The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Wednesday, November 27, are focused on Senate's comment on election violence in the country, Olusegun Obasanjo's support of President Muhammadu Buhari on border closure, among other top stories.
The Punch reports that the leader of the Senate, Yahaya Abdullahi, has suggested that the red chamber should come up with a bill to deal with people behind election violence.
The leader of the upper chamber made this known on Tuesday, November 26, while contributing to a motion that was moved by Senator George Sekibo on the recent violence in Bayelsa and Kogi states in November.
Vanguard reports that former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, November 26, supported the move of the partial border shutdown with neighbouring countries, asking Benin to change how it operates to allow for a good bilateral relationship with Nigeria.
Obasanjo made this known on the same day the former director of Kenyan anti-corruption commission, Prof PLO Lumumba, picked holes in the nation's move on border security.
The Guardian reports that the crisis affecting the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) took a new turn on Tuesday, November 26, as Senate said it will wait for the commission's members to be inaugurated before working on its budget proposal by the president.
It should be noted that during the confirmation of the appointment of the 15 members-nominee for NDDC, Senate President Ahmed Lawan said that the current management of the commission has become inefficient.
The Nation reports that the federal government on Tuesday, November 26, asked International Oil Companies (IOCs) to pay the N20 trillion royalty due it is owing the country.
The newspaper gathered that the IOCs have not paid their due in 15 years and must now do so following the active Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Charing Contract Act 2004 (amended in 2019).
This Day reports that the monetary committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria at its last meeting for the year resolved that the government must make reforms that will fight against smuggling, kidnapping and terrorist migration into the country.
The apex bank also asked the federal government to revisit the proposed $57 per barrel price standard for oil in 2020 budget and focus on development monetary cushions.
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