Newspapers review for Tue, Nov 3: Northern governors say forces plotting to overthrow Buhari

Newspapers review for Tue, Nov 3: Northern governors say forces plotting to overthrow Buhari

The front pages of the major national dailies for Tuesday, November 3, focus on the position of the northern leaders about the EndSARS protest among other reports.

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The Sun newspaper reported that state governors from the northern parts of the country alleged that there is a plot by some anti-democratic forces to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari.

Newspapers review for Tuesday, November 3
The Sun newspaper for Tuesday, November 3. Credits: The Sun
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According to a communiqué read at the end of a meeting on Monday, November 2, the governors accused some forces of trying to hijack the EndSARS protest to effect a regime change.

They also promised to give Buhari the maximum support as he rolls out measures to address the lingering challenges facing the country.

Meanwhile, This Day newspaper reported that governors, traditional rulers, and senior government officials from the northern region backed the campaign by the federal government to regulate social media.

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Newspapers review for Tuesday, November 3
This Day newspaper for Tuesday, November 3. Credits: This Day
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The northern leaders called for control and censorship of the social media space in Nigeria to check the spread of fake news.

They also commended the National Assembly and the presidency for being proactive in addressing the issues raised by the EndSARS protesters across the country.

In a related report, the position of the northern leaders was rejected by other groups in the country such as the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere, and the Middle Belt Forum.

The Punch newspaper reported that the acting secretary-general and national publicity secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga faulted the position of the northern leaders on the EndSARS protests.

Newspapers review for Tuesday, November 3
The Punch newspaper for Tuesday, November 3. Credits: The Punch
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He said any plot to attach ethnic and sentimental colorations to the protest would fail completely.

The Middle Belt Forum also disagreed with the position of the northern governors on the protests.

Bitrus Porgu, the national president of the forum said the northern leaders failed to acknowledge the need for a positive turnaround in the affairs of the country.

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In another news, Vanguard newspaper reported that civil servants have complained over the alleged failure of the federal government to pay their outstanding salaries for two or three months.

Newspapers review for Tuesday, November 3
Vanguard newspaper for Tuesday, November 3. Credits: Vanguard
Source: UGC

The newspaper reported that government workers laid siege to the office of Folasade Yemi-Esan, the head of the civil service of the federation on Monday, November 3, over the issue.

The federal government, however, assured the workers that necessary steps have been taken to resolve the issue.

Meanwhile, The Guardian newspaper has reported on how the interest of Nigeria could be affected by the outcome of the USA presidential election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Newspapers review for Tuesday, November 3
The Guardian newspaper for Tuesday, November 3. Credits: The Guardian
Source: UGC

A professor of business administration at the University of Uyo, Leo Ukpong, told the newspaper that as a global superpower, the USA presidential election would impact most of the world.

He said irrespective of which party emerges as the winner or loser, the elected president would implement policies to best support the interest of the USA.

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