AllNews Nigeria brings you the latest Nigeria news headlines compilations and roundup of the top Nigerian newspaper stories online for today, Wednesday 23rd of December 2020.
1. ASUU Strike: Here's Why Union Called Off Strike
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige on Wednesday said the Federal Government has presented new proposals to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) aimed at bringing an end to the protracted strike action by the union. Chris Ngige who made this known at the end of another meeting between ASUU and a government delegation, in Abuja said the ASUU executives are to have a quick consultation with their members and present feedback to the government as soon as possible, in order to know the next line of action.
2. 'Funds Will Turn Amotekun Into Terrorists' - Primate Ayodele
Primate Elijah Ayodele has released prophecies about Amotekun, a Western Nigerian Security Network. He says funds will turn the security group into "terrorists". Primate Ayodele, the leader of INRI evangelical spiritual church, in a series of prophecies sent to AllNews Nigeria on Wednesday said that Amotekun would have been a good thing, but the point is that politicians will begin to use them "for their own selfish interest".
3. Aregbesola Advises Nigerian Youths Not To Rely Only On Government For Jobs
Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior on Wednesday admonished Nigerian youths not to rely totally on the government for job opportunities but rather engage in productive activities that can make them self-sufficient and gainfully employed. Aregbesola who said this while speaking at the grand finale of his stakeholders’ engagement for youths and women of Osun Central Senatorial District in Osogbo said being overly-dependent on public and private sectors for jobs would not address unemployment in the country.
4. Buhari Would Have Been Impeached If Nigerians Were Left To Decide - Bamgbose
The National Coordinator of Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, Olusegun Bamgbose has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would have been impeached if his impeachment process were left in the hands of Nigerians. Bamgbose who recently announced his intention to contest at the 2023 presidential election wondered how Nigerians will survive under the administration of Buhari for the next 30 months.
5. Insecurity: Nigeria Will Be Safe If Politicians Stop Using Thugs For Election- Kogi Governor
The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has revealed that Nigeria will be a safe place when politicians desist from using criminals and political thugs for election. Bello who spoke during a Channels TV broadcast on Wednesday revealed that before he became governor, thuggery and use of criminals was the order of the day during elections in the state.
6. January Transfer: Man Utd Has Not Signed Moises Caicedo
Manchester United has agreed on personal terms with Ecuadorian midfielder, Moises Caicedo, but a deal has not been completed yet. The club is in close contact with the player's agent though. AllNews understands that many news outlets already confirm the signing of the midfielder as United first January signing but that is not true, as reliable sports Journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that the deal is not yet complete in his post.
7. BUA Cement To Expand Into Aliko Dangote's Future Revenue Source
BUA Cement has announced plan to multiply its operation in three states within Nigeria. The Abdul Rabiu-led company informed its investors that it will increase production capacity as competition with Dangote Cement and Lafarge lingers. In a statement seen by AllNews, BUA Cement disclosed that it will build additional three production lines, with each having capacity of three million metric tonnes per annum. It was gathered that two of the production lines will be situated in the north, while one will be located in the sourth.
8. Zubby Micheal Observes 'Eze Ndi Ala Day 2020' Amidst COVID-19
Popular Nollywood actor, Zubby Micheal has showed appreciation to all those present at the just-concluded EZE NDI ALA DAY 2020 which was held on Monday, December 21, with zero adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines and pure disrespect to the Naira note. AllNews gathered that the actor who holds a political position as the Special Adviser on Media to the Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano posted videos of the celebration on Instagram which was glamorous, as dignitaries and celebrities in the entertainment world were seen drinking, dancing and throwing money in the air. Patience Ozokwo, Paul Okoye, Racheal Okonkwo, Destiny Etiko, Luchy Donalds, and others could be sighted.
9. OnePlus To Produce Smartwatch Come 2021
OnePlus will finally be making a smartwatch in 2021, CEO Pete Lau has announced on Twitter on Tuesday. With the announcement, the company will be marking its foray into wearable devices for the smartphone company. Lau failed to give details about the upcoming device in terms of what smartwatch OS it’ll run, the price, or even a firm release date but only confirmed that it’ll be “released early next year.”
10. Importation Blamed For Price Increase Of Cooking Gas
Marketers of cooking gas have attributed the recent price increase of the product to its massive importation which is causing untold hardship to end-users. Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers, Bassey Essien revealed this recently in a statement in Lagos. The past few weeks has seen the product cost between N4,200 and N4,500 to refill a 12.5kg cylinder of cooking gas, up from between N3,600 and N3,800.
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