics yet.
He however hinted that the time has come for him to step aside from contesting elective posts and allow the younger ones to continue the struggle.
Rivers State House of Assembly Opens Impeachment Proceedings Against Governor Fubara
The Rivers State House of Assembly has forwarded a notice of impeachment proceeding against the state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.
The House made the decision after an impeachment proceeding against the governor was held during an emergency sitting on Monday morning at the House auditorium.
Tinubu Administration Reacts to Atiku’s Press Conference
The Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration has reacted to the world press conference held by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku had held a press conference at the PDP National Secretariat where he rejected the ruling of the Supreme Court that affirmed Tinubu’s victory and also accused the President of forging his academic certificate.
Reacting in a statement on Monday evening, the Special Adviser to the President on Strategy and Information, Bayo Onanuga, called on Atiku to finally go away and end his presidential ambition.
Borno Governor Warns of Boko Haram Threat
Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Zulum, has expressed concerns regarding the potential threat posed by the terrorist organization, Boko Haram, to the nation of Nigeria.
Speaking on Monday during a meeting with the reconstituted management board of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) at the council chambers of the Borno State Government House in Maiduguri, Governor Zulum emphasized the urgent need for necessary precautions to be taken in order to prevent the complete annihilation of Nigeria.
PDP Chairman Says Battle for Country’s Emancipation Has Begun
The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umar Damagum, has reacted to the ruling of the Supreme Court on the 2023 presidential election.
The apex court, last Thursday affirmed President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25, 2023 election.
The Supreme Court in its ruling struck out the petitions filed by the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi.
Damagum while speaking on the court ruling on Monday, said the battle for the emancipation of the country has begun.
These are the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today, Tuesday, 31st October 2023.