Top Headlines in Nigerian Newspapers – November 10, 2023

In a quick roundup, Naija News brings you the top happenings dominating the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers on Friday, November 10, 2023.

Federal Government Rebukes Organised Labour Over Strike Actions

The PUNCH reports on the Federal Government’s strong criticism of organized Labour, particularly in Imo State, following the physical attack on Joe Ajaero, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, warns against politicizing the incident and cautions that such actions could jeopardize the unity of the labor movement.

Federal Government Adjusts Naira Exchange Rate for Import Duties

Five months after the Central Bank of Nigeria floated the Naira, The Guardian notes a significant adjustment in the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Exchange Rate calculations for import duties.

The rate is shifted from N770.88/$ to N783.174/$, as officially reflected on the NCS portal. Stakeholders in the import and export value chain anticipate the impact of these changes on job quotations and payments.

Labour Protest Criticized by Key Figures

The Nation highlights the backlash against Organised Labour’s protest over the assault on NLC President Joe Ajaero in Owerri.

Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma, and a Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) condemn what they perceive as disruptive and partisan activities by the Labour movement.

Palpable Tension Ahead of Off-Season Gubernatorial Elections

Daily Trust reports on the heightened tension and uncertainties in Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo states, just 24 hours before the off-season gubernatorial elections.

Threats of violence and concerns about organized union activities potentially derailing the polls cast a shadow over the electoral process. However, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) assures stakeholders of its commitment to a smooth and hitch-free exercise.

Wrap-Up and See You Tomorrow

In a concise wrap-up, Naija News concludes today’s headlines, inviting readers to return for a review of Nigerian newspapers tomorrow. Stay tuned for the latest updates and insights into the nation’s key developments.

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