Naij.com made a compilation of the most interesting and important news on November 3. Check out all the things you might have missed today below.
After receiving the list of screened ministers from the senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated his earlier statement that some ministers will be without portfolios because Nigeria cannot afford to pay all of them.
The presidency has explained why ex-president Goodluck Jonathan visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock villa in Abuja on November 2. Jonathan reportedly came to brief Buhari on the outcome of the Tanzania poll in which he participated as the leader of the Commonwealth Election Observer Group to observe the conduct of the poll.
In a rare show of respect for teachers and understanding of their plight, Governor Ayodele Fayose has apologised to primary school teachers in Ekiti state over the mix-up in the payment of their September salary.
Nine vehicles have reportedly crashed few metres away from the Military Cemetary on the Airport Road, Abuja. The accident was caused by a tipper driver whose vehicle apparently experienced a break failure.
The presidency has reportedly started looking for a candidate to replace Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Buhari is looking for a replacement as Kachikwu cannot be a minister and still hold the position of the NNPC boss.
While many complained about the absence of ministers, the job of the would-be ministers were properly taken care of by federal permanent secretaries who are career civil servants and do the nitty-gritty of the work in their various ministries. Naij.com chose five of them who stood out in their duties.
A 58-year-old Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, is a business figure with concerns in major African countries and more. Apart from everything else, he has great men in his team. Naij.com made a list of 11 powerful men the Kano-born billionaire businessman can’t do without, business-wise.
Muhammadu Buhari has joined other Nigerians to congratulate the newly selected Ooni of Ife, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. A real estate magnate was appointed the 51th Ooni of Ife following the death of the former Ooni Oba Okunade Sijuwade at a London clinic on August 10. Buhari urged the new Ooni to show fairness to all his subjects and sustain peace in the land.
Tinsel actress Damilola Adegbite has weighed in on a report of a teacher flogging a student to death in a Nigerian school. She noted that there would be a lot of problem if any teacher dares to touch her son.