Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines & Naija News Today, Saturday, December 9th, 2023, can be accessed below.
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1. Nigeria, China sign pact on construction $150m battery plant
The Federal Ministry of Power and the China Ministry of Ecology and Environment, on Friday, supervised the signing of an agreement for the construction of a $150m lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Nigeria by a Chinese firm.
Parties in the deal signed the agreement in Dubai at the United Nations Climate Conference, also known as COP28, according to a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the Rural Electrification Agency.
The statement read in part, “The Rural Electrification Agency of Nigeria and the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure are poised to make a significant stride in climate action by signing a groundbreaking cooperation agreement with the SHENZEN LEMI Technology Development Company.
“The agreement was signed on December 8, 2023, under the leadership of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Power and the China Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
2. SDP faction disowns coalition move, says plan unpatriotic
A faction of the Social Democratic Party has dissociated itself from the reported plan by some opposition parties to form a coalition.
The faction made its position known in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alpha Mohammed, on Friday.
The statement read, “These reports suggest that the SDP, alongside other major opposition parties in Nigeria, is involved in forming a coalition against President Bola Tinubu’s administration.
“We acknowledge the existence of a substantial conspiracy, reportedly backed by influential opposition figures and certain private sector entities.
3. US, Mexico submit joint bid to host 2027 Women W’Cup
The United States and Mexico have submitted a joint bid to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, the two federations announced on Friday.
The bid is expected to face opposition from Brazil and a three-nation European bid including Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
Should the North American bid succeed it would extend a streak of major international tournaments being held in the region.
The USA is hosting CONMEBOL’s Copa America next year with FIFA’s expanded Club World Cup in the country in 2025 before the 2026 World Cup itself which is being co-hosted by the USA, Mexico and Canada.
4. Kaduna bombing: We’ll push until justice is served – Sultan
Sultan of Sokoto Dr. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar on Friday called for justice for the victims of military airstrikes that claimed over 100 lives in Tudun Biri village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
He emphasized the need for a thorough investigation into the incident and punishment for those responsible.
The Sultan made the remarks while speaking at the Silver Anniversary of the 11th Emir of Jama’a, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammad Isa Muhammad (CON) on the throne, at the Emir’s Palace in Kafanchan, Kaduna.
His words, “We are here not only to celebrate the emir but to also pray for the emirate and the lives of those killed in Kaduna State. We are going to push for it until justice is served to the people,”
Reacting, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa described what happened in Kaduna as highly regrettable.
5. Gov Alia budgets N225.7billion for 2024
Governor Hyacinth Alia has presented to the Benue State House of Assembly the 2024 Appropriation Bill of N225.7billion for consideration and passage.
The fiscal estimate christened Budget of Infrastructure, Development, Job Creation and Poverty Alleviation was present Friday to the Assembly in Makurdi.
The Governor explained that the title of the budget “is in line with our blue print, ‘Benue Strategic Development Plan’ which when implemented, will lead to a prosperous Benue.”
A breakdown of the estimate indicated that a total of N115billion was proposed as recurrent expenditure, representing 61.6 percent of the budget and a capital expenditure of N110billion while personnel cost was put at 54.6 billion representing 17.1 percent and non personnel cost or overhead cost was pegged at N54.8billion which represnts 10.3 percent.
A further breakdown of the estimate indicated that the Education sector got N33.9billion, Agriculture N28.2 billion, Law and Justice N12.9 billion, Security N10.8billion, Infrastructure N80.7billion, Social Welfare N7.8billion, while Commerce was alloted N4.2billion.
6. NNPP ready for alliance, merger with APC – Kano Rep. Jibrin
The House of Representatives member representing Kiru and Bebeji Federal Constituency, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has disclosed that the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, is willing to enter into an alliance with the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mr Jibrin who made the disclosure in a statement he posted on his X account on Friday, denounced reports published in some media outlets that his party, NNPP is having merger talks with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
NNPP NOT IN COALITION OR MERGER TALKS WITH THE PDP OR ANY POLITICAL PARTY- NNPP HOUSE CAUCUS
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