Congestion, fuel subsidy slowing logistics sector
Congestion and the removal of fuel subsidy is negatively impacting Nigeria’s logistics sector, GSMA has disclosed.
Punch News: Congestion, fuel subsidy slowing logistics sector – Report November 1, 2023.
7,000 pharmacists emigrate from Nigeria in two years, PSN reveals
Over 7,000 pharmacists have emigrated from Nigeria in the last two years, President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Professor Cyril Usifoh, revealed on Tuesday in Gombe.
Punch News 7,000 pharmacists emigrate from Nigeria in two years, PSN reveals November 1, 2023.
Foreign debt to top $51bn as Tinubu seeks fresh $7.8bn, €100m loans
Nigeria’s foreign debt as at June 2023, was put at $43.2 billion, while domestic debt is put at N54.1 trillion, bringing public debt to N113.4 trillion.
Vanguard News: Foreign debt to top $51bn as Tinubu seeks fresh $7.8bn, €100m loans November 2, 2023.
Some REC Nominees Campaigned For Political Parties – YIAGA Africa
Samson Itodo, the Executive Director of YIAGA Africa, has said that some Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) nominees have participated in political campaigns.
Daily Trust News: Some REC Nominees Campaigned For Political Parties – YIAGA Africa November 2, 2023
70 corpses, skeletons uncovered near Abia cattle market – Gov
The Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, says 50 decomposing corpses, including 20 headless ones, as well as countless skeletons were discovered by security operatives during a raid of the forest around the Lokpanta Cattle Market in the Umunneochi axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway. According to the governor, it was also discovered that the cattle market was being used by kidnappers as ransom-collection point.
Punch News: https://punchng.com/70-corpses-skeletons-uncovered-near-abia-cattle-market-gov/ November 2, 2023.
Gambian soldier jailed for failed coup against President Barrow
Gambia’s high court has sentenced a soldier to 12 years in prison for leading a foiled coup last year against President Adama Barrow’s administration. The judgment was passed on Tuesday. Eight soldiers were charged with treason and conspiracy in January for their role in a Dec. 21, 2022 coup attempt in the West African nation of 2.5 million people almost entirely surrounded by Senegal.
African News: Gambian soldier jailed for failed coup against President Barrow November 2, 2023.
Why are Sudan’s warring factions meeting in Jeddah?
Six months after civil war broke out in Sudan, its warring parties have restarted peace talks in Saudi Arabia, The Jeddah talks which began on Thursday, are being steered by Saudi and United States officials. The two countries helped broker short ceasefire deals in May between the opposing sides: the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
Aljazeera News: Why are Sudan’s warring factions meeting in Jeddah? November 2, 2023